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James  Crocker
Band, Assistant High School Director
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James Crocker is originally from Theodore, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

He has performed as a member of the Southern Miss Wind Ensemble, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Southern Miss Pep Bands, the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra, and Southern Miss Jazz Lab II, among other ensembles. He served as principal trumpet player of the Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra during his undergraduate career, and was awarded the undergraduate Outstanding Brass Jury Award in 2007. He has studied trumpet performance under Dr. Daniel Kelly and Dr. Jason Bergman.

Mr. Crocker still performs regularly with a variety of ensembles. He has recently performed with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the MSO Brass Quintet, the Mississippi Symphonic Winds under the direction of Gary Cook, and the orchestra of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS.

Mr. Crocker has been a band camp instructor for many great band programs in Mississippi and Alabama such as Foley High School, Gulport High school, and Theodore High School. He also had the privilege of completing his undergraduate student teaching experiences at Petal High School and Oak Grove High School. He was on staff with The Pride of Mississippi as a graduate assistant while completing his master’s degree and has studied conducting with Dr. Steven Moser and Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo. Mr. Crocker was an assistant band director in the Germantown Band Program in Gluckstadt, MS from 2011 through 2014.