Dennis Eveland is a superb arranger and composer for both marching and wind band. Dennis arranged an outstanding show for our 2015 season. Not only did his arrangements offer pin-point accurate representation of the original tunes, but also challenged my students both technically and musically. In addition, Dennis has also done an incredible job writing drill for my group. He is great to work with and offers flexibility in his writing to accommodate the ensemble. Not only does he include the drill charts with his package, but individual coordinates for each member and videos synced with the music for reference as well. I am glad to have been introduced to his music and his skills as a drill writer. I look forward to a great relationship working together for years to come.
"I contracted Dennis to do my drill for my 2016 fall show. I have a small band, but the drill design that Dennis wrote accomodated my students well. The visual transition from set to set was clear and creative. Dennis was also prompt in our correspondance when I needed a set change or other question answered. I would use his services again.Thanks Dennis."- Eliseo Morales, Director of Bands, La Pryor High School
-Eliseo Morales, Director of Bands, La Pryor High School
"I had the pleasure of being introduced to Mr. Eveland’s arrangements this summer. Before turning to drill design full time, I had been a high school band director in Kentucky, Texas, and Indiana. Oftentimes, the music will dictate the flow and function of the designs I create for my clients. Mr. Eveland’s arrangements are among the best I have seen and, perhaps best of all, his work arrives at a blistering pace, free of errors, and smartly composed harmonically and structurally. I can say with complete honesty, I enjoyed creating drill to his arrangements and that, at times, is a blessing all around. Take the time to peruse his work! Music is, at the end of the day, the most important thing and Dennis knows his business."
"Dennis Eveland is a superb arranger and composer for both marching and wind band. Dennis arranged an outstanding Dave Matthews Band show for our 2015 season. Not only did his arrangements offer pin-point accurate representation of the original tunes, but also challenged my students both technically and musically. I am glad to have been introduced to his music and look forward to a great relationship working together for years to come."
"Dennis Eveland has been a joy to work with. When I decided to do a commissioned work for my 7th and 8th grade concert band, I wanted to make sure that I would be working with a flexible individual who would understand and account for some of the unique instrumentation issues so often encountered in middle school band. Not only did Dennis understand and factor in all of my bands specific needs, he was able to put to paper exactly what I had envisioned a...t a speed that I could only describe as rapid! The multi-movement work I ordered, entitled Perseverance, has been a pleasure to prepare. My students enjoy it and are totally invested, not only in the music, but in the meaning behind it. I cannot recommend Dennis Eveland's music more highly. The man and the music are truly wonderful!"
Jeffrey Benson Band Director, Easton Middle School Easton MA
"I was directed to Mr. Eveland as a composer/arranger for our marching shows by our drill writer. He has a fantastic mastery of appropriate grade level arrangement and his compositions are tasteful, colorful, and exciting. My students are on fire about their music this year- which is very refreshing. I highly recommend Mr. Eveland for your composition/arrangement needs. He communicates thoroughly so as to ensure your satisfaction, is a seasoned professional, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with him in the future."
- Jacob Souder, Band Director, Huntsville, Alabama
"I am lecturer of Department of Applied Arts at National Defense University in Taiwan, also band director at Taipei City Council, Scouts of China.I Have conducted Mr.Eveland's Music several time in my band's concerts . His works are welcomed by my students and loved by our audiences. I feel extremely honored to recommend his works!" Shm-Ming Wang
"I am director of our summer community band here in Wilmington, Illinois and have performed "American Journey" several times. What a great piece for upper jr. high, high school or a community band. With its lyrical and exciting style, it's a great "journey" and crowd pleaser all around."
"Dennis is an outstanding arranger for marching band. He has written music for my band the past 5 years. He is always accommodating and makes my band sound much better than they are seemingly capable of sounding. He has also rearranged our Alma Mater, that I get compliments on each time we perform it."
"I have had the privilege of writing drill for 3 shows as of 2009 for Dennis. His music is interesting, musical, and attainable for the high school student. Dennis is always professional and on time with his product. I recommend him to every band director looking for marching arrangements!"
“Dennis Eveland's compositions for band help fill the void of serious wind works at the grade 2-4 level. His works are well designed, thoughtfully scored and best of all - makes the band sound good. As the wind band continues to develop a repertoire of its own, composers such as Dennis Eveland are making significant contributions to that new pool.”
Dennis L. Johnson
President – World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
Director of Bands and Orchestras – Murray State University
“United I.S.D. middle school and high school bands have featured and premiered the works of Dennis Eveland these past 3 years. An all star band comprised of high school musicians performed one of his works to the delight of the musicians and audiences. His compositions are well scored, well written and they bring out the best sounds from our bands. Band directors looking for different and new literature will be pleased with any of his compositions.”
"I would heartily and ENTHUSIASTICALLY reccomend Dennis to any organization requiring Brass and Program arrangements. As one of our Brass Staff commented ,after receiving Dennis' arrangements : "Don't ever lose this guy........He's Great !"