"I have worked with Alex Thode for four high school marching band commissions as well as two middle school concert band commissions. I could not have been happier with all of his work. It is fresh, innovative, and unique. He has a passion for giving his clients what they are looking for. He works with every group as if the group was his own. The Cheney High School marching band has been taken to a new level of performance both musically and with visual opportunity with his compositions and arrangements. We do not plan on changing composers, ever, as far as I am concerned!"
"Alex Thode's creativity is off-the-charts. His professionalism and willingness to please makes any band director's job easier, and allows the strengths of a particular ensemble to be highlighted extremely well. His integration of percussion with the wind score creates seamless transitions throughout his shows. I am very proud to have Alex writing for our band."
I couldn't be happier with the show Alex put together for us! His skillful approach to pacing and transitions creates organic musical effect and held the attention of our students, audience, and judges. He is creative, professional, and a pleasure to work with!
Alex Thode’s marching band compositions and arrangements are outstanding. He writes dynamic material that showcases my band’s strengths. His marching band charts are scored well and make my group sound advanced. He communicates very well and responds to emails very quickly. He has a creative mind when it comes to marching band! I give Alex my highest recommendation!