Ken Turner, Director of Bands, River Bluff High School, SC
Josh Hinkel is a rising star in the marching arts arena. His compositions and arrangements sound fresh and contemporary, which is what many of you are surely looking for in a marching production. He is a true professional that will deliver on what he promises. I strongly recommend him for your marching arts needs!
Chris Bernotas, Composer and Music Educator, NJ
“Josh’s arrangements and compositions are incredibly imaginative and fresh. He has the ability to perfectly blend modern sounds and styles with music that will be familiar with the audience. His original music has plenty of melodic content that the audience will love and his arrangements have new ideas and twists that will captivate you, your students and audience. The challenges in his music are appropriate for students and will make every section of the band excited and engaged. Whether it is an original composition or an arrangement, Josh’s creative touch will push your students to be their best and bring new life to your program.”
Dennis Laorenza, Music Consultant, FL
“Josh is an incredible arranger/composer that can customize music specifically to your bands needs. Small and large ensembles alike, I have worked with many of his marching band arrangements and the bands have always sounded great. I would highly recommend Josh for your band arranging needs. You can’t go wrong!”
Boston Crusaders and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Justin Ward, Director of Bands, Pelham High School, AL
“I have had the pleasure of working with MBW and Joshua V. Hinkel in a creative capacity for the past nine years. They are without a doubt on the cutting edge of marching band music design. Every year they deliver what our design staff requests as well as a fresh creative twist that sets our marching program above the competition. Through the use of carefully designed impact points, sound writing that showcases all areas of our band, and orchestration that makes any ensemble seem larger we have a product that is unparalleled!”
Mark Mendez, Director of Bands, Aynor High School, SC
“For the past 10 years I have been a customer of MBW’s marching band arrangements. The arrangements have been instrumental in building our award winning competitive marching band program. The arrangements are written for maximum effectiveness with impact points that allow your drill writer to easily design a visual program. I have never been disappointed in their music. Do yourself and your band a favor and get your next show from Marching BandWorks.”
Kurry John Seymour, Multicultural Music and Arts
“Josh’s ability to compose and teach the areas of Winds, Percussion, Voice, Technology, and Music Theory is something that is very rare in our world today. His compositions for marching band teach musicianship and are cutting edge in the activity. His music inspires the human spirit and he has an incredible ability to make every band sound great. Josh is a complete reflection of a positive composer/educator that models the relationship building concept to “know that he cares” so students “care what he knows.”
Dorchester School District Two, SC
Chuck Deen, Director of Bands, North Augusta High School
Josh is more than just a composer/arranger. He played an integral part in designing a music book that would demonstrate the strengths of our ensemble, while adding a distinct flair of what makes Josh’s creative genius success a refreshing approach to music. Integrity and effort that is beyond reproach and I look forward to many more collaborations with Marching BandWorks!
Amy Fuchs, Director of Bands, Oak Creek High School, WI
The music was a hit with students, staff, and judges. Great product and awesome customer service!