Bio


Jerry L. Pokarney

  • Born - Great Falls, Montana
  • Began playing trumpet at the age of 10
  • Both Parents - Musicians
  • Graduated - Great Falls High School - Great Falls, Montana - 1955
  • First Chair America - 1954
  • All State Band - 1954
  • United States Navy
  • B.A. in Music – College of Great Falls - Great Falls, Montana– 1964
  • M.M. in Music – University of Montana - Missoula, Montana– 1967
  • Professional Trumpet Player
  • Band Director, Author, Composer, Adjudicator, Clinician
  • Author - Music Sight Reading Method
  • Past Contributing Editor - Bandworld - Universal Band Directors’ Magazine
  • Member - Phi Beta Mu - International Band Directors Fraternity
  • Past Board Member - Alberta Band Directors Association
  • Alberta Band Director of the Year - 1985
  • Music Camrose - Conductor - Concert Band-Stage Band, Jazz Improvisation, Theory
  • Lethbridge Big Band
  • Lethbridge Musical Theater - Conductor and Player
  • Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra - 1971
  • University of Lethbridge Jazz Lab Band
  • Wall of Distinction - Lethbridge Collegiate Institute - 2008
  • Taught at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute - 34 years
  • Retired - 2002
  • 4 Children - Christy, Cheri, Brynna, Teague
  • Hobby - Fishing and Camping
  • Future Plans - Composing, Guest Conducting, Clinician