From Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser • Attitude Concepts for Today

“You have a special way of connecting; that has always been your claim-to-fame, and you bring that to the table…you make the audience feel SAFE…thus the trust level opens accordingly; BRAVO!”

From Thein Huynh, Mission Hills High School • San Marcos District Honor Band

“…It was amazing to experience how one could shape a band in such a way that I have not seen before. The commitment, the passion, and most importantly, the energy. You trully are an inspiration for me. You have opened up my eyes to see the bigger picture of the world of music. I cannot thank you enough for that experience”

From Richard Saucedo • Composer and Carmel High School, IN (Former Director of Bands)

“… Jon has been highly sought after as a guest speaker, guest conductor, adjudicator , and clinician throughout the country. His reputation as a wonderful music educator has caused him to spend much of his time “on the road” as he continues to give back to the profession that he has cherished over his distinguished career.”

From Geoff Radant • San Marcos High School, CA, Director of Bands

“Thanks so much for all your hard work and inspiration you bestowed on our students. I have heard many of our students already mention how much they learned and what a great time they had under your baton. Some have already asked if we could bring you out again.”

From Samuel R. Hazo • Composer

“Jon, I just watched the YouTube video…twice! You did a superb job and those students did so well??? Deserve Kudos to ALL!!! I loved it!!!”

From Colonel Arnold Gabriel • United States Air Force Band, Director (Retired)

“…All selections were performed superbly… There was great intensity, clarity, confidence, flexibility, and eye contact in all your selections; excellent dynamic contrasts and styles was indicative of the composers’ intent… Great job!

From Dr. Craig Kirchoff • University of Minnesota School of Music, Director of Bands

“Dobson gives a very convincing presentation – Great care with dynamics, especially in the Daugherty. This is a virtuosic ensemble.  Thank you for your musical presentation. BRAVO.”

From Professor Ray E. Cramer • Indiana University, Director of Bands

“I just want to express my appreciation to all of you for your outstanding performance. The group played with care, focus, maturity and musical sensitivity! CONGRATULATIONS! The program was beautifully performed and I enjoyed the literature very much, especially the Welcher and Daugherty. Difficult music, but well prepared and conducted with focus and sensitivity. Thank your young folks for your hard work, dedication to excellence and love of music making. Your lives will be forever changed and BETTER for what you have become as musicians. Thank you!”

From Danny • Sycamore Leadership & Drum Major Camp

“Thank you for all you’ve done for us and for helping us improve as musicians and people!”

From Rob Lubbers • Dobson High School, AZ, Director of Orchestra

“Proud of my former colleague and friend for 19 years on his (Midwest Clinic) session today. Way to go Jon Gomez!”

From Bill Golamb • Coronado High School, AZ (Former Student)

“We are all better for the times we shared, memories we made, and friendships we’ve developed along the way as part of the Coronado Dons band family. Thank you for giving us all a chance to excel and grow as individuals.”

Music Educator & Conductor

Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician

National Consultant & Presenter

Adjudicator

The Midwest Clinic Advisory Board, Member

Co-Founder of Summer Marching Academy

Co-Producer of Leadership Success, Video & CD RM Curricula

Bachelor of Music, Arizona State University

Master of Education Leadership, Arizona State University

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