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Alumni Drummer Tours the Country

by Valley Forge Christian College | February 01, 2012
At the age of four, Brandon Mullen 08', had found every pot and pan in his house to use as a drum. He began to pick up techniques from watching his uncles and people at church play, and at the age of 10, received his first drum set for Christmas. By the time he was 12, he had played on his first CD. Now, in his twenties, his remarkable talent is taking him all over the country.

At the age of four, Brandon Mullen 08', had found every pot and pan in his house to use as a drum. He began to pick up techniques from watching his uncles and people at church play, and at the age of 10, received his first drum set for Christmas. By the time he was 12, he had played on his first CD. Now, in his twenties, his remarkable talent is taking him all over the country.

In 2003, Brandon entered Valley Forge Christian College as a music performance major and studied drums/percussion. While learning theory and technique in his classes, he toured with the Chosen 06' traveling worship team and participated in as many musical groups as possible so that he could learn and grow as a drummer. 

After his graduation in 2008, Brandon began taking what he had learned to the next level. 

Brandon currently tours around the country as a professional drummer, playing with legendary and up-and-coming musicians such as: The Stylistics, Roberta Flack, Dan Macaulay, and Jessica Reedy. He has recorded with numerous musicians, including Michelle Bonilla, The Bishops Choir, Vertical Current, and Lucky Friday. His love for music now encompasses not only gospel, but rock, jazz, and contemporary Christian, which he grew to love in college. 

Recently, while at a Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame drum clinic, Brandon met the editor of Modern Drummer Magazine who, several months later asked him for an interview. Brandon's story can be found alongside other great drummers by clicking here

Brandon knows that his talent is a gift from God and he treats it as a privilege that God uses him on the road."I'm called to a position where I can talk to a lot of different people about God. And people see the way that I live, so I just let my life show." 

As he continues to build an impressive resume as a drummer, Brandon also has started to learn about voice acting and hopes to work with a vocal trainer in the near future. 

"Above all" Brandon said, "I want to make a difference with my playing. I want to inspire others. And I want to be the best that I can be."