NightMusik.com is proud to present the 2013 Collection of Shows to meet the growing needs of your band program. We are focused on bringing you highly creative, educationally sound compositions and arrangements with options to complete your entire show package right here, in one place, with the right design choices for a successful season.
Our shows start with the entire creative process in mind, beginning with wind and percussion scores that your students will love to perform. Our team is committed to giving your students the best possible chance to achieve excellence in ways they will never forget. We will help make heading into your summer a time of restful assurance rather than anxiety and uncertainty. Whatever you need for your show, NightMusik.com is your place for Complete Performance Production Solutions.
The music is where it all starts. Your band’s success ultimately hinges on getting the right musical fit for your students and giving them charts they will be excited to perform that are on the right level. Let’s face it. No amount of planning or teaching will make up for choosing the wrong music. No drill writer or choreographer can do his/her best work to music that is uninteresting or doesn’t develop logically. That is why we are dedicated to providing music that will give you and your students the best opportunities to showcase and highlight players as well as provide interesting and logical phrase development in ways that will bring your audiences to their feet.
LESLIE GILREATH has been writing for marching bands for more than 20 years and has written for bands at every level of competition. A graduate of Furman University, he studied with composers Jay Bocook, Carolyn Bremer, and Michael Hennagin. He is currently the Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chair at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina where he was the 2011 Summerville High School Teacher of the Year as well as a Dorchester District Two Honor Teacher of the Year. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and the owner of NightMusik.com, LLC.
is the Assistant Band Director who coordinates the percussion program at Summerville High School. He has previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kentucky, percussion instructor at Centre College, and as Director of Percussion at McKinney High School in McKinney, TX and Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. As a percussion consultant and clinician, he has worked with high school programs across the country as well as for Bands of America, The Yamaha Corporation of America, and the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. As a freelance percussionist, Mr. Willmarth maintains a busy performance schedule. While in Kentucky, he held the drumset chair in the Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Osland/Dailey Jazztet, and the Ross Whitaker Trio. In addition, he was a regular percussionist for the Paragon Music Theatre Company, and performed with the Lexington Brass Band and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a former member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps where, in 1995, he helped to lead the corps to its second DCI title as section leader of the drumline.
An active composer, Mr. Willmarth received 2nd place honors in the 2006 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest for his piece for solo timpani, Bushido: The Way of the Warrior. An experienced arranger, he has written marching percussion books for numerous high schools as well as The University of Kentucky and the University of Iowa. His percussion compositions and arrangements are published by Innovative Percussion, Drop6 Media, Inc., and Tapspace Publications. As an author, he has contributed articles to Percussive Notes and Bluegrass Music News. He is an artist with Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads and the Yamaha Corporation of America.
Mr. Willmarth earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kentucky under the tutelage of James Campbell and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa in percussion performance where he studied with Dan Moore, James Dreier and John Rapson. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and an artist with Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads and the Yamaha Corporation of America.
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