Jonathan R. Grantham
Jonathan Grantham, director of bands at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California, directs a band program of 300 students involved in five concert ensembles, two jazz bands, the marching band, chamber ensembles, winter percussion, and two winter guards.
In his eighteen years at Amador Valley the band program has grown to more than double in size and has earned consistent superior ratings and high honors at each event entered. Amador's top wind ensemble performed at the CBDA state conference in 2007 and 2010 and most recently performed at the 67th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
Mr. Grantham is active as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor. He was an executive board member for CMEA Bay Section and the Western Band Association. He also served for five years on the Special Projects Committee for California Band Directors Association.
Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in music education/trombone performance from Central Michigan University, graduating magna cum laude, and has affiliations with several professional organizations. He recently completed his master’s degree in conducting at the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
He earned a citation of excellence from the National Band Association, received the Prudential Realty of California's Outstanding Educator's Award and earned an Excellence in Education Award from Pleasanton Unified School District in 2009. Mr. Grantham was a recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Education and was chosen as Pleasanton Unified School District's 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year.