Leo Lamos is a product of Orange County Public Schools and went on to get his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Central Florida. He has a teaching career that spans seventeen years teaching both middle school and high school and is currently the director of bands at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. Under his direction, the band has consistently received superior ratings at district and state performance assessments. The Florida Bandmasters Association awarded the band the Otto J. Kraushaar Award for Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017 as well as the Lewis Jones award in 2018. In 2018 the band had the honor to perform at the UCF Wind Band Invitational and in 2019 was selected to perform at the Orlando Regional Music for All Festival held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The marching band has made appearances at State Championship finals in 2017 and 2018 and as a finalist at the 2018 Bands of America Regional in Orlando, Florida. As conductor of the musical theatre orchestra, the pit was awarded best orchestra by the Florida Cappies in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 and received the Dr. Phillips Center School of the Arts Applause Awards for outstanding orchestra in 2017 and 2019.
In 2013, House of Representatives Congressman Alan Grayson entered Mr. Lamos into the congressional record for the Library of Congress and awarded him a certificate of special congressional recognition for outstanding service to the community of Florida’s Ninth Congressional District for his dedication and service to his students.
Mr. Lamos holds affiliations with several professional organizations including Phi MU Alpha, Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Education Association, National Association for Music Education, and most recently serves as a consultant of educational outreach for the Orlando Youth Chamber Ensemble.