BM, SUNY Fredonia, MM, Kansas City Conservatory of Music
Mr. Al Thomson founded the instrumental music program at Bishop Ludden over 20 years ago. He is currently the director of bands.
Mr. Thomson is also a very active professional performer himself, both regionally and nationally. He’s played with the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, Skaneateles Brass and the O.C.M.E.A. Wind Ensemble. He’s also a member of brass quintets for S.U., Le Moyne College and Cortland State University.
Additionally, Mr. Thomson performs Civil War period music on an original 1853 bass saxhorn with the Excelsior Cornet Band – a nationally recognized brass band and Syracuse’s only authentic Civil War brass band.
In 2013, Mr. Thomson was appointed to a principal position with President Lincoln’s Own Band – the nation’s top civil war band – and the band that was featured in Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln”.
Jr. High Band
Music in Our Lives
Sr. High Band