Dear Thorp Music

I wanted to write and thank you for your outstanding service.
Twice this year I have ordered music charts through your company. The delivery has always been swift - in both cases the very next day.
I will certainly be continuing to recommend your company to all of my colleagues.
Keep up the great work.


Jody Ohl
Music Coordinator
Christian Brothers High School, Lewisham.
NSW, Australia.

Thorp Music has established a real niche market for itself in Australia. They have a great team of arrangers and composers who cater for just about every genre and style of music, from punchy ‘pop’ charts to innovative original compositions for both symphonic band and stage band. Their service is also first rate. I recommend them highly!

Stephen Williams
Chief Conductor Instrumental
The Arts Unit
NSW Department of Education and Training


I was at the band reading day last Saturday and really enjoyed playing through your charts.
I bought Funky Town last year and am currently using it with my intermediate primary band. It works well and more importantly, the kids like it!
Keep up the great arrangements!

Greg Costello
Mt Brown Primary School
DAPTO 2530
NSW Australia

As a Community Band Conductor and Educator in a Performing Arts School, I can highly recommend Thorp Music for high quality music for all tastes that can be enjoyed by any age or ability level. As a retailer, this music is an important part of our print sales and is purchased and enjoyed by many organisations across the country.

Thorp Music back their arrangements with wonderful service and support. It’s fantastic to have an Australian music publisher providing high quality resources.

Murray Bishop
Brass/Wind Consultant
Engadine Music Education Centre
Ph: +612 9520 3044
Fax: +612 9548 1392

Joan and all the gang,

Thank you for the quick response and wonderful service.
(Charts I ordered into my tray at school in less than two days.)
Congratulations also on the presentation and packaging of your music.
Thanks again from a very satisfied customer.

Ian Stenning
Bankstown Grammar School
Georges Hall 2198
NSW Australia

Thank you very much. The charts are fantastic!

Greg Hebblewhite
Bird Yard Big Band

Thankyou for your speedy response to my order yesterday. I received the goods this morning.
Truly impressive.....
I like the presentation of the music. The folders are an excellent idea and so is the watermark on the music to protect yourself with copyright issues. I'm looking forward to trying out the arrangements with my band tomorrow.


Peter Dorich
Band Co-ordinator
Mentor of Learning Technologies
Shore School

Hi Joan Thorp,

I have recently purchased some grade one concert band music of yours. I was wondering if I could get hold of a catalogue of your music as I am impressed with the arrangements I have used so far.

Thank you for your time,

Joseph Williams | Coordinator
The Society of Entertainers

Thanks heaps for that score. Yeah, I will buy that and a couple more before the end of this term.
AND the other two scores that I ordered off you yesterday came this morning!!!!! Now that's service!
Thanks so much, we will definitely be doing heaps more business with you!!!!
Have a great weekend,

Rebeccah Morris
Sydney, Australia.

Dear Joan,

My students just love Funky Town and the James Bond Theme!

Thankyou and keep the excellent arrangements coming!

Steve Broxton
Tamborine Mountain State School
Queensland, Australia.

Hi Mollie

Just wanted to say thanks for the swift response to my recent request for replacement parts. Thanks again.

Merv Collins
St Helena Secondary College
Victoria, Australia.

Thank you for the prompt arrival of the music I ordered. Very impressed!


Beth McConchie
Music Administrator
Canberra Grammar School


I am very impressed that we have an all Australian owned and run Band Music company with such quality arrangements! The kids loved playing those three songs we ordered from you. We even found a cowboy riding theme song, which we teamed with "Tomahawk", and performed at a number of primary schools and Parent Nights as our "Cowboys and Indians" segment! It was a lot of fun!
Well done you guys!


Kim Blake
Instrumental Music Coordinator
Mt Eliza Secondary College
Victoria, Australia.

Hi Joan and Co.

Thank you for the prompt delivery of Music for a Jubilant Occasion – most appreciative!!


Scott Ryan
Conductor, NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra.
The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training.

All my primary-age bands, past and present, have used your charts, pretty much since you started, I think. The spread of instrumentation you've included is of real assistance with young bands and the arrangements are quite the goods!
Gees, you save me a lot of writing!
Thanks, Joan and Adrian. Keep it up!
Warwick Cuneo
Sydney, Australia.

As a school we found purchasing from Thorp Music very quick and easy with great communication. Thanks Thorp Music!

Helen Parkes
Accounts Officer Bishop Druitt College
Coffs Harbour NSW Australia

Great Joan, thanks a lot for the fast service!!

Frida Joosting
Performing Arts Teacher Aide
St John's Anglican College
Forest Lake, Queensland.

Dear Joan

Thank you for your prompt reply and I look forward to receiving the CD’s. The arrangements we have used have been wonderful, our most recent being "A Little Less Conversation" which was a real hit at our recent Open Night.

We are now working on "Let Us Entertain You" and "Let’s Stick Together" which are equally as much fun. It is great to have the vocal parts included in the arrangements. I am hoping the new guitar ensemble pack will work for our students as well and will be placing another order with you soon.

We have loved using your charts and look forward to your new titles.

Thanking you.

Kind Regards
Felica Mundell
Ashwood College, Victoria.

Thank you Joan for your fast and efficient service. The music arrived today and we are good to go. Fantastic.

Liz Sargeant, New South Wales.

Thanks for your very prompt reply. We really are loving playing your arrangements - should have bought them years ago! I think my favourite as bass clari player is, "The Silver Stars are in the Sky".

Thanks again for your excellent music.

Von Janetzki
Forbes Town and District Band
NSW, Australia.

Dear Joan,

This is exactly what we have been looking for everywhere.
Thankyou so much.

Rosie Connor
Beauty Point School Band Manager
New South Wales, Australia.

Thank you for the parts, they arrived promptly last week, very appreciative for the outstanding service.


Thank you Joan for an awesome arrangement of 'Valerie'. I have two very happy Year 12's :)

Heather Crawford
Engadine High School, NSW, Australia.

The One Direction chart worked great at camp this week. I especially liked the interesting auxiliary parts. Thanks for doing a great job again!

Jenny Williams
Sydney, Australia.

Thanks so much for your fabulous charts. We love playing them and our audiences love hearing them. It's great knowing that our money stays in Australia!! Thanks again!

Alicia Freeman
Music Teacher
St Joseph's and St Kieran's, Mount Isa
Bandana Big Band Manager

Hi Joan,

I just thought that I'd share with you that we used your "Walking on Sunshine" chart at our recent speech night and also the formal. We had singers, dancers and the full band and it brought the house down on both occasions - even the Deputy Principal wore flairs especially!


Bryan Pearson
Rochedale State High School
Queensland, Australia.

We had a big assembly at school at the end of last term and our Senior Band played your "Gangnam Style" to conclude proceedings. It went off! The whole school were out of their seats dancing. 500 kids having a ball. And the smiles on the faces of the band members afterwards... priceless!

Noel Annett
Band Director & Conductor
Warrawee PS
Sydney, Australia.

I'm pleased to say that our rendition of, "Walking on Sunshine", truly brought the house down at our school band night last week.

Simon Varga,
Music Teacher,
St Andrew's School, South Australia.

Your arrangements of Walking on Sunshine and Party Rock Anthem are amazing for our Snr Band at about grade 1.5
Thank you for getting them to me so quickly. We learnt them in 3 lessons to concert standard. Kids work hard when they love the music.

Sandra McCarthy
Baldface Public School
Sydney, Australia.


Just wanted to say a massive thanks - I have never received an order so quickly! You guys are the best!

Kind regards

Naomi Barber
Maths and Music Teacher
Merici College
Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Hello again, Joan –

I emailed my thanks last night, but I would just like to follow up to let you know how much this made me smile. You are on the other side of the world, but still you took a moment out of your day to go the extra mile to make sure that I had what I needed for my kids’ recital. That is just so cool. It’s neat enough that today’s technology allows one to locate and order an arrangement from the other side of the planet, be even nicer to know that kind people exist everywhere.

Thanks for your help and for all that you do for music on your end of the globe.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jerry Becker
The Mr. Lucky Syndicate

To Roger Downton,

I would like to congratulate you on a brilliant arrangement of, "Golden Wedding". I have never had my musos rave about an arrangement before. You have captured the original theme, one that I have had since the '40's on old yellowed small hard-to-read paper. At last, I have a full big band arrangement!
Well done.

Ivan Gellie
I.G. Big Band
Victoria, Australia.