About the Teacher

Mr. Justin Leclerc

Thompson Middle School

Band and Choral Director

(860) 923-9380 ext.148

This is Mr. Leclerc's eleventh year at Thompson Middle School. He also taught 
for two years in RI and MA prior to coming to Thompson. 

He recently earned his M.M. in Conducting from the American Band College at 
Sam Houston State University. He completed his B.M. in Music Education from 
the University of Rhode Island.There he played trombone in the URI Wind Ensemble,
 Orchestra, Big Band and Trombone Choir. Wanting to explore other musical 
opportunities, he also performed with an a cappella group and sang in a rock band. 

He hopes his passion and enthusiasm for music will inspire his students to 
explore and reach their own music potential and develop a life long 
appreciation of music. Mr. Leclerc strives to reinforce life skills such as 
self-discipline, a healthy self-esteem, responsibility and cooperation in 
each student through music.

Mr. Leclerc enjoys all kinds of music and some of his favorite musicians and 
bands include: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Miles Davis, The 
Slackers, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, The Black Keys, Tool, 
Thrice, Guster, John Mayer, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Matthews Band, 
Pearl Jam and Trombone Shorty.

In his spare time, Mr. Leclerc enjoys spending time with his wife and 
two children, Ava and Benjamin. He currently plays trombone and sings in a 
reggae/rock group. He also likes reading, going to concerts, riding his bike,  
and rooting for our Boston sports teams!