Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mark Santos

Mr. Mark Santos has been Director of Instrumental Music at Godinez Fundamental HS since Fall 2016. He currently teaches Marching Band, Concert Band, Beginning Band, and Advanced Orchestra, and will also teach Beginning Orchestra in the Spring semester. Before coming to Godinez, he taught at Abraham Lincoln HS (Los Angeles, CA) and Legacy VAPA HS (South Gate, CA). He has taught Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Mariachi, and Choir.

Mr. Santos attended Mt. Carmel HS in San Diego where he participated in Marching Band, Jazz Band A, the spring musical, Wind Ensemble I, and Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music Performance with an emphasis on Classical Bass Trombone from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Ohio). He received a Master of Arts in Teaching Music and CA Teaching Credential from the University of Southern California. While at USC he also served as a TA and eventually Assistant Director of the USC Trojan Marching Band, a position he held until he left in 2016.

In August of 2016, Mr. Santos started Godinez Fundamental High School's first ever marching band: The Black and Gold Regiment. In the fall of 2017, the Black and Gold Regiment competed for the first time via the California State Band Championships circuit.

Fall 2019-20 Course List:

Period 0 - Marching Band and Tall Flags

Period 1 - Wind Ensemble (Advanced)

Period 2 - Concert Band

Period 3 - Beginning Band

Period 4 - Chamber Orchestra (Advanced)


Marching Band Rehearsal Schedule:

Mon-Fri 7:00-7:53AM (0 Period)

Mon 5:00-8:30PM

Wed 6:00-9:00PM



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2018 Black and Gold Regiment