I wanted to thank you for your help in providing us a great show this season. The music was scored perfectly for my young band program. The majority of my group was made up of seventh graders. The show was perfectly arranged for them. It is hard to find good competitive shows that work for young groups. Marching Monk is a life saver. Thank you for providing excellent music for our program.
Director of Bands, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
"I've had the pleasure of working with Marching Monk on several projects the last couple of years. I find their work to be extremely unique while still being accessible to the audience and judges. In particular, Bill's writing and teaching is consistently strong making even the most novice group sound professional. Using Marching Monk ensures that your show will look and sound fresh and give you the competitive edge you are looking for."
Program Coordinator - Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, DCI Hall of Fame
"I have observed the Marching Monk team for longer than I care to admit, and can attest to the consistent quality of their concepts and materials. Everything about the works are musically-driven and contributes to an overall product that is of substance and yet entertaining. As a judge it's a real pleasure to have "instant insight" into their programs, and as a band director I appreciate the idiomatic and tasteful writing for developing musicians. Having written for a number of activity-leaders, the Monksters have set a high standard of artistic excellence while considering the needs of both performers and audiences. They have the ability to create impressive products with reasonable demands of teachers and performers. As an educator and judge, this is very important to me. Check out their work - you won't be disappointed!"
Director of Eastern Kentucky University Bands
DCI and BOA Adjudicator
"Over the years, I have always found the arrangements of Marching Monk to be of the highest quality. Scored for excellence in achievement and always with a unique twist within their arrangements which always assures you of an exciting level of effect! Great performances start with great arrangements. You will have that when purchasing an arrangement from Marching Monk!"
Director of Education & Product Development--Vic Firth Co.
Front Ensemble Arranger & Coordinatorâ€”Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps
"Marching Monk and its designers have made a huge impact on all of my programs. Marty uses a variety of unique textures, tone colors and rhythms, as well as innovative scoring ideas that produce fresh sounds and intriguing effect. His compositions can be performed by small or large bands and are perfect for both developing and established ensembles."
Director of Bands, Cleveland HS, Clayton, NC
"Marty's music is always of the highest quality and the kids enjoy and take pride in preparing and performing it. His fresh approach has a unique way of pleasing any type of audience while still appealing to any judge's sheet. The printed parts and scores are easy to read and very clear, which makes distributing and teaching much easier and more efficient. I know that if we use music from Marching Monk we can count on it to be "A+" quality."
Director of Bands, Green Hope High School, Cary, NC
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for some GREAT arrangements for our Marching Band. Your arrangements for our "Frameworks" and "X Factor" shows were marvelous! While innovative and musically rewarding, the charts were also accessible to my students. We certainly hope to use your services in the future!"
Director of Bands, Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC