Dr. Clay Redfield, Director Email

Dr. Clay Redfield is the Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at California State University, Sacramento where his duties include conducting the Marching Band and Concert Band, teaching courses in music education, conducting, and supervising student teachers. Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, Redfield served as the Fine Arts Division Chairman and Director of Bands at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona and taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for eighteen years in the public school systems of Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Some of Redfield’s credits include the Northern Nevada Outstanding High School Educator award, the Washoe County Teachers Association Distinguished Service Award, the UNLV Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and frequent guest conducting invitations throughout the region. Redfield is an active music arranger, clinician, and adjudicator.  He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Sacramento, a Master of Arts degree from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Santiago Sabado, Assistant to the Director

Santiago Sabado holds a MM in Instrumental Wind Conducting and a BM degree in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Sacramento State, as well as his Teaching Credential in Music. He is currently the Director of Music for Pioneer Union School District in Somerset, California where he teaches K-8 classroom and instrumental music. He also serves as the President for the Capitol Section of CMEA.

Santiago marched Mandarins 2006-2009 playing lead trumpet in 2006 and drum major from 2007 to his age out in 2009. He was awarded the Joe Fong Memorial Outstanding Member award. The 2015 season marks Santiago’s 6th year on the Mandarins’ instructional staff where has served in both visual and brass captions. He is the Brass Co-Caption head for the 2015 season.

Gerald Willis, Arranger and Drill Designer

A resident of Nevada for over 20 years, Gerald Willis has served as music arranger and drill designer for Sacramento State since 2009. Gerald was the Conductor and Musical Director of the North Lake Tahoe Symphony beginning at its inception in 1992. In March of 1995, Gerald Willis made his European debut, conducting the West Bohemian Symphony in the Czech Republic.

In January of 1997, Gerald Willis and Reno’s "Hug High School Band"​ represented Nevada at the Presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Gerald Willis received national press coverage for the Washington performance, including a feature story on "Inside Edition."​ Also in 1997, Mr. Willis was honored by the Nevada Legislature's enactment of Assembly Bill 357, which made his composition "SILVER STATE FANFARE"​ Nevada's "Official State March."​

Mr. Willis was honored by the Reno Gazette-Journal as a 1999 "Best of Education"​ award winner and in June of 1998, Gerald Willis was the sole recipient of KRNV's "Excellence in Education" Teacher of the Year Award and was a finalist in the 2006 National Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition.

Glenn Disney, Wind/Brass Arranger Email

Glenn Disney (b. 1975) was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and has been composing, arranging and performing music for over 20 years. He has written works for band, orchestra, and marching band, as well as for a wide variety of solo instruments, voice and instrumental chamber ensembles. Glenn has arranged the wind/brass charts for the Sacramento State Marching Band pre-game and half-time shows since the fall of 2010.

Glenn began his musical studies at Sacramento State in 1993. He received his BM in Theory and Composition from Sacramento State in 1999 and his MM in Composition in 2012, having studied under Professor Leo Eylar. Glenn has worked full time for the Department of Music as its Events Manager since 1999. View more at glenndisney.com

Josh Luedtke, Percussion Arranger/Instructor Email

Josh has been an instructor, clinician, arranger and caption head for marching percussion ensembles since 2004. Currently the music director at San Juan High School in Sacramento, Josh has a wide range of experiences having worked with ensembles spanning middles school through college as well as Drum and Bugle Corps, most notably; C.K. McClatchy High School, the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Sacramento State Marching Band.

Josh received his Master of Music in Conducting, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and his Teaching Credential from Sacramento State University. As a performer, Josh has had the privilege of learning form top tier musicians and educators, such as; Brian Aguilar, Christina Alsop, Ryan Bruner, Roger Carter, Chris DaPrato, Dr. Leo Eylar, Dr. Chris Froh, Rudy Garcia, Dr. Robert Halseth, Dr. Clay Redfield, and Dr. Daniel Kennedy.