NIGHTMARE is a follow-up to 2019's Afraid of the DarkIt will be a grade 2.5 work for concert band and electronic accompaniment, approximately four minutes in duration. The piece is expected to be completed with scores, parts, and electronic accompaniment/rehearsal tracks delivered to consortium members by August of 2020.

The commission of this piece is led by Mr. Jacob Mrochek, Director of Bands in the Leechburg Area School District.

The consortium for this piece is open to any number of interested directors/concert bands.

This consortium is being organized for the purpose of expanding the catalog of electroacoustic works for concert band - specifically for younger ensembles (similar to the grade 1-1.5 Afraid of the Dark). 

It will be written for standard concert band instrumentation, requiring no more than 6 percussionists.



Consortium Members will receive:

  • A printed conductor's score

  • PDF Parts with the rights to make as many copies as necessary

  • Skype clinic with the composer

  • Director and Ensemble's name included in every published copy of the score

  • Distance learning materials for use in online rehearsal settings

  • Indefinite exclusivity to premiere the piece until there is a return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic


Consortium Members

Afton High School Concert Band

Afton, New York

Mrs. Karen Clark, Director of Bands


Armstrong Jr. High Band

Kittanning, Pennsylvania

Mr. Rob Reams, Director of Bands


Bishop Lloyd Middle School

Lloydminster, Alberta

Ms. Anya Pogorelova, Director of Bands

Bradford High School Bands

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mr. Karl C. Mueller, Director of Bands

Caldwell ISD Bands

Caldwell, Texas

Mr. Cody Knott and Ms. Rachel Hall, Band Directors

Cottonwood Creek K-8 School Symphonic Band
Dublin, California
Mr. Jasper Tran, Music Director

Dordt University Campus-Community Band

Sioux Center, Iowa

Dr. Onsby C. Rose, Director of Instrumental Studies

Elk Lake High School Concert Band

Springville, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Kathleen Amabile, Band Director

Elkton High School Wind Ensemble

Elkton, Maryland

Mr. Danny Reynolds, Director of Bands

Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School Band

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Mr. Gregg Charest, Director of Bands

Glen Allen High School Band and Orchestra

Glen Allen, Virginia

Mr. Ryan Addair, Director of Bands

Hanover Central Bands

Cedar Lake, Indiana

Mr. James Lowry, Director

Hart High School Senior Band

Hart, Michigan

Mr. John Taranko, Director of Bands

Holton Middle School Band

Holton, Kansas

Mr. Jayme Malsom, Director of Bands

Houston County High School Concert Band

Erin, Tennessee

Mr. William M. Whitt, Director of Bands

Jac-Cen-Del High School Band

Osgood, Indiana

Mr. Cameron Papandria,  Band Director

Lake Central High School Symphonic Band

St. John, Indiana

Mr. Elliot Smith, Director of Bands

Leechburg Middle School Concert Band

Leechburg, Pennsylvania

Mr. Jacob Mrochek, Director of Bands

Lipscomb Wind Ensemble

Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Ben Blasko, Director of Instrumental Studies

Martinez Middle School Wind Ensemble

Lutz, Florida 

Mr. Christopher B. Johns-Klein, Director

McLean High School

McLean, Virginia

Mr. Chris Weise, Director of Bands

Mukwonago High School Wind Ensemble

Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Mrs. Emma Angoli, Director of Bands


Muskego High School Symphonic Band

Muskego, Wisconsin

Mr. James Beckman & Mr. Matt Mueller, Directors of Bands

New Bern High School Bands

New Bern, North Carolina

Mr. Chris Elbing & Ms. Kristen Graham, Band Directors


Nichols Middle School Symphonic Band

Evanston, Illinois

Mr. Cary Jacobs, Band Director

North Catholic High School Concert Band

Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Mr. David Emanuelson, Director of Instrumental Activities

North Schuylkill Wind Ensemble

Ashland, Pennsylvania

Mr. William Lennox, Director of Bands

Palisades Charter High School Wind Ensemble

Pacific Palisades, California

Mr. J. Tyler Farrell, Director of Bands

Plum Senior High School Concert Band

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Bethany Loy, Band Director

Sacred Heart University Band

Fairfield, Connecticut

Mr. Keith Johnston, Director of Bands

Salem High School Symphonic Band
Salem, Virginia 
Mr. John E. Wright, Director of Bands

Siegel High School Band
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Mr. Alex White and Mrs. Mikaela Littleton, Band Directors

Smith Middle School Wind Ensemble
Cleburne, TX
Mr. Matthew Hiller and Ms. Jacqueline Ruddick, Directors

Southwoods Concert Band

West Des Moines, Iowa

Mrs. Samantha Beeman, Band Director

St. Johns Country Day School Symphonic Band

Orange Park, Florida

Mr. Michael R. Warren, Director of Bands

St. Phillip School Band

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Ms. Jennifer Pearson, Band Director

Tunesmith Solutions
Melbourne, Australia
Mr. Greg Peterson, Artistic Director

Westlake Middle School Concert Band

Broomfield, Colorado

Mr. Michael Windham, Director of Bands

William C. Overfelt High School Concert Band

San Jose, California

Mr. Ken Nakamoto, Director of Instrumental Music