Brandon Martell

Brandon Martell is a well-rounded musician who is skilled in the arts of music performance, music composition, music arranging, and music pedagogy. In 2013, Brandon graduated from the Eastman School of Music with Bachelor of Music Degrees in Applied Music and Music Education, and a Performer’s Certificate. As a trombonist, Brandon has received many honors, including being named the winner of the American Trombone Workshop’s Tenor Trombone National Solo Competition for ages 18 and under in 2008, and being a member of the winning trombone choir, the Eastman Trombone Choir, for the International Trombone Association’s Trombone Choir Competition in 2011. He has also performed on trombone as a substitute member of the Florida Orchestra and as a touring member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. As a vocalist, he performs professionally with The Dickens Carolers. In 2018, the show he composed and arranged for the Warrior Marching Band earned 1st place in the 1A Division at the Florida Marching Band Championships, and also was awarded the highest score within the caption of General Effect Music. Currently, Brandon is serving in his seventh year on faculty at Calvary Christian High School, where he is the Choral Director and Music Director for musicals. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Shaye, and their dog, Claude.

Upcoming Events

Florida Bandmasters Summer Convention

June 28 - July 1
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 United States

Southwest Music Summer Exhibition TCDA/TODA/TBA

July 22 - July 24
900 E. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

The 2021 Midwest Clinic

December 15 - December 18
2301 S. King Dr,
Chicago, IL 60616 United States

Recent Blogs

Maximizing Student Engagement and Musicianship in Today’s Music Ensembles: Five Strategies for Success!

Russell L. Robinson, Ph.D., Composer/Arranger/Author/Musician Educator In my work with music programs and music teachers in on-site professional development, I have tried to assist educators (choral and instrumental) in “maximizing student engagement and musicianship” in their ensembles and music classrooms. These two areas (Engagement and Musicianship) go hand in hand. You can’t have one without…
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The (Live!) Music Goes On

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all.  In my 26 years in the music publishing industry, few things have impacted music in our schools more profoundly.  Many school ensembles have been unable to meet or have done so in small groups or virtually.  Composers and arrangers have struggled without commissions and guest appearances.  Many (myself…
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Five Keys to Unlocking Successful Rehearsals

Do you ever find yourself utterly exhausted at the end of a rehearsal, feeling like you lost a game of tug of war against your entire band?  The podium can feel like a very lonely place at times, leaving you frustrated and feeling like the “bad guy”; however, taking a step back and focusing on…
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How to Beat Writer’s Block

Artists of all disciplines are sometimes faced with the phenomenon commonly known as “Writers Block.”In these times, we face a lack of creative inspiration, and as a result, our creative output can slow to a halt. What I wish to offer here are a few suggestions on how to cope with writer’s block, how to…
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