Praise for Tim Hinton’s Compositions and Arrangements
Perhaps one of the most important decisions I have made for our program at GRC was to hire Tim Hinton to write our arrangements. I am always impressed with the quality of our arrangements and the professional manner in which Tim conducts business. I am always happy to recommend him to directors who are searching for a top notch arranger to help take their programs forward.
Tim Hinton has the unique ability to look at his work from all perspectives. He is an experienced band director, drill writer and music arranger. I believe these experiences combined with a highly developed talent affords his clients an artistic, educational and attainable product.
—Todd Moody, George Rogers Clark HS, Winchester, KY
I have been using Tim Hinton’s music arrangements and drill designs with my marching band for the past nine years and they have been my most successful and enjoyable marching seasons of all my 30 years of teaching. My staff, students and parents have found his shows to be challenging, unique and very enjoyable. Our audiences have found them to be entertaining and have given us a great deal of positive public relations with our community. If proof is in results we have won 11 Grand Championships in the 9 years we have contracted our complete show with Tim. I give him my highest recommendation.
—Greg Gajownik, Heritage High School, Conyers, GA
The advantage with Tim is simple: he’s an artist, a gifted arranger AND an educator who understands first hand what students, staff and the audience deserve.
As a percussion arranger, I always love working with Tim’s arrangements, he can put the art of the music first while being refreshingly creative.
—Clif Walker, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Tim for the past three years. Our staff has been extremely pleased with Tim’s work for us. His musical, visual and creative components are masterful! We owe much of our success to Tim Hinton.
—Larry Wells, Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, SC
Tim has great ideas and always delivers the product on time. He is available for discussion during the creative process and has been an integral component in the improvement of our entire band program over the past five years.
— John Lowe, Clinton High School, Clinton, NC
Tim’s arrangements have made a significant difference in the perception of my marching bands ability to perform their music. They are well thought out, creative and playable!
On more occasions than I can count, an adjudicator has commented on how much they like my bands arrangement during our performance. Thanks Tim!
—Greg Basham, Newsome High School, Lithis, FL
Praise for Tim Hinton’s “Marching Band: A Field Guide”
At last! Tim Hinton puts all the information you really want to know, including insider secrets, in one, convenient book. The perfect one-stop musical/visual reference for novice and “expert” alike!
—Michael Cesario, renowned visual designer and consultant, DCI broadcast commentator
Finally…a guide for band directors both experienced and new to the profession that will provide a "process" for design, implementation, and teaching as it relates to the marching band activity. For years, Tim Hinton has been a name that is synonymous with cutting edge show design, quality music arrangements, and outstanding teaching. Tim has now "connected the dots" for directors to have a methodical yet educational approach to the timeline and routine that produces great quality shows and a sound approach to rehearsal techniques. I highly recommend this book to you and know that it will bring not only you, but your students a renewed approach and philosophy to your marching band program. "Bravo Tim!"
—David Starnes, director of bands at Kennesaw Mountain High School, nationally recognized clinician and adjudicator, program coordinator for Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps
Tim puts down in clear terms what needs to be looked at, to start your band towards success. His openness to disclose common sense principles is refreshing and explained with great detail.
—Kevin Schuessler, director of bands at Center Grove High School, one of the nation’s most consistently successful programs
This text will prove in the years to come to be a major addition to a band director’s knowledge of the marching band idiom. I keep a copy of it on my desk and use it frequently as a source of feasible solutions to the everyday problems and issues involved with my marching band program. Simply a must for the young and aspiring director.
—Bruce Dinkins, director of bands at James Bowie High School, master teacher and respected conductor and clinician
I have worked with Tim Hinton on many projects. His planning, creativity, and methods work and are always successful. This is one resource that band directors should not be without.
—Mary McWilliams, nationally recognized color guard instructor and adjudicator