Thomas Flynn

Mr. Thomas Flynn is currently a band teacher in the Barrington 220 School District in Barrington, Illinois, where he teaches at multiple elementary schools. He spent most of his career at LaVilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was a member of the band faculty from 2016 to 2021. At LaVilla, he directed the Symphonic Band, co-directed the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, taught Music Theory, and specialized in brass instruction. Under Mr. Flynn and co-directors Dr. Ann Adams Valle and Mr. Chris Banks, LaVilla Bands achieved widespread recognition. The National Band Association awarded LaVilla the National Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award in 2020, and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education named LaVilla a Model School for Music in 2018.

Prior to teaching in Florida, Thomas taught band and choir at North Boone High School and North Boone Middle School in Poplar Grove, Illinois. He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Florida Music Education Association and awarded the Citation of Excellence by the National Band Association. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in music education from Northwestern University.

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