John R. Hearnes
John R. Hearnes
(b. July 9, 1977)
John R. Hearnes (lovingly known at RLP as "Chime Boy") received his first pair of drumsticks in 1989 when he joined band in Cape Girardeau, MO. He studied percussion under Mark McHale and Mark Ellison. After graduating from Central High School, John studied at Southeast Missouri State University under Dr. Daniel Dunavan, then earned a BME from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied under Lalo Davila, David Brochocki, Andy Smith, and Dr. Julie Hill. It was through Lalo Davila that John met Chris Crockarell and Chris Brooks from Row-Loff Productions. He began arranging and composing for RLP in 2002. Although his works cover the spectrum of difficulty, John has focused on increasing the amount of literature written for young players, especially beginners.

John is currently a middle school band director in Rutherford County, TN, a job he has held since 2001. He has a Master's in Education from Bryan College. He was selected, along with colleague David England, to present percussion pedagogy at the 2019 Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference.

John endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Mapex/Majestic percussion instruments. John is a composer, performer, educator, clinician, adjudicator, and most importantly, still a student on all facets of percussion. He lives in Murfreesboro, TN, with his wife and their two sons.
 
 
Works By John R. Hearnes
Item:10CS17 | 1st & 10 | by John R. Hearnes
A Football Novelty Ensemble


Item:BOS009 | A Taste Of Classicals | arr. John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 4 Grade I Ensembles based on popular Classical themes from The Blast-Off Series

Surprise Symphony by Joseph Haydn (1:28)
Eine kleine Nachtmusik by W. A. Mozart (1:10)
Largo by Antonin Dvorak (2:03)
Spring by Antonio Vivaldi (2:03)


Actin' Latin | by John R. Hearnes
From Four For Five (BOS013) Blast Off Series


Item:22CS3 | All Fruits Ripe | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Steel Band Ensemble


Item:17CS8 | All Night Long (All Night) | by Lionel Richie / arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Percussion Ensemble w/Horn Section


America The Beautiful | arr. John R. Hearnes
From the Malletsicles Collection (not sold individually)


America the Beautiful | arr. John R. Hearnes
From Red, White & BOOM! (BOS010) Blast Off Series


Attack At Fort Issimo | by John R. Hearnes
Grade I Snare Drum Trio (from the book: Rhythmology)


Item:20CS4 | Bah... Drumbug! | arr. John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Christmas Ensemble

This medley includes:
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Fum, Fum, Fum
We Three Kings
Carol of the Bells
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


Item:13CS12 | Beat 70 | by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Edward Freytag & John R. Hearnes
Advanced Percussion Ensemble


Item:BOS024 | Beatz | by John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 4 Grade I & II Ensembles from The Blast-Off Series

Padz (1:27)
Handz (1:39)
Malletz (1:49)
Snarez (1:22)


Item:BOS017 | Boomwhacker® City | arr. John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 3 Grade II Ensembles for Boomwhackers® from The Blast-Off Series

William Tell Overture (1:18)
Ode To Joy (1:28)
Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas (1:02)


Item:BOS017BW | Boomwhacker® City - Package | arr. John R. Hearnes
Grade I Novelty Ensemble for Boomwhackers
Includes music and a complete performance set of Boomwhackers.

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Item:21CS8 | Brainstorm | by John R. Hearnes
Medium-Advanced Percussion Ensemble


Item:04CS2 | Breakfast at Timpani's | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Concert Ensemble/Timpani feature


Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella | arr. John R. Hearnes
From No BOOM in the Inn (BOS020) Blast Off Series


Can-Do Attitude | by John R. Hearnes
From Four For Five (BOS013) Blast Off Series


Clap Trap | by John R. Hearnes
From the Noveltysicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:M401 | Cobra | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Battery Feature


Item:14CS14 | Cupla Cups | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Novelty Ensemble


Down Under | by John R. Hearnes
From Quadruple Decker


Drum It Up | by John R. Hearnes
From Four For Five (BOS013) Blast Off Series


Drumble | by John R. Hearnes
From Triple Decker


Item:17CS1 | Drums. Loud. Good. | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Percussion Ensemble


Item:19CS1 | Drums. Louder. Gooder. | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Concert Ensemble


Duh-Dot | by John R. Hearnes
From the Quattrosicles Collection (not sold individually)


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik | arr. John R. Hearnes
From A Taste Of Classicals (BOS009) Blast Off Series


El Primer Fuego | by John R. Hearnes
From Triple Decker


El Quetzal | by John R. Hearnes
From Four And More (BOS022) Blast Off Series


Item:M002 | Falcon | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Battery Feature


First Time Out | by John R. Hearnes
Grade I Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Rhythmology)


Five Jive | by John R. Hearnes
From Four And More (BOS022) Blast Off Series


Item:BOS022 | Four And More | by Chris Brooks, Chris Crockarell and John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 4 Grade I Percussion Ensembles from The Blast-Off Series

March of the Dragoons (1:40)
El Quetzal (2:24)
Hark, the Herald Bossa (1:50)
Five Jive (2:00)


Item:BOS013 | Four For Five | by John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 4 Grade I Ensembles from The Blast-Off Series

Drum It Up (2:23)
Actin' Latin (1:26)
Snare Flair (1:38)
Can-Do Attitude (1:33)


Full Count | by John R. Hearnes
Grade II Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Rhythmology)


Item:M109 | Galaxy 9 | by John R. Hearnes
Medium-Advanced Marching Feature


Good King Wenceslas | arr. John R. Hearnes
From No BOOM in the Inn (BOS020) Blast Off Series


Item:10CS4 | Guiro Hero | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Concert Ensemble w/Guiro Feature


Item:0709 | Hypernova | by John R. Hearnes
Medium-Advanced Marching Feature


Item:18CS6 | Iron Mon | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Concert Ensemble


Item:M103 | Jaguar | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Battery Feature


Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas | arr. John R. Hearnes
From Boomwhacker® City (BOS017) Blast Off Series


Joy to the World | arr. John R. Hearnes
From the Icesicles Collection (not sold individually)


Largo | arr. John R. Hearnes
From A Taste Of Classicals (BOS009) Blast Off Series


Mark Twain | by John R. Hearnes
Grade I Snare Drum Duet (from the book: Rhythmology)


Item:0701 | Mash The Trash | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Marching Feature


Medley of the Bells | arr. John R. Hearnes
From No BOOM in the Inn (BOS020) Blast Off Series


Minor Rock | by John R. Hearnes
From Rockin' Your Socks (BOS001) Blast Off Series


Item:0803 | Mo Cowbell | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Marching Feature


Mult-Etude | by John R. Hearnes
Grade II Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Rhythmology)


Multimatum | by John R. Hearnes
Grade II Multi-Percussion Duet (from the book: Rhythmology)


My Country 'Tis of Thee | arr John R. Hearnes
From Red, White & BOOM! (BOS010) Blast Off Series


N-Snare | by John R. Hearnes
From Quadruple Decker


Item:06CS14 | New South Africa | by Fleck / arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Item:BOS020 | No BOOM in the Inn | arr. John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 4 Grade I Christmas Ensembles for Boomwhackers® and percussion from The Blast-Off Series

Good King Wenceslas (1:06)
O Come O Come Emanuel (1:21)
Medley of the Bells (1:36)
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (1:20)


Item:BOS020BW | No BOOM in the Inn - Package | arr. John R. Hearnes
Grade I Novelty Ensemble for Boomwhackers & Percussion
Includes music and a complete performance set of Boomwhackers.

Boomwhackers sold with this package are 10% off MSRP!
An additional handling fee applies. Only shipped via UPS GROUND.
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No Drums Allowed | by John R. Hearnes
From Quadruple Decker


O Come, O Come, Emanuel | arr. John R. Hearnes
From No BOOM in the Inn (BOS020) Blast Off Series


Item:M701 | Ocelot | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Battery Feature


Ode To Joy | arr. John R. Hearnes
From Boomwhacker® City (BOS017) Blast Off Series


Item:0903 | Orbital Velocity | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Marching Feature


Item:M501 | Panther | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Battery Feature


Pick 3 | by John R. Hearnes
Grade II Snare Drum Trio (from the book: Rhythmology)


Item:16CS15 | Plentia Pens | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Novelty Ensemble


Item:POP01 | Poppedsicles (music only) | arr. by Chris Brooks, Chris Crockarell, John R. Hearnes & David Steinquest
Eight Iconic Pop Tunes For Your Percussion Ensemble

The tunes included are:

Eye Of The Tiger - arr. Chris Crockarell
Venus - arr. Chris Brooks
Wipe Out - arr. John R. Hearnes
The Pink Panther - arr. Chris Crocakrell
My Sharona - arr. Chris Brooks
Mission: Impossible - arr. David Steinquest
All I Want For Christmas Is You - arr. Chris Crockarell
Bang The Drum All Day - arr. Chris Brooks


Item:POP01BW | Poppedsicles (w/Boomwhackers) | arr. by Chris Brooks, Chris Crockarell, John R. Hearnes & David Steinquest
Eight Iconic Pop Tunes For Your Percussion Ensemble

The tunes included are:

Eye Of The Tiger - arr. Chris Crockarell
Venus - arr. Chris Brooks
Wipe Out - arr. John R. Hearnes
The Pink Panther - arr. Chris Crocakrell
My Sharona - arr. Chris Brooks
Mission: Impossible - arr. David Steinquest
All I Want For Christmas Is You - arr. Chris Crockarell
Bang The Drum All Day - arr. Chris Brooks

This package includes (2) C Boomwhackers and (2) Octavators.


Item:0604 | Pulsar | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Marching Feature


Item:M901 | Puma | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Battery Feature


Item:09CS2 | Quadruple Decker | by John R. Hearnes
A Collection Of 4 Easy Concert Ensembles For Six Players
Down Under (1:50)
N-Snare (1:27)
Tostones (1:20)
No Drums Allowed (1:45)


Item:0306 | Quasar | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Marching Feature


Item:QUAT01 | Quattrosicles | by Chris Brooks, James Campbell, Chris Crockarell, Juile Davila,
John R. Hearnes, David Steinques

8 Diverse Percussion Ensembles For 4 Players


QWERTY | by John R. Hearnes
From the Boomsicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:M802 | Raptor | by John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Battery Feature


Item:19CS7 | Ratamapatapan | by Bernard de La Monnoye / arr. John R. Hearnes
Easy-Medium Christmas Ensemble


Item:BOS010 | Red, White & BOOM! | arr. John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 3 Grade I Patriotic Ensembles from The Blast-Off Series

My Country, 'Tis of Thee (1:40)
America the Beautiful (1:47)
Yankee Doodle (1:03)


Rhino Rock | by John R. Hearnes
From Rockin' Your Socks (BOS001) Blast Off Series


Item:WSS004 | Rhythmology | by John R. Hearnes & David England
18 Pieces For Snare Drum! (Grades 1 - 2.5)

This book contains easy snare drum solos, duets, trios and a quartet.
(As well as introducing limited Multi-Percussion.)
A great stepping-stone from the RLP Toolbox Curriculum!


Item:WSS009 | Rhythmology II for Keyboards and Timpani | by John R. Hearnes & David England
A fantastic follow-up to the original Rhythmology! Check-out this collection of solos, duets, trios and a quartet for keyboards and timpani. More exciting stepping-stone literature from the RLP "Toolbox Curriculum" as well as wonderful performance material! (grades 1 to 3)


Rockin' The House | by John R. Hearnes
From Rockin' Your Socks (BOS001) Blast Off Series


Item:BOS001 | Rockin' Your Socks | by John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 3 Grade I Percussion Ensembles from The Blast-Off Series

Minor Rock (1:10)
Rhino Rock (2:23)
Rockin' The House (1:06)


Rude(amental) Awakening | by John R. Hearnes
Grade II Snare Drum Duet (from the book: Rhythmology)


Item:2101 | Scorpion | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Battery Feature


Item:12CS10 | Slavonic Dance #5 in A Major | by Antonin Dvorak/arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Item:05CS10 | Slavonic Dance #7 in c minor | by Dvorak / arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Item:03CS10 | Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor | by Antonin Dvorak / arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Snare Flair | by John R. Hearnes
From Four For Five (BOS013) Blast Off Series


Item:M206 | Sonix | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Marching Feature


Spring | arr. John R. Hearnes
From A Taste Of Classicals (BOS009) Blast Off Series


Item:02CS9 | Stompin' Grounds | by Fleck-Wooten / arr. John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Percussion Ensemble


Surprise Symphony | arr. John R. Hearnes
From A Taste Of Classicals (BOS009) Blast Off Series


Item:0911 | Swarm | by John R. Hearnes
Advanced Marching Feature


Item:1024 | The Mallet Player's Toolbox | by John R. Hearnes
The Absolute Method For Mallet Percussion


Throwdown | by John R. Hearnes
From Triple Decker


Item:8045 | Time Out Stand Grooves | by John R. Hearnes
6 Stand Grooves


Tostones | by John R. Hearnes
From Quadruple Decker


Item:0404 | Traffic Jam | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Marching Feature


Item:M201 | Trash Mob | by John R. Hearnes
Easy Marching Feature


Item:15CS8 | Tridecagon | by John R. Hearnes
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Item:07CS2 | Triple Decker | by John R. Hearnes
A Collection of 3 Easy Concert Ensembles For Six Players
Drumble (1:34)
Throwdown (1:48)
El Primer Fuego (1:30)


Item:08CS8 | Trixity | by John R. Hearnes
Medium Concert Ensemble


Twinsday | by John R. Hearnes
Grade I Snare Drum Duet (from the book: Rhythmology)


Ultraviolet | by John R. Hearnes
From the Jamsicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:M605 | Viper | by John R. Hearnes
Medium-Advanced Battery Feature


What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) | arr. John R. Hearnes
From the Christmas Gig (not sold individually)


William Tell Overture | arr. John R. Hearnes
From Boomwhacker® City (BOS017) Blast Off Series


Wipe Out | arr. by John R. Hearnes
From the Poppedsicles Collection (not sold individually)


Item:11CS5 | Xolo | by John R. Hearnes
Medium-Advanced Percussion Ensemble


Yankee Doodle | arr. John R. Hearnes
From Red, White & BOOM! (BOS010) Blast Off Series


 
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