Robert Hackett will conduct the band on June 30 and July 7, 2022. He received his B.A. in Music Education and Credential from California State University, Northridge. Robert is currently the Music Director at Agoura High School where he teaches Marching/Pep Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Choir.
Bob spent the previous two years doubling the music program at Antelope Valley High School Band Program in Lancaster, CA. Before that, he spent two years in Colorado, where his bands were top 5 in state finals two years in a row, the Wind Ensemble was selected to the State Concert Band Festival and the Jazz program more than doubled in size. Prior to that he was the Director of Bands at Moorpark High School for 15 years where the band program tripled in size and his bands consistently received Superior ratings. He started his career as Director of Bands at Ventura High School for 5 years where he was named Creative Teacher of the Year.
Bob was named the 2005 Director of the Year in Ventura County. As a performer, he plays clarinet and saxophone with the Gold Coast Wind Ensemble, Conejo Valley Concert and Jazz Bands, Clyde Reisinger Big Band, Quintessence Jazz Orchestra, Equinox Tentet, Swing Shift Big Band and the Tailgate Dixieland Band. He is a member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, California Band Directors Association, California Music Educators Association, and California Teachers Association. He is an active clinician and judge in SCSBOA and in Jazz Festivals.