Mr. Charles ‘CZ’ Stollon recently completed his 5th year of teaching at Churchill High School (9th overall) as the Assistant Director of Bands. His duties included: directing the Symphonic Winds, co-teaching the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and Concert Band, assisting with the marching band, and team teaching at the feeder middle schools. Before teaching at Churchill, Mr. Stollon was an Assistant Director of Bands at Vivian Field Middle School in Carrollton, TX, and Memorial High School in Victoria, TX.
Mr. Stollon acquired his Bachelors of Music Education degree in 2006 from the University of North Texas where he was an active member of the internationally-renowned euphonium studio under Dr. Brian Bowman. He was also a member of the concert and brass bands with Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams, a drum major of the Green Brigade Marching Band, and student leader of the U.N.T. Basketball Band.
Mr. Stollon recently graduated with his Master’s Degree in Music Education at Texas State University in San Marcos where he was heavily involved as a Graduate Instructional Assistant in the instrumental methods classes and performing ensembles. While in attendance, he studied euphonium with Professor Raul Rodriguez, research with Dr. Amy Simmons, instrumental pedagogy with Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt, and conducting with Dr. Caroline Beatty. He sat principal euphonium in the Wind Ensemble, and co-conducted the University Concert Band.
Mr. Stollon currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, three children (Evelynn, David and Bennett) and dogs (Roxy and Maverick). He is a Former Marching Member of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (’02, ’04) and is affiliated with the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Tau Beta Sigma service Fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity. In his spare time, Mr. Stollon loves to travel with his family, play disc golf, watch movies, and fire up his retro video game consoles!
Mr. Stollon is SUPER excited to be a part of the Cole team, and is looking forward to a great school year. Go Cougars!