Brad McCann

Director of Bands - bmccann@aisd.net

An Arizona native, Mr. McCann holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education degree, both from Northern Arizona University. This is Mr. McCann’s fifth year teaching at Martin. This is his first year as Director of Bands and has spent three years as an assistant director and one as a private lesson teacher. This year, the Wind Symphony under the direction of Mr. McCann earned sweepstakes awards at UIL concert and sightreading. In addition, he conducted the Wind Symphony in New York City at Carnegie Hall. Lastly, the Jazz Band placed 3rd overall at the UTA Jazz Festival in February.

Prior to moving to Texas, Mr. McCann was the Director of Bands at Peoria High School in Peoria, Arizona. He led the Wind Symphony to its first sweepstakes award at the ABODA State Concert Festival in over 20 years. He previously served as the Director of Instrumental Music at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, where he taught marching, symphonic, concert, and beginning bands as well as a full string orchestra. Earlier in his musical career, Mr. McCann was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California from 2001 through 2003. His initial interest in music was sparked during his time with the Phoenix Boys Choir touring group at the ages of 9 to 13—an experience that took him all over the world, including France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the Philippines, and Japan.

Outside of music, Brad races cars on free weekends. He has won numerous national tour and ProSolo events in Texas, California, Arizona, and Arkansas. Most recently, he placed first in class and third overall at the SCCA ProSolo event in Blytheville, AR. He is also a fantastic chef who specializes in the recipes of Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, and Mom. He’s always on the lookout for new, tasty recipes. He lives with his wife, Jessica, in South Grand Prairie where they enjoy their couch time in the green burrito.