Director and Coaches Mr. Matthew Fell, Director of Bands Mr. Fell did his undergraduate studies at the BIOLA University Conservatory of Music where he received a BM in Music Education as well as Trombone Performance. During his time at BIOLA he studied conducting under Dr. Robert Feller and trombone with Dave Stetson of the Pacific Symphony. After student teaching at Kennedy High School in La Palma, CA he served as the Associate Director of Music at Downey High School where he taught band and choir for five years. In 2013 Mr. Fell received his Master’s of Music degree in Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
For the past two years Mr. Fell has been the Assistant Band Director at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, CA where he has taught 9th and 10th grade bands, as well as jazz band, winter percussion and AP Music theory. In addition, Mr. Fell worked with the 6th and 7th graders at Harvest Park Middle School and helped run the 330 member Amador Valley Marching Band.
Mr. Fell is excited to return to Serrano High School and give back to the program that inspired him to become a music educator. He is fully committed to giving each of his students a quality music education in an environment where they feel cared for and invested in.
Interestingly enough, Mr. Fell and his wife were both in band at Serrano. Their senior year he was the Drum Major and she was the color guard captain. They have been happily married since 2006 and have two wonderful boys named Silas and Calvin.
Mr. Paul Bryan - Color Guard Coach / Drill Coach Paul Bryan is a native of the High Desert; he graduated from Victor Valley High School in 1996, where he marched tuba his first two years and Color Guard his third year. He competed as part of the Victor Valley Winter Guard all four years he attended. Upon graduation, he left the Valley and competed with the Riverside City College Fantasia Winter Guard for two years. His teaching experience consists of two years at his alma mater, Victor Valley High School. From there he went to Redlands High School, where his Guard took SCSBOA Division 1A Guard Champions. That same Guard also took WGASC Intermediate A Division Gold Medals in 2002 and WGASC Regional A Division Silver Medals in 2006.
At the same time he taught at Redlands East Valley High School from 2004 - 2008. After this, he was hired at Yucaipa High School where he taught from 2008 - 2010 and where the Guard took WGASC Regional A Division Bronze Medals in 2010. Again at that same time he was hired at Serrano (in 2008), where the Guard took WGASC Regional AA Division Bronze Medals in 2010.
In 2016, Paul coached the Serrano HS Winter Guard team all the way to 1st place. They received a gold medal, banner and a plaque for their fabulous show "On the Pond" featuring the song Rainbow Connection.