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State College, PA

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Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

Recent: PSU Blue Band


Recent: PSU Blue Band

Rick Hirsch

I recently completed my 14th annual batch of charts for the 300-member Penn State Blue Band. There have been many memorable arranging assignments, including Stairway to HeavenDing Dong the Witch is Dead/Merry Ol' Land of Oz, and a TV Theme mashup, to name a few.

This year I contributed to the 'Stevie Wonder' show (Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing - I can't remember which game) and the 'Tower-of-Power' show (So Very Hard to Go, for the Michigan game halftime).

As these two charts are hot-of-the-presses, all I have to share is the Finale audio file.

Here are recordings of the aforementioned Stairway and Ding Dong arrangements, performed by the Blue Band at their annual indoor Band-o-rama concert.