Ms. Brandi Jason, Instrumental Music Director
Brandi Jason is in her fifteenth year as Instrumental Music Director at Liberty High School. She directs the Concert Band, Honors Symphonic Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Orchestra, Honors Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Lions’ Pride Marching Band. Additionally, she is the Instructional Team Leader for the Fine Arts Department.
Ms. Jason is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance.
While at Liberty she has enjoyed many successes with the program including:
- Superior ratings at the county and state level with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Orchestra
- A first place/grand champion title with the Jazz Ensemble at the 2013 Choice Music Awards Festival in New Orleans
- 2007-2011, 2013-2014, 2016 & 2018 ToB Chapter V (Greater MD) Championship titles with the marching band
- 2018 1st place finish and 2016 & 2017 3rd place finishes in the prestigious ToB ACC Championships, in 2018 earning a 98.00 (out of 100) score, the highest score of any Maryland band in the history of the competition.
Ms. Jason was a 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Finalist, 2016 & 2018 GRAMMY Semi-finalist, a 2018 and 2016 Finalist for the Carroll Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and her program was recognized as one of the top 118 school music programs nationwide for 2016. Her ensembles travel bi-annually to Orlando, Florida (Disney World and Universal Studios) and continue to actively perform within the greater Eldersburg community.
Ms. Jason conducted the 2006 Carroll All-County High School Band and currently works as an associate conductor for the Carroll Concert (Sousa) Band. Ms. Jason continues to perform regularly on the clarinet and piano within the community.