Brian Blume

Whether as a performer, composer, or educator, it is Brian Blume’s passion to connect with audiences and students through the art of percussion. In 2020, Blume won a position with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C. In his role with the Ceremonial Band, he serves his country through supporting high-profile ceremonies and events in the national capital region. Blume also performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and studio percussionist, and has performed with groups such as the Orlando Philharmonic, Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, BluHill Percussion Duo, the Indianapolis Colts drumline, and Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

For seven years, Blume served as Assistant Professor of Percussion at Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL), where he founded the school’s first drumline, created a world music course, and established a percussion studio. During his time at SEU, Blume introduced numerous opportunities never previously available to students at the university. He is a sought after adjudicator and clinician and has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, state PAS Day of Percussion events, and several universities and high schools around the country. As a composer, Blume seeks to compose imaginative music that affects listeners and performers in an authentic way. His compositions for percussion are performed regularly across the country and abroad and are published by Tapspace Publications and drop6 media (via RowLoff). His work for TV broadcast has been aired nationwide on ESPN, CBS, Big Ten Network, and MTV.

Blume earned both Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is an artist endorser for Pearl/Adams, Innovative Percussion, Remo, and Grover Pro Percussion, and he is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, ASCAP, and NAfME. For more, visit www.brianblumemusic.com


Alarm! is intended for a middle school or high school batterie percussion ensemble. Extreme dynamics, rhythmic melodies, as well as an engaging visual element give the piece its unique flavor.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 7 players
$38.00
Alarm! is intended for a middle school or high school batterie percussion ensemble. Extreme dynamics, rhythmic melodies, as well as an engaging visual element give the piece its unique flavor.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 7 players
$34.00
Composed by Grieg for pizz strings and triangle, this ensemble adaption is enhanced by nonpitched perc, arpeggios, and rapid scalar passages.
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 12-13 players
$40.00
Composed by Grieg for pizz strings and triangle, this ensemble adaption is enhanced by nonpitched perc, arpeggios, and rapid scalar passages.
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 12-13 players
$36.00
This is a well-crafted piece for intermediate percussion quartet where each player has a small multipercussion setup.
Duration: 3:25 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 4 players
$36.00
This is a well-crafted piece for intermediate percussion quartet where each player has a small multipercussion setup.
Duration: 3:25 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 4 players
$32.00
A clever mallet ensemble arrangement of 57 famous classical melodies from 31 different composers.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 6 players
$40.00
A clever mallet ensemble arrangement of 57 famous classical melodies from 31 different composers.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 6 players
$40.00
A beautifully haunting piece for mallet ensemble, based on a traditional English carol.
Duration: 3:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 6 players
$36.00
A beautifully haunting piece for mallet ensemble, based on a traditional English carol.
Duration: 3:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 6 players
$32.00
An engaging piece in 5/4 for larger beginning-to-intermediate ensembles.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 13 players
$36.00
An engaging piece in 5/4 for larger beginning-to-intermediate ensembles.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 13 players
$32.00
A piece for marimba duo with audio accompaniment that will raise the hair on the back of your neck!
Duration: 9:25 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 2 players
$29.00
A piece for marimba duo with audio accompaniment that will raise the hair on the back of your neck!
Duration: 9:25 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 2 players
$26.00
A challenging transcription of Schubert’s famous German art song for vibraphone and marimba duet perfect to showcase musicianship.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 2 players
$25.00
A challenging transcription of Schubert’s famous German art song for vibraphone and marimba duet perfect to showcase musicianship.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 2 players
$23.00
Entertaining, lighthearted, and just plain fun, this snare solo features sounds from the composer’s children’s toys!
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$23.00
Entertaining, lighthearted, and just plain fun, this snare solo features sounds from the composer’s children’s toys!
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$22.00
A contemplative, heartfelt marimba solo for the intermediate player.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
$16.00
A contemplative, heartfelt marimba solo for the intermediate player.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Medium
$14.00
Persistent metallic timbres, shared instruments, ostinati, and odd time signatures in this intense quintet.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 5 players
$40.00
Persistent metallic timbres, shared instruments, ostinati, and odd time signatures in this intense quintet.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 5 players
$36.00
Using a configuration of only drums and cymbals, this multi-percussion solo by Indiana-based composer Brian Blume expresses both reverence and intensity.
Duration: 8:00 | Level: Advanced
$15.00
Using a configuration of only drums and cymbals, this multi-percussion solo by Indiana-based composer Brian Blume expresses both reverence and intensity.
Duration: 8:00 | Level: Advanced
$14.00
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