Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis was raised in Seminole, Oklahoma where he began to learn to play trombone and was a two-time member of the Oklahoma All-State Band. He received a full scholarship to East Central University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education and later, a Master of Music in Trombone Performance with a musicology emphasis from the University of North Texas. In 1994, Justin began his teaching career in Madill, Oklahoma earning the band many honors including a proclamation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, within the same year, Justin joined the WFSO as bass trombone. He relocated permanently to Wichita Falls in 1997 as band director for Zundy Junior High, then in 2007, became band director of Wichita Falls High School “Old High”, a position in which he holds today. In 2012, Justin was named as the Texas representative in the School Band and Orchestra magazine as one of the “Top 50 Teachers Who Made A Difference” and was also inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame. Justin has been performing bass trombone with the WFSO for 26 years, as well as lead trombone in the Ken Nelson Big Band and is one of the founding members of an “eclectic tongue-in-cheek” ukulele duet called Ukelicious. 
 
Fun Facts:
 
Favorite WF restaurant-Opa’s
 
Describe your family and /or pets: Wife-Jennifer, Son-Miles, Cats-Stinky and Lucky, Dogs (Bassett Hounds)-Flash and Lola
 
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why: Nepal, I have always wanted to see the Himalayas
 
Favorite hobby: Messing around with anything with wheels and/or a motor
 
Age you started playing your instrument: 11
 
Favorite Book: The Sneetches by Dr Seuss,
 
Favorite Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
 
Favorite TV show: The Curse of Oak Island
 
 
Favorite onstage moment: Playing the Theremin with the orchestra
 
Favorite piece of music to listen to: Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger
 
Favorite piece of music to play: Night on Bald Mountain