Accepting Clients for 2015 School Year
I am currently accepting clients for competitive and show marching bands for the 2015 season. Please email at your
Philosophy & Approach
John Brennan has a philosophy of writing educational and progressive music for the contemporary marching & wind band medium. Mr. Brennan's philosophy promotes a 'year round' approach of technical growth and artistic development for the student musicians, not just limiting student development to the concert season. The primary characteristics of Mr. Brennan's writing is focused on the compositional craft and the aesthetic qualities of the music while maximizing the performers potential and responsibilities by mid season.
About John Brennan
Bachelors in Music Education - 2009 Originally from Columbus, Ohio, John currently lives in Upper Sandusky, Ohio &
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio lives with his wife Rachael, daughter Ellie, and two dogs.
In his free time John enjoys cooking (anything on a grill or smoker), golf, bowling,
Masters in Music Education - 2014 and anything technology related.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Marching Band (2010 - Present) Presented a workshop on technology in the marching band activity with the
Staff Music Arranger The Ohio State University Marching Band Staff at the Ohio Music Educators
Association Professional Conference (2013)
The Ohio State University Athletic Band (2006 - Present)
Began arranging for the ensemble as an undergraduate student
Arrangers Publishing Company (2014 - Present)
Contract Arranger (2009 - Present)
This is a list of all of my current and previous clients:
The Ohio State University Marching & Athletic Bands - Columbus, Ohio Worthington Kilbourne HS - Worthington, Ohio
The University of Wyoming - Laramie, Wyoming Seffner Christian Academy - Seffner, Florida
Kent State University - Kent, Ohio Westerville South HS - Westerville, Ohio
The Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps - Toledo, Ohio Dominion MS - Columbus, Ohio
Delaware Hayes HS - Delaware, Ohio West Geauga HS - Chester, Ohio
Dublin Jerome HS - Dublin, Ohio Arrangers Publishing Company
Bishop Watterson HS - Columbus, Ohio
Newark HS - Newark, Ohio
Port Clinton HS - Port Clinton, Ohio
Oak Harbor HS - Oak Harbor, Ohio
Springfield HS - Springfield, Ohio
Jackson HS - Jackson, Ohio
Northland HS - Columbus, Ohio
Centennial HS - Columbus, Ohio
Whetstone HS - Columbus, Ohio
Valley HS - Lucasville, Ohio
Huron HS - Huron, Ohio
Glendale HS - Glendale, Arizona
Springfield HS - Holland, Ohio
Mogadore HS -Mogadore, Ohio
Pricing - All pricing structures are flexible / negotiable.
Competitive programs that are custom arranged for high school groups are charged a fee of $3000.
Single Arrangements / Show Band Field shows will vary in price - $200 per minute of music.
Contact - Please contact at your earliest convenience, especially if you have any questions regarding pricing and availability. Competitive groups typically contact me between December and April. Directors of show bands typically contact me between February and July. It is best to contact me at the earliest opportunity possible. Due to workload, I can not guarantee my availability.
Copyrights - It is the responsibility of the director to find, secure, and pay for copyright permissions to arrange. Failure to do so can result in legal and monetary penalties.
Contract - Contracts (linked in the upper right corner) must be filled out for each individual movement of the show. They must be delivered and signed before work can begin.
Sheet Music - Due to the volume of clients I have, I may request that a score(s) be provided due to the time it takes to dictate out music.
Payment / Delivery of Score and Parts - Payment must be made in full before score and parts will be delivered. If a full show has been contracted, delivery of the first two movements can be made before payment is received.
Information provided by the director - Desired instrumentation, specific abilities for each section (developing, advanced, etc.), number of students within each section and part (e.g., 20 trumpets, 8 first, 12 second) (do not send rosters), and any specific desired musical / design moments for the arrangement / show / competitive program.
January 13, 2015 Update
The Ohio State University Marching Band in New Orleans
The OSUMB traveled over new years to New Orleans to cheer on the OSU Football team in the All State Sugar Bowl. The students and staff
decided to "They Came From Outer Space" as their halftime show. I wrote the music for the brass, Mark Reynolds the OSUMB's percussion
instructor wrote the percussion arrangements, and Brian Stevens and Dr. Chris Hoch wrote the drill. Below is a YouTube link of the bands
Philosophy & Approach
About John Brennan
Update: January 13, 2015
Country & Western Show Performed by The Ohio State University Marching Band
Tribute to Classic Video Games Performed by The Ohio State University Marching Band
America The Beautiful Performed by The Ohio State University Marching Band
The Blues Performed by the Dublin Jerome HS Marching Band, Dublin Ohio.
High Schools (2015 Clients)
Dublin Jerome High School
Delaware Hayes High School
Bishop Watterson High School
Newark High School
Watkins Memorial High School
Swanton High School
Still Accepting Clients
Colleges / Universities
The Ohio State University Marching Band
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