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Bret Kuhn's approach to arranging is progressive and the on forefront of concepts. He has a unique ability to write for all ages and abilities which allow you to involve each student according to their individual talents.

There are several different options you can choose from in commissioning or purchasing music from Bret. Bret collaborates with Drew Shanefield in his compositions (unless otherwise noted). Bret provides full scoring for the entire percussion ensemble at the highest level and to fit the technical needs of your ensemble.

Marching Band compositions and arrangements fall into one of several categories:

  1. Commissions for original marching band compositions for your ensemble.
  2. Purchasing a pre-existing original marching band composition.
  3. Commissioning an arrangement of repertoire that is already composed and copy written.
  4. Purchasing a pre-existing marching band arrangement.

If you are not commissioning or purchasing an original marching band composition, you must obtain copyright permission for all music (that is not Public Domain) you wish to have arranged. To expedite this process I recommend going through Jeni Paulson at copycatlicensing.com.

The following are arrangements that are available for purchase either as is, or that can be arranged to meet your design needs. For information on purchasing or arranging this music, or developing an original piece for your group, please e-mail Bret. Continue to check back with us as we are continually adding music to this site.

Percussion Ensemble Music

Renegade Highway by Bret Kuhn

Renegade Highway

Marching Band Music

  • Con-zen-tric Circles (grade V), copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I - 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (Philip Glass)
    • II - Psalm XXIII (Leonard Bernstein)
    • III - Equus (Eric Whitacre)
  • Shall We Dance? (grade V), partial copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I - Dance of the New World (Dana Wilson)
    • II - Waltz/Afro Blue (Jack Stamp/Mongo Santamaria)
    • III - Dancer in the Dark (Bjork)
    • IV - Lezghinka (Aram Kachaturian)
  • Marching Metamorphosis (grade V), partial copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I - Marching Medley - Stars and Stripes Forever, Symphonic Metamorphosis, Washington Post March, Crown Imperial.
    • II - The Nutcracker March
    • III - Fantasy on Stars and Stripes Forever
    • IV - March from the Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Stardust (grade V), copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I - 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (Philip Glass)
    • II - Yvaine (Andy Brown, Ilan Eshkeri)
    • III - Septimus/Coronation (Andy Brown, Ilan Eshkeri

  • Games (grade IV), all original.
    (a 2008 Marching Show Concepts/Center X publication)

  • Water Dances (grade V), copyright permission needed.
  • Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

  • Appalachian Spring, (Aaron Copland), copyright permission needed.
    Winds by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

  • King of Pain, (Sting), copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I. Message in a Bottle
    • II. Synchronicity
    • III. Fragile
    • IV. Message in a Bottle/World/Magic
  • Music of Philip Sparke, copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • Ardross Castle ( Hymn of the Highlands)
    • Asteroids and Shooting Stars (Music of the Spheres)
    • Ballad (Music of the Spheres)
    • Dundonnell Finale (Hymn of the Highlands)

  • Russian Fantasy, copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Drew Shanefield, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I. MI. Russian Easter Music (Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov, Op. 36)
    • II. Lullaby (Aram Khachturian)
    • III. Lezghinka (Aram Khachturian)
    • IV. Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed)

  • Colors of the Sea by Claude Debussy
    Winds arranged by Don Hill, Percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • Mvt.I
    • Mvt. II
    • Mvt. III
    • Mvt. IV

  • Three Japanese Dances, copyright permission needed.
  • Winds arranged by Dave Morrison, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • Mvt. I - Dance with Pennons (Bernard Rogers)
    • Mvt. II - Dance with Swords
    • Mvt. III - Marimba Spiritual (Minoru Miki)
    • Variations on a Korean Folk Song (John Barnes Chance)

  • Metheny Show by Pat Metheny, copyright permission needed.
  • Winds arranged by Jim Hudson, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • Last Train/First Circle
    • Letter from Home
    • Minuano 6/8

  • The Planets by Gustav Holst, (grade V)
    Winds arranged by Key Poulan, percussion by Bret Kuhn


    • Mars, Mercury
    • Jupiter

  • On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein, copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Dave Morrison, percussion by Bret Kuhn.

    • Cloudburst/Niagara Falls
    • Deep River
    • On the Waterfront
  • Profanation by Bernstein (grade V), copyright permission needed.


  • Squib Cakes, copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Dean Smith, percussion by Bret Kuhn

  • Spanish Dance, partial copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Dean Smith, percussion by Bret Kuhn

  • Portraits in Rhythm, partial copyright permission needed.
    Winds arranged by Andy Poor, percussion by Bret Kuhn

    • I. Rhythm Part I "Ostinato" (Inspired by "The Canyon" by Philip Glass)
    • Rhythm Part II "Dance" ("Adios Nonino" by Astor Piazolla)
    • Rhythm Part III "Grooves" (original)

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