About Mr. Mecozzi

Bob Mecozzi is currently Director of Bands at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School. Mr. Mecozzi received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters Degree of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL. While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Mecozzi studied trumpet with Dr. Michael Ewald and Ronnie Romm and studied conducting with Dr. Joseph Manfredo, Dr. Louis Bergonzi, and Daniel Neuenschwander. Mr. Mecozzi has also performed in various ensembles under the direction of Dr. Thomas Caneva, Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Dr. Charles Menghini, Dr. Stacy Larson-Dolan, and Dr. Peter Griffin.

As director of bands, Mr. Mecozzi conducts and oversees the administration of all concert bands and jazz bands, in addition to the Marching Chargers, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble, as well as various chamber ensembles. Under his direction, the Stagg Bands have received numerous outstanding and superior ratings at festivals and contests throughout the state.

While completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Mecozzi was heavily involved in several professional organizations and extracurricular activities. Mr. Mecozzi served as section leader in the Marching Illini for three years, and served as Assistant Director and Director of the Orange and Blues Band, a subset-performing group consisting of thirty of the finest musicians in the Marching Illini. Mr. Mecozzi also served as secretary and president of the UIUC chapter of the National Band Association, and is still an active member of Phi Mu Alpha, and the National Association for Music Education.

Mr. Mecozzi was named an Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music Edu-cation, received the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Academic Achievement Award, and was named a Bronze Tablet recipient, given to students who finish in the top 3% of their college’s graduating class.

Mr. Mecozzi currently resides in Western Springs, IL with his wife, Georgann, who is also a music teacher!

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