Jim LeBon, ConductorJim LeBon

Jim LeBon is originally from Pennsylvania and attended twelve years of Catholic school before starting at FSU in 1977.  While earning his bachelor’s degree in music education, he studied clarinet with Harry Schmidt and Ted Lane, and arranging with Charlie Carter. He received his bachelor’s degree from FSU in 1977 and his master’s degree in Music Education in 1993.

Mr. LeBon was a high school band director in northern Florida and southern Georgia for fourteen years before moving to Port St. Lucie twenty-six years ago.  He taught at Dan McCarty Middle School for eleven years and fifteen years at Southport Middle School. Mr. LeBon has had a great deal of success with his students and is proud of the numerous superior and excellent ratings that they have achieved in concert band and solo and ensemble festivals.

Mr. LeBon has entered retirement after forty years of teaching. He intends to write music for band, teach privately and continue to mentor band directors who are working to become better teachers and managers of their careers and lives.

Mr. LeBon is an adjudicator at FBA concert and marching festivals as well as at solo and ensemble events. Mr. LeBon is a member of the American School Band Director Association.

Mr. LeBon plays bari sax with the Ambassadors of Swing, a Port St. Lucie based ensemble dedicated to the music of the Swing Era. He also plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble.

Mr. LeBon conducts the Stuart Community Concert Band which is an adult ensemble dedicated to the performance of great band literature. He also works as a band clinician and mentor in the band community.