Mr Montgomery has been the band director at Black River since 2008 and during that time the bands have received the highest ratings at numerous festivals throughout Michigan as well as New York City and Washington D.C.
Jon’s 35 year teaching and conducting career includes:
126 Army Band Michigan National Guard
Cesar Chavez High School, Phoenix AZ
Sunnyslope High School, Phoenix AZ
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids MI
Union High School, Grand Rapids Public Schools
Jon Montgomery's studies include programs at Oakland University in Rochester MI, Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and The United States Army School of Music, Little Creek, VA.
He has performed in Germany, Italy, Australia, Trinidad, Belgium, Denmark, France and the United States as a featured saxophonist with:
The 126 Army Band / 108 Army Band/ The Temptations / The Four Tops / Aretha Franklin / Lou Rawls / Fabian/ Oak Ridge Boys / Bobby Shew/ Bill Watrous/ The Grand Rapids Symphony /Pontiac-Oakland Symphony/ Johnny Mathis / The Silver Bullet Band / Lou Christie / Bob Hope / Mickey Rooney/ The Del Vikings/ The Drifters and many others…
Mr. Montgomery and his wife enjoy 4 children and 6 grandchildren and reside in Grand Rapids.