Dr. Jonathan Gill maintains an active studio of 50–60 middle and high school low brass students in the Lewisville, Carroll, and Plano ISD’s. As an active freelancer in the DFW area, Dr. Gill routinely performs with groups such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Irving Symphony, Plano Symphony, and is currently acting Principal Trombone of the Wichita Falls Symphony. He can be heard playing Principal Trombone on the new Dallas Wind Symphony CD “Asphalt Cocktail: The music of John Mackey”. Dr. Gill has also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba at Tarleton State University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition to his professional playing career and local teaching, Dr. Gill has also has had the privilege to participate in, teach, and work with some of the finest marching bands and drum corps in the United States. Dr. Gill holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BM of Ed.), the University of South Florida (MM), and the University of North Texas (DMA Perf.). Dr. Jonathan Gill resides in McKinney, TX with his fiancé Dr. Emily Gale and their two dogs Francine and Mr. Noodle.
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.