Jon Popham has been a visual instructor with the Blue Knights since 2013. Jon’s drum corps career began in 2009 marching trumpet with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, which is where he aged-out in 2010. Jon was on the visual staff with the Glassmen for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Jon has also worked with WGI Independent World groups, Cap City Percussion and Rhythm X Winds.
Jon has been the visual caption head for the Williamstown High School “Band of Spirit” since 2009. While holding this position at Williamstown, the band has been a Kentucky Music Educators Association state finalist each year and earned the Class A State Championship in 2009 and 2014; the “Band of Spirit” has also been a BOA Regional Class Champion and Grand Nationals “Class A” Runner-up. Jon is also an active clinician and designe
r for many high school bands throughout Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Mississippi. In the fall of 2018, Jon had the privilege of designing for the Arkansas Tech University Band of Distinction.
Jon resides in Florence, Kentucky. He is a Special Education (Learning and Behavior Disabilities) teacher at Williamstown Independent Schools and a 2012 graduate from the University of Kentucky.