Director of Bands
"As a middle school director, I am always looking for quality, educational music that will challenge my students. I can always count on Rick Kirby’s music to be that. His creative music presents challenging and interesting parts for all the members in the band that they want to master and will work to master. His music is enjoyable to play, to listen to, and to conduct, engaging audience and performers alike. It is not predictable except in the sense that it is quality literature, with beautiful and unique harmonies and rhythmic writing that is infectious. My students are always excited to find Mr. Kirby’s music in their music folders and I often will program a piece by him for honor bands that I conduct."