A Salute To Classic Video Games
October 6th, 2012 - The Ohio State University Marching Band featured music arrangements by John Brennan, percussion by Aaron Bell, and Drill by Dr. Chris Hoch. Be sure to check out the international sensation if you haven't already!
"Working more than 500 hours on perfecting the show and the music is impressive....Thank you so very much for your hard work and dedication. Clearly, you make us better."
Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of THE Ohio State University
"I wanted to share what I think is the best marching band show I've ever seen.... It's pretty incredible."
John Mackey, Composer
"There’s a good reason why a video of the Ohio State University marching band’s halftime show has managed nearly 1 million views in just 24 hours: It might just be the most impressive marching band rendition we’ve ever seen."
Artistic, Educational, & Passionate
John Brennan's marching band arrangements have been featured all over the great state of Ohio, Arizona, & Wyoming. John has a philosophy of writing educational and progressive music for the marching & wind band medium all while creating aesthetically pleasing music. The primary focus of Mr. Brennan's work is in the compositional craft while also vigilant of the performers responsibilities. His ultimate goal is to maximize the performers potential while fostering musical growth through compositionally sound writing.
Currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Music Education at THE Ohio State University, John is refining his philosophy of music education. Through the curricula at Ohio State Mr. Brennan is not only able to grow as an educator but further his compositional and arranging skills.
Statehouse Recognizes 12-0 Undefeated Ohio State Football Team & TBDBITL
On December 4th, 2012 the Senate and House of the state of Ohio adopted resolutions to recognize Ohio State's undefeated football season, and TBDBITL for the online attention they have recieved. A link to TBDBITL's website will have the full details and a link to the resolution.
Special thanks to Crockett Photography for the picture!
The design team behind the video game show. Pictured Left to Right, Dr. Chris Hoch, Interim Assistant Director - Drill Design, John Brennan, Graduate Assistant Director & Staff Arranger - Brass Arranger, & Aaron Bell, Percussion Instructor & Arranger - Percussion Arranger.
Jupiter Warmup Chorale for OSUMB
Be sure to take a listen to the warmup choral that Aaron Bell and myself have put together for THE Ohio State University Marching Band.
Midwest Clinic 2012_
Just spent the last 3 days at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. This was my first time to the clinic and I will definitely be coming back. Chicago is an amazing city and I felt I grew as an educator, arranger, and musician from attending the last 3 days. Met a lot of new people, and saw a lot of old friends and colleagues! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
Pictured Left: View from the John Hancock Center from the 96th floor.
Pictured Above: Christmas tree from the Hilton Hotel where I stayed during the trip.