BRANDON PREW, Assistant Director Marching Band & Director of Jazz Studies
Brandon Prew is an active music teacher and performing musician in the tri-state area. Prew is currently the Assistant Director for Harrison High School’s marching band, the Director of Jazz Studies at Harrison High School, is teaching at Crosby Elementary in Southwest Local School District, and teaches lessons at various music stores and Highlands High School in Northern Kentucky. This will be Prew’s third year teaching at Harrison High School.
In the past, Prew has worked as an instructor, clinician, and camp instructor at many local schools. Some of these schools include: Dixie Heights High School (Edgewood, KY), Bellevue High School (Bellevue, KY), Ryle High School (Union, KY), Grant County High School (Dry Ridge, KY), and Williamstown High School (Williamstown, KY).
An active musician, Prew performs with many local bands and on many recordings. Most recently, Prew has joined the band Josh McIntosh & Company. This band performs almost every weekend in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati. Recently, Josh McIntosh & Company has performed at the Time Warner stage at Riverbend Music Center, performing the opening acts for bands and singers such as Toby Keith and Aerosmith.
Prew has also recorded and performed with the band Sunday Night Flight, a local group performing versions of many popular songs with a contemporary, jazz -fusion style, along with the band’s original works.
Prew has performed in many of the ensembles at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), including the award-winning Chamber Jazz Ensemble. The Chamber Jazz Ensemble has performed with and worked with internationally renowned musicians. This list includes: Jeff Coffin, Branford Marsalis, and Brad Goode. Recently, the Chamber Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform at the Jazz Educator’s Network International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Prew has also performed with the NKU Symphonic Winds, one of the premier college symphonic bands in the region. This ensemble has been selected to perform at many state conferences, such as the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association (KMEA) and the Ohio Music Educator’s Association (OMEA).
In addition the these remarkable ensembles, Prew has also performed and been a part of the Saxophone Quartet, Super Sax ensemble, Jazz Combos, and the NKU Big Band. Brandon has performed at many state and national conferences, including the KMEA conference, OMEA conference, and the JEN conference.
While studying saxophone performance, Prew has studied under Michael VanPelt, William Brian Hogg, and Joseph Craig.
Brandon Prew is currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Saxophone performance. Prew is also a collegiate member of these professional organizations: National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Kentucky Music Educator’s Association Collegiate Member (KMEA), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Lambda Chapter).