Mr. Luis Piccinelli is the Director of Instrumental Music at Coral Springs Middle School, a position he has held since 2007. Mr. Piccinelli’s responsibilities include conducting the Advanced Band, the Intermediate Band, Beginning Bands, the Marching Band, and two Jazz Ensembles. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Piccinelli also oversees and organizes a Winter Guard/Color Guard program that under his supervision has won numerous awards and championships. Also, under Mr. Piccinelli’s direction, the CSMS Orchestras and Bands have consistently received Superior ratings at the Florida Orchestra/Bandmasters district music performance assessments, and were recognized as a State program of excellence by being invited to perform at the 2013 State music convention in Tampa. Mr. Piccinelli was selected as the 2013 Teacher of the Year at CSMS, and in the same year the membership of the Florida Bandmaster’s Association voted him the winner of the prestigious 2013 Tom Bishop Award honoring him for building one of the finest programs in the State after taking over a program on the verge of being cancelled.
Mr. Piccinelli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Miami (FL). He has performed as soloist with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble under the Direction of Gary Green, and in 2004 Mr. Piccinelli won a job for the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. His professional affiliations include memberships with the Florida Bandmaster’s Association, Florida Music Educator’s Association, Broward County Band Director’s Association, International Clarinet Association, and the Florida Orchestra Association. Mr. Piccinelli also runs a summer music camp that annually serves about 200 students from the community, teaches private lessons, and implemented an innovative After School Elementary Beginning Band program that offers band and drumline instruction to under-privileged 3rd-5th graders.
In February of 2014 Mr. Piccinelli married his wife Angelica and they now reside in Coral Springs, Florida, along with his 2 year old daughter Raquel, and his 8 month old son Camilo.