Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Thomas Borning
Thomas Borning is a native of Cape Cod and a graduate of Barnstable High School. Mr. Borning went to music school at UMASS Amherst where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in music education.
Thomas has been teaching in the Falmouth Public School system since 1998 where he began as the high school band director. Under his direction the Falmouth High School marching band, wind ensemble and jazz band received numerous gold and silver medals at regional, state and national music festivals. In 2004 the FHS jazz band was chosen to perform at the Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association music festival. During Mr. Borning’s tenure at Falmouth High School his jazz band received 8 gold medal ratings at Massachusetts sponsored International Association of Jazz Educator’s competitions. In 2006, Mr. Borning became the Morse Pond Elementary School band director where he directs the concert bands and jazz band. In 2010, Mr. Borning became the Music Curriculum coordinator for the Falmouth Public Schools.
As an educator, Mr. Borning has served as All Cape Band Manager, All Cape Jazz Band Manager, Southeastern Massachusetts Band Manager, Southeastern Massachusetts Concert Chairman, All State Band Manager and All State Jazz Band Manager.
Mr. Borning performs regularly as a freelance trumpeter in the New England area. He has performed with the Cape Cod Symphony, Symphony Swing Band, The Chi-Lites, Brass Force, Brass Attack, Stage Door Canteen, and Salsa Night Band. Currently Mr. Borning is the lead trumpet player for the Compaq Big Band. Mr. Borning also performs regularly in pit orchestras for musicals throughout the New England region. In addition, Mr. Borning also plays at dozens of weddings a year at local churches.