Paul Bain is the Director of Bands at Graham-Kapowsin High School (Bethel School District), where he teaches three concert bands, jazz ensemble, percussion, and hosts an annual jazz festival. He is also active with the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and serves as the band director for the Washington Ambassadors of Music, giving concerts in London, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany every other summer. Paul has guest conducted the Tamana All Girls High School Band New Year’s Concert in Kumamoto, Japan and in 2002 he was appointed guest lecturer for one quarter at Pacific Lutheran University conducting the concert band. In addition to his teaching duties, he directs the South Sound Symphonic Band and serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout western Washington. Mr. Bain holds degrees from Pacific Lutheran University (Bachelor of Music Education) and the University of Washington (Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting). His primary conducting teachers have been Timothy Salzman and Raydell Bradley.