Shawn Brekke

Shawn is from Portland, Oregon and comes from a family that has always enjoyed music. His grandfather taught himself to play the Hammond organ by ear, his father sang in his school choir, and his mother played clarinet in the school band. Shawn played trumpet throughout his school years, learning to play by ear and learning to love performing because of the influences of his music teachers and band directors. He continued studying music at the University of Oregon and eventually became a band director himself. Shawn is currently a middle school band director in Fargo and has performed with a wide variety of groups around the region, including the Jazz Arts Big Band and The Apostles Blues Band. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, football and working on his log cabin on the Fish Hook River.