Lee Cook - tenor trombone
Lee Cook was born in North Carolina and graduated from East Burke High School, Icard, NC. He played trombone in marching band, concert band and jazz band. Lee taught in Florida for 6 years prior to moving to Arizona in 2009. While in Florida, he was a member of the Paradise Big Band and McGregor Baptist Church Orchestra.
Lee earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Limestone University in Gaffney, SC. While there, he was a member of the wind ensemble, jazz band, trombone choir, brass choir and show choir band. Lee made the South Carolina Music Educators Association Collegiate All State Band twice. He studied privately with Tom Pollett, Limestone University trombone professor, and John Barlett, Principal Trombone with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the Limestone College Ensembles, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and was a freelance musician and private instructor in the Greenville/Spartanburg area.
Lee attended graduate at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA and earned a Masters Degree in Music Education. He was assistant director of the Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band and basketball pep bands. Lee studied trombone with Doug Farwell, Valdosta State trombone professor and Principal trombone Valdosta Symphony. He performed with the Blazin’ Bones Trombone Choir as a trombone player and conductor.
Currently, he is the band director at Legacy Traditional School Phoenix. He is a member of the North Valley Symphony Orchestra and Glendale Summer Band. Lee has performed with Estrella Community College Community Band, Arizona Brass Band, and Phoenix Community College Community Orchestra.