Bands and choirs


Running band programs is a core part of Martin's Music program and flexibility is the key. Whatever the combination of instruments or singers and abilities I can make arrangements that push students to their limits while still being fun, interactive, modern and creative. I like to incorporate modern pop songs and Disney songs to win students' interest and then find they are perfectly willing to try anything I throw at them.


I have a complete P.A. set up with cordless hand-held and headset microphones, front of house and foldback speakers and lighting which I'm happy to use in rehearsal/class rooms and for concerts.


Below is a list of past arrangements I have done and some recordings which I place on a site for children to practice to along with all the parts. These can be listened to on the site or downloaded to be played on iPods, computers or CD players. I find this an invaluable tool for practice, expecially as I often put up slow, medium and full speed version of songs/pieces to help with practice.

Past arrangements

A thousand years - Christina Perri

All of me - John Legend

Bach - Jesu joy of man's desiring

Beethoven Symph. 5 1st movt - Beethoven's 5th Ice-cream!

Blame it on the bossa nova - Eydie Gorme

Bring me to life - Evanescence

Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John / Lion King

Colours of the wind - Dinsey's Pocahontas

Dark eyes - Russian Folk

Don't stop believing - Journey

Folk Medley -

Funhouse - Pink

Give your heart a break - Demi Lovato

Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis


Hall of fame - The script

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Happy birthday

Hard Rock Blues

Hedwig's theme - Harry Potter

Hernando's Hideaway - Pajama Game (Tango)

Hey ho nobody home

Hey soul sister - Train

Hora ca la caval - Romanian folk

Hotel California - The Eagles

Hot'n'cold - Katy Perry

Hungarian Dance No 5 - Brahms

I feel good - James Brown

In dreams - Lord of the rings

Istanbul not Constantinople - They might be giants

It's not unusual - Tom Jones

Jailhouse rock - Elvis

Jar of hearts - Christina Perri

Kumbaya - Trad.

Let it go - Disney's Frozen

Little talks - Of monsters and men

Love story - Taylor Swift

Marry me - Eurovision 2013

Mountain sound - Of monsters and men

New world symphony - Slow Movt - Dvorak

Old MacDonald

Oompa Loompa - Charlie and the chocolate factory

Part of your world - Pocahontas

Pata pata / The lion sleeps tonight medley - (South Africa)

Pink Panther

Pirates of the Caribbean - Theme song

Rolling in the deep - Adele

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Safe and sound - Taylor Swift (Hunger games)

Sarah - Kate Miller-Heidke

Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkal


Skyfall - Theme song - Adele

Summertime - George Gershwin

Sway - (Michael Buble version)

The A-team - Ed Sheeran

The Hard road - Hilltop Hoods

The Unquiet Grave (Original piece in Renaissance style)

Time warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Turning tables - Adele

Under the sea - The Little Mermaid

Viva la vida - Coldplay

We will rock you / Smoke on the water - medley

When the saints go marching in - Trad.

Where is the love - Black eyed peas

Zetvarki - Bulgarian Folk Song



             Band Arrangements - Practice Tracks
1000 years - Christina Perri
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Beethoven's 5th Ice-cream - Beethoven
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Bring me to life - Evanescence
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Colours of the wind - Disney's Pocahontas
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Funhouse - Pink
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Hard rock blues - Anon
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Hedwig's Theme - John Williams - Harry Potter
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Hernando's Hideaway - Pyjama Game
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Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors
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The Lion sleeps tonight - Solomon Winda (Sth Africa)
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Under the sea - The Little Mermaid
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When the saints - Trad.
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Where is the love? - Black eyed peas
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