You need a show that is current, sophisticated, and puts your students in a position to be the best they can be. I am a professional full-time marching show designer who takes pride in deeply understanding your program and doing what it takes for your students to be successful. My experience in studying and designing marching shows is what will help your students achieve the success that they deserve.

I’ve had a blast working with Luke for the past few years now. He is great at listening and working to get what you want and need to be successful. He knows how to write music to fit different sizes of groups and would tell me if he felt something would not work for my group and why. I highly recommend Luke!
— Bobby Yerigan, Tolar HS (TX)
I wasn’t sure if Luke could provide a show that fit my group’s minimal instrumentation, but not only did he do that, our band achieved the best results in school history! Luke is a smart arranger and a great problem solver and will go above and beyond to assure your success. Luke is the man!
— Devin West, Gurdon HS (AR)

I grew up a musical child, and as soon as I discovered that not all composers were dead, I started writing music of my own for my middle school, high school and eventually my college band. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 2003 I began work as a band director at my alma mater, Wylie High School, in Abilene, TX. There I developed my love for teaching, as well as writing music for marching bands that is effective, practical, and helps bands to reach their potential.

Now as a full time designer, I'm able to use my knowledge from the classroom to understand how students learn, feel, and perform music in a way that puts them in the best position to succeed. My music has been performed at the UIL Texas State Marching Contest every year since 2007 by all classifications (1A-6A) of bands, as well as BOA Super Regionals and USBands competitions. Non-competitively, my music has been played at the Texas Bandmaster's Association Convention, NBA half-time shows, and I've received commission requests for College Bowl Game Parades as well as the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention and the Music for All National Concert Band Festival.

Our students loved playing Luke’s arrangements. Luke’s writing was tailored to the specific needs of our ensemble, and his attention to the big picture ensured that the end product was something we could all be proud of. Luke is a talented designer who isn’t afraid to try something new or think outside the box. Coming off of an extremely successful competitive season, we have found that directors, students, and audiences have continued to enjoy the program throughout the season.
— Joshua Kidd, Graham HS (TX)
Luke was able to work with our budget to provide the perfect show for the level of my ensemble. Luke responds quickly to communication and was accommodating to our requests. Our show was entertaining for our audiences, and was received well by judges, as we earned our highest scores ever this year. He writes a great book, exactly to the level you need, delivered on time, and I highly recommend him.
— Bryan Merchant, Orchard View HS (MI)

I specialize in marching show music design, however, I have access to consultants in all areas of show design and education and look forward to doing everything I can to assist you in meeting your goals for your organization. You can count on professional and prompt communication, always meeting or beating deadlines, and doing everything possible to give you the highest level service possible. 

custom music design

current library

Whether you can already envision the exact show you want, or you don't know where to start, I can help you get from where you are now to the point where you have a show that you love. I will spend a great deal of time learning about your band, your community, and your competition to custom tailor a show for your band that will line up with your vision and goals for your program. Bands ranging in size from 15 students to 300+ have seen state-level success performing my music, so whatever your band's size or budget, I'm here to help. 

If you need a show that already has a proven record of success, I have a full library of shows written for every grade level and group size, and even though the show is already written, included with the show is any edits or rewrites that will make the show best fit your group.  Library shows also come with consulting on drill and visual effects, audio files separated by movements with click tracks for drill writing and/or color guard choreography and SmartMusic files.

If you still have questions about show design or picking a show for your group, I'm here to help. I'd love to get to know you and your band, and I look forward to helping you lead your group to the next level of success.