As a high school band director, you know that your job is more than just teaching students how to play instruments. You're responsible for helping them understand the true essence of music and inspiring them to be the best they can be. This means taking risks and pushing boundaries to create something new and original. One area where you might be hesitant to take risks is with your choice of composer or arranger. You may be hesitant to work with someone who is lesser-known, but believe me, there is a new wave of professional composers and arrangers out there who are making competitive bands shine brightly. In this blog post, we'll explore why taking a risk with a new arranger could be the best thing you do for your band.
Fresh and innovative compositions and arrangements
The music industry is constantly evolving, and newcomers in the field of composition and arrangement bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the table. Their music embodies new nuances and techniques that can add an extra dimension to your band's repertoire. Keeping up with the rising stars in the music industry can differentiate your band from others and make a lasting impression on the judges and audiences.
More affordable prices
Another advantage of working with a new arranger is that they are generally more affordable. You might be tempted to work with a more established composer or arranger, but their pricing could be beyond your budget. Working with an emerging composer or arranger could be more budget-friendly, while also adding new dimensions to your band's music.
Choosing a new arranger from the industry gives you an opportunity to connect with emerging professionals, and help them get started in the industry. This mutual aid could create long term collaborations and enable networking with other professionals in the field. Opting for emerging professionals could expose you to fresh perspectives and help create a unique sound profile.
Better Miracle story
Working with New Wave arrangers could create a story of future potential and showcase growth and innovation. You wouldn’t just have a composer, but you’d have a story around the emerging composer that makes the music exceptional to the students and audience. It would give your band a unique identity and foster teamwork in promoting the band while also sharing Miracle stories.
You never know what you’re going to get
Finally, one other exciting benefit of working with a new composer or arranger is not knowing what you're going to get. These composers and arrangers are often experimenting with new sounds and taking risks with the arrangement of instruments, meaning a composition they create could be something that you've never heard before. It’s an opportunity to create a once in a lifetime experience for your students!
In conclusion, the upside of working with a new arranger is enormous. Their compositions are usually fresh, innovative, and more affordable. Further partnering with them creates networking opportunities and can generate excellent Miracle stories for both your students and audiences. By working with a new composer or arranger, you not only get to collaborate with some of the latest aspiring talents, but you could also provide life-long opportunities for students equipped with a unique positional playing style. So if you're looking to add a unique, innovative, and fresh sound to your band, take a chance and collaborate with one of the new wave professional composers and arrangers. This is not only taking a risk but it is an opportunity to create your band’s signature sound!