Mary Brandner
K-8 General Music and Choir

University of Northern Colorado – Bachelors of Music Education, Emphasis in Voice

AIMS community College - Associate of Arts, Emphasis in Music

What I love most about working at St. John’s:
I love to lead children in worship.  It’s so precious to hear voices and hearts lifted up in song to our Lord.

Where I’m from:
I’m from the northeastern plains of Yuma, Colorado.


Interests and Hobbies:
I like gardening, camping, and boating.


A personal note:
My husband, Cody, and I have been married since 2006 and we have 4 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Favorite thing about teaching:
My passion is working with children through music. I believe in providing an engaging experience where children can express themselves and learn through music by singing, dancing, moving, and playing various instruments.  I also believe in the importance of music; how it ties core subjects together and strengthens cognitive connections. Children become stronger learners as they grow in understanding, knowledge, appreciation, and love for music. 

Favorite Psalm:  “Shout joyfully to God, all you on earth; sing of His glorious name; give Him glorious praise.” Psalm 66:1-2


  • K99 Colorado’s New Country “Teacher Tuesday” Award, April 2018

  • Winner of National Video Contest for Music Express Magazine, December 2017