Bret Kuhn

Bret Kuhn's Biography

Bret served as Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won six World Championships and five High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He also consulted with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from 2006-2008. In 2010, he served as Program Coordinator for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the Battery Arranger with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014-2016. Bret has been on staff with The Cavaliers as an Ensemble Specialist since 2018.

Bret is adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and Prospect High School. He is very active as an arranger for various high schools and universities throughout the U.S. and Japan. He also arranges for The Aimachi Marching Band and Indoor Drumline from Nagoya, Japan, who were bronze medalists at WGI in 2006 and 2008.

He travels extensively, performing and presenting clinics across the U.S., Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion. Bret has judged Effect Music for WGI since 2013 as well as many other indoor percussion circuits across the country.

Bret has written articles for publication in Percussive Notes and served on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society from 2005-2012. He is also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP.

For more online resources from Bret, please visit his continually growing library of videos and classes for students and directors covering beginning percussion, marching percussion, drum set, and more!

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