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Along with a degree in music with a minor in music composition, RJ has had multiple performance experiences within the marching arts including Rhythm X, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and Cap City Percussion. During his time teaching at multiple schools in the Cincinnati area, RJ has sharpened his writing skills in the marching percussion arena. 

While writing to the skill-level of the ensemble, RJ is able to provide engaging, fun-to-play material to his clients. With the goal to be serving the ensemble, RJ mixes achievability with challenge and fun with functionality.

RJ is available for both battery percussion and front ensemble arrangement.

Interested in working with RJ? Send an email to

Indoor Percussion

"Mystery on Eaton" Indoor Percussion show designed in 2024 for Hamilton High School (OH) competing in Regional A class (MEPA circuit champions). Source material includes: "Romeo and Juliet" by Sergei Prokofiev, "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns, "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky, and original music by RJ Schaefer.

Mystery on Eaton
00:00 / 04:39

"Weather the Storm" Indoor Percussion show designed in 2023 for Hamilton High School (OH) competing in A class. All original music by RJ Schaefer

Weather the Storm
00:00 / 05:06

Fall Marching Band

Fairfield High School (OH) 2023 Opener - Battery only

FHS 23
00:00 / 02:02

Fairfield High School (OH) 2022 Opener - Battery only

FHS 22
00:00 / 02:17

Battery Cadences

"Light Blue" Cadence for Marching Battery

Light Blue
00:00 / 01:05

Advanced Battery Exercises

"Paradiddle Party" Battery Exercise

Paradiddle Party
00:00 / 00:56
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