Band Instrument Repair Program - Instructors
• Lucas Pemberton
Lucas Pemberton graduated from Minnesota State College Southeast'’s Band Instrument Repair Program in 1998. He was lead repair technician for Eckroth Music in White Bear Lake, MN, responsible for setting up, launching and managing that facility. During that time, Lucas served on the BIR’s Advisory Committee then began his instructing career here in 2000, becoming full-time in 2006.
A constant learner, Lucas is a Master Clinician for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT), having presented numerous clinics on woodwind and brass repair, including well-received hands-on clinics specific to silver soldering techniques and machine tool operation.
Outreach to directors and musicians include maintenance/emergency repair presentations at the MidWest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Minnesota Music Educators Association and the Minnesota Band Directors Association. The BIR program’s instructors are proud to train technicians for the U.S. Marine Corps. In recognition for his teaching excellence, Lucas has presented week long advanced training sessions for technicians serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
In his own words: "I graduated from this program, became very successful as a technician and now I am teaching the people who, like me years ago, are anxious to make a difference for musicians of all ages. I have a great job."