TMS Band History

The Thompson Middle School band program was established in September 1957 upon the opening of the school when Rogers High School moved to its location on Wickham Road. The original building was build in 1903 and was changed to Thompson Junior High School when Rogers relocated. It was later renamed Thompson Middle School in 1994. The building was razed to the ground in 2000 and the new building was opened in 2002. The band has had several directors over the years including its first director, John W. Stare. Following Mr. Stare were Bernard Morel, Phil Pelletier, Leland Brown, Richie Price, Larry Mauk, Lori McDowell, Ian Gollub, and the current director, Don Chilton.


Enjoy the slideshow below to see archived photos. You may contact Mr. Chilton to submit additional photos and historical information about the band. Thanks for viewing!! Check back regularly for updates.

TJHS circa1958

TJHS 24 April 1958

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