"The Menomonee Falls School District has had the pleasure of commissioning two works from Mr. Rick Kirby. We have also programmed many of his other fine pieces for both our High School and Jr. High bands and Jazz Ensembles. Our advanced High School piece was an outstanding programmatic work. It is written with great musicality and attention to detail. His multi-movement work for our Jr. High band is a piece that my students love to play. His incorporation of jazz rhythms and vocal chanting created a piece that was enjoyed by both the performers and audience alike."