Mr. Gregory Stoll
Gregory Stoll received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Utah studying
with Dr. Forrest D. Stoll (his Father) and a Masters of Music Education Degree from
Arizona State University where he was the Graduate Assistant in Bands studying with
Dr. Richard Strange and Robert "Coach" Fleming.
He has a variety of performance experiences on trumpet ranging from being the bugler
for Equestrian Shows in Utah to the Pit Orchestra for the Phoenix Little Theater,
from classical playing with the Tempe Symphony and Lompoc Pops to the demanding playing
of a Brass Quintet the Maestro Brass, from the unusual antics of the Kappa Kappa
Psi Dixieland Band playing at the local Phoenix Amusement Park to the Jazz styles
of Chuck Ferris's Lamplighters or the Dick Clark Jazz Band located here on the Central
Greg has spent 31 years in public education, conducting Bands of all levels and abilities.
He taught at Robert O Gibson Jr. High School Band for 3 years and was the Brass Band
Instructor for the NSA Brass Band in Las Vegas, Nevada. He taught at McClintock High
School in Tempe for 11 years. After moving to the Central Coast he developed Elementary
Bands for the Lompoc Unified School District for 3 years while directing the Allan
Hancock Jazz Band then taught The Lompoc High School Band Program for a year and taught
the Band Program at Cabrillo High School for 14 years.
Some of the notable experiences with those bands, even more than the superior ratings
and sweepstakes the bands earned under his direction were some of the unique trips
his bands took. The McClintock Band flew to Hawaii for 9 days over their spring break
where they performed all around Hawaii, even on the Beach at Waikiki or the Cabrillo
Band performing on and enjoying a 4 day Cruise out of Long Beach to Ensenada Mexico.
Now after playing in the Allan Hancock band for 17 years Greg is enjoying his new
role as conductor and continuing the high musical performance level and the family
atmosphere of this very special group of musicians.
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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