photo by  Peyton Alexander

With years of experience in the marching arts activity, I can play any role in the design process of a production. I will arrange pre-existing work or compose original music for winds, front ensemble, battery percussion, and/or electronics to suit your program's needs. See below for score and audio samples of my previous work. Contact me for availability and further information.

Performance experience

The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

2016-2018, front ensemble

Music City Mystique

2017-2018

  • 2017 WGI World Class Champions

  • 2018 front ensemble co-section leader

Work Samples

Fishers High School Concert World 2018 - "Geometric"

WGI PSCW World Champions

Source music:

  • "Anitra's Dance" - Edvard Grieg, arr. Brian Blume

  • "Involution" and "Dots and Dashes" - Dustin Schulze

  • "Treehouses" - Clif Walker

All music adapted by Matt Ridge

video by Jeff Ormerod

Fishers High School Marching Band 2017 - "Hat Trick"

BOA Grand National Semifinalists

Mvt. III excerpt

Source music:

  • "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" - Sergei Rachmaninov

Front ensemble arr. Matt Ridge

(Solo piano part arr. Richard Saucedo)

 

East Noble High School Indoor Drumline (PSA) 2017 - "Outbreak"

Mvt. I excerpt

Original music by Matt Ridge

Mvt. II excerpt

Source music:

  • "The Jagged Edge" (from I Am Legend) - James Newton Howard

  • "Firefly" - Nathan Daughtrey

Battery and front ensemble arr. Matt Ridge

 

Fishers High School Marching Band 2018 - “Wild”

BOA Grand National Semifinalists

Mvt. I excerpt

Source music:

  • "Sensemayá" - Silvestre Revueltas

Mvt. II excerpt

Source music:

  • "Somewhere" (from West Side Story) - Bernstein/Sondheim

Mvt. III excerpt

Source music:

  • “Harmonium (III. Wild Nights)” - John Adams

Front ensemble arr. Matt Ridge