Adams Brass

Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY for his musical studies. While at WKU, Brandon accumulated numerous accolades, including being the featured soloist on the wind ensemble’s tour through Russia, performing at multiple locations including the Great Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. In 2001 at the age of 19, he became the youngest euphonium player ever to be selected as a finalist for the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Artist Euphonium Competition.

Brandon is in high demand as a soloist and recitalist, having been featured with countless ensembles from the middle school level all the way to the professional level. He has performed at numerous state conventions, universities, and high schools. Brandon premiered an arrangement of “Danny Boy” by John Fannin that was written for him and the Muhlenberg North Middle School Band, and was performed at the Kentucky Music

Educators Association Conference in Louisville, KY. He was a featured soloist at the 2016 Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop at Fort Myer, VA with the United States Army Band Pershing’s Own Orchestra. For five years, Brandon was the principal euphonium of the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band out of Crossville, TN, a professional British-style brass band, and was featured over twenty times as a soloist, including a performance at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY. Brandon has also performed with the world-renowned Brass Band of Battle Creek on a special concert in Grand Cayman. In April of 2017, Brandon premiered a new work written specifically for him by MSgt Kent Baker of The United States Air Force Band entitled “On the Evening Horizon” with the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic.

As an educator, Brandon has taught masterclasses and clinics at numerous high schools and universities, as well as state conventions. He is very passionate about giving back and helping anyone that he can be successful. Mr. Jones taught high school band in middle Tennessee at Oakland High School for seven years, helping aid the program in growing in number as well as accolades. In his final year of teaching at Oakland, the band was one of the finest marching ensembles in the state of Tennessee. Brandon founded the Oakland High School Brass Choir, which performed yearly at the solo and ensemble assessment, and never received less than the highest rating. He maintained a private studio of numerous low brass players, and would regularly place students in the all-state bands from Kentucky and Tennessee, even having a stretch of years in Kentucky of filling the entire top ensemble in the all-state band with his students. Brandon has had several students obtain full scholarships to some of the country’s finest music institutes as well as winning the Leonard Falcone euphonium competition student division.

In 2009, Brandon recorded his first solo CD entitled “Influences” with accompanist Matthew Mazzoni. The album was a finalist for the prestigious ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Recording Excellence, and has received international acclaim. After teaching for several years while maintaining a hectic performance schedule, Brandon auditioned for a euphonium opening with The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. After winning the audition, he then attended basic military training in San Antonio, TX, and in March of 2014 moved to Washington, D.C. to
begin his career as a premier band euphoniumist with The United States Air Force Band.

Brandon is a performing artist for Adams Musical Instruments and he performs exclusively on Adams euphoniums and his signature mouthpiece from Ivan Giddings. His primary teachers include Joe Allen, Troy Stovall, Dr. John Carmichael, and Joe Stites. Brandon resides in Southbridge, VA with his wife, Christine, who is a trombonist in The United States Air Force Band, and their dog, James and cat, Mercury.

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