Ben Middleton Seckman HS, MO

Thanks so much!!  The kids LOVED this show more than any show I’ve ever done!

Ben Middleton – Director of Bands, Seckman HS, MO

Darrell Pearman Blacksburg HS, VA

The show worked very well for us.  We received 1st place in music in our class in every show we attended and 1st overall music in one competition.  We also received a “Superior” Rating at the Virginia Marching Band Assessment.  One of the most fun seasons I have had as a director.  It was fun getting the reaction of the judges when we started the Barber “Adagio”.  Not just comments on how well we played, but the quality of the arrangement and the appreciation for doing real and expressive music.

 Darrell Pearman – Director of Bands –  Blacksburg HS, VA

Christopher Sklar Galax HS, VA

We had an extremely successful marching season. This was my most successful in my 10 years of teaching. We ended up with numerous superiors as well as Band of the Day at one competition. I definitely would love to use one of your shows again.

Christopher Sklar  – Director of Bands – Galax HS, VA

David Elliott – Edwardsburg HS

We used one of Mr. Klarfeld’s original shows for our marching band production this season, and found his music to be both entertaining and educationally fulfilling. At nearly every contest I had inquiries from other directors as to who wrote our music. We received many compliments from adjudicators on the creativity and musicality of the book, and it happens that the show fit the strengths of the band perfectly! Jair responded to our requests for adjustments to the layout of the music promptly and effectively. We couldn’t be more pleased with the product that resulted in the band’s return to our state championship, and owe a great deal of the design success to Mr. Klarfeld’s inspiring and enjoyable music.
David Elliott – Edwardsburg, MI

Chris Harris

With Jair Klarfeld you get much more than just good arrangements…you get an investment. He is not done with you once he sends the closer. Jair has always shown an interest in listening to rehearsal and performance recordings. He wants to listen to judge’s commentary as soon as it is available. He wants the very best for the students and directors that he serves. What else could you ask for?

Chris Harris, Director of Bands
Owasso HS, Owasso, OK

Jason Boyden

Mr. Klarfeld was referred to me when another arranger fell through, and I needed an arrangement completed with fairly short notice. He was very thorough in making sure he was clear about what I wanted in the arrangement, and the music was delivered before the due date. Jair’s arrangement truly exceeded my expectations.

I have listened to his library of arrangements extensively, and he has a truly unique way of harmonizing music in a fresh, modern way that strongly resonates with students, audiences and judges. I am excited to say he is arranging our entire wind score for this coming year.

Jason Boyden, Director of Bands
Mona Shores HS, Muskegon, MI

Kurt Eckhardt

We were attracted to “Black Widow” by the great music of Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, and how effectively Jair Klarfeld arranged these classics for marching band. Our visual staff were intrigued and inspired by the music and thematic possibilities. We also chose “Black Widow” because of the challenge it presented to our kids, who were highly motivated to elevate their competitiveness. Students, staff, parents, judges and audiences all loved our show! From the unique, stylishly creepy beginning to the energetic ending and reprise of the opener, it was perhaps the best show we have ever done.

We also appreciated the personal attention and support that Mr. Klarfeld provided before, during and after the season. In short, choosing a Jair Klarfeld show was a totally positive experience for the Newtown High School Marching Band.

Kurt Eckhardt, Director of Bands
Newtown HS, Newtown, CT

Chris Owen

Mr. Klarfeld’s musical arrangements for marching band are top notch! The marching band community and our hometown community alike enjoyed the show we did this past year. The music was the perfect blend of challenge and ease that allowed our group to really shine. I would highly recommend using Mr. Klarfeld’s arrangements for your group this year.

Chris Owen, Director of Bands
Batavia HS – Batavia IL

Jim Kirkpatrick

Competition judges appreciated the careful thought put into our musical arrangements for our fall show. Jair’s arrangements allowed us to showcase a variety of textures, including soloists, small groups, and well written impacts.

Jim Kirkpatrick, Director of Bands
West Forsyth HS – Clemmons, NC

Kevin Heckaman – Burnet HS

Jair is a master when it comes to getting you what you need for your show.  The time and care he puts into his work really shows.

Kevin Heckaman – Burnet HS…Burnet, TX