We are the Atlanta Percussion Group.

We're a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for percussionists to hone their skills alongside their peers, and engage with their communities through music.


Joe Donohue

Co-Founder, Director of APE

Joseph Donohue is currently the Percussion Director at Lassiter High School and on staff with the indoor drum line, Atlanta Quest. Joe graduated with a degree in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University in 2018. He has been a member of a few marching organizations including Spirit of Atlanta, the Cadets, and Atlanta Quest from 2014 to 2019. Joe has also played with a number of local concert groups including the Atlanta Wind Symphony and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

Brandon Kunka

Co-Founder, Director of AYPE

Brandon is an Atlanta-based musician with decades of experience performing and teaching as a professional percussionist, and is passionate about creating supportive spaces for musicians to develop their skills. He is the driving force behind Backbeat Productions, a multifaceted music studio and school, and currently holds the position of front ensemble director and co-arranger for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band, where he continues to elevate students to greater levels of success.