Kyle Luck is proud to be serving as the director of bands at Pasadena City College. His teaching responsibilities include the Lancer Marching Band and Color Guard, the Tournament of Roses Honor Band, the Lancer Concert Band, four jazz combos, a beginning woodwind and brass techniques course and a survey course covering the history of rock music (a course he has also taught for the University of La Verne during the summer). Mr. Luck received his Bachelor of Music Degree in performance and education from CSU, Northridge in 1991, and his Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from USC in 1998.
Before joining the staff at PCC, Mr. Luck served as band and choral director at John Muir High School in Pasadena (1993-1996) and as band director at Westlake High School in Westlake Village (1998-2006). Mr. Luck was also on the instructional staff for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band, The USC Trojan Marching Band and the 1993 World University Games Marching Band.
Mr. Luck is experiencing a homecoming as he started his college studies at PCC in 1982. As a student he performed in the Lancer Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band.
His marching/musical performing experiences include the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, the Walt Disney World All-American College Band, and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
As a drummer/percussionist, Mr. Luck has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Bill Watrous, Ernie Watts, James Moody, Bob Mintzer, and Phil Wilson. He also has performed at the Music Center Spotlight Awards and with the Debut Symphony at the 1998 Artist's Rights Awards, where he had the pleasure of performing under the baton of the great film composer, John Williams.