Collins, Brandon II

Collins, Brandon II


Grade: 4

Birthday: July 31, 2014

School: Robinson Elementary School

Born on July 31, 2014, in Monroe, Louisiana, Brandon Collins II embarked on a remarkable journey that would lead him to become a talented musician, an aspiring member of the "Human Jukebox" at Southern University, and a part of a transformative mentorship program called "The Black Tie Guys."

As a student at Robinson Elementary School to his experiences at Mt. Union Baptist Church, Brandon's passion for music and thirst for knowledge is shaping his path, making him a true inspiration for those around him.

Brandon was born to his loving parents, Brandon Collins Sr. and Erin Simmons.

Growing up in Monroe, he is attending Robinson Elementary School, where his dedication to learning and enthusiasm for music will quickly become apparent. But it was within the walls of the Mt. Union Baptist Church in Marion, Louisiana, that Brandon's musical journey began to flourish. Embracing his passion for music, he took up the role of the church drummer, bringing rhythm and soul to the congregation's worship services. He thanks the church and his grandfather, the Reverend Willie D. Simmons for giving him the opportunity

Aspiring for Musical Excellence: Brandon's love for music extends beyond the church because he dreams of being part of a school or college marching band someday. His supportive mother, Erin, is encouraging him to plan for a future at Southern University, renowned for its prestigious "Human Jukebox" band. With this dream in mind, he continued to hone his skills as a drummer and dedicated himself to becoming the best version of himself.

On July 24, 2023, his birthday, began a life-changing opportunity by joining "The Black Tie Guys," an esteemed mentorship program. This significant moment marked the beginning of a transformative chapter in his life. As a member of this program, Brandon aspired to discover and develop his talents further, expanding his horizons and broadening his desire for knowledge.

The "Black Tie Guys" provides Brandon invaluable mentorship, and guides him to create a roadmap for his life. With their support, he envisioning a bright future, one where he travels across the United States, connects with influential people, and acquires new skills that would set him apart.

Maintaining his status as an honor student, Brandon is determined to make the most of every opportunity presented to him.

As Brandon looked forward to his high school graduation, his is focused on enrolling in college becoming a member of the prestigious "Human Jukebox" at Southern University. He envisions himself marching with the band, creating unforgettable melodies, and captivating audiences with his drumming prowess.

Brandon is well on his way to achieving his dreams. As he continues to grow and develop as a musician and a person, Brandon's story serves as an inspiration to others, proving that with the right mindset and support, anything is possible.

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