Guest Clinician

Dr. Bough has served as a frequent masterclass clinician and/or conductor for the Music For All Summer Symposium and the Music For All National Concert Band Festival for over fifteen years. He has also presented masterclasses at numerous universities.


An active composer, Thomas Bough composes and arranges music for wind band, marching band, choir and orchestra. His compositions are tailored to meet the needs of his clients. His music is published by Alfred Publications, Cimarron Music and GPG Publications.


Thomas Bough is a Yamaha sponsored artist, and performs on the Yamaha 822 CC tuba and Yamaha 822 F tuba. In this capacity, he serves as a brass consultant and guest instructor with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps.


"Dr. Thomas Bough has provided a comprehensive and thorough approach to fundamentals in The Band Boot Camp. From tone production and breath support to scale drills, The Band Boot Camp has it all."Robert CalonicoDirector of Bands, University of California, Berkley
"Tom Bough presents quality material in his clinics and music. It is thorough, to the point and fits a logical sequence that has worked well for our band. Tom is enthusiastic and exciting to work with."Rex Barker Millard South High School Bands, Past-President, Nebraska Music Educators Association, Millard, Nebraska
"The 'Band Boot Camp' is an excellent supplemental book for my band. It provides me and my students the opportunity to use several different exercises to help build physical strength and technical proficiency. Even at the Jr. High School level, there are plenty of useful tools in the 'Band Boot Camp' that will challenge your students and build the skills that are necessary to perform at a higher level. My students really like using this method."Tom Tedeschi Director of Bands, Lakeview Jr. High School, Downers Grove, Illinois
"Tom Bough's 'Band Boot Camp' has been a valuable resource for our entire band program. We use his method book with all four levels of our bands, and it has been very well received by the students. Tom's composition and arranging experience is very evident throughout the entire book. It contains and wide variety of useful material that can be combined and arranged in countless ways. I highly recommend this method book to all junior high and high school band directors!"Matt MooreDirector of Bands, Fremd High School, Palatine, Illinois

Live Performances

Concerto for Horn

Performed by Larry Williams and the Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony

Concerto for Euphonium

Performed by Yamaha Artist Adam Frey and accompanied by Dr. JeongSoo Kim

Baile Sereno

Reedley High School Concert Band performs a composition written by Thomas Bough.