Bret Kuhn

Bret Kuhn

Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Northern Illinois University and Prospect High School

Bret served as Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won 6 World Championships and 5 High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He also consulted with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps 2006-2008. In 2010 he served as Program Coordinator for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the Battery Arranger with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014-2016. Bret has been on staff with the Cavaliers as an Ensemble Specialist since 2018. Bret is adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and Prospect High School. Bret is very active as an arranger for various high schools and universities through out the US and Japan. He also arranges for The Aimachi Marching Band and Indoor Drum line from Nagoya, Japan. They were Bronze medalists at WGI in 2006 and 2008. He travels extensively, performing and presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion. Bret has judged Effect Music for WGI since 2013 as well as many other indoor percussion circuits across the country. Bret has written articles for publication in Percussive Notes Magazine and served on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society from 2005-2012. Bret is also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP. For more online resources from Bret, please visit his continually growing library of videos and classes for students and directors covering beginning percussion, marching percussion, drumset, and more! Now available on Ensemble Block at

Bret Kuhn'S SETUP:

  1. 13" K-Z Hi-Hats
  2. 17" Dark Crash
  3. 20" Armand Sweet Ride
  4. 20" K Dark Ride
  5. 20" Left Side Ride and 16 A Splash.

* May be prototype

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Bret Kuhn's
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    The variety of color and texture in this small sub set of cymbals is broad and musically valid in so many genres and styles!