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Foothill High School Music Program

Efrain Hinojosa - Director of Bands


Erik Nishimori - Orchestra, Jazz Band 2
Mr. Nishimori instructs our Jazz 2 Ensemble as well as the String Orchestra class.  He received his Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential in Music Education from The University of the Pacific.  Before joining the Foothill family he taught elementary and middle school instrumental music in Lodi Unified School District.  During the early stages of his music career, Mr. Nishimori also instructed music and marching at Lodi High School from 2002-2009.

Erik has performed in the San Joaquin County, All Northern, and All State Honor Bands.  He has also played in the All Northern Jazz Honor Band.  While in college, Mr. Nishimori shared principle chair in the University of the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  As an instructor Mr. Nishimori has traveled to Florida, Southern California, Mexico, Nevada, and Hawaii.  As a performer, Erik has played in Monterey, Fresno, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Mammoth Lakes, Chiliwack British Columbia, and Sun Valley Idaho.

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