Band Members

Conductor – Michael Stanley
** denotes first chair musicians


Tracy Bronstein

Gail Dearing
Elaine Fischer – Board Member, Treasurer
Erin McVay
Lorinda Murdoc-Lane
Eileen Milnes-Collins
Jim Radon**
Bill Weinstock

Sarah Bloxham


Brian Wilcher (Eb) – Board Vice President
Alan Duncan** Concert Master
André Giacomelli
Aram Klijian
Steve Langinger
Danny Levin
Randy Lewis
Virginia Moore

Jim Murphy – Board Member, Historian
David Naden

Rylee Thompson
Rebecca Weber


Kristi Kubo

Steve Danchik**
BJ Deculus
Howard Fallman
Karen Higgins
Darlene Sanger

Cuyler Ota
Michael Smith


Gary Mellor



Jamie Adams
Ron Barrows
Mel Bator

Geoffrey Berens, Board Member
Gayle Dembski

Eric Haack, Board President
Bob Kennedy

Julie Levine, Asst. Conductor, Operations Manager, Librarian  & Webmaster
Barbara Olsen
Jason Sperling Reich

Dan Schaarschmidt
John Schirmeister
Haruna Yamamoto

Alice Dolamore
Zoe Farmingdale
Steve Garberson

James Rose**

Shawn Argo
Ed Hirsch
Steve Homer

Kerstin Myers
Brian Schrader
Carrie Smith

Stephen Newman** – Board Member
Fred Saluna

Larry Ballenger
Bobby Perino

David Downs
Chuck Perelman
Brad Ratliff



Ken Meyer
Kirsten Orcutt

Lisa Sedares – Board Member
Sandy Wilcher – Board Secretary

In Memorium


John Mitchell, Trombone


Wendy Bradley, Flute and Piccolo
Paulette Westphal, Musical Director and Conductor
John Sparks, Baritone Saxophone
For those who didn’t know him, he was the kindest person you would ever meet. While Lockheed was still in Burbank, John joined the employees band (1982). When Lockheed moved to Palmdale, he continued to play with the band while it struggled to stay afloat. At that time, Don Holcomb took the reins as Director and Don’s wife Mary continued to play clarinet and came up with great ideas. John took on the role of treasurer, publicity person, helped as librarian, and did whatever Don and Mary asked him to do. Over the years, John moved from alto sax to tenor and ended up on baritone. Three years ago he retired from the band and moved to North Carolina to be near his granddaughter. And he continued playing his sax!
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Richard “Dick” Amante, Alto Saxophone
Dominic Ippolito, Alto Saxophone 
Peter Aguilar, Trumpet


Domenic Rizzi, Trumpet
Bob Halasey, Tuba
Arturo Armos, Trumpet
Sam Engel Sr., Alto Clarinet
Ed Cameron, Euphonium

Jacques Laffay, Trumpet
Charles Scaglione, Saxophone
Jim Jessen, Trombone
Sandy Harr, Percussion
Clyde Reasinger, Trumpet
Mary Holcomb, Clarinet
Bob Castaneda, Clarinet
Tom Drouet, Clarinet
Judy Castaneda, Tuba
John Fuller, Sax
Don Holcomb, Director Emeritus

Don Johansen, Sax, Flute
Harold Kaye, Clarinet
Tom Bursch, Clarinet
Dwight Emerson, Clarinet
Ron Higgins, French Horn

Tom Patsalis, Clarinet
Howard Anderson, Oboe
Marshall Gordon, Clarinet
Rick Orcutt, Sax
Ed Chandler, Trombone
Carl Goodwyn, Trumpet
Robert Senescu, Trumpet
Mike Weisbart, Percussion
Bryant Webster, Trombone

Ira Schulman, Clarinet