Conductor Randy Masselink
Randy Masselink has been an avid director and french horn player since his high school days in the mid 1960’s. As a student he played with the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (MI) Symphony Orchestras, and was very involved with chamber music and musical theater.
After graduating from Calvin College with a music education degree he began teaching and continued playing the horn, studying with Neil Saunders, former principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra. While teaching school music in the Chicago area he studied for 5 years with Dale Clevenger, principal hornist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing in the Chicago Civic Orchestra and on occasion with the CSO itself. In 1981 he moved to Italy to play in the Orchestra Regionale Toscana (in Florence) where he soon met his wife Donatella and started a family.
After playing in several orchestras in Italy and Switzerland the Masselinks came to Healdsburg in 1997 where Randy has directed bands in the local schools ever since. He continues to play the horn in many local orchestras and theater productions, and has remained actively involved with the Healdsburg Community Band both as performer and director.
Assistant conductor jon saler
Jon began his musical training as a clarinetist in elementary school and began conducting in High School. He received his most advanced training in performance and conducting when he pursued a Masters Degree in Music at USC.
Most of his career in music has been in education, where he has taught and led instrumental groups from a Kindergarten to College level for thirty-eight years.
assistant conductor matthew wallace
Matthew Wallace has been an active music educator and horn player in the central valley and Sacramento areas for many years. Matt's mother, an organist/church choir director, made sure all her sons played piano and at least one other instrument. Matt chose the French Horn, and has played with community bands, orchestras, musical theater and brass quintets ever since. His horn teachers over the years have included Dr. Gene Wisler of Cal State Stanislaus, Dr. George Nemeth of University of the Pacific, and Fred Fox of Cal State Long Beach.
Matt attended Cal State Stanislaus and began his teaching career in Modesto. In 1994 he took an elementary teaching position in Woodland where he remained until his retirement in 2016. During this time he was an active horn performer with the Sacramento Symphonic Winds, California Wind Orchestra, and choir director at Bethany Lutheran Church, Vacaville. Matt and his wife Margie settled in Cloverdale in the fall of 2017 to be near kids and grandkids in Sonoma County, and joined the Healdsburg Community Band in spring of 2018.