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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"Starting at Allan Hancock College I encountered several obstacles; one of them was the language barrier. My writing skill was terrible; but AHC gave me an opportunity to improve my English skills. My dream from the beginning was to transfer to a university. At AHC, I had a great experience with my instructors and the people I worked with. They were inspirational; they motivated me to never give-up but persevere in my education journey."
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