Tommy Tucker, Interim Director / Arranger
Tommy Tucker is the Interim Director of the Mustang Band, having served as the Assistant Director and primary music arranger since 1996. He obtained his degree from SMU in 1984 and previously served as the Mustang Band Assistant Director from 1984-1988. He has also been the musical producer/arranger for all but one Pigskin Revue since 1981.
Tommy has been arranging music for bands since 1971, and has worked with many high schools, junior colleges, universities, churches, and professional groups. His music has been featured at the Mirage Bowl in Tokyo, Japan, the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at the St. Patrick's Week Activities in Ireland. His arrangements also have been performed at the Texas UIL Marching Championships, various college bowl games, two Super Bowls, and venues from McFarlin Auditorium to the Meyerson Symphony Center to Madison Square Garden. His works have been recorded by many groups including the Dallas Cowboys Band, the Lovers Lane Jazz Band and the Light Crust Doughboys.
In addition to his writing, Tommy continues to be an active performer on piano, organ, and keyboards for local churches and other groups.
Jon Lee, Drumline Instructor
Jon Lee is the drumline instructor and percussion arranger for the Mustang Band and has been since 1995. Under his direction, the SMU Mustang Band Drumline was the featured clinic group at the 1996 Percussive Arts Society Texas Day of Percussion. Additionally, Jon is the Assistant Conductor of the Meadows Percussion Ensemble and teaches Percussion Techniques in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
Jon graduated with a Masters of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Texas, and has been accepted into the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of North Texas.
Jon is an active performer, educator, clinician, and adjudicator. He was a member of three P.A.S.I.C. national collegiate champion drumlines and was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He has performed with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Garland/Los Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Texas Wind Symphony, and Dallas Wind Symphony.