And The New Golden Valley Band Director Is.......

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And The New Golden Valley Band Director Is.......

Post by Cardinal Regime » Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 pm

I'm happy to announce that the new Golden Valley High School band director is Michael Vasquez. For the past several years Michael has been the band director of Tenaya Middle School in Merced. His bands have been dominant in Northern California competitions during that time.

Making it extra special is that Michael is an alumnus of Golden Valley High School. Good luck Michael. We know you'll do a fantastic job.

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Post by Psalm 56 » Fri May 18, 2012 9:32 pm

I am a huge fan of MICHAEL VASQUEZ and I believe GVHS has made a wise decision in selecting him! I too join in wishing Michael the very best as he makes his HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT!! You can do it MIJO!! :yeah:

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Post by baritoneplayer » Fri May 18, 2012 10:29 pm

Mike is an outstanding selection for the GV band director position! Smart, personable, and talented are words that come to mind when I think about Mike! And a G.V. alumni to boot! Mike gives the Cardinal Regime the best chance for continued excellence established by former band director Greg Christiansen! Congratulations Mike! :D

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Post by DG95 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:12 am

I have to admit that I was nervous for Golden Valley's future without Greg Christiansen, seeing how he built the program and knew the secrets to running the machine, but after attending their spring fling and listening to Mr. Vasquez perform with his groups I have come to the reassuring conclusion that they will still be the band to beat in NCBA. I don't know if it's the water in Merced, but they just produce some very talented people. Good luck and congratulations to Mr. Vasquez and the new era for Golden Valley.

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Post by baritoneplayer » Mon May 21, 2012 7:47 am

Agreed DG95! "The Force is strong in this one!" Being schooled in the ways of "Mr C" is a good thing! :D

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Post by Schimmy » Mon May 21, 2012 10:33 am

Congratulations to Mike! He is a fantastic director and I know he will do a great job with the program.
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Post by rhinestonekitty » Tue May 22, 2012 1:18 pm

Congrats Mike! I, too was worried when I heard that Mr. C was retiring. When I found out that Mike was taking over, however, it was almost a relief lol. I graduated from GV so I always want them to do well.

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Post by Powerhouse08 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:18 am

Not only is Mike Vasquez taking over, but the whole percussion staff is new, and they are former students of Greg as well.....tons of good things happening at GV!
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