Col. Jay Brewer, TXSG, Retired
Sr. Associate Director of the Aggie Band
COL Jay O. Brewer, TXSG, Ret. and A&M Class of ’81, joined the Texas Aggie Band in the fall of 1977 and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanized Agriculture. Colonel Brewer has served on the band staff since his graduation in 1981. He studied music at Sam Houston State University, and later received his Master of Music Education Degree from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. In 2002, Colonel Brewer was awarded the President’s Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service to the university and its’ students. In 2006 Colonel Brewer was awarded the John J. Koldus Faculty and Staff Achievement Award. Colonel Brewer currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of the Texas Aggie Band.
Aside from charting drills, teaching music, and counseling band cadets, he is also responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inventory of band instruments. He also serves as the “voice” of the nationally famous organization at all half-time drills. The Aggieland Orchestra Dance Band, which is part of the Aggie Band, is also under his direction.
Colonel Brewer is one of two A&M graduates and former Aggie Bandsmen to direct the Aggie Band. Lt. Col. E.V. Adams, Class of ’29, directed the band from 1946-1973. Colonel Brewer’s unique experience and perspective keeps him busy speaking to A&M clubs and civic groups about the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, with his very own version of “The Rest of the Story.”
Colonel Brewer is married to Judy Anne Brewer ’85. They have two children, James and Natalie.