Brendan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where he studied with Dan Maslanka and Mark Stone. Throughout his career he has studied with a number of acclaimed percussionists including Jim Ancona, Iain Moyer, Jason Ihnat, Liam Teague, Haruna Walusumbi, and Bernard Woma. These experiences have allowed him to sustain a successful career as a performer and an educator.
As a member, Brendan marched Eastside Fury (2009-2011) and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (2011, 2013, 2014). During his time at The Cadets, the corps won The DCI world championships and the percussion section won the illustrious Fred Sanford award for the best percussion section.
In addition to performing, Brendan is a well rounded educator that has taught at numerous schools across the state of Michigan, including Plymouth Canton Educational Park, Troy Athens High School, Ferndale High School, and Southgate Anderson High School. He has also taught at independent groups such as Ferndale Independent Percussion, North Coast Academy, and Carolina Crown.
Brendan is currently the band and choir director at Southgate Anderson High School in Southgate, Michigan. This is his fourth year at the helm of the Titan Band!