Mr. Gibbons

Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons

[email protected]
248.969.5100 Ext. 5164

B.A. in Music Education
Eastern Illinois University
M.A. in Music Education
Bowling Green State University

International Baccalaureate Certification
Level 1 Curriculum
Level 2 Assessment
Level 1 Administration
Level 2 Administration
Category 2 Music

September 1998

Welcome to my classroom!  I was born and raised in Belleville, IL.  While at Bowling Green State University, I was assistant director for the Falcon Marching Band and all other athletic bands and was a teaching assistant for the undergraduate instrumental teaching methods course. 

In Oxford I direct the Wildcat Marching Band, the three High School concert bands and assist with the 6th Grade Beginning Band program. In the past I have taught 7th and 8th Grade band. During my time at Oxford, the bands have received high ratings at festivals and competitions in Michigan and performed in numerous parades across the state. The bands have also given multiple performances at the Statue of Liberty in New York, been selected to march at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World three times, and performed at the Silverdome for a Detroit Lions home game. In addition, I currently serve as president of the Oxford Education Association, a position I have held for five years. I have been a member of numerous school and district-wide committees including the Oxford Schools Strategic Planning Committee. I hold memberships in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity.

My wife Melissa and I have three beautiful daughters, Hannah, Emma, and Sarah, and one crazy dog, Merlot. We reside in Oxford. When not working with the students of Oxford, I love spending time with my family, playing golf, traveling, reading, and relaxing watching sports, especially the Tigers and my beloved St. Louis Cardinals.