Brad is currently a Percussion Performance major at Appalachian State University. While studying percussion for eleven years, he has encountered various ensembles, each requiring a different genre of study. His passion has led to numerous opportunities that will be useful in applying his skills to virtually any style of music. Mr. Plesz is an alumni of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps with his last season celebrating their 70th anniversary. He plans to attend graduate school at the University of North Texas to study jazz drum set with the aspirations of becoming a studio musician. He is a member of the New Paradigm Percussion Quartet at Appalachian State and is also associated with other various ensembles throughout the Hayes School of Music including the Jazz I Ensemble. He is currently the acting drummer for a North Carolina based funk-rock band called Bafoodus. The band’s debut album is self-titled and set to release in August of 2011.