Jonathan Cooper is the Director of Bands at J.P. Taravella High School. He is a recent graduate of the Florida State University College of Music with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, magna cum laude. As a student there, Mr. Cooper was a member of the Trumpet Studio, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Swing Machine Jazz Band, and the Marching Chiefs. Further, he has served as a Row Leader and Section Leader for the trumpet section.
Mr. Cooper is a proud alumnus of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, marching trumpet in the Summer of 2019 and contributing to a Jim Ott High Brass Award.
Prior to his graduation, Mr. Cooper completed his student teaching internship at Vero Beach High School teaching the concert, jazz, and percussion classes.
Mr. Cooper is a member of FMEA, FBA, NAfME, and an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
Mr. Cooper is excited to start his first year at Taravella!
A Florida native, Tramaine attended Piper High School, where he began his career in the marching arts. He served as Trumpet section leader, for the fall and concert band season. In addition, he was a member of the Piper HS winterguard his Junior and Senior year.
After graduation he went on to perform with Alliance of Miami 2002 & 2003, Magic of Orlando 2003, and Braddock Independent in 2004.
Tramaine then began his teaching career as a colorguard instructor with the South Plantation High School’s 2003 fall & winter season colorguard. Followed by: FIU Winterguard 2005 & 2006, Cypress Bay HS colorguard 2004 - 2015, and JP Taravella HS 2018. Where he served the past 2 years as a staff member and now their director.
Tramaine is excited to join the FIU staff!
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