Trombone Mentor, Huron
Johnson is currently a senior at Huron High School. He’s played trombone since picking it up in the 5th grade. He’s currently in Huron’s symphony band and jazz (big) band. He’s also played in Huron’s Symphony Orchestra, the pit for Huron’s production of The Pajama Game, the Ann Arbor Trombone Choir, and a couple small student groups. One of the facets of trombone he finds most interesting is the diversity of musical genres that call upon the trombone- whether it be classical, jazz, latin, or R&B- and the techniques that can be learned from each. He’s grateful for the teachers who have helped accelerate his learning. Johnson wants to share what he’s learned hitherto through PPL so that he can share the enjoyment he’s gotten from trombone with other people.
Outside of PPL, Johnson runs Cross Country and hurdles in Track. He is also always up for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. He has also loved to read since he was little; some recommended books include: Slaughterhouse-Five, 1984, Animal Farm, Player Piano, Ficciones, A Beautiful Mind, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Although he doesn’t know what he wants to study in college yet, Johnson has a focus towards STEM.