People

Board of Directors

Dan Rugg (President), Kerri Weisenberger (Vice President), Jerry Byrd (Secretary), Andrea Avazian (Treasurer), Tom Ridley (Director)

Music Director

Mr. Ridley has been involved with music all his life. He earned both BA and MA degrees in music from California State University Long Beach where he studied conducting under H. Robert Reynolds. During his time at CSULB he studied clarinet with Kalman Bloch of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He also holds a Lifetime California Teaching Credential and an Administrative Services Credential.

Tom enlisted in the 72nd US Army Band as a clarinet player and also acted as Assistant Conductor. He taught instrumental music and served as Assistant Principal in Southern California high schools. Following his career in education, he became a sales representative in the financial printing industry. He then established his own printing brokerage company and remained self-employed for 23 years.

During the time his three sons were growing up, Tom spent 15 years serving school age children in the Huntington Beach area.

Mr. Ridley has been the director of the Huntington Beach Concert Band since 1977, director of the Covina Concert Band 2011 – 2019. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of The Association of Concert Bands and also the Regional Membership Coordinator for Southern California.

The Band

Flute
Janet Anwyl,  Cindy Duncan,  Al Gerk, Janet McWhorter, Karen O’Regan, Erin Sun

Oboe
Lisa Chattler, Kerri Weisenberger

Clarinet
Sally Beiderbecke, Manny Flores, John McGilligan, Kathy Nydegger, Mary Schooler, Oliver Seely, Don Sillings, Vicki Spencer, Sharon Stello, Matt Thomson, Alicia Twisselmann

Alto Clarinet

Bass Clarinet
John Fullerton, Claire Simmonds

Bassoon
Stan Tyler

Alto Saxophone
Gary Breese, Diane McClarin, Anthony Montes

Tenor Saxophone
David Bridges, Laila Bridges, Brenden Saraf

Baritone Saxophone
John Flemming, Marc Skuster

Trumpet
Reinhold Bauer, Steve Doucette, Steven Durand, Kara Ford, Richard Freedman, Greg Iannolo, Kevin Klein, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Mike Nielson, Bob Raemer, Joshua Roller, Dan Rugg, Stan Silverstein, Bob Vouga

French Horn
Cameron Duncan, Russell Lancaster, Kathy Lowe, Pat Taylor, Darin Terry

Trombone
Dan Isselin, John Lowe, Dean Montgomery, Kirk Preston, Lorena Sikorski, Nathan Steele, John Vinke

Euphonium
Jerry Byrd, Vernon Hardy, Bradley Moore, Ed Nystrom, Bob Tukua

Tuba
Leo Dittemore, Kevin Elliott, David Lillianthal, Richard Mott, Dennis Nicolosi

String Bass
Evan Guyer

Percussion
Andrea Avazian, Liz Brinker, Linda Michelou, Dan Sharp