John M. Meehan

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John M. Meehan (born 1970) is a composer, arranger, and educator/clinician, specializing in marching band and drum corps. John is currently the Brass Caption Head[1] for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (where he has been on staff since 1994); as well as the music arranger/coordinator for the Blue Devils B Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Devils C Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. John was a marching member of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from 1986 through 1989 (where he was soprano soloist).

Through his company JKS Music, John's marching band compositions and arrangements are available and performed around the world, and include The Hypar Effect, Stuck, Labyrinth, The Road Not Taken, Perpetual Rhythms, H20, The Laws of Motion, FEAR, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird. John also has several pieces for wind ensemble, including Circe's Curse.

John was the wind arranger for the 2013 Bands of America Southern California Regional Champion and Grand National Finalist Ayala High School, and the 2013 Bands of America Utah Regional Champion and Grand National Semi-Finalist American Fork High School.

Other past and current clients include many drum & bugle corps as well as marching bands, listed below.

Drum & bugle corps[edit]

John has been an arranger, composer and/or staff member for:

Marching bands[edit]

John has been an arranger and composer for:


John is a Conn-Selmer artist, where he helped design and develop the System Blue line of marching brass instruments and mouthpieces.

John is also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).


In 2010, John was an integral part of the recording and pre-production of the sound library Fanfare,[2] which was released by Sample Logic and System Blue.

John is a co-developer of the System Blue line of marching brass instruments.


John lives in northern California with his wife Jackie and their three daughters and two rescue dogs.


  1. ^ "Blue Devils Staff". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fanfare". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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