Conductor Stephen RazoConductor Stephen M. Razo

Musical Director Stephen Razo has had an extensive and varied career in the music field. He is a former award winning high school instrumental music director, an accomplished former Air Force military band commander, a published composer/arranger, and currently conducts the prestigious Moreno Valley Wind Symphony.

Mr. Razo began his professional career as a high school music education instructor in the Oxnard Unified School District in Ventura County, CA and in the Glendale School District, Phoenix, AZ. where he directed award winning high school programs between 1975 and 1982.  In 1982, he was chosen, through national audition by Col. Arnold Gabriel, then commander of the Air Force Band, Washington D.C., to enter the Air Force band program as a commander. As an Air Force military band commander, he was the Deputy Band Commander at the Air Force Academy, Band Commander of the Air University Band, Montgomery, Al, and the commander of the Band of the Air Force Reserve in Warner Robins, GA. While under his command, the Air University Band and the Band of the Air Force Reserve received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

He transitioned into Air Force Public Affairs full time and became public affairs director for the 452 Air Mobility Wing at March AFB in 1991 and then became the host public affairs spokesman for March Air Reserve Base from 1996-99. Mr. Razo is currently Director of External Affairs for the Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, located in Moreno Valley, Ca.

He began conducting the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony in 1998. The wind symphony has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the last few years as the ensemble enters another year of musical excellence under the direction of Mr. Stephen Razo.

Meet the Band

Flute

Dedra Clark
Genevieve Young
Becky Georgiades
Julie Olson—piccolo
Teresa Peck
Debby McDonald
Sophia Gray 

 

Oboe

Irene Liebenberg

 

Bassoon

Cameron Baird
Frances Scoggin

 

Bb Clarinet

Donald Cerchia
Tim Rizzi
Brandi Figueredo
Nancy Robinson
Janet Terry
Jane Doetsch
Clark Crane
Lyne Baird
Lori Dansie

 

Bass Clarinet
Kayla Hannah
Charlie WIlliams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alto Saxophone

Susan Olsen

Charles Adams

 

Tenor Saxophone

Cathy Thompson

 

Baritone Sax

Austin Davis

 

Trumpet

David Carty
Zack Bruneau
Rick Fowler
Jessica Patterson
Jennifer Ricci
Amado Ruvalcaba
Wayne Henderson
Stephanie Rittenhouse
Amanda Blanco
Melanie Richardson
Gustavo Rivera
Shaun Schive

 

French Horn

Dan Murrell
Kim Jacobs
Joey Costantino
Ronda Barnes
Andie Bruneau
Byron Myers
Lindsay Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

Trombone

Dan Thompson
Lorenzo Williams
Raymond Martinez
Jenna McConnell
Andrew Fresquez
John Fresquez, Jr.
Michael Hartglass

 

Euphonium

Matthew Moe
Ed Cornejo
Richard Jacobs

 

Tuba

Nick St. Clair
Terry Douglas
Dale Moore
Jason Roberts

 

String Bass

Les Woodsen

 

Percussion
Matthew McConnell
Mike O’Neal
John Myers
Jared McConnell
Brandon Sapp

Timpani
Patrick Tavarez

 

Narrator

Shayler Barnes

 

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