James Mons

Hometown:  Iowa City, IA
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Education (Instrumental)
Hobbies:  Frisbee, cooking, watching sports (especially baseball)
Career Goals:  Achieve a masters degree and become a high school band director 
Favorite Trumpet Players:  Phil Smith, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan
Favorite Trumpet Recordings:  Ceora  (Lee Morgan); The Maid of the Mist  (Clarke - Phil Smith)
Favorite Food:  Lamb
Favorite Book:  To Kill a Mockingbird  (Harper Lee)
Strangest Fact About Me:  I have a four octave vocal range
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  Playing a funk gig with Saul Lubaroff and a rhythm section out of Chicago