Meet Jim! He works in our School Service Department and you may recognize him from his weekly visits to your school. Jim began his musical career way back in fifth grade when he picked up the trumpet. Then in Junior High he also began to study the drums. After High School, Jim fueled his passion for music at Hope College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. He continued on with his studies and received a Masters degree in Music Education from Eastern Michigan University. While attending college, he played principal trumpet with the Grand Rapids symphony. Jim's love of music and education lead him to a 35 year teaching career in the Warren Consolidated Schools. He spent his off hoursplaying drum set for a wedding band, and trumpet in his church orchestra. Jim is an active music maker to this day. He plays trumpet in the Warren Concert Band, and drums in theInnovation Jazz Ensemble. Jim's passion for music and teaching has filled his life with enjoyment and amazing experiences, and he plays here.