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Michael Brokamp

Mike Brokamp’s musical aspirations began in the 2nd grade, and he hasn’t stopped since. Beginning with piano, Brokamp has also picked up percussion, guitar and voice over the years to become the well-rounded musician he is today. More…

Aaron O'Keefe

After graduating from Miami University Aaron taught for 4 years at Mount Notre Dame High School. In addition to teaching American Literature, World Literature and a film class, Aaron was the music director for litigurical services, providing praise and worship music for school functions. More…

Jake Townsend

Jake Townsend’s career in percussion stemmed from the very first concert he ever attended when he was 13 years old. He dug out an old set of drums from his garage and never looked back, aspiring to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time. Jake started teaching and gigging when he was 16 years old and never turned back. Learning all of the different styles in drumming  More…

Derek Kalback

Derek’s first instrument was the drums which he began when he was nine years old and played, along with percussion, in his school band from 4th to 12th grade. When he was fifteen he decided to play the guitar. Having purchased a chord book, he then proceeded to teach himself how to play. Initially drawn to folk and finger-picking guitarists like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, he soon branched out to all different styles; from Rock, to Blues and Jazz.   More…

Morgan Asher

Morgan Asher cannot remember life before music. At the age of 3, he started playing the classic beginners kit, pots and pans on the kitchen floor. He received his first real drum kit at the age of 4 and haven’t stop playing since. Morgan grew up playing in multiple bands and performing at various venues from the age of 10 with bands such as Thunderhead (including various members of The Blessed Union of Souls).  More..

Michael Bustamente

The music classes he took as a young elementary schooler up to his young adult life, playing first and second trombone in the schools concert and jazz band had planted the seed of music in Mike Bustamante’s head at an early and impressionable age. It took up his time in the easiest way possible, a way to connect, a way to share and a way to express what was inside and around him at all times. More..

Shawn Steele

Shawn Steele’s music career began at the age of 11 after catching a live performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” on TV just before an early bedtime. Shawn instantly began to learn how to play the guitar and drums. By the time middle school came about, he began to develop music fundamentals by joining concert band playing trombone. More..