Board of Directors
Dan Rugg (President), Claire Simmonds (Vice President), Jerry Byrd (Secretary), Andrea Avazian (Treasurer), Vicki Spencer (General Manager), Tom Ridley (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.
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
Louis “Chip” Cullman, , Claire Simmonds
Gary Breese, Diane McClarin, Anthony Montes
David Bridges, Laila Bridges
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
Michael Buhlmann, Cameron Duncan, Bette Feiock, Russell Lancaster, Kathy Lowe, Pat Taylor
Charlie Curtis, Dan Isselin, Kirk Preston, John Vinke, Ron Zeilinger
John Lowe, Lorena Sikorski
Jerry Byrd, Vernon Hardy, Bradley Moore, Ed Nystrom, Bob Tukua
Don Burns, Leo Dittemore, David Lillianthal, Richard Mott, Dennis Nicolosi
Andrea Avazian, Liz Brinker, Kristin Cooley, Linda Michelou Jacob Mills, Dan Sharp, Elaine Vanek