• Centennial High School Band & Colorguard

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    Grade Level/Department:  Instrumental Music, grades 9-12

    Spring 2017 Course Schedule:

    Period 1 - Festival Winds

    Period 2 & 3 - Concert Band

    Period 6 - Marching Auxiliary Unit & Percussion 

    Period 7 - Marching Band B 




    Contact Info:
    School Email:  mgaughan@cnusd.k12.ca.us
    Summer Email:  cehsband@verizon.net
    Twitter:  centennialhma
    Booster Page:  www.centennialband.org

    Band Office:  (951) 739-5670 x.20607 





    B.A., Music, California State University, Long Beach (Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz I, II, & III, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Big Brown Music Machine-Marching Band)

    Single Subject Credential, Music, C.S.U. Los Angeles (Master Teacher-Dr. John Swain)

    M.M., Instrumental Conducting, Southern Oregon University (Studied under Robert W. Smith, W. Francis McBeth, James Barnes, Ralph Hultgren, Col. John Burgeouis-USMC, Johann deMeij, Max McKee)

    Birthplace:  Cleveland, Ohio (Go Bucks!)

    Hometown:  Chino Hills, CA

    Family:  Sandy (spouse), Riley (CHS '15), and Nathan 

    Church:  Inland Hills Church (Service Director/Small Groups Coach)

    Principal Instrument:  Trumpet (1985 Bach Stradivarius 72/43 lightweight, 1987 Bach Stradivarius C 229 heavyweight, 1980 Yamaha flugelhorn, Bach 3C/24 mouthpiece, Bob Reeves 42B mouthpiece)

    Disneyland musician, 1985-1998 (All-American College Band, Toy Soldier Band, & Magic Kingdom Korps)

    Bands I play in currently:  www.yardsaletheband.com and www.griffhamlin.com    

    Favorite Bands:  Tower of Power, Chicago, Mingo Fishtrap, Phat Phunktion, The Brecker Brothers, TBDBITL (The Ohio State University Marching Band)

    Favorite Movies:  The Sandlot, Spaceballs, The Avengers, anything James Bond

    Favorite Foods: Pizza, grilled cheese, quesadillas, cheeseburgers, cheese fries, root beer

    Starbucks:   Carmel Macchiato (upside down-double shot)

    Favorite Vacation Spot:  Mammoth Lakes, CA

    Places I have visited include Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, the bottom of Death Valley, and 26 states.  I've performed on trumpet in most of those places!

    Favorite Student:  Anyone who wants to learn and grow!



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