Our Director

John Hausey has been a music educator for thirty years, instructing instrumental music at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, as well as music education courses at the university level.  John is in constant demand as an adjudicator, clinician, and honor band conductor throughout the western United States.

John has guest conducted at the university, high school, and middle school levels including the California State University, Fullerton and California State University, Long Beach Wind Ensembles as well as a five-time conductor at the California Music Academy, California State University, Fullerton.  In addition to conducting numerous regional, county, and district honor bands, John has been a guest conductor and clinician for over 160 high school bands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Singapore.

John's band director at Anaheim High School was Don Wilcox, Director of Bands Emeritus at West Virginia University.  While in the U.S. Army, John played trumpet and was drum major of the N.O.R.A.D. Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  John received his Bachelor of Music Degree from California State University, Fullerton, where he studied conducting with Professor Benton Minor and trumpet with Jimmy Stamp.  John has participated in conducting workshops with Frederick Fennell, H. Robert Reynolds and W. Francis McBeth.

John was Director of Bands at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California from 1976 until 1997 where his performing ensembles were recognized as some of the very finest in all of California.  John is a twice recipient of "Teacher of the Year" honors and was appointed as the Anaheim U.H.S.D. Instrumental Music Mentor Teacher on three occasions.

John's family is very involved in instrumental music. His wife, Dr. Collette Hausey, is the Director of Bands & Applied Music Studies at Golden West College and is very active in Southern California as a composer, arranger, adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor. His three daughters, Erin (horn), Laura (trumpet) and Kaitlin (trumpet) have been active participants in their high school bands.