Mr. Luck is proud to have returned to Pasadena City College as director of bands, where his formal collegiate studies began in 1982. As a student at PCC, he performed in the Lancer Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band. After attending PCC, Mr. Luck went on to receive his Bachelor of Music Degree from CSU Northridge in 1991, and a Master of Music Degree from USC in 1998.
Mr. Luck’s teaching responsibilities at PCC include the Lancer Marching Band and Color Guard, the Tournament of Roses Honor Band, the Lancer Concert Band, and a survey course covering the history of rock music.
Before joining the faculty at PCC in 2006, Mr. Luck served as band and choral director at John Muir High School in Pasadena (1993–1996) and as instrumental music director at Westlake High School in Westlake Village (1998–2006). Mr. Luck has also served on the instructional staff for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band, The USC Trojan Marching Band and the 1993 World University Games Marching Band.
His marching performance experiences include: the PCC Lancer Marching Band (1982-1984), The Tournament of Roses Honor Band (1983-1985), the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Opening Ceremonies, the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps (1985), the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (1986), and the Walt Disney World All-American College Band (1987).
Aside from his teaching responsibilities at PCC, Mr. Luck does numerous clinics, guest conducting, and adjudicating throughout Southern California.