Band Director & Staff


 

 

Mike Schofield

Mike Schofield

Director

Mike Schofield is the Director of Bands at Kingsburg High School. He directs all
aspects of the band program. Bands at KHS, under his direction, have put a high
emphasis on individual student achievement leading to ensemble excellence. Mr.
Schofield is a three time recipient of the prestigious National Band Associationʼs Citation
of Excellence. His ensembles have consistently earned top ratings at festivals and
performed in such notable places as Carnegie Hall, CMEA State Conferences, and the
Pacific Basin Music Festival in Honolulu, HI.
Active as a composer, adjudicator, and guest conductor, Mr. Schofield has conducted
numerous honor bands, the Clovis Community Band, the Kingsburg Community Band,
and the Sequoia Winds. Mr. Schofield served as the Director of Jazz Ensembles at
Reedley College in 2008 and 2009.
Mr. Schofield holds a Masterʼs Degree in Music Performance, and a Bachelorʼs Degree
in Music Education. He resides in Kingsburg with his wife Michelle and their daughter
Elise.


 

Oliver Bullock

Head Visual Instructor/Band Assistant

Oliver Bullock has been involved in the marching arts as a performer, instructor, designer and
director for over thirty years. He has designed for award winning drum corps, marching bands,
winter guards and winter percussion ensembles throughout the US. He currently is the founder
and director of Frenté, a winter guard based on the campus of Fresno State University, as well
as the drill designer for the Bulldog Marching Band. He lives in Clovis Ca. and has a Bachelor of
Arts degree in sculpture, from Fresno State.


 

 

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Matthew Okumoto

Visual Instructor

Beyond his duties as a visual instructor, Matthew is the Director of Bands at Fresno High School. He is in charge of several ensembles including Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Percussion, Winterguard/Colorguard, and several chamber ensembles. In addition to these ensembles, he has worked with the orchestra director to have a full symphonic orchestra.
Matthew is also a freelance drill writer. He has written drill for Kingsburg High School, Independence High School, McLane High, Mission Oak High, Sierra Pacific High, and Sunnyside High School. Matthew is also a Brass Instructor with the Blue Devils "B" Drum and Bugle Corps, where in he as helped instruct the corps to 3 Open Class Championships and 2 High Brass Performance titles.

Matthew graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education. While at CSU, Fresno, he studied French Horn with Dr. Thomas Hiebert, Jennie Bloomster, Dr. James Winter, and A. David Krehbiel. Also while at CSU, Fresno, Matthew was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Basketball Band, British Brass Band, Horn Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble "B". Matthew was also an instrument repair technician and the Performing Arts Technician for the music department during his time at CSU, Fresno.

Matthew has performed with several local ensembles such as the Clovis Community Band, Kingsburg Summer Concert Band, Tule Brass Band, the Fresno City College Concert Band at Carnegie Hall, and the Milestones Community Jazz Band. Matthew also marched with the Blue Devils "B" and Yamato Drum and Bugle corps.


 

Jacob Donabedian

Pit Instructor

Jacob Donabedian graduated from Kingsburg High School in 2011. Soon after, he attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia to receive his AA in music composition. He participated in the COS Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Youth Orchestra. He is now currently attending Fresno State to achieve his BA in Music Education. He has been in both the Fresno State Wind Ensemble and the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra. He is now on his way to completing his senior recital in Spring 2017.


 

Tommy Stevens

Percussion Instructor

Tommy Stevens graduated from Kingsburg High School with the class of 2013. He then went on to Fresno State were he participated in the Bulldog Marching Band for 2 seasons. Using the knowledge he gained from that experience and through private lessons with many instructors, he auditioned for the Concord Blue Devils B Drum & Bugle Corp. Where he marched 2 seasons as a Blue Devil in 2014 and 2015. Finally ending his marching career with an indoor percussion ensemble based out of Tulare, CA named Valley Independent Percussion in 2016.


 

 

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Jessica Dutra

Head Color Guard Instructor

Jessica Dutra is the KHS Colorguard Caption Head. The 2016-17 school year will mark her fourth year working with the colorguard. Jessica has been in colorguard since she was in middle school and continued to participate in the activity throughout her college years at Fresno State. She graduated from Fresno State and is now an elementary school teacher in Hanford.


 

Alma Mittie

Color Guard Instructor

Alma Mittie has been an instructor with the KHS Color Guard for the past 15 years. Alma was in color guard at KHS during her high school years and has continued to be a part of the program since then. She currently works full time for Bank of America as a Relationship Manager and has been with them for the past 8 years.


 

Eric Ramirez

Assistant Color Guard Instructor/ Woodwind Technician