Not to blow our own horn, but we're proud of our accomplishments. Jim Sheppard's students have gone on to such feats as:

  • US Army Field Band, Pershing's Own
  • Master's Degree, Saxophone Performance at IUP, Ithaca, Indiana-Bloomington
  • Doctorate, Saxophone Performance, University of Maryland
  • All-State PMEA Jazz
  • All-State PMEA Band
  • All-East Band
  • Region Band (Western Pennsylvania)
  • PMEA District Band
  • PMEA District Jazz
  • PMEA Honors Band
  • IUP Honors Band
  • Seton Hill Honors Band
  • Seton Hill Jazz Band

When Jim is not repairing instruments or giving music instruction, he's been known to hang out with these cats...

  • Burgh Big Band (Co-Leader)
  • Jazz In Your Face, Johnstown PA
  • Brass Knuckles, Uniontown PA
  • Graham Grubb Orchestra, Greensburg PA
  • Golden Brown Blues Band, Latrobe PA
  • The Temptations
  • Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • The Jaggerz
  • Frankie Vallie
  • Pit musician for various local and community musicals