John Meehan (Blue Devils) to attend Celtic Band Festival 2019


Big news this St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks to the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and System Blue, John Meehan (Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps) will attend our inaugural festival this July as a clinician and SoundSport judge!

John is the Brass Caption Head and Arranger for the 18-time Drum Corps International Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. Within the Blue Devils organization, John also serves as the lead Arranger and brass advisor for the ‘B’ and ‘C’ Corps programs since 1999.

John Meehan n Blue Devil’s Drum & Bugle Corps

John Meehan n Blue Devil’s Drum & Bugle Corps


John has been composing, arranging, and educating marching bands and drum corps since 1992. Through the years, John’s clients have won numerous International, State, and Bands of America Regional titles, been finalists at the Bands of America Grand National Championships, and have been featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving and Tournament of Roses Parades.

Notable career achievements include lead designer for the System Blue marching brass instrument series, development and production for the Sample Logic sound libraries Fanfare and V.E.T., being a nationally recognized adjudicator for marching band circuits such as Bands of America, and has performed on the movie soundtrack “Monsters University” as a percussionist.

John lives in California with his wife Jackie, their 3 daughters, and two rescue dogs.