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Bill Thomas

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Bill Thomas

Biography

Bill Thomas (b. 1958) is a Canadian composer and conductor.

Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the jazz program at Humber College and holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Toronto as well as a Master of Arts (composition) from York University.

Mr. Thomas taught music for twenty-three years at the elementary and high school levels in the York Region District School Board, spending most of that time as the head of the music department at Markham District High School. He is a former Drum Corps International adjudicator and he has been an arranger for over forty marching bands and drum & bugle corps in Canada and the United States. Bill is currently an assistant professor of music and the conductor of the wind symphony at York University in Toronto.

Thomas's performing groups have won many accolades and awards including the Jazz Report Magazine award for High School Program of the Year in 1999. He is a member of the international bandmaster's fraternity Phi Beta Mu.


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