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Brian Drake, a Maryland native, is currently an instrumental music teacher at Patapsco Middle School in Howard County, He has served as the Pep Band and Wind Ensemble Director at Johns Hopkins University and Pep Band Director at McDaniel College.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD.


Mr. Drake serves as a guest conductor, clinician, festival judge, award-winning arranger, and commissioned composer for several organizations across the nation.  His works have been performed by the Peabody Wind Ensemble, Peabody Chamber Winds, the Towson University Concert Band, and the McDaniel College Concert Band, to name a few.   Mr. Drake’s compositions are released by Bandworks Publications, Grand Mesa Music Publishers and self-published through

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