Mark Stone

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Bio Mark Stone is the director of bands at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, CA for 27 years and has been an educator for 35 years. Mr. Stone has received many awards and accolades during his tenure including CVUSD Instrumental Music Mentor Teacher, Ayala High School 1999 ‘Teacher of the Year’ and the 2006 Fidelity Investments ‘Inspire The Future’ Award. He is presently an adjudicator for Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), Bands of America (BOA) and cofounder of Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA). He has also served on the Executive Board for Western Band Association (WBA) and San Bernardino County Music Educators Association (SBCMEA). Mr. Stone was also an Associate Director for the Bands of America Honor Band for the 2017 Rose Parade. While at Ayala the program has enjoyed many successes including; eight time SCPA World Class Gold Medalists, eleven time WGI World Class Gold Medalists (concert and marching), nine time Bands Of America Regional Champion, 2004 & 2013 BOA Grand National Championship Finalists and three time WBA Grand Champion. Mr. Stone lives in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife Sheli.

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