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Mr. Brian Sterling

Assistant Band Director




Brian Sterling, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, attended Southern University in pursuit of a degree of Secondary Education and eventually concluded at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota as he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. 


He earned the title of Professional Percussionist through performing in numerous stageplays. Mr. Sterling has performed around the country as a percussionist behind artists such as RL of the group Next, Kenny Neal, Calvin Richardson, Chester D.T. Baldwin. He has also played for world renowned jazz violinists, Michael and Shaun Ward, and a multitude of second line brass bands. 


As a Drum Instructor, Mr. Sterling has led the drum sections of Washington-Marion High School in Lake Charles, La., The Silver and Gold Regiment in Moreno Valley, Ca., and Northwest High School in Opelousas, La. He also worked with St. Martinville Senior High in St. Martinville, La., The Baton Rouge All-Stars Marching Band, The Heritage Community Band in Lafayette, La., The Louisiana Leadership Institute All-Star Marching Band, and The 337 All-Star Marching Band. In addition to leading and teaching drum sections, Prof. Sterling has been a featured Percussion Clinician for many schools including General Trass High School in Lake Providence, La., and Edgewood Middle and High Schools in Baltimore, Md. 


Mr. Sterling is an active participant of The HBCU National Band Directors Consortium and a proud member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

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