Dolfo Picanco

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Visual Instructor

DOLFO PICANCO is an instrumental music teacher at Millikan High School in Long Beach, CA. There he serves as the director of marching arts, jazz ensembles, and introductory concert band.

Dolfo received his Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Music Education from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, and is now pursuing a masters degree in wind band conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. Dolfo’s primary instrument is Bass Trombone and has studied with Steve Trapani, Wayne Soloman, Anthony Collins, and David Ridge.

Dolfo’s Drum Corps experience dates back to the summer of 2004 when he played Euphonium for Fever Drum and Bugle Corps from Modesto California and again in 2005. Starting in 2006 Dolfo started marching with the Santa Clara Vanguard and stayed for four seasons until 2009 aging out as section leader and co-horn sergeant.

Dolfo’s teaching of the marching arts began right after graduating from high school. He has taught visual and music to high school marching bands across the state of California for over 10 years. Since aging out from DCI in 2009, Dolfo has also served on the teaching staff of the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, The Sacramento Mandarins, and Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps.

Dolfo is a member of several musical and educational organizations such as the National Association for Music Education, California Music Educators Association, California Teachers Association, Southern California Band and Orchestra Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity.

In his free time Dolfo is an avid Cyclist, Triathlete, World Traveler, Movie buff, and Baseball fan. (Go Giants)