Tab Brown

Rome Middle School, Rome High School

Artist Facts:

Nationality: USA
Artist Since:2015
Influences:Gene Inglis | Clint Gillespie
Instagram:@sugarfree00

Banded Story:

I don't remember a time in my life where music wasn't involved in some way. Its always been a constant source of fulfillment for me. My parents would tell stories of how they put a pair of sticks in my hand when I was old enough to sit up and how I would play to the music that they played in our house growing up. I'm sure that some might consider that a defining moment. I, however, would probably point to the year 1995. I saw my first drum corps show in 95 and it started my interest and focus on the marching activity. I remember going back to my high school and trying my best to emulate what I had seen. Up to that point my experience in music had been only what I had known from my early years being in band. That one drum corps show would go on the push me to become a better player and performer. It was the moment that I said to myself "this is what I want to do". From that moment I had a love of not only the marching activity, but all aspects of percussion. Music has always been there for me. It has provided opportunities that I would not have ever dreamed to be possible.

Artist Bio:

Tab Brown is currently the Director of 8th grade Bands at Rome Middle School and an associate director of Bands/Percussion director at Rome High School. Previous to his time at Rome, Mr. Brown was the Assistant Director of Bands and the Director of Percussion Studies for Baldwin High School and Baldwin County Schools in Milledgeville Georgia. He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University where he received his bachelors in History and his Masters in Music Education. While at Jacksonville State he studied percussion with Clint Gillespie and Dr. Thomas McCutchen. He was a member of the Jacksonville State University Drumline and percussion ensemble 2000-2004. Mr. Brown has been a member of the instructional staff and has written and arranged for the Jacksonville State University Drumline, and Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps. As a performer, Mr. Brown has shared the stage in support of many acts such as The Sugar Hill Gang, Trapt, Theory of a Deadman, Trust Company, Micheal Burritt and Steve Houghton. Mr. Brown is a member of the The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, NAfME, AMEA and GMEA. Mr Brown is an artist/educator with Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Mapex drums, Majestic percussion, as well as Spector Bass guitars.