Mr. Ruiz oversees the Marching Band and the Wind Ensemble. Originally from San Antonio, attended Douglas MacArthur High School and earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. During his time at Texas State, Mr. Ruiz performed in multiple marching, concert, and jazz ensembles. He also served as Drum Major of the Bobcat Marching Band in 2004. After marching with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003, 2004, and 2006, he served as a member of the Brass Staff for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps since 2011. Mr. Ruiz's professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Stollon duties include: 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 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 renowned euphonium studio under Dr. Brian Bowman, 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 has a 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, children, and dogs. 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.
Color Guard Director
Originally from Crestwood, KY, Kim began participating in color guard in high school. While attending college at Northern Kentucky University and earning her degree in Elementary Education, she began teaching various color guard programs in Ohio and Kentucky. For 15 years, Kim participated with the Onyx Winter Guard organization from Dayton, Ohio either as a marching member or a staff member. She also spent 5 summers as a staff member with Cincinnati Glory and Marion Glory Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Over the years, Kim has served as a color guard adjudicator for various marching band and winter guard events along with participating in MEPA, Tri-State, and OIPA color guard circuits in various capacities. She continues to serve as a color guard clinician, choreographer, and consultant.
Kim moved to San Antonio in 2008 where she was the Color Guard Director at Judson High School for 9 years. Judson was named a WGI World Championships SA Finalist in 2013 and 2016 and has had multiple units achieve top 3 honors at TCGC championships over the years. In 2012, the Judson HS JV Guard was named TCGC SRA State champion and in 2013 the Judson HS B Guard was named TCGC Novice class state champion. She also spent 7 years as a staff member with Identity Winter Guard, the 2013 WGI IO World Champion from San Marcos, Texas. Kim is currently serving as the Vice President of Color Guard for the Texas Color Guard Circuit and has been a past Color Guard Task Force member serving on many different committees for the circuit. In April of 2017, Kim became the Color Guard Director at Winston Churchill HS in San Antonio, TX.