JIM HOLMAN (Trumpet) - Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Jim Holman received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Jim then continued his musical studies and received a master’s degree in Music Education at Nazareth College. During his college career, Jim performed in various Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos, Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, and Concert Bands. In his free time, Jim has enjoyed playing in Drum and Bugle Corps, Black Gold from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1990, ‘92, ‘93. Blue Knights from Denver, Colorado in 1995 and eventually went on to win the Drum Corps International Championship in 1996 with the Blue Devils from Concord, California. Jim currently teaches privately and is employed with the Gates Chili Middle School District, teaching concert band, brass lessons, and jazz band. “I am happy to be apart of a group full of so many talented musicians who want to share America’s true art form, Jazz, with the Community”.