Jerry Letcher

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Jerry Letcher
Johnson Fine Arts Center 124

Instructor, Trombone

B.S., South Dakota State University

M.M.E, University of South Dakota


Mr. Jerry Letcher is trombone instructor and marching band director at Northern State University. He taught for many years in South Dakota public schools, including those in Stickney and Arlington and at Aberdeen Central High School. He was the 2008 Phi Beta Mu band director of the year and won the Distinguished Service Award in 2017. He also was given a distinguished service award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association in 2017.


Mr. Letcher is active as a contest adjudicator. As tour director of the South Dakota Ambassadors of Music, he has guided hundreds of South Dakota music students on biannual tours to Western Europe. During the summers, he conducts the Aberdeen Municipal Band.