Brennan Lamont is a professional trumpet player and an experienced teacher native to the College Station area. He completed his Bachelor of Music Education at Sam Houston State University in 2014. He has performed locally with groups such as The Theatre Company of Bryan where he has been the pit trumpet player for 7 years, as well as performing at many churches, weddings, and other ceremonies. Brennan has also performed in the TMEA convention numerous times, having been part of the featured Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble where he gave a concert as well as being part of a clinic demonstration group. He was also a member of the 2009 5A All-State Symphonic Band and the 2010 5A All-State Jazz Band. Brennan is a former student of Randall Adams and Steve Warkentin at Sam Houston both of whom studied under Vincent Cichowicz.
John earned his Bachelor of Music Performance at Sam Houston State University in 1976. He served in several orchestras: Principal trumpet, Brazos Symphony, 1983 - present; Contract trumpet, Waco Symphony (2001 - present); Assistant principal trumpet, Richardson Symphony, 1978-1981; Principal trumpet, Garland Symphony, 1979-1981; University of North Texas Symphony, 1978-1979; and Apprentice to the Principal trumpet, Austin Symphony, 1963-1964. He has played in the Brazos Brass Quintet since 1985, and has had free-lance commercial experience in Houston, New York and Dallas since 1966. He was winner of the Midland-Odessa Young Artists Competition in 1967; and TMEA All-State Band in 1964. McSpadden is a member of the following professional organizations: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters association, and American Federation of Musicians.
Mr. McSpadden teaches grades 6-12