Biography

Robert Brown is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and graduate of the Omaha Public Schools. After graduating High School, Mr. Brown attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During his time at UNO, Mr. Brown was a member of Jazz Ensemble I and II, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Hockey Pep Band and Jazz combo. While at UNO, Mr. Brown was a member of ensembles that were chosen to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Conference, The University of North Texas Jazz Festival, and at the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Northern France in Normandy.


Since graduating, Mr. Brown has worked as a freelance musician and as an educator and clinician. He has performed with: The Jazzwholes, The Marcus Lewis Quintet, Mike Gurciullo’s Las Vegas Lab Band, Steve Shiniger and the Shin’s Sings Orchestra, Message in the Bottle: The Police Tribute Band, Omaha Big Band, Karin Allyson, The Confidentials, The WGO Soul Orchestra, in the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Swing!, as well as many others. Mr. Brown has also taught private Saxophone lessons for the past thirteen years helping many student musicians improve their skills and win chair-placement in All-State and Honor bands. Mr. Brown has been a student of Norm Edwards, Tim Brechbill, and Dr. Darren Pettit. He has also taken lessons with Frank Basile of Michael Buble’s Band and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra of New York City as well as Eric Marienthal, saxophonist with Chick Corea and lead alto saxophone for Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.


Prior to coming to Davis Middle School, Mr. Brown was the Orchestra director at Norris Middle School for two years, assistant band director at Gross Catholic High School, and a substitute teacher throughout the Omaha Metro area. Each summer Mr. Brown also directs the Jazz Band and assists with Concert Band, Intermediate Band, and Orchestra at the Beveridge Magnet Middle School Summer Music Program.

Schedule

                                                          Remote Learning Schedule

 

              A Days                                                                                                 B Days

 Music Exploration 7                         Period 1: 7:45 – 8:35             Music Exploration 7

 Intermediate Strings                       Period 2: 8:40 – 9:15             Intermediate Band

 6th Grade Strings                              Period 3: 9:30 – 10:05           6th Grade Band

 6th Grade General Music                Period 4: 10:10 – 10:45         6th Grade General Music

 Office Hours                                      10:45 – 11:30                           Office Hours

 Plan Period                                        Period 5/6: 12:00 – 1:15        Plan Period

 Music Exploration 8                         Period 7: 1:30 – 2:05             Advanced Band

 Music Exploration 8                         Period 8: 2:10 – 2:45             Advanced Orchestra

 Office Hours                                      2:45 – 3:05                             Office Hours