About

As current music educators, we understand your need to have a pleasurable and easy experience when selecting your marching band show. Here at Marching BandWorks, we are dedicated to first class customer service so you have the best experience possible. We work very hard to make sure the process of obtaining a show is easy so you can focus on making your students better in band.

We are humbled, blessed and thankful for your visit and hope we can give you a product you and your students will enjoy.  Whether it’s creating an original show that fits your needs or selecting a show from our catalog, we are here to make this a wonderful experience. Welcome to Marching BandWorks, where we want to make your program a huge success. Marching Band for All!


Joshua V. Hinkel – CEO/Composer, Arranger

Joshua serves as the Orchestra Director and Director of Piano Studies at Aynor High School in Aynor, South Carolina. Ensembles under his direction have received superior ratings at festivals as well as numerous regional, state and circuit championships. Before coming to Aynor, Dr. Hinkel served as the Associate Director of Bands at River Bluff High School, Director of Bands at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, South Carolina, Lake View High School in Lake View, South Carolina, and R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, South Carolina. In constant demand as a composer, conductor, and arranger, his works can be heard from concert halls of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ballrooms of the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, to the performing venues of Drum Corps International (DCI), Winter Guard International (WGI) and Bands of America (BOA).

He is a featured concert band composer with C. Alan Publications from Greensboro, North Carolina and Alfred Publishing from Van Nuys, California. Nationally recognized, he is continually in service as a composer/conductor, traveling all over the United States, working with students at numerous honor band clinics and festivals. Dr. Hinkel enjoys nothing more than working with student musicians in the pursuit of creating beautiful and exciting music.

Within the marching arts activity, Dr. Hinkel has written marching arrangements from coast to coast and loves to serve students in their increasing music education. Past composition and arranging appointments have included the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps from Seattle, Washington, Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps from Spokane, Washington, Coastal Surge Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI Sound Sport) and staff arranging duties for the Coastal Carolina “Spirit of the Chanticleer” Marching Band. Other musical affiliations have included performing as a member of Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and starting his professional designing career with the Tampa Bay Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps.

Dr. Hinkel is a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team. He holds the B.M. in Music Education from the University of South Carolina and the M. Ed in Secondary Education from Coastal Carolina University. He recently completed his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. Dr. Hinkel’s passion is to create new and exciting music for students of all ages in addition to teaching life-skills, leadership and the art of music making. He is also a national board certified teacher (NBCT). He resides in Conway, South Carolina and attends The Rock Church.

His recordings can be found at: www.c-alanpublications.com, www.alfred.com and www.jwpepper.com.


Aaron Railey – Percussion Designer, Composer/Arranger

Aaron Railey is a composer, arranger, educator, and performer based out of Columbia, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in percussion performance from The University of South Carolina. Aaron currently serves in the Lexington County School District One’s district office as the Production Manager for the district’s Performing Arts Center. Prior to this position, Aaron served the Associate Director of Bands at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC, where he directed the marching and concert bands, lead the Audio Engineering program, and founded the county’s first ever world music ensemble. Aaron is also the Director of Steel Drum Ensembles at Logan Elementary School in Columbia, SC, where he teaches a before school musical outreach program to third through fifth graders. He and his wife Caroline, reside with their son Christian in Lexington, SC.

Versatility is the word that best describes Aaron’s performance abilities. He has been a featured concert percussion soloist on a performance tour throughout China, and has performed as a featured artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a marching percussion artist he achieved multiple international finalist and championship performances with the DCI and WGI organizations Carolina Crown, Palmetto Percussion, and Spirit of Atlanta. Aaron is also a steel pan solo artist performing around the state of South Carolina for various events and is a worship team member at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington, SC.

As an educator, Aaron has an undeniable passion for instilling positive life skills through music. Along with his present teaching positions, he is an active clinician across the country, and a devoted private lesson instructor. Ensembles under his direction have consistently placed in the top positions at state championships, been named BOA regional finalists and WGI national finalists, and have been the featured performance ensembles at various national education conventions. 

    Aaron is a well-sought after and internationally published composer and arranger. He is currently the resident percussion and audio designer for the music arranging company Marching BandWorks, under the direction of CEO Joshua V. Hinkel. His marching arts designs have been heard in state marching band championships, college football stadiums, and in WGI and BOA regional and national championships. Through his partnership with C-Alan Publications, Aaron has composed many new works for percussion ensemble and steel band, many of which have been added to the Texas UIL list! He also has popular music arrangements published through Hal-Leonard’s Composer Press on Sheet Music Plus. 

In April of 2022, Aaron also released his first ever original instrumental album entitled “Redeemed”. Using industry standard software, and ground breaking instrumental library technology, this album was created and distributed all digitally. Aaron did all the composing, orchestrating, mixing, and mastering on this album and truly takes pride in it being his most ambitious work yet. Please feel free to enjoy this album wherever you stream music!

Aaron is honored to be endorsed by the best percussion companies in the world, Remo Inc. The Vic Firth Company, and The Zildjian Company. Aaron is also on the approved artist roster for the South Carolina Arts Commission. 

For more information about Aaron, visit his website at www.aaronrailey.com.

 


Music Engraving Team

Ryan Johnson