James Younger is a graduate of Mendota High School. He received is Bachelor’s in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he performed in the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Trombone Quartet. He has taught private students for 23 years and been a school band director for the last 21 years. He is currently the band director for Northbrook Middle School in Mendota.
James has played trombone with the Class Act Big Band, the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and was a soloist with the Mendota High School Band.