Jon Bubbett is a native of Dothan, AL. He attended Dothan High School, graduating in 1977. He also attended Troy State University, graduating with a BMEd. in 1981, and received an MMEd. from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL, in 1989.
Mr. Bubbett retired from full-time teaching after 38 years. The last 26 were spent teaching at Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL. He is a six-time recipient of the NBA Citation of Excellence Award and the Phi Beta Mu, Rho Chapter 2015 “Bandmaster of the Year” Award. He remains active as a clinician, composer, and adjudicator.
His bands have performed in a variety of venues across the southeast. Most notably, the Thompson Wind Ensemble performed for the Music for All National Concert Band Festival as well as several other conferences. The Thompson Wind Ensemble is a recipient of the National Band Association Programs of Excellence “Blue Ribbon” Award for 2014.
Mr. Bubbett has also served as a guest clinician and adjudicator in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi as well as having served as a clinician/panelist participant for both the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He also has concert band and ensemble music published through Excelcia Music Publishing, RWS Music, Wingert-Jones, Belwin, Eighth Note Publishing, and through JonBubbettMusic.com.
He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, ASCAP, Alabama Winds Community Concert Band, and conducts the Celebration Winds Community Concert Band in Birmingham, AL.