Heather Luck, Band Director
Heather Luck is originally from the greater Los Angeles County where she studied flute privately from Tamera Chadima. It was through her high school education and involvement with several music programs that she decided to become a high school band director. It is her passion to bring a sense of "home" to students like her musical experience brought her. She moved to the lovely and far superior county of San Diego in 2003.
Ms. Luck graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Music Education from San Diego State University. She studied flute from Lori Bell and September Payne, and conducting from Harold Warmen. She also participated in the Marching Aztecs for four years and served as drumline section leader for two years. It was through this ensemble that she performed with Shania Twain, Keith Urban, and for Travis Barker.
Ms. Luck has been teaching at the high school level since 2003. She started her career in music as a percussion coach and as a flute technician. Some of these schools included Rancho Buena Vista High School, Eastlake High School, Patrick Henry High School, and Clairemont High School. As percussion Captain Head she coached two drumlines to taking first place at The American Drumline Association Championships.
Ms. Luck started Steele Canyon in 2009 and has taught a variety of music classes including: Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Concert Band, Marching Band, Colorguard, Percussion Ensemble, and Marching Band. She also works closely with Ms. Roncone-Harvey during the spring musical where she teaches the musical pit and the vocals. Under her direction, the Steele Regiment (Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Colorguard) has consecutively placed at local and regional competitions.
Diana Gallardo, Colorguard Instructor
Diana was raised in San Diego, California where she attended Steele Canyon High School. She was a member of the Steele Canyon Colorguard for four years and played the tenor saxophone in Steele’s concert band for two years. Last year she had the pleasure of performing with Vox Artium, an Independent Open winterguard who took first place at WGASC Championships. She just recently graduated and came back to be the Colorguard Instructor for Steele Canyon High School and hopes to perform again with Vox Artium this upcoming winter season.
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