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James "J.P." Crowley

Meet James “J.P.” Crowley, baritone technician.

James “J.P.” Crowley received his degree in music education from The College of Jersey studying trombone, euphonium and tuba. His collegiate teachers include Brian Brown of the Delaware and Stamford symphonies and the Philly Pops, Bob Gale of the Philadelphia Opera, Walnut Street Theatre and the Philly Brass, and James Hala of the Westminister Brass.
Crowley marched in the baritone section of The Cadets in 2008 and 2009 playing lead. He instructed the baritones among other sections for the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and 2011.
Crowley directed the brass section for the award-winning South Brunswick High School Marching Band from 2008–2010 and actively contributes to the Bridgewater-Raritan High School instrumental music program where he instructs the wind section for the marching band and teaches a jazz lab.
An active performer, Crowley plays trombone and trumpet in “Summer Wind,” an eight-piece Irish party band based in Westchester, N.Y. and is a section euphonist for the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band. Performing honors include solo performances with ensembles at The College of Jersey and euphonium soloist for the world premier of “In Memory of William” with conductor/composer Bruce Yurko. Additionally, Crowley performed in the 44th presidential inauguration and the 2005 Rose Bowl.
Crowley is currently the director of bands at Cranbury School in Cranbury, N.J. and resides in Kendall Park, N.J.