People

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Board of Directors

Dan Rugg (President), Claire Simmonds (Vice President), Jerry Byrd (Secretary), Andrea Avazian (Treasurer), Linda D. Couey (General Manager), Tom Ridley (Director)

Music Director

tomridleyTom Ridley has been music director of the Huntington Beach Concert Band since 1977. Mr. Ridley received his BA and MA in music from California State University, Long Beach. He proudly served and performed in the 72nd US Army band for three years and was band director at Miraleste High School in Palos Verdes and in Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills. He later on served as Vice Principal of Norte Vista High School in Riverside.

The Band

Flute
Janet Anwyl, Cindy Duncan, Dorcas Gazelle, Al Gerk, Judy Glick, Melanie O’Brien, Bettina Houser, Janet McWhorter, Susie Quint, Michael Straw, Erin Sun

Oboe
Lisa Chattler, Kerri Weisenberger

Clarinet
Sally Beiderbecke, Cathy Hardymon, Sam Kim, John McGilligan, Chris Pollacchi, Virginia Porter, Mary Schooler, Oliver Seely, Claire Simmonds, Vicki Spencer, Sharon Stello, Matt Thomson, Nicole Thorpe

Alto Clarinet
Cheryl Anderson, Glenn Williams

Bass Clarinet
Louis “Chip” Cullman, Chuck Madere

Bassoon
Emma Brown, Linda D. Couey, Stan Tyler

Alto Saxophone
Gary Breese, Diane McClarin, Anthony Montes, Seth O’Brien

Tenor Saxophone
David Bridges, Leslie Kollar

Baritone Saxophone
John Fleming, Marc Skuster

Trumpet
Jason Allison, Reinhold Bauer, Steve Doucette, Steven Durand, Lloyd Glick, Will Gutkowski, Kristen Hessinger, Greg Iannolo, Ron Morinishi, Mike Nielson, Dan Rugg, Stan Silverstein, Tony Sun, Bob Vouga

French Horn
Cameron Duncan, Bette Feiock, Linda Fossier, Bill Gough, Meredith Hudson, Russell Lancaster, Kathy Lowe, Pat Taylor

Trombone
Paul Edwards, Dan Isselin, Kirk Preston, Sandra Schlink, Ron Zeilinger

Bass Trombone
John Lowe, Lorena Sikorski

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

Tuba
Bronya Hamel, David Lillianthal, Richard Mott, Dennis Nicolosi

String Bass
Evan Guyer, J. Paul Hudson

Percussion
Andrea Avazian, Elizabeth Cocca, Tom Hall, Dan Sharp, Elaine Vanek