Mr. Vasquez conducting the University of Massachusetts Symphony Band, 2015.

Mr. Vasquez conducting the University of Massachusetts Symphony Band, 2015.

Director: Mr. Colby Vasquez

vasquezc@esuhsd.org

Band Office Phone: (408) 347-5962

Colby Vasquez is from Tollhouse, a small town in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education (BA) from California State University, Fresno and a Masters of Music Education with a Focus in Wind Conducting (MM) from The University of Massachusetts.

Colby has led and worked with several very diverse music programs from around the United States. During graduate school he acted as the lead visual instructor for the University of Massachusetts Marching Band and helped lead the "Hoop" Basketball Pep Band, the Concert Band, the Symphony Band, and the Trombone Choir at UMass. He has also acted as an instructor for Clovis High School (Clovis, CA), Buchanan High School (Clovis, CA), and Sierra High School (Tollhouse, CA) in addition to his work as a marching band drill writer for Yosemite High School (Oakhurst, CA) and Santa Paula High School (Santa Paula, CA).

Colby is primarily a bass trombone player, but is also proficient in euphonium, tuba, upright bass, and electric bass. Colby marched euphonium in the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps for 3 years, from 2010-2012. In 2013 he began working in the summertime as a Staff member for the Vanguard & Vanguard Cadets.