CLEVELAND, Ohio (NNS) -- Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Budd, a 1999 graduate of Findlay High School and a Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Ohio Navy Officer Recruiter working out of Navy Officer Recruiting Station (NORS) Cleveland, also works as the Game Day Manager for the Cleveland Browns Drumline.
Budd was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio and also graduated from Kent State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance. He learned to play the snare drum through Drum Corps International; he is an alumnus of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.
Budd said, "Playing in the drumline for me is liberating. Making music puts me in a place that calms me and makes me happy. It's a feeling that is unique from any other that I've ever experienced. It's unbelievable."
Budd stated that he has developed a number of relationships with key community members who have requested more information about the Navy and its Navy Officer Programs.
Budd said, "As the Game Day Manager I am in charge of the personnel, supply and logistics, and coordination of our game day activities and sometimes act as a liaison between the Bluecoats and the Cleveland Browns."
According to Budd, when he learned that the Bluecoats and the Browns were partnering to enhance the game day experience for the fans he was immediately interested in being a part of it. He was approached by David Glasgow, executive director of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and asked if he was interested in the position.
Glasgow said, "Budd was involved in getting the Browns Drumline off the ground from the very beginning, but he initially had to audition for his position. This is his second season with the drumline."
Glasgow stated that he has known Budd since 2002 when he joined the Bluecoats and that is a valued member of the drumline and its management team. He helps select the performers, he runs the rehearsals, and make sure that all details on game day are being managed.
Glasgow said, "The Browns have been thrilled with our performance and how professionally managed the drumline is. The Browns have made the drumline an important feature of their game day entertainment. Brian is key to making the drumline work so smoothly."
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