The founding members of PDF Band Music are two music teachers with zeal to promote music education in our schools. Discovering new composers and offering great music online is one extension of the work these music educators do each day.
Tom received his BA and MM degrees in music from Michigan State University. He has taught at high schools and middle schools in Michigan, California and in Germany for the Department of Defense Schools. His varied experience includes teaching every level of both vocal and instrumental music. He has conducted award winning show choirs in California as well as conducting concert, jazz, and marching bands that have performed throughout Europe. He has performed with jazz groups and conducted musical performances on BBC (British TV) and ARD (German TV)
Ron Judd has been a music educator for more than forty years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten through high school. After receiving his Bachelor of Music Education from Wichita State University he taught in Kansas before beginning his overseas teaching career with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. He has taught instrumental, choral, and general music in Iceland, Portugal, Germany, and is currently Director of Music at David Glasgow Farragut High School in Spain. He has also been very active in community and church music on the military bases where he has taught. In addition to Ron’s teaching and conducting, he has been active as a trumpet soloist and has played in orchestras and brass ensembles in Germany and Spain.