Greg Thomas

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Greg Thomas is the band director at Albemarle High School, a position he has held since 1993. He directs the Jazz Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band.

Thomas is a celebrated band leader, having won the Charlottesville Jazz Society's 2010 Annual Artist Educator of the Year Award[1] and has won a regional "teacher of the year" award from Phi Beta Kappa[2].


Biography

Thomas was born in New York City to a father who was a music educator[2]. He received a master's degree in music education from Virginia Commonwealth University and then spent eight years as the band director of Walton Middle School before coming to Albemarle High. A trumpet player by training, he plays trombone in Big Ray and the Kool Kats, a Charlottesville-based jazz outfit[3].


References

  1. Web. Albemarle High School Band Director Receives Jazz Society's Artist Educator of the Year Award, Albemarle High School, retrieved December 8, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Coaching the cats: The AHS Jazz Band is hot thanks to director and fav teacher Greg Thomas, SPENCER LATHROP, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, retrieved December 8, 2011. Print. May 15, 2011 , 19.20, .
  3. Web. Band leader: Greg Thomas wins hearts, trophies at Albemarle High School, SUSAN SORENSEN, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, November 29, 2011, retrieved December 8, 2011. Print. November 29, 2011 , 23.48,  page 15.