We do our best to provide our students with the best auxiliary staff to provide our students the additional and supplemental instruction necessary to succeed. We are proud of our dedicated auxiliary staff and invite you to read more about them and their accomplishments below.
James Thomas, Color Guard Director
Mr. Thomas is a well known color guard designer and choreographer throughout the United States. He has had the opportunity to design and work with award winning bands from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma. He joins the Big Blue Band staff after serving as the color guard director at Coppell High School. During his tenure at Coppell, the color guard won numerous competitions and regionals as well as finishing in the Top 5 at the UIL 5A State Marching Contest. Coppell was the 2008 UIL State Marching Contest Bronze Medalist. Prior to Coppell, Mr. Thomas served as color guard director at L.D. Bell High School where they won 3 UIL State Championships and were a Bands of America Grand Nationals Finalist.
He has also worked with several groups on the Drum Corps International circuit throughout the years. Mr. Thomas also works with Bowl Games of America, where he has choreographed large scale productions for such events as the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Liberty Bowl, the Alamo Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and many other large scale productions. Mr. Thomas is also a judge with the Texas State Judges Association where he serves as an adjudicator throughout the state during the winter guard season. Mr. Thomas is a native of California where he had the opportunity to perform with some of the top winter guards and drum and bugle corps in the country growing up. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and currently resides in Carrollton.