Board of Directors

Dan Rugg (President), Claire Simmonds (Vice President), Jerry Byrd (Secretary), Andrea Avazian (Treasurer), Vicki Spencer (General Manager), 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

Janet Anwyl,  Cindy Duncan, Erica Ellington, Al Gerk, Debbie Hargrove, Bettina Houser, Victoria Lim, Melissa Otto, Janet McWhorter, Erin Sun

Lisa Chattler, Kerri Weisenberger

Sally Beiderbecke, Manny Flores, Cathy Hardymon, Sam Kim, John McGilligan, Virginia Porter, Mary Schooler, Oliver Seely, Don Sillings, Vicki Spencer, Sharon Stello, Matt Thomson, Nicole Thorpe, Alicia Twisselmann

Alto Clarinet
Cheryl Anderson

Bass Clarinet
Louis “Chip” Cullman, , Claire Simmonds

Stan Tyler

Michelle Goldstein

Alto Saxophone
Gary Breese, Diane McClarin, Anthony Montes

Tenor Saxophone
David Bridges, Laila Bridges

Baritone Saxophone
John Fleming
Marc Skuster

Jason Allison, Reinhold Bauer, Steve Doucette, Steven Durand, Kara Ford, Greg Iannolo, Jessica Keys, Mike Nielson, Bob Raemer, Dan Rugg, Stan Silverstein, Tony Sun, Kristen Unroe, Bob Vouga

French Horn
Michael Buhlmann, Cameron Duncan, Bette Feiock,  Russell Lancaster, Kathy Lowe, Pat Taylor

Charlie Curtis, Dan Isselin, Kirk Preston, John Vinke, Ron Zeilinger

Bass Trombone
John Lowe, Lorena Sikorski

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

Don Burns, Leo Dittemore, David Lillianthal, Richard Mott, Dennis Nicolosi

String Bass
Evan Guyer

Andrea Avazian, Liz Brinker, Kristin Cooley, Linda Michelou Jacob Mills, Dan Sharp, Elaine Vanek