Andrew R. Guarrine began his arranging career in high school by listening to all types of music and trying to put his own personal “spin” on it. His band director was always supportive of what he tried, and sometimes made suggestions on different combinations of instruments. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (arranging and composition) and VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL. After graduating from VanderCook with a BME, he moved to Tampa, FL, where he taught strings, chorus, band and general music for 35 years. During this time, he also did arranging for local amateur groups, all-county school orchestras as well as professional musicians and orchestras. Mr. Guarrine is currently enjoying “retirement,” but still teaches privately. He is challenged to this day by changing/rearranging music to fit the personnel of whatever piece is being performed.