Eric Thompson is from Columbia, Maryland and graduated from Hammond High School. Eric has been in band since elementary school when he first began playing trumpet. In high school, Eric began playing French horn and mellophone in both concert and marching bands. Eric is currently a senior at UMBC and is pursuing a B.A. in Economics. He joined the Pep Band his freshman year at UMBC and has been an active participant ever since. Eric now hopes to help expand the program as a student director alongside director Matt Basch and fellow student director Eva Hochberger. In his spare time, Eric enjoys photography and can often be seen taking photos of the Pep Band during events.