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!

In addition, we operate our business on these three following principles:

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

“All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded.” Exodus 35:10

Joshua V. Hinkel – CEO/Composer, Arranger

Joshua serves as the Orchestra Director, IB Music Director, and Instructor of Piano Studies at Aynor High School in Aynor, South Carolina. Ensembles under his direction have received superior ratings at state festivals in addition to 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 nationwide, working with students at numerous honor band clinics and festivals. Dr. Hinkel enjoys 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 Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps from Seattle, Washington, Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps from Spokane, Washington, and staff arranging duties for the Coastal Carolina “Spirit of the Chanticleer” Marching Band in their early years. 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, the M. Ed in Secondary Education from Coastal Carolina University and the 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, servanthood, leadership, and the art of music making. He is also a national board certified teacher (NBCT). He resides in Conway, South Carolina and attends NewSpring Church.

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

Aaron Railey – Percussion Designer, Composer/Arranger, Audio Specialist

Aaron Railey is a musician, composer, educator, and audio engineer 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 a role as a production manager and lead audio engineer for Mt. Horeb Church in Lexington, SC. Prior to this position, Aaron served as a Production Manager for Lexington County School District One’s Performing Arts Center and also served as the Associate Director of Bands at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC, where he directed the marching and concert bands, led the Audio Engineering program, and founded the county’s first ever world music ensemble. Aaron is currently the Artist in Residence and 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 two sons, Christian and Cameron, in Lexington, SC.

In his most recent position as the Production Manager and Lead Audio Engineer at Mt. Horeb Church, Aaron focuses on further developing his skill sets in production by mixing audio for live streaming and weekly in-person services and for various events on campus. Aaron prides himself in being knowledgeable about leading industry standard technology, such as the Digico Quantum 338 and SD9, Waves Soundgrid Server, D&B Audiotechnik loudspeakers, and common microphone and wireless microphone platforms. This knowledge base and wide range of skillsets have opened up many opportunities for Aaron as a production manager and contract audio engineer. He has recently collaborated with artists such as Billy Ocean, Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men, Chris Tomlin, CAIN, Anne Wilson, Rend Collective, Katy Nichole, and many more! Aaron is honored to serve God’s people through production and is looking forward to the doors that may open next for him along this career path.

As a performing musician, Aaron has been a featured concert percussion soloist on performance tours 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-winning 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 high-end events and ceremonies.

Aaron has an undeniable passion for instilling positive life skills through music education. 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 featured performance ensembles at various national education conventions.

Composing and arranging are also integral parts of Aaron’s day-to-day musical work. It brings him no greater joy than to see students and adults around the world bringing his musical creations to life! 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 andsteel band, some of which have been added to the Texas UIL featured list! He also has popular music arrangements published through Hal Leonard’s Composer Press on Sheet Music Plus.

In 2022, Aaron also released his first ever original instrumental album, “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 he 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

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