(Cordovox, valve trombone – played them both at the same time) He was Band Director at West Catholic HS.
Played all over Grand Rapids in clubs. He played a lot at the Mouse Trap where he played Lonely Bull (Progressive) with the Cordovox and a Valve Trombone at the same time.
From a Facebook Post October 4, 2011:
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Article comment by: Eric Wendlandt
Hello Branden,I read about your accident this morning and felt I had to e-mail you. I went through a very similar experience 5 years ago and became an instantaneous paraplegic like you. We are both blessed with great support from all around us. This will help get you through the trauma of adjusting to the fact that,short of a miracle, your life has been changed forever- but-remember the words of Yogi Berra-“it ain’t over ’til it’s over” and I might add,it ain’t! Think of your life as an hour glass that’s half-full and not half-empty. Pursue your life with gusto and keep positive mental attitude!
I wish you all the best!