I have directed the McMaster Percussion Ensemble since my arrival at the university in 2009 (prior to which I directed a similar ensemble at Longwood University in Virginia). I enjoy the opportunity to work with both percussion majors as well as a students from a wide variety of programs eager to find and outlet for their musical interests.
I am working to archive select past performances, and will be updating this page with new videos of past concerts as they are available.
Here is a live performance from the 2020 Ontario/Quebec Day of Percussion Festival in Ottawa – in what turned out to be our last public performance prior to the pandemic! This rendition of Infancia by Egberto Gismonti (arr. Brennan) features fourth year student Ryan McEwan in the lead marimba part, as well as Dhuvy Mathan, Brad James, Andy Lopez, and Juan several ensemble members improvising percussion accompaniment while I played the secondary marimba part.