Gregory Drane, a native of Miami, Florida, earned bachelor’s degrees in music education and music performance (saxophone) at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach. Upon completion of a master’s degree in music education at Penn State, Drane joined the School of Music faculty as instructor and assistant director of Athletic Bands in 2005.
Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands
Drane works closely with all aspects of the Athletic Bands program, serving as assistant director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band and director of the Pride of the Lions (POTL) basketball pep bands. Drane is active as an arranger and drill designer. In addition to his duties with the Athletic Bands program, Drane assists with conducting non-major concert bands and is an instructor for music classes offered to non-majors for General Arts credit. Drane is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.