Tom Broussard

Tom Broussard is in his 30th year of teaching music and directing bands in Missouri. He currently serves as the Director of Bands for Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis. At CBC, Tom directs the Band of Brothers, Cadet Band, Jazz Band, Modern Band, and teaches courses in guitar, piano, and audio engineering. Prior to CBC, Tom taught 25 years at Jackson High School and four years at Arcadia Valley High School. Ensembles which he has conducted have been selected and featured three times at the Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop Conference, Jazz Ensemble 2010 and 2022 and Wind Symphony 2013. His groups consistently earn the highest rating given at the Missouri State Large Ensemble Contest and his groups have also won many Concert and Jazz Festivals in both Missouri and Illinois. Tom has been a clinician and adjudicator of Concert, Jazz, and Marching Festivals in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, and Canada.

Tom has served twice both as the President of the Southeast Missouri Music Educators Association and as a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Advisory Committee. He has served as a MSHSAA Music Festival Manager since 2008 and a Music Rules Interpreter since 2014. As a past member of the Mineral Area Kicks Band, Tom had the fortune to perform with Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, and Pete Christlieb and is currently performing with the Southeast Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra. Both of his degrees are from Southeast Missouri State University, Bachelors of Music Education 1994 and Masters of Music Education 2004. Tom holds active memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, Missouri Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha. Tom and his wife Karen have three wonderful children, Alaina, Reed, and Addison.