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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.

new Badger Band arranger


new Badger Band arranger

Rick Hirsch

I’ve been arranging halftime music for the Penn State Blue Band annually since 2002. Listen to many of those arrangements here.

As of this marching band — I mean football season — I am now a contributing arranger for the University of Wisconsin Badger Band.

I’ve arranged the full halftime shows that will be performed on Sept. 21, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12. I’m thrilled to be writing for this iconic college marching band.

As a side note, I’ll also be arranging one tune for the University of Iowa Hawkeye Band (as I did last season, too).

Stay tuned…