Phil Vallejo is the Director of Instrumental Music at James Enochs High School, in Modesto, California. Phil Vallejo, and his wife Courtney, along with their three children, are excited to be live in the Modesto area and to be a part of the Enochs Instrumental Music and Guard family. Before his appointment at James Enochs High School, Phil Vallejo was the Director of Instrumental Music at Clovis East High School for seven years. Before becoming the Director, Phil Vallejo spent four years as a percussion instructor for the Clovis East High School marching band, concert percussion ensemble and winter percussion ensemble. During Phil’s eleven years at Clovis East High School, Phil was fortunate to be a part of some nationally and state recognized programs.
Phil Vallejo has also been a volunteer for the California Band Directors Association Convention, serving as a Band Manager and Assistant Convention Host, since 2004. In 2013, Phil began to serve in the position of Convention Host/CASMEC Coordinator for the California All State Music Educators Conference (CASMEC) and has continued his service to the conference. Now in his 15th consecutive year of service to CBDA and CASMEC, Phil continues to grow and learn new ways to serve the state of California.
Phil Vallejo holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Education, as well as a Masters of Arts Degree in Music Performance, both from California State University, Fresno. While at California State University, Fresno, Phil was able to study with great teachers and musicians such as Dr. Lawrence Sutherland, Dr. Gary P. Gilroy, Dr. Matthew Darling and Mr. Allan Kristensen. As a performer at Fresno State, Phil Vallejo was a member of the wind ensemble, jazz band, symphonic band, chamber singers, concert choir, percussion ensemble and marching band.
Phil Vallejo is an active adjudicator and is the current percussion Judge Coordinator for the PPAACC, SVWAA, CVGPC and SJVCGPR organizations.
In his spare time Phil enjoys hanging out with his wife Courtney and their 3 beautiful children, as well as playing basketball and racquetball.