Zach Brake

Mr. Zach Brake is the Director of Instrumental Music at Thunder Valley K-8 School, where he teaches middle school band, orchestra and jazz ensemble. 

Mr. Brake earned a Bachelor of Music Education with highest honors and a Certificate in Music Technology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While at CU, he studied conducting with Dr. Matthew Roeder.  Mr. Brake is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley.

Mr. Brake is a current member of the Colorado Bandmaster’s Association (CBA) and regularly attends numerous professional conferences in the field.  In 2015, he founded the Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, an active group in the front range with which he currently performs, manages and directs. Guerrilla Fanfare has twice won the Westword Music Award in the “Brass Band” category in 2018 and 2019.  When he is not teaching or performing, Mr. Brake enjoys yoga, cooking, reading, composing and practicing music.