Contact Info: 979-696-2802
John earned his Bachelor of Music Performance at Sam Houston State University in 1976. He served in several orchestras: Principal trumpet, Brazos Symphony, 1983 – present; Contract trumpet, Waco Symphony (2001 – present); Assistant principal trumpet, Richardson Symphony, 1978-1981; Principal trumpet, Garland Symphony, 1979-1981; University of North Texas Symphony, 1978-1979; and Apprentice to the Principal trumpet, Austin Symphony, 1963-1964. He has played in the Brazos Brass Quintet since 1985, and has had free-lance commercial experience in Houston, New York and Dallas since 1966. He was winner of the Midland-Odessa Young Artists Competition in 1967; and TMEA All-State Band in 1964. McSpadden is a member of the following professional organizations: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters association, and American Federation of Musicians.
Mr. McSpadden teaches grades 6-12