Director of Bands
Tom Plunkett has been the Director of Bands at Los Alamitos High School since 2012. He began his teaching career in 2002 at Damien HS in La Verne, CA, and has served as an adjudicator for the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association. Under his leadership, the symphonic and marching programs have gained local, regional, and national acclaim while emphasizing student growth and leadership. Mr. Plunkett earned the City of La Verne Teacher of the Year Award in 2008, the Los Alamitos HS Golden Apple Award in 2015, and the Los Alamitos USD Cabinet Award in 2015, and was a member of the World Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 1994. Tom married his high school sweetheart Lucia and they have two children, Oliver and Luna.