161 School Street
South Portland, ME 04106
Brad Ciechomski (b. 1959) is currently the Director of Bands at Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Maine where he was the 2005-2006 teacher of the year and is one of 51 teachers in the USA to receive the 2008 American Star of Teaching. In Yarmouth, he conducts four concert bands and three jazz bands. Brad received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of New Hampshire where he studied composition with Andrew Boysen Jr.
Brad has received commissions by bands at every level, elementary through college, as well as having his compositions showcased at MENC’s national convention. Brad’s music is published nationally with Kjos Music, Alfred Music, Kendor and FJH Music. His published works are written for concert bands as well as jazz bands.
Aside from composing, Brad is active in New England as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor at district and state music festivals and competitions.
A performer at heart, Brad stays busy as a freelance drummer with local, regional and national artists in the greater New England Area. Brad has appeared on stage with jazz great such as Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Bob Mintzer, The New York Voices, Wayne Bergeron, and Conrad Herwig just to name a few. He has even rocked out with David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Brad lives in Portland, Maine with his bass playing wife and two wonderful daughters.
Accolades and Awards
March 20, 2015
• Guest Conductor of the NH Midle Level Honor Band, Derry NH. Also, the festival Commissioned an original composition by Brad titled "Ascending the Crystal Hill" premiered at the festival,
February 28, 2015
• Guest Conductor of the Southern Maine MS Honor Band in Westbrook, Me
Numerous guest conducting and adjudicating appearances in Maine and NH.
2010 - present
2010 - present