MSG Michael Brown


Greenville, SC

Joined the Army:


Joined the band:



Chief Arranger

Bachelor's Degree:

Furman University

Master's Degree:

University of Texas at Austin

MSG Michael Brown serves as Chief Arranger with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Prior to joining “Pershing’s Own,” he served as the Chief Arranger for The United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. His arrangements have been heard on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and with the National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. He has over 200 arrangements published by Hal Leonard Corporation and the FJH Music Company. Prior to enlisting in the Army, he worked as a freelance arranger and trumpeter, having performed with Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Robert Goulet, Lou Rawls, Sam & Dave, the Temptations, and others. He earned a Bachelor’s in Music degree from Furman University and a Master’s in Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin.