Remote Learning in Music [The 20/20 Experience]: Lessons learned from quarantine teaching in the remote music classroom
2:00 - 2:50 PM • Blue Room
Brandon Estes serves as Associate Director of Bands and Head Director of the Marching Redhawks at Naperville Central High School. He is an active educator, clinician and arranger within the Chicagoland area. A native of Houston Texas, Mr. Estes holds a B.M. in Music Education from Texas State University – San Marcos and M.M. in Music Performance from Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Estes' extensive drum corps marching experience includes membership with the Pioneer and the Madison Scouts between 1998 and 2002. In 2005, he served as Co-Arranger and Percussion Caption Head of the Blue Stars and in recent years has worked with the Phantom Regiment. As a rudimental performer, Brandon was a founding member of the Chicago Bulls “Stampede” Drumline in 2007 and maintained membership for 7 years. Brandon is also in his 13th season as a performing member with the Chicago Bears Drumline, also serving as Director since 2011. In addition to his duties with the Bears, Brandon also serves on the executive board of the Pro Sports Music Association, collaborating with music ensembles amongst various leagues including NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL, CFL and XFL.
As an orchestral performer, Estes has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Elmhurst Symphony of Elmhurst, Illinois as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mr. Estes is also a founding percussion performer with the Chicagoland Educators Orchestra, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Miller of the Air National Guard. Mr. Estes enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Natasha, and their two beautiful daughters Bailey and Harper!