THE STAFF

KELLY ANTHONY | DIRECTOR OF BANDS

Kelly Anthony is the music director for Huntington Park High School, where she has been teaching for four years.  Mrs. Anthony’s number one passion is music and spreading the joy of music to her students and surrounding communities.  Mrs. Anthony received her Bachelor's of Music Degree at California State University, Northridge where she studied trombone performance and music education.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and completed the credential program to earn her teaching credential in music. 

 

Mrs. Anthony has experience teaching in all grade levels. She was the K-8 General Music and Band teacher at CHIME Charter school in Woodland Hills. Here, Mrs. Anthony was in charge of K-4th grade music classes, 5th grade beginning band and middle school concert band.  While teaching at CHIME, Mrs. Anthony was also working as the Assistant Marching Band Director and Drumline Director at James Monroe High School.  Not only did Mrs. Anthony oversee the Winter Drumline program at Monroe, but she built the program from the ground up.

 

Mrs. Anthony has been teaching at Huntington Park High School for four years. She loves the staff and students at HP and is proud to be a Spartan!  At HPHS, Mrs. Anthony teaches Jazz Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band and oversees the Winter Colorguard and Drumline programs.  She is a recipient of the Grammy Signature School awards and has secured multiple grants from both the Grammy Foundation and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

JOE EDMONDS | BATTERY INSTRUCTOR

Joe Edmonds is a music enthusiast who serves as a battery/ snare technician, writer, and composer within the marching arts.

 

The beginning of his marching experience includes performing in Orange Coast Musical Arts indoor drumline and marching band from 2012–2018, Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps in 2017 / 2018, and Synergy Percussion (an entertainment group) during 2018 as well. His most recent activity has been on the floor with Huntington Park High School during the course of their 2020 indoor drumline season as a snare technician/ battery writer.

 

As a young adult from Southern California, he had the opportunity to co-manage OCMA during the course of the group's 2019 indoor drumline season. With the direction from him, his co-manager, and their staff, the group received the highest score in their history at the American Drumline Association Championship Finals in the Azusa Pacific University Arena. He also served as the battery percussion orchestrator and show co-writer during the previous two years in that same organization for both the indoor drumline and marching band seasons.

 

He will be working with and writing for the HPHS marching band battery this upcoming field season for the first time. 

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EMILY GREGG | WINDS INSTRUCTOR

Emily Gregg is currently attending Cal State Northridge as a double majoring: Music Education and Music Performance on classical saxophone.  Here, Emily has been involved with NAfME’s CSUN Collegiate Chapter and has been elected Secretary for the 2021-2022 academic year.  She has also been elected Vice-President of the Classical Saxophone Club at CSUN.  

 

Furthermore, Emily was section leader of the saxophone section in the Wind Symphony.  They created several virtual projects throughout the academic year in collaboration with several local high schools including James Monroe High School and John F. Kennedy High School.  The ensembles performed pieces by Standridge, Elgar, and even CSUN student composer Anthony Rodill.  In addition, she has also been a member of the University Chorus. 

 

Before studying at CSUN, Emily studied at Pasadena City College for two years.  Here, she has won the Annual Concerto Competition at Pasadena City College and had the opportunity to play with several award-winning ensembles which includes the College and Community Orchestra (2018-2021), Lancer Marching Band (2018 and 2019), Tournament of Roses Honor Band (2016 and 2017, 2019 and 2020), and the Lancer Concert Band and Wind Ensemble (2019). Furthermore, she had a few solo performances including a Music 10 Student Recital and London Calling, among others.

 

While she was involved with these ensembles, Emily has worked in several leadership positions. She served as a uniform crew member and as band manager for both the Lancer Marching Band and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band. She was also employed as the orchestra librarian and has earned the Orchestra Organizational Award in 2020 for her outstanding contributions to the ensemble.

GABRIEL HERRERA | MARCHING INSTRUCTOR

Gabriel Herrera is a professional active musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. As a low brass player, he is well versed in baritone, euphonium, trombone, and tuba. He received his Bachelor's of Music Degree at California State University, Los Angeles where he studied euphonium, music education, and is currently working to obtain his teaching credential. His mission is to enrich the lives of younger generations through the application of fundamentals and performance in Music.

Gabriel's marching experience includes marching in high school, as well as marching the Rose Parade three times with the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Band.  In addition, he also was a part of Drum Corps International for three summers where he had the thrill of competing and performing for very large audiences across the United States with two distinguished organizations: Gold and the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Gabriel has been part of the Huntington Park Marching Band staff for the past two years as a marching and visual coach for the marching band, as well as the indoor drumline. He is very excited to continue to work alongside Mrs. Anthony and the rest of the staff to see the growth of the program.

BRAD ITO | PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR

Coming in during the spring semester of 2020, Brad Ito foresees the front ensemble(i.e. pit) with Mrs. Anthony at Huntington Park High School.  His goal is to make sure every student enjoys making music and leaves the program ready to conquer any challenges that come their way.  

Brad is currently a music education major at Pasadena City College and is working towards an Associates in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree.  Here, he has also been involved in many different ensembles, including the Lancer Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble, and the Tournament of Roses Honor Band.  After transferring from PCC, Brad aspires to become a music educator; providing the same, if not better, experience in music to future generations.

 

Outside of school, Brad has performed with the Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps (2015, 2016), and Gold Drum Bugle Corps where he received his first taste in success, winning the bronze medal at Open Class Finals in 2018.  

Additional Staff

Aron Adame | Trumpet Instructor

Juan Hernandez | Colorguard Instructor

Britney Martinez | Percussion Instructor

Juan Mejia | Percussion Instructor

Enrique Paredes | Percussion Instructor

Salvador Quiñonez | Clarinet Instructor

Student Leaders

Sarai & Fernando | Drum Majors

Angel & Alexia | Colorguard Captains

Madeline & Marina | Percussion Captains