J. R. Tucker High School Band 
and Orchestra

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Director of Band and Orchestra - Austin Frank


Percussion Coordinator -  

Color Guard Coordinator - 

Marching Band Assistant - 

Austin Shoop graduated from Tucker in 2011, where he was an active member of the band program. While at Tucker, Austin performed in the Marching Tigers for four years, serving as clarinet section leader and field commander for his final two years. He also played in Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, school musicals, and County, District, and State Honor bands.

Austin graduated

summa cum laude from James Madison University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He studied clarinet with Dr. Janice Minor and Dr. Stacy Christofakis, and performed in some of the top ensembles in the School of Music, including the JMU Wind Symphony, the JMU Symphony Orchestra, and the Marching Royal Dukes, where he served as a clarinet section leader for two years. He also worked on the marching band staff at the JMU Summer Band Camps for two years. Austin is excited for the opportunity to work with the Marching Tigers to help them prepare for their upcoming season!

 
Austin graduated summa cum laude from James Madison University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He studied clarinet with Dr. Janice Minor and Dr. Stacy Christofakis, and performed in some of the top ensembles in the School of Music, including the JMU Wind Symphony, the JMU Symphony Orchestra, and the Marching Royal Dukes, where he served as a clarinet section leader for two years. He also worked on the marching band staff at the JMU Summer Band Camps for two years. Austin is excited for the opportunity to work with the Marching Tigers to help them prepare for their upcoming season! 

Marching Band Assistant - 

Band Operations and Support - Etienne Smith