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].


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].


  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.