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Questions about arranging

I am currently arranging some pop music. I have some questions for anyone that would be willing to help an amateur:
1. In pop music, sometimes artists embellish a little with vocals and etc. Is it better to use complex rhythms to come close to what the artist does, insert an simpler rhythm, or change it all together?
2. In giving out the melody parts, I don't really want to give it to the trumpets every time because they always get it, and the flutes are usually really hard to hear? What other options do I have that will actually sound good? I know that just about every instrument can play melody, but I also know that if not executed correctly it could be a disaster.
3. Does anyone have any suggestions for songs that I could do?

A QUESTION

I am in a high school marching band and we would love to get to play some of the music you put out so would it be all right to use some of it for Friday night games? If not thanks anyway and keep righting music you guys are great

National Marching Band Day!

Hey guys, we need 100,000 signatures to make this an official holiday!!
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/establish-march-4th-national-marching-arts-day/dLVPm2p6
By establishing March 4 as "National Marching Arts Day," we will celebrate the positive effects on young people and our society from lessons learned and life skills acquired through involvement with the unique collection activities which comprise the "marching arts."
These activities includes marching bands, drum corps, drill teams, color guards, drum lines, step teams, string bands, pipe bands, fife and drum groups, military bands, ceremonial groups and other ensembles promoting music making, entertainment, cultural enrichment, self-confidence, leadership training, responsibility, competition, good sportsmanship and fun.