Bill Bates

Bill BatesBill Bates, Board Member

Bill Bates, is married to Darnell Bates and is father of two males, step father to two daughters, and grandfather of four.  He is Regional Sales Manager of Vantage Controls, N. CA, N NV, OR, WA, AK.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

Bill is professionally affiliated with the Illuminating Engineers Society, the San Francisco Section and was a Past President.

Bill’s musical interests began by playing trumpet in 4th grade at Vista Grand Elementary School in Daly City and continued through high school at Jefferson High School in Daly City.  Bill then took up Tenor Cleff  Euphonium at Skyline College in 1997 and continues with Euphonium to this day.

Band Affiliations (past and present):

  • College of San Mateo Band
  • Skyline College Band
    Half Moon Bay Alpiners
  • Half Moon Bay Sit-Down Marching Band (past organizer)
  • Chico Bavarian Band
    Banda Itiliano di Marin
  • San Mateo Elks Lodge Band (past organizer)
  • Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco (Past President and current Vice-President)
  • Nevada County Community Band

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