Bachelor of the Arts - Middle Tennessee State University
Master of the Arts - Sam Houston State University
Branden Hill is the Brass Caption Head of The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where he received a master's in Instrumental Conducting. He received his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, where he studied instrumental music education and conducting. A native of Murfreesboro, TN, Branden has worked with high school programs across the United States as both a clinician and designer. He is an active judge across the US. Before graduate school, he was the Director of Bands at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, TX and the assistant band director in Waller ISD and Fort Bend ISD.
As a performer, Branden served as Drum Major of the MTSU Band of Blue for four years and was a trumpet player in the 2005 Madison Scouts horn line. Branden has also served on the brass staff of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and The Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha and the National Association for Music Education.
Branden is looking forward to returning for his third season with The Cadets and second season as the caption head!
To collaborate on projects or have him work with your program, visit www.fortemusicconsulting.com.
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden