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State College, PA

(814) 867-9935

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.

Blue Band holidays


Blue Band holidays

Rick Hirsch

Last Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) marked the Penn State Blue Band’s final halftime show of the regular season. In the rain/sleet they performed three brand-new arrangements of mine:

  • Carol of the Bells (a la DCI!)

  • All I Want for Christmas (a la Big 10 dance feature)

  • Auld Lang Syne (a la too much champagne / Second Line vibe)

They’re standing still due to the field conditions (rain/sleet).