Bloom Carroll Director & Staff
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L. Robert Falvo, Jr. Director of Bands
Mr. Falvo has been a music educator and professional musician in central Ohio for over twenty-five years. Originally from Washington, Pennsylvania, Mr. Falvo holds a BM in Music Education from West Virginia University and a MEd in Educational Administration from Ashland University. He studied applied trumpet with John Winkler, Cathy Leach, and Vince DiMartino. His conducting mentors include Don Wilcox, Kirk Trevor, and the late Lawrence Christianson.
Throughout his career, Mr. Falvo’s ensembles have consistently earned high ratings from OMEA as well as national and international organizations. He and his jazz ensembles have won acclaim from both state and international associations. His annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) sanctioned jazz festival provided schools, from around the state, with the opportunity to perform for nationally renowned musicians and work with the elite collegiate jazz ensembles from around the tri-state area. His jazz enrichment series has included professional artists such as Ron McCurdy & the late Ndugu Chanceler- University of Southern California, Fred Hamilton – University of North Texas, Dave Pietro – New York University/Hofstra University and a continued educational relationship with the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus. Mr. Falvo is currently on the board of directors of the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio (JECO) where he serves as the South Central Regional Chair.
As a free-lance trumpeter, Mr. Falvo continues an active performance schedule. His immense performance experience includes the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Weathervane Playhouse, Knoxville Symphony, Lancaster Chorale, Manhattan Transfer, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, The Harry James Orchestra and at The International Trumpet Guild Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In addition to his professional accolades, Mr. Falvo is also an active volunteer & resident of Fairfield county. He has worked with a number of local organizations including the Cub Scouts, Lancaster Arts & Civics Club, Fairfield County Youth Baseball Association, Lancaster Girls Softball Association, and the Lancaster Community Concert Association.
Hannah Mullins: Assistant Director of the Marching Bulldogs
MacKenzie Wilkerson: Color Guard Advisor
George Gibbins: Percussion Instructor
Ben Moloci: Front Ensemble/Sound Tech
Andrew Sain: Drumline Consultant
Mrs. Lisa Shepard: Color Guard Consultant
Lisa graduated from Pickerington High School in 1986. In 1990, she earned a BA –Mathematics/Statistics from Miami University, where she was a 4 year member/leader in the Miami Marching Band Color Guard. In 1991, she took a job with Nationwide Insurance Company and is currently a Financial Specialist in the Actuarial area.
In her free time, she has instructed both Pickerington and Fairbanks Color Guards. She has been an active OMEA Local and State adjudicator since the mid 1990’s. She is married to Greg, and they have one daughter, Sarah. They have resided in the Bloom Carroll School District since 2001.