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Mr. Eric Blanks

Eric Blanks grew up in Loudoun County and has been a music educator for the past nine years, working at all three levels of public education. Prior to being a music educator, he made appearances as a trumpet player throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Blanks earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, studying under renowned trumpeter Rex Richardson, and earned his Master of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mr. Blanks is entering his fourth year at Broad Run High School. During this time, the band has more than doubled in size. The jazz program consisting of a jazz ensemble and extra-curricular jazz band and pit orchestra has been revived. Ensembles at Broad Run are constantly recognized for their performances and members of the band program will be performing in the London New Years Day parade this coming January 1, 2024! 

Mr. Blanks has also maintained a private trumpet studio, teaching at a wide variety of levels. Students in his studio have made honor ensembles at all levels of education in Virginia and have gone on to study at various music schools throughout the U.S. When he is not teaching in the classroom, Mr. Blanks spends as much time as he can with his family and is an avid Washington Capitals fan.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send an email

For the latest news regarding the Broad Run band program, follow Mr. Blanks on Twitter at MrEBlanks.