The Music of Timothy Loest

Commissioning a Work

Commissioning a work can be one of the most artistically enriching experiences for your school, community, or organization. While music is often commissioned for a specific purpose or event (anniversary, dedication, memorial), many groups commission a work for the purpose of engaging students in the creation of something new.

With over 30 years of teaching, conducting, and composing experience, Mr. Loest is thoroughly familiar with the playing capabilities of band musicians. As a result, his unique works possess an accessibility that leads to successful performances, as well as widespread appeal.

An exclusive composer and arranger, Mr. Loest submits all commissioned works to FJH for publication. Works accepted for publication proudly display a dedication to the commissioning party on the title page of the conductor score. For information regarding commissioned works, please contact Mr. Loest.

Commissioned Works

    • 2021 - Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Okemos, Michigan
    • 2019 - Westview Hills Middle School Band, Willowbrook, Illinois
    • 2018 - Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • 2017 - Ryerson Middle School Band Program, Ringwood, New Jersey
    • 2016 - Lakeview Jr. High School Sixth Grade Concert Band, Downers Grove, Illinois
    • 2015 - Bands of Houston County, Georgia (Warner Robins, Georgia)
    • 2014 - Peach State Band Consortium, Clarkesville, Georgia
    • 2012 - Braxton Craven School Band, Trinity, North Carolina
    • 2012 - Southwest Community Concert Band, Lemont, Illinois
    • 2010 - Boyd County Middle School Band, Ashland, Kentucky
    • 2008 - Westview Hills Middle School Band, Willowbrook, Illinois
    • 2006 - St. John Lutheran School Band, Wheaton, Illinois
    • 2005 - Illinois Music Educators Association, District 9 Junior Festival Band
    • 2004 - Minooka Junior High School Band, Minooka, Illinois
    • 2004 - Minooka 5th Grade Intermediate Band, Minooka, Illinois
    • 2003 - Eastland Middle School Concert Band, Shannon, Illinois
    • 2002 - Jefferson Junior High School Concert Band, Woodridge, Illinois
    • 2002 - Hilda Walker Intermediate Band, Tinley Park, Illinois
    • 2001 - Margaret Mead Junior High School Band, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
    • 2000 - Old Quarry Middle School Band, Lemont, Illinois
    • 1999 - Glen Ellyn District 89 Sixth Grade Band, Glen Ellyn, Illinois