Mr. Westphal was born and raised in Orange County. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University. His Master’s Degree in Education and California Teaching Credential are from Hope International University. For the last two years, Mr. Westphal has served as the Assistant Band Director at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, where he implemented the chamber music program. He was also a Woodwind and Jazz Coach at Orange Lutheran High School, and has taught a large private studio. Mr. Westphal has been involved in many different award winning jazz and concert bands, and has playing woodwind instruments in various chamber groups, musicals, and marching bands. In his spare time, Mr. Westphal enjoys exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, and cooking at home. He also loves camping and hiking.
Trumpeter Doug Meeuwsen received his Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University and Master of Music degree from San Diego State University. He has been a fixture in the San Diego music scene since the late 1980’s. He is equally comfortable in many genres of music including Jazz, Commercial, Latin, and Classical styles. Mr. Meeuwsen has performed with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, various chamber groups, shows and night clubs. He has a long list of credits with top name performers and recording sessions. In addition to performing, He has been a music educator, clinician, and adjudicator since 1999.