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Dr. James (Jim) W. Thompson » Dr. Thompson's bio-

Dr. Thompson's bio-

1. Have taught strings, orchestra, music theory, guitar (and sometimes Band, Music History, and even Biology mixed with Earth Science) for over 40 years--19 in Granite School District, and the rest here in Jordan School District at Bingham High--(22 years).
2. Main instrument is the Contrabass Violin--but also well-versed in bass guitar, piano, guitar, and some violin, viola, and cello.
3. Love all types of music, but especially large ensemble--types--mainly for full symphony orchestras, who perform the great works of Beethoven, Tchaikowsky, Brahms, Sibelious, etc..
4. Love the outdoors, especially in terms of hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, birdwatching, and studying geologic formations and forces.
5. Past-member of the Utah National Guard's 23rd Army Band for 26 years as bassist in their Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Show Band.
6. Current member of the Cityjazz Band (semi-professional group performing periodically throughout the Salt Lake Valley)
7. Associate Conductor (and principal bassist) of the Murray Symphony.
8. Substitute bassist for the American West Symphony (Sandy) and Salt Lake Symphony.