Cocopah Middle School
Anthony Manluccia, or Mr. M, is the Band Director at Cocopah Middle School, and is also the Band Assistant for the Chaparral Firebird Marching Band. While percussion is his main instrument, he also really enjoys playing trumpet. He was born and raised in Scottsdale, and went to school in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Mr. M started band in 4th grade but didn’t fully fall in love with it until he reached high school, where he was involved in the concert bands, percussion ensemble, marching band, winter drumline, jazz band, and class piano. At Arizona State University as an undergraduate, Mr. M studied Music Education and was involved in the percussion studio, Sun Devil Athletic Bands, ASU Concert Band, and even dabbled in strings, choir, and digital music as well. He was also an active member of both the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the national honorary band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi (KKΨ). Mr. M is currently back at ASU in the summers studying to earn his Master’s Degree in Music Education. Mr. M’s favorite things about teaching are imparting a lifelong appreciation for music and seeing students grow as people and musicians.
Classroom Phone: 480-484-4400, Ext. 44463
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