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Brian Sadler, originally born in Bethesda, MD, graduated from Pocono Mountain High School in Swiftwater, PA in 2001. Brian is currently a trombone player in the US Navy stationed at Navy Band Southeast in Jackonville, FL.
After graduating high school, Brian enlisted in the US Navy for five years as a musician. Upon completing boot camp at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, he continued to the Armed Forces School of Music in Virgina Beach, VA. Normally a six month course, Brian excelled out after only one month of classes. His first tour of duty was at the CINC South Band in Naples, Italy, a multi-cultural group consisting of military bandsmen from US, Italian, Greek, and British forces. During his three year tour in Europe, Brian traveled and performed with the band not only throughout Italy, but in Germany, England, Spain, Tunisia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Greece. Returning to the US in 2004, Brian's next duty station was with Navy Band Northwest in Silverdale, WA. After completing two years of traveling throughout the northwestern United States, and with his enlistment up, he decides it's time to begin his music degree. Arizona State University, with it's drier climate, and renowned music program seemed a good place to start. After 2 1/2 productive years at ASU, and with the decline of the economy, Brian decided to return to the Navy. After successfully re-auditioning and losing more than 40 lbs. (70 lbs. total), Brian re-enlisted in April of 2009. He is currently stationed at the 7th Fleet Band in Yokosuka, Japan and plays in the jazz band, dixieland band, and brass quintet. Brian also writes and arranges music for all of those ensembles. While on a trip to Brunei, Brian met his current wife, Mary, and they now live happily together in Jacksonville, FL.
Brian has written music for a variety of independent and student films and continues to build his filmography. His concert music is also very well received. Brian placed 2nd in the 2008 Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Contest, is the winner of the 2008-2009 Dallas Wind Symphony Brass Fanfare Competition, and won the "Excellence in Composition Award" by the 2008 International Brass Music Festival. Following his work for Maker Vs Marker he was featured on Public Radio International's "The World" radio show.
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