The Blue Devils, JKS Music, John Meehan Music
Artist's BiographyJohn is and has been a proud artist of Conn-Selmer and King since 2010. During that time, John has helped design the System Blue marching brass line of instruments and mouthpieces as well as perform clinics on brass playing and ensemble techniques all over the world.
John works with all three corps in the Blue Devils organization as an instructor, composer and arranger. Since 1994, John has helped the Blue Devil A Corps win 9 D.C.I. World Championships and 11 Jim Ott High Brass awards, the B Corps win 3 D.C.I. Open Class Championships, and build the C Corps program to the strongest its ever been.
John has been composing and arranging for marching bands and drum corps since 1992. During that time, he has written for such notable groups as the 2004 Bands of America Grand National Finalist Ayala High School marching band (CA), the James Logan High School marching band (CA), the American Fork High School marching band (UT), the Clements High School marching band (TX), the Eden Prairie High School marching band (MN), the West Broward High School marching band (FL), the Yokohama Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps (Japan), the Mosson Drum & Bugle Corps (Italy) and the Brazilian Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps (Brazil).
Outside of his active involvement in the marching arts, John is involved in many other musical projects. From composing the music for the albums The Music Of WYLAND, Earth Music and Mind Music, to scoring the film Mind Games for a directorial graduate of the Academy Of Arts in San Francisco and composing numerous concert band pieces (including Circes Curse, A Shimmering Light and Man of the Minute). John also edits music for winter guards and dance companies.
Johns current projects include scoring for the documentary film Beneath the Mist: The Making of the Mist Project and his first middle school concert band commission Fantastical Journey to be debuted by his daughters symphonic band in June 2013.
John is a current endorser for Sibelius Music Notation Software (by Avid) and SmartMusic (by MakeMusic).
John lives in Martinez, California with his loving and supportive wife, three beautiful daughters, and two playful rescue dogs.