Brandon Cowen is a creative, high-energy high school junior with multiple music talents and interests. In addition to playing trombone in the Elsie Allen High School Jazz, Concert and Marching bands, he also plays guitar, piano and clarinet and records and engineers his own music.
“Having an instrument to yourself – the instrument you actually want to play in good working order – makes everything possible,” Brandon says.
With a trombone loaned by Music For Schools, one of the Education Through the Arts programs made possible by our members, donors, and sponsors, Brandon was able to transform himself from “the weakest link in the Jazz Band to an excellent trombone player in a month.”
Inspired by the current Elsie Allen band leaders, Brandon is considering stepping up to a leadership role in his senior year. After that, he looks forward to majoring in business and minoring in music at Santa Rosa Junior College.
You can listen to Brandon’s impressive creations at: https://soundcloud.com/brandon-cowen
Want to get involved in Music For Schools? 1) Donate an unused instrument (call Chrystie Prokopakis at 707.800.7504 or e-mail her). We’ll refurbish it and put it to work transforming the life of a student. 2) Become a Wells Fargo Center for the Arts member. In addition to priority tickets and other benefits, you’ll help fund Music For Schools and our other educational programs.