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Music educator , musician

James M. Gaspard, music educator, musician. Certified music education all levels Texas Education Agency, 1995. Recipient Classical Performance award, Department Music Lamar University, 1985-1993, Jazz Performance award, 1989-1993, IAJE Soloist award, International Association Jazz Educators, 1991; Skidmore Jazz scholar, Blue Note Records, 1990-1991.


Gaspard, James M. was born on March 26, 1966 in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. Son of Otto John, Junior and Rita Diane Gaspard.


Associate of Applied Science cum laude, Lamar Institute of Technology, Beaumont, 1989. Bachelor of Music, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1993.


Assistant band director Little Cypress Junior High, Orange, Texas, 1995—1999. Head band director Mauriceville Middle School, 1999—2002. Associate director bands Dayton High School, 2002—2005.

Assistant band director and choir director Kirbyville High School, since 2005. Marching percussion clinician Port Neches-Groves High School, Texas, since 2000, Westbrook High School, since 2003, East Chambers High School, 2003—2005, Coldspring High School, since 2005. Private lesson instructor The Practice Pad, Bridge City, since 1998.


  • Certified music education all levels Texas Education Agency, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Musician: (recordings) The Symphony of Southeast Texas Swings, Pon*Tune, Boogaloo.


Drummer and orchestra arranger Cathedral in the Pines Christian Center, Beaumont, Texas, 2002—2006. Member of Texas Music Educators Association.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, travel.


Married Ann C. Collins, June 19, 2004.

Otto John

Rita Diane Gaspard

Ann C. Collins