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.
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