Johnathon Bower is a freelance trombone player from Troy, MI. He is a graduate of Athens High School and Eastern Michigan University. John studied trombone, earning a B.A. in instrumental music education.
John marched at the Glassmen from 2009-2012. In 2017, John performed with RhythmX Winds, winning a WGI World Championship. He has performed with the Wayne State Orchestra from 2017-2019. Currently, John performs with the Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra and enjoys playing in an independent tuba quartet.
John began his teaching career as a private lesson instructor in 2009. From 2012-2016, John taught marching band and brass choir at Athens High School. At Athens, John spent two years as Assistant Director working with the Concert and Jazz bands. He has also been the Band Director at Gabriel Richard Catholic High School and Romulus Middle School, before deciding to pursue a career as a professional trombonist. John spent time as a visual technician and choreographer at Clio High School, Southgate Anderson High School, L’anse Creuse North High School, South Lyon High School, LSM Winds, and Eclipse Percussion. John is in his second year as director of the Divergent Performing Arts Wind Ensemble.