Bryan Yebba is a skilled and accomplished drummer and percussionist from the greater Boston area, having been actively performing in various ensembles for the past 15 years. Bryan began his musical training through his school’s music programs as a saxophonist and horn player, learning music theory and sight-reading under the direction of Eugene O’Brien. As a saxophonist and horn player, Bryan performed in Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) festivals, New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) competitions, and the Massachusetts Allstate festivals.
With proven talent and motivation, Bryan was soon approached to become a member of Spartans’ Drum and Bugle Corps, a nationally recognized competitive ensemble. During his time in the Spartans from 1997 to 2001, Bryan transitioned to drums and percussion under the direction of Chris Dufault, and Charlie Poole, a Drum Corps International (DCI) National Hall of Famer. As a horn player in Spartans, Bryan was a gold medalist in the DCI World Championship Events in 1997 and 1998, returning as a bass drummer in 1999 to win a silver medal. Having fully converted into percussion, Bryan once again returned to MICCA and NESBA, and competed in Winter Guard International (WGI) festivals as drum captain on center snare drum. A versatile percussionist with mastery of rudimental drumming, Bryan changed his focus to kit playing and began performing in rock and jazz ensembles, where he remains today as a sought-after player across several genres.
Bryan has performed nationally opening as direct support for acts such as: KONGOS, Will Smith, Sick Puppies, The Young Rapscallions, Karnivool, Darkbuster, Anna Nalick, Howie Day, and American Idol winner of season 7 David Cook. Bryan recently signed an endorsement deal with Havoc Custom Drums for a signature series snare drum. He also puts on a quarterly open mic showcase, and plans to start a record label and entertainment company. Bryan can be seen performing in acts such as Satellites Fall, Beacon Hill, 51 Shortfalls, Throwback, and 25 Pearl.