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Francisco Bandin Bio

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Francisco Bandin, NYO Brass Wind Specialist

New Youth Orchestra, San Diego, Youth Symphony Miguel Ramirez NYO Orchestra Conductor

Francisco Bandin NYO Brass Wind Specialist

Francisco Bandin is a full-time musician and teacher, who performs regularly in San Diego County. Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Francisco began his musical education as a singer and guitarist at an early age. Then he transitioned to the French horn while still in middle school. After high school he was accepted into the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 18 for the Musician Enlistment Option Program, which offers exceptional young men and women the opportunity to serve their nation while continuing to pursue their passion for music. As part of this program, he attended and completed the musical training at the Military School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. After his training, he was stationed in San Diego in 2006, where he toured and performed with the Marine Band in numerous military ceremonies and civilian concerts, both locally and throughout the United States.

Since completing his service in the Marine Band and honorably discharged, Francisco continues to advance his training in music education at Southwestern College, where he has been a member of Mariachi Garibaldi, a world-renown performing ensemble under the direction of professor Dr. Jeff Nevin. This ensemble has given performances throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia, including The Carnival Festival in Nice, France, and "World's Fair" in Shanghai and Beijing, China. Additionally, Francisco is currently a member of "Colour de George Villa Senor," a local band from San Diego under the musical direction of Adolfo Hernandez, where he is the lead singer and guitar player. 

Francisco Bandin is one of NYO New Youth Orchestra’s newest wind coach, who joined our staff in late Fall of the 2013 - 2014 season. NYO founders John, Miguel and Mario Ramirez consider Francisco to be an outstanding performer and teacher. They recognize and appreciate how he has greatly benefited the NYO organization through his dedication, knowledge and experience. NYO is looking forward to expanding his participation in our organization.

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Mario Ramirez

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