music for use

simple to implement, creative, collaborative commissions for band


With Music for Use, you collaborate with a composer/arranger to:

  • Fit music to the band, not the band to the music
  • Make music that your audience will enjoy
  • Develop a unique identity for your band program through music

Music for Use is a service that helps music program directors better engage with their students and their community by providing uniquely tailored compositions and arrangements for the field and for the stage.

Music for Use demystifies the commissioning process—you don‘t need to have any existing connections or expert knowledge to commission a unique piece of music for your band. 

Most directors pick out of a music publisher’s catalog, but Music for Use offers finely crafted, bespoke music created specifically for your ensemble, in collaboration with your ensemble. 


music for the field

Music for Use specializes in composition and arrangement for competitive marching bands. Past collaborators include Century High School (pictured, Hillsboro, OR), Liberty High School (Hillsboro, OR), and Roseburg High School (Roseburg, OR). 


music for the stage

Music for Use works with concert bands of all sizes to create uniquely tailored works for public performance. Past clients include Lincoln College Preparatory Academy (pictured, Kansas City, MO).