Thom Bober has been performing publicly on the trumpet since the age of ten and professionally since the age of fourteen. He grew up in Framingham, Massachuesetts where he began his studies in elementary school. He studied under David Summer through high school and was chosen First Chair, First Trumpet at the Massachusetts All-State convention during his senior year. During high school he studied music theory for two years under George Perroni and passed the AP Music test.
He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During college he performed in both jazz and classical settings. He played in a jazz combo, a stage band as well as the Worcester Consortium Orchestra. With WPI music ensembles he toured and performed in France (Notre Dame), Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Byelorussia as well as much of the Eastern United States. He was honored to play with the Wellesley College Choir at both St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.. He continued his study of music theory under Dr. Douglas Weeks and Mr. Rich Falco. Additionally he conducted the WPI Brass Ensemble. A highlight of these years was playing with the Boston Philharmonic and the Worcester Chorale for Verdi’s Requiem.
Outside of his studies he was active in the pits of several musical theater companies. He performed under the baton of Arthur Finstein for the Sudbury Players, Southboro Players, Lincoln-Sudbury High School and the Regal Players of Waltham.
Arriving on Cape Cod he began his studies with Phil Hague, then Principal Trumpet with the Cape Cod Symphony. Under Mr. Hague’s tutelage, Thom played in the Cape Cod Symphony, the Chatham Chorale, the Falmouth Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and the Woods Hole Cantata Consort. He has performed for former Outer Cape Chorale conductor, Jon Arterton and current conductor Allison Beavon,
He studied jazz and improvisation with Tony Lujan.
He has performed for services, weddings and funerals in many of the churches across the Cape and Islands and is currently part of the Brentwood Brass’s Artist-in-Residence program at the Osterville Methodist Church.
In addition to the trumpet he is proficient on the French horn, baritone and oboe. His proficiency continues to grow on flute and violin.
If you are in need of a trumpet player, or need any ensemble of brass instruments from duo to quintet, please contact Thom through the form below or call directly (508) 420-0495 to determine whether your event is open on the calendar.
Pachabel’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah – Thom Bober and Joseph Mongelli soloists, the Outer Cape Chorale under the direction of Allison Beavon. December 15, 2019.