Mr. Tootle, Director


Mr. Christopher J. Tootle lives in Elk Grove with his wife Szonja and their cats. Both he and his wife graduated from Laguna Creek High School in 1998. They met in Band class of course! Mr. Tootle holds Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music, Trumpet Performance and Music Education from CSU, Sacramento. He also holds a One-Year Diploma in Music Pedagogy from the Liszt Academy of Music – Kodály Institute in Hungary. Mr. Tootle arranges/composes music and is a published composer with Gary P. Gilroy Publications.  With a last name like Tootle, he was destined to play trumpet and loves to perform. He plays a custom Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt trumpet with a custom Concert Hall 3.1 JWM Marcinkiewicz mouthpiece.  When playing trombone, he prefers the King Liberty 2B with a C.M. Purviance Los Angeles mouthpiece. Mr. Tootle performs with the Elk Grove Community Band and other local groups. Hobbies include cycling, reading, cooking & fishing on the Danube river when visiting his in-laws in Hungary. Mr. Tootle’s commitment to his students and love of performing are only surpassed by his devotion to his wife Szonja, and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.