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Brian Dix

Denman Road Productions
Sole Proprieter
San Diego, CA
Major Brian Dix, USMC, Ret. accomplished a wide-ranging musical and military career spanning thirty years encompassing all 50 United States, its territories plus four continents. Performances on the island of Iwo Jima, Belle Wood France, a command ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh Scotland, two concert series’ with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center are amongst some 7500 ceremonies to his name as Director with over 10,000 events as an overall musical performer. And most recently, he is recognized for a proactive stance in advancing military music as a guest on C-SPAN, along with an Op-Ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

After being appointed the fourth Director of "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in 1998, it was his personal goal to expand the Corps' extensive repertoire by composing original music honoring American heroes. Conveying the musical message of the Marine Corps, some 150 personal works have been witnessed by countless millions through live worldwide performances and national television broadcasts.

Following a Presidential Appointment to the Rank of Major in 2010 brought the highest musical triumphs for “The Commandant’s Own.” Command Performances globally along with appearances on PBS, Armed Forces Television, and FoxNews all paved the way for a new generation of admirers and devotees to the art of military music.

Amongst several personal decorations as a U.S. Marine, Brian Dix's greatest individual honor was in 2013 with a portrait commissioned specifically to pay homage to an original march for Navy Hospital Corpsmen. Sharing the same name as the anthem that inspired it, the painting "Corpsman Up" is on display at Walter Reed Bethesda, National Military Medical Center.

Major Brian Dix currently resides in southern California with his husband Mr. Paul Andrews.