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December, 19, 2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM




James Thompson, Jr.

James Thompson, Jr.

Slip & Slide: Proven Techniques to Build Your Trombone Section

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic is designed to give practical and proven strategies to improve trombone performance, fundamentals, and skills. The clinic describes the role of the trombone in the ensemble and gives outlines as to how to introduce exercises and skills such as clef reading and how to practice.

James Thompson, Jr. - Biographical Information

James E. Thompson, Jr. is the director of bands at Lassiter High School in Marietta, GA. Mr. Thompson is a native of Savannah, Georgia and son of retired band director James E. Thompson. He is a 1999 graduate of Florida State University where he studied applied trombone with Dr. John Drew. His professional affiliations include membership in the Georgia Music Educators Association where he served as chairman of the music selection committee for the 2012-2013 School term, membership in the National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters fraternity, the Minority Band Directors National Association and the American Bandmasters Association. James has conducted clinics and honor bands in the Southeastern United States as a conductor and brass pedagogue. He is also a frequent guest of metro Atlanta schools as a guest clinician and conductor.