Mr. Phil Pandori
Camp Director, Equipment Manager, Senior Band Director
Phil teaches band in the Niskayuna Central School District located in the Capital Region of New York State. He directs the High School Concert Band and Stage Band, the full band program at Craig Elementary School as well as Middle and High School brass and percussion lessons. Previously, Phil has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Band in the District. In addition to his work at Niskayuna, Phil maintains a low brass studio and is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Schenectady County Community College.
Phil earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, where he also minored in Jazz Studies and earned a certificate in Trombone Performance under Mark Hartman and Bret Zvacek. Phil earned his Masters’ Degree in Trombone Performance from the Hartt School of Music under Ronald Borror.
Phil currently holds the Principal Trombone seat in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and works frequently as a freelance musician in the Capital Region. He spends most of his performance time with the New York Players Entertainment Group as the full-time trombone player for Upstate New York's premier party band. Phil has previously served as the New York State School Music Association Representative for Zone 7 as well as a member of the New York State Band Directors Association Executive Board as Middle School Honor Band Chair and Committee Member at Large.
Phil was a camper at Bristol Hills Music Camp all through high school, became a counselor, and was thrilled to be hired as a staff member in 2008. It has been a dream come true sharing Bristol with his beautiful wife and children, Catherine, Genevieve and Mary and is honored and excited to carry on the legacy as Camp Director starting in 2023. Phil has previously directed the Junior Band and Jazz Band and now directs the Senior Band.