Chad Brinkman was named Director of Bands at Brownsburg East Middle School (Brownsburg, IN) in 2020, preceded by previous teaching positions at both the middle and high school levels in Indiana. His responsibilities in Brownsburg include grades 6 – 8 concert bands, jazz band, and instructing the Sound of Brownsburg Marching Band. Brownsburg bands have received several honors in his time as a director, including performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and being awarded the Sudler Shield in 2021.
Chad brings experiences from serving as a marching member, as well as a visual and brass instructor for the DCI World Champion Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps. He has also been a part of the Music for All Summer Symposium Marching Band Faculty since 2014.
In May of 2008, Chad graduated with honors from Butler University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He is a member of, and has served on the board of the Indiana Bandmasters Association.
Chad resides in Avon, Indiana with his wife Olivia, and daughter Claire.