Shawn Clokey was raised in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Clokey received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Boise State University and a Masters Degree in Orchestral Performance from the University of North Texas. He is currently all but dissertation on his Doctorate degree at the University of North Texas. Mr. Clokey has studied with Vern Kagarice of the University of North Texas and Dennis Bubert of the Fort Worth Symphony. He has served in the 25th Army Band for 8 years as a trombone and euphonium player. He is currently performing with the 531st Air Force Band and has been with them since 1998. Mr. Clokey has been teaching privately since 1988. He teaches in Highland Park, Lake Dallas, Grapevine-Colleyville and Saginaw. Many of his past students earn all-region honors. Some are selected for area and state. Past students have also been members of GDYO and LSYO.