Endorsements

These music educators across the United States had some positive things to say about working with Dr. Miller.

“Dr. Miller’s arrangements for our band were outstanding. They fit our band well and came together very easily in rehearsal. We used his arrangements in the stands and for basketball pep band, and we were very pleased. He is a talented arranger.” -Dr. Craig Aarhus, Associate Director of Bands, Mississippi State University

“I am fortunate to have worked with Dr. Miller throughout my 14 year teaching career. I can say with no hesitation that he is one of the finest educators, musicians and advocates in our field. From his marching band arrangements to his meticulous rehearsals, there is no finer and more rewarding person I have ever worked with.” -Jon Bowman, Director of Bands, Lowndes County High School (GA)

“Dr. Millers’ show design is specifically tailored to make bands sound bigger and look better.” -Thomas Finch, Director of Bands, Banning High School (CA)

“Ward Miller is one of the most gifted musicians I have had the opportunity to work with. He is, without a doubt, among the most impactful clinicians you will have enter your band room. In addition to his skills on the podium, you will not find a more musically sensitive arranger or show designer!” -Dr. Russ Gavin, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, Baylor University (TX)

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Miller on many occasions. He has an ear that is second to none, and rehearses bands with an effortless energy and charisma. I joke with him that he can write music faster than I can read it, however, this does not imply a lack of quality. The arrangements he has done for us in the past not only arrived ahead of schedule, but required absolutely no corrections of any kind and were always appropriate to the ensemble. In short, Dr. Miller possesses a rare combination of talents that makes him my “go to” person for just about every aspect of music.”​ -Dr. Jeff Grant, Assistant Director of Bands, Lowndes County High School (GA)

“Ward Miller does an outstanding job arranging marching band charts, is a great drill designer, and does great clinics on various band techniques. I have witnessed his excellent work through his work with marching bands, and attended wonderful and informative clinics he has led. I would highly recommend Ward to any who need help, advice, arrangements, or drills for their band. He also does a great job rehearsing concert bands.” ​-Steve McClendon, veteran band director of 25 years, Dothan High School (AL)

“Dr. Ward Miller has worked with the Walton Senior High School Band for the past four years; in preparation for District and State Music Performance Assessments, in the State of Florida. His knowledge of band literature, performance fundamentals, rehearsal technique’s, elements of musical style/effect, conducting technique’s, and rapport with high school music students, is exceptional, and has led to the success of our program with consistent superior ratings at festival’s. Dr. Miller’s professionalism, work ethic, model teaching, and willingness to go out of his way, helping director’s and student’s, is a testimonial to his knowledge and concern for instrumental music, student musical development, and the importance of music education in our schools.”​ -Dr. Harry Patzig, veteran band director of 30 years, Walton High School (FL)

“Ward Miller is an accessible and excellent arranger who is easy to work with. He is dedicated to meeting the personal needs of the client, while producing a high quality arrangement that enables the ensemble to perform at a high level. His work speaks for itself in that he has written for high school and university marching bands across the United States, and even the Macy’s Great American American Marching Band for performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” -Dr. Brandt Payne, Associate Director of Bands, Youngstown State University (OH)

“Ward Miller demonstrates clear, concise, and thorough instruction. He is an effective and goal minded leader, and students under his instruction continually excel as musicians and performers.” ​-Trey Whitman, Director of Bands, Mary G. Montgomery High School (AL)