MartianMusic – Online Sheet Music
- Winter Percussion Music
- Street Percussion Music
- Field Percussion Music
- Marching Band, Parade and Field Show Music
- Drill Design for Field Show, Winter Guard, and Winter Percussion
- Concert Band Music
- Beginning Band Music
- Chamber Music and Solos
- Vocal Music
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Brian is an award-winning composer, arranger, instructor, judge, and consultant in the world of marching percussion. Brian has arranging experience at various levels of the activity: World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, Open Class Drum and Bugle Corps, All-Age Drum and Bugle Corps, College Marching Band and Winter Groups, High School Marching Bands and Winter Groups, Junior High School Marching Bands and Winter Groups, and community-based youth bands.
Brian spent 10 summers with the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps from Sacramento, CA where he was part of 2 of their DCI Championship seasons (1999 in division III, and 2001 in division II). He worked primarily with the front ensemble, but was on the design team for 9 of those seasons, was co-arranger for the percussion section for 8 seasons, and spent the last 3 years as the percussion caption head. Brian also spent 7 years working with the Sacramento State University Marching Band as the Percussion Arranger and Caption Head. In 1997 he “founded” the Winter Percussion program at the university, a program that is still active and viable to this day!
Brian received his Bachelor of the Arts in Music with an emphasis on Percussion from Sacramento State University. He is a graduate of Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, CA. He has served as a marching band and percussion adjudicator in the greater Northern California area since 1999. He has a background as a music educator at the high school level leading and directing percussion groups, concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands, string and symphonic orchestras, piano classes, and conducting musicals.
Brian’s real passion in music is composing and arranging. He attributes his success to his education in music, extensive time spent as a battery and pit instructor, and his love for the activity. He enjoys working closely with directors and staff to help them craft their shows. He also loves mentoring younger instructors, having helped with the development of dozens over the last 20+ years.
Brian established MartianMusic.net (originally MMPerc.com) as a way to have his music reach a wider audience without having to give up the publishing rights to the larger “publishers”. Shortly after starting the site, he decided to reach out to other arrangers and composers who also were having issues getting their pieces published within acceptable terms. To date, the site hosts over 100 pieces by 12 different arrangers/composers and 2 drill writers.
A recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, Gary Dilworth is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento and recipient of Sacramento State University School of Arts and Letters – Outstanding Scholar & Creative Award 2011. Professor Dilworth holds degrees in trumpet performance and orchestral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied trumpet with Eugene Blee and Marie Speziale, and conducting with the late Maestro Thomas Schippers.
As a professional musician, Mr. Dilworth has performed with the Sacramento Symphony, Sacramento Chamber Music Society, the CSUS Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, School-Room Symphony Productions, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sacramento Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati “Pops” Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera and Ballet Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the International Trumpet Guild’s Festival of Trumpets. He has also recorded on the Tel Arc label with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Eric Kunzel.
His text Fundamentals of Music—Recorder, Piano and Theory is published by Kendall/Hunt Publications and Playing the Recorder – Elements of Music is published by Schoolroom Symphony Publications.
Professor Dilworth was the 1991-92 recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Artist Award to Taiwan, R. O. C., where he performed with and coached the brass section of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. During his residency with the TSO, he presented numerous lecture recitals and master classes throughout Taiwan. He later returned for a second residency with the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, which included two guest-conducting appearances in the prestigious National Concert Hall at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park.
Recently, Professor Dilworth was awarded a second Fulbright Fellowship to Romania (2006) where he served as a Senior Scholar/Artist in Residence at the National University of Music in Bucharest. During his visit to Romania, Mr. Dilworth also presented clinics in Bucharest, Timişoara, and performed with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra and National Radio Orchestra Brass.
In 2007 he developed and conducted for Teatrul National de Opereta “ION DACIAN” in a performance Broadway Bucureşti in Bucharest. In 2008 Professor Dilworth returned to Romania to present five recitals sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and U. S. State Department and a special guest conducting appearance with the Piteşti Philharmonic. In 2009 he returned to the Piteşti Philharmonic for an acclaimed European premier of Heart of the Lion by Stephen Eric Bocks with orchestrations by Mr. Dilworth.
Conscience and the Constitution, a PBS Documentary produced by Frank Abe in association with the Independent Television Service with funding provided by PBS and trumpet solos by Mr. Dilworth, received the People’s Choice Award at the 2000 15th Los Angles Pacific Film and Video Festival. Mr. Dilworth also performed the American premier of the Theme and Variations for Trumpet and Orchestra by Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian, and was a featured soloist at the Festival of the Musica de Órgano (Xunqueria, Orense and Tui, Pontevedra), Festival de la Ribagorza (Grous, Huesca), Ciclo Internacional de Órgano Música Sacra – Torreciudad, and Segovia International Music Festival in Spain.
In addition to his performance activities, Professor Dilworth continues to present master classes in Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, United States, and Romania. He has adjudicated for the Chemberry Conservatory, Grenoble Conservatory, and Superior Conservatory of Lyon, France and for the George Georgescu Concursul International de Interpretare Instrumentala in Tulca, Romania.
Mr. Jeffrey Edom has been the Director of Bands at Laguna Creek High School since 2007. Prior to teaching at Laguna Creek, he served for eleven years as the Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at California State University, Sacramento. In addition, Mr. Edom has also taught public school music in El Paso, Texas and Springfield, Oregon. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon and a Master Degree in Instrumental Conducting from New Mexico State University where he served as Staff Arranger and Assistant Director of the “Pride” Marching Band and the “Roadrunner Revue” Basketball Band. Mr. Edom is also in demand as music arranger and drill designer for marching band, and as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the western United States.
Walter is a middle school band director, percussion instructor, clinician and former percussion caption head for the Northern California Band Association. Walter is currently the band director at Grange Middle School in Fairfield, and has taught at Dover Middle School and has been percussion instructor for Fairfield High School and Vintage High School.
Walter has a Master’s Degree in Music at the State University of New York and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as many freelance orchestras, pit orchestras and jazz groups.
Walter’s experience with composing and arranging music for his band has given him a clear understanding of the challenges of middle school and smaller high school marching bands and what it takes to make them sound their best at band competitions. He has composed several marches and arranged several well known marches to be playable at the middle school or smaller high school level.
Glenn Disney (b. 1975) was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and has been composing, arranging and performing music for over 20 years. He has written works for band, orchestra, and marching band, as well as for a wide variety of solo instruments, voice and instrumental chamber ensembles. His works have been performed by various students, ensembles, and faculty at Sacramento State and around the Sacramento area.
Glenn began his musical studies at age 10 on piano, and later began learning string bass while in his junior high school orchestra. He began composing music while in high school. After graduating high school in 1993, Glenn began his musical studies at Sacramento State. He received his Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from Sacramento State in 1999 and his Master of Music in Composition in 2012, having studied under Professor Leo Eylar. Glenn has worked full time for the Department of Music as its Events Manager since 1999. He is also the webmaster for the Department of Music and for Runaway Stage Productions.
Glenn’s composition “Duality” for violin and cello was co-winner of the 2008 Festival of New American Music Student Composers Competition at Sacramento State. Prior to that, “Bouncy Ball” for solo clarinet was the winning composition of the same competition in 2007. “Frenetical” for solo flute, was released on the CD “Inflorescence IV – Music for Solo Flute” in 2009, performed by Laurel Zucker on Cantilena Records.
In addition to composing music, Glenn has been a performing musician throughout the years, primarily on string bass and electric bass. He has played with Sacramento State’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band (trumpet and mellophone) and Jazz Ensemble, and with Runaway Stage Productions (RSP) and the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento, in addition to numerous other Sacramento area organizations. In the summer of 2009 Glenn finished the last four and half months of California Musical Theater‘s run of Forever Plaid at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret.
Glenn made his directing debut with the Runaway Stage Productions production of Meet Me In St. Louis in November 2009, directed The Wiz for RSP in November 2010, 9 to 5 in January 2013, The Producers in June 2014, and The Addams Family in January 2015. Glenn has also arranged the wind/brass charts for the Sacramento State Marching Band pre-game and half-time shows since the fall of 2010, and for the Mandarins Entertainment since the fall of 2014. He currently lives and works in Sacramento, and is raising his first son, Connor, born on October 31, 2013.
Kari has been a pianist for thirty years and a vocalist for nearly as long. She received a Master of Music degree in Music Composition and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (Vocal/Piano emphasis) both from CSU Sacramento. She is currently on faculty with the Solano Community College music department, has taught privately, worked as a Director of Music for a local organization as the choir director and accompanist and has performed with a variety of groups as a pianist and vocalist, in a variety of genres.
While attending Sac State, Kari performed as a soloist with the University Chorus, on French horn in concert band, and has served as a vocal accompanist in the CSU Sacramento music department. As a composer with a focus in contemporary classical music she has had a number of works performed locally. Kari is also a State of California Certified Substitute Teacher.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato
Noah Clark is a songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Sacramento, CA. Noah is also an established percussion instructor in the area working with West Campus High School and McClatchy High School amongst others.
For more on Noah and his projects, check out his website noahclarkmusic.com and check back here for all of his new drumline music!
Josh has been an instructor, clinician, arranger and caption head for marching percussion ensembles since 2004. Currently the music director at San Juan High School in Sacramento, Josh has a wide range of experiences having worked with ensembles spanning middles school through college as well as Drum and Bugle Corps, most notably; C.K. McClatchy High School, the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Sacramento State Marching Band.
Josh received his Master of Music in Conducting, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and his Teaching Credential from Sacramento State University. As a performer, Josh has had the privilege of learning form top tier musicians and educators, such as; Brian Aguilar, Christina Alsop, Ryan Bruner, Roger Carter, Chris DaPrato, Dr. Leo Eylar, Dr. Chris Froh, Rudy Garcia, Dr. Robert Halseth, Dr. Clay Redfield, and Dr. Daniel Kennedy.
Josh’s strength is in his teaching. Josh prides himself on his ability to quickly develop quality ensembles, as well as inspire students to constantly strive for their best performance and keep them coming back for more. As an arranger, Josh’s battery writing combines all the excitement of a marching ensemble, with the musicality of a concert ensemble, thusly creating a musically enriching voice to band/percussion arrangements while keeping the performers engaged and challenged.
Josh is currently on the Vic Firth Education team, a member and adjudicator for the Northern California Band Association, as well as a member of the professional organizations NAfME, CMEA, and the PAS.
Sam has been writing professionally for percussion ensembles since 1999. Most recently he was the pit instructor/writer for Granite Bay High School from 2008-2011. In 2002 he was the Cadets of Bergen County’s timpanist where he and the rest of the percussion section won the High Percussion Award. In 2008 he won the DCA I&E metal for marimba performance. Sam graduated from San Diego State University in 2004 with a BA in Music (percussion performance).
To hear more of Sam’s music, visit www.SoundCloud.com/Sam-Rabourn
Rodney Smith (1976-2006) was not only a great friend, but was instrumental in the success Fairfield High School’s Percussion section had during his run as an instructor from December 2000 through April 2005. Rodney worked with Sacramento State’s winter drumline, Wheatland High School and Bear River Middle School. He also worked as the band director for Pleasant Grove Elementary school.
Rodney’s family has graciously given me permission to sell some pieces of his that were composed and arranged for his after-school band at Pleasant Grove. 100% of all sales from his music through this site go to Rodney’s family.
He was a great friend and is missed dearly.
Robert began designing drill in 1994 and has since written drill for marching programs all over California, Texas, and England. Robert went to San Jose State where he studied trumpet performance, played Trumpet in the marching band and was Drum Major for 3 years. While at SJSU Robert marched with the Santa Clara Vanguard and then went on to teach as a Visual Instructor and Coordinator for the Vanguard Cadets. During his 8 years with SCVC, they won their first “Open Class” world championship. After taking 3 seasons off from Drum Corps, Robert returned as the Tour Director in 2009. In 2010 Robert became the Vanguard Cadets’ Corps Director and stayed in that position through the 2011 season. At the end of that season he stepped down as the Director to focus his efforts on his high school program.
Since 1993 Robert has taught, or consulted, numerous high school marching programs. In 2004 Robert became the Marching Programs Director at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara where he held that position until the end of the 2012 Fall season, when his program fell victim to district budget cuts. Robert is now owner of Drillmaster Drill Design based in Santa Clara, CA, where he focuses on Drill Design, consulting, and giving clinics.
Justin’s involvement in the marching arts began in 1986 when he started as a trombonist in the East Union High School Marching Band from Manteca, CA. In 1989 he joined the Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps from Sacramento, CA as a member of the baritone section. During his time with the Freelancers his passion grew for the marching arts and he began designing drill and teaching in 1990 after graduation from High School.
From 1990 till 1994 he taught and wrote for many bands in the San Joaquin Valley, including Manteca High School, Beyer High School, Tracy High School and East Union High School in Manteca. After moving to Southern California in 1995 he wrote drill and taught for many outstanding ensembles including Rubidoux High School, Riverside CA, Saint Paul High School, Santa Fe Springs,CA, Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, CA., Ganesha High School, Bellflower,CA and Pomona High School, Pomona,CA.
Justin was the Associate band director for the Mater Dei Music Academy from 1998-2002, where he taught beginning to advanced music and was the brass caption head and visual coordinator for the Mater Dei High School Marching Band. He transitioned to Loara High School band in Anaheim, CA from 2000-2004, where he was the assistant director and was in charge of the brass section and the visual caption head for the marching ensemble.
He is currently the visual coordinator for Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, where he works with the Marching band and Winter Percussion ensemble. In addition to that he designs drill for several other ensembles in Northern California.