Paul Shaghoian

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Paul Shaghoian, Trumpet- A Graduate of Cal State Fresno and North Texas State, Shaghoian quickly became an outstanding jazz Trumpet player, first call in the Fresno area and in the professional world. He taught at Cal State Fresno part time and fulltime at La Sierra Middle School and Buchanan High School in the Clovis district. Because of his dedication and talent his bands quickly became among the best.

Shaghoian was recognized many times by Downbeat Magazine for top recording efforts and as Educator of the year. He founded the La Sierra Band Camp with his wife Laura and was in constant demand as an adjudicator and clinician. He also served on the staff for the Idyllwild Arts Jazz Workshop for many years. The Clovis Performing Arts Venue is named in his memory; he was loved by all who knew him. 

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