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John McGilligan — Director

Mr. McGilligan, a native from Iowa, received his Bachelor of Music Education from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, has done graduate work at Drake University, Iowa State University, and completed his Master’s Program at Northwest Missouri State University.

Pride and musicianship are his top priorities in the Marina Instrumental Music Program.

His work with the String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band has led them to top spots in each festival they take part in.

He is also a member of the Huntington Beach Concert Band.

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Kerri Weisenberger — Assistant Director

Kerri is an accomplished oboe and sax player. She is a native Californian who is a graduate of Marina herself! She studied Music Education at CSULB.

Watching and helping students grow musically is one of the most rewarding parts of being a staff member here at Marina.

“Being involved in your high school music program automatically gives you a huge family to belong to – it helps with the transition from middle school to high school and is a tremendous amount of FUN!”