Currently referring trumpet students to my wife Elizabeth. She teaches piano, instrumental and voice. For more information, contact her directly at 601-940-3527.
Ready to toot your own horn?! Beginning and intermediate private trumpet lessons (with a possible opportunity to perform with Mississippi Swing!) are available at reasonable rates. For more information, contact David Schommer, Bandleader, at 601-951-9091.
Born and raised in New Orleans, David received his first trumpet when he was 8 years old and has been playing ever since. He has performed with several bands in New Orleans including The Dukes of Sound, Horizon, Heart & Soul, The Crescent City Big Band, and most recently, the Big Easy's hottest new big band - Swingaroux!. He also had the opportunity of performing in the band for Marcel Evans (The Drifters) during a recent tour. Since moving to Jackson in 2004, David has been quite busy on the music scene. After joining the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band (2004), he went on to create (with a little help from his friends) Jackson's very own non-profit big band - Mississippi Swing! (2005). Always looking for interesting and unique musical projects, he created Jackson's very own Oompah Band (2006) for their annual Germanfest, and, until 2009, the only local Brass Band (2006) to perform in the nationally known Mal's Annual St. Paddy's Day Parade marching right along side the Sweet Potato Queens - the band winning the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 Otha Turner Marching Award. In 2013, the brass band won the O.C. McDavid Award! In addition to creating and performing with The Jackson All-Stars (2008), he has performed with Jackson's #1 Latin Band - Latinismo, The Musicians (featuring The Holly Brothers), Shadz of Gray, the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and Mississippi Brass and Percussion. He created The Madison All-Stars for Madison, The City's July 4th Celebration. He is a past member of the Mississippi Jazz Foundation and serves on the board of the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band. He also serves as Vice-President of the Madison Jazz Society.
Moved to Jackson, Mississippi / Joined the MCSB (2004)
Founder, Mississippi Swing! (2005)
Founder, Mississippi Swing Brass Band (2006)
Founder, Mississippi Schwingen Oompah Band (2006)
The Dave Schommer Band (2006/2007)
Founder, The Jackson All-Stars (2008)
Founder, The Madison All-Stars (2009)
Founder, The Brother Martin Alumni Jazz Band (2009)
Otha Turner Marching Award - Mississippi Swing Brass Band (2008, 2009, 2010)
Richland "Key to the City" - Mississippi Swing! & The Jackson All-Stars (2009)
Founder, The Jackson All-Stars Brass Band (2010)
Governor's Award - Watkins Playground Project (2010)
Grey Ferris Scholar (2010)
Watkins Elementary Leadership Award (2010)
Outstanding Educator Award, Jackson Public Schools (2010)
Metro Teacher of the Year (2011)
Nominated, Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2011, 2012)
Watkins Elementary Teacher of the Year (2013)
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My first trumpet, second grade!