AWO Bass Trombone 2015 - 2020
Thomas is a Trombonist in the Australian Army Band, currently serving The Band of the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in Townsville. He started his career in Adelaide freelancing and teaching Trombone. In 2020, he joined the Australian Army Band Adelaide as a reservist before transferring to full-time service in 2021. Highlights of his career include playing Bass Trombone with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on various occasions, and representing Australia in Turkey for the ANZAC Day commemorations in 2022.
Thomas completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (2011-2014). During his time here, he was a member of the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra (ECWO) which at the time was run by the late Bob Hower. It was Bob's influence that inspired his students to form AWO. Thomas played tenor and bass trombone, and euphonium in both of these ensembles. Thomas’ time playing in ECWO and AWO was invaluable to his development, and formed a crucial bridge between student and professional life.