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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameBrandonq Barnett
Pronouns (optional):he/him/his
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Home/Work Address6726 Winnock Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Regional ChapterMidnorth
  • Any Vacant Position
I have been a member of IDRS:1-5 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Bassoon
Statement of Interest

I am excited to put myself forward as a candidate for the Midnorth Regional Chapter board. Being both a bassoonist and educator in Indiana, I have a strong passion for building meaningful relationships and fostering connections within my community. Through my experience as a performer, educator, and advocate for the arts in all capacities, I want to be a part of developing great ideas for the region and just to also be a support for others within the region. I am committed to applying my skills to their fullest potential as a board member and to support the growth and vibrancy of the chapter and hopefully to help it grow as best as it can.

Brief Biography

Brandon Barnett holds the position of Director of Bands at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated Schools. A native of Indianapolis, he graduated from THEE ILLUSTRIOUS Howard University with a degree in Music Education. During his time at Howard University, Brandon had the opportunity to perform in multiple capacities. He was privileged to study Bassoon under Tia Wortham of the United States Navy Band, with participation in the Concert Band and Orchestra. He also played the saxophone in the HU Jazz Ensemble and the "SHOWTIME" Marching Band.

An ardent enthusiast of advancing musicianship, Mr. Barnett remains actively engaged in teaching privately and performing with various ensembles in the Indianapolis area. He currently holds membership in Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity, where he previously held leadership positions at the collegiate level. He is an active President of his alumni chapter and serves as a District Director for the fraternity. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Indiana Music Educators Association, the Indiana Bandmasters Association, and the International Double Reed Society.

In his leisure hours, he takes pleasure in activities such as reading, traveling, playing video games, mentoring youth, exploring new places, and cherishing moments with his close family and friends.