Blake Thomas is proud to be a product of the Montgomery’s creative arts magnet schools, attending from kindergarten through sixth grade at Carver Elementary, through junior high at Baldwin, to graduation in 2005 at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Blake received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 from the University of Alabama, with a major in Economics and a minor in Music. Currently the youngest bassist with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Blake is a representative of the MSO on the Arts Council of Montgomery. Besides playing as a bassist with the MSO for over seven years, he has performed as a bassist with the Montgomery Youth Orchestra, as a member of the Huxford Orchestra at UA, as a visiting musician with the collegiate orchestra at Mississippi State University, and in theatre and musical productions in Montgomery at the Cloverdale Playhouse, the Sanctuary, and local churches. He is employed as a Planning and Economics Development Specialist with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Ranked at the top of Blake’s priorities is his family. Also very important to him is inspiring young people to love music as much as he does.