CONDUCTOR – JESSICA SWANSON
Jessica began her teaching career in music education at the age of five. She was a conductor and teacher on her cul-de-sac in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Her cat, Alice, attended her premiere season. Now, Jessica teaches music to children of all ages in the Inland Empire and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the Aspen University.
Jessica is a founding member and conductor of the Empire Wind Ensemble in San Bernardino as well as the conductor of the Riverside Concert Band and Riverside Swing Ensemble. She performs throughout the Inland Empire in musicals, swing bands and various ensembles, doubling on reeds. Jessica is also an artist, currently working on a music series in pen and ink.
Jessica would like to invite you to any Riverside Concert Band or Riverside Swing Ensemble performance. Come and meet the amazing people keeping this part of Riverside history alive!
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR – MARK SCZUBLEWSKI
Mark Sczublewski earned his Bachelor of Education cum laude from the University of Toledo and has taught all levels of K-12 music across the country from Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia and California. Mark recently retired from the San Bernardino City Unified School District. A career-long Music Educator, Mark has served as band director, chorus director, private instructor and elementary music teacher.
Mark has also been an educational sales representative for a large music company in northwestern Ohio, a detail draftsman for a steel company, a sales and marketing director for a computer systems company and a sound and video projection consultant and technician.
Mark served in the military in both the 122 Army Band (ONG) and the 555 Air Force Band (OANG) as a musician, arranger and sound technician. He remains active as an arranger and electronic engraver, participating in numerous projects for many sacred and secular organizations.
Mark continues to perform with a variety of organizations such as the Camp Carleton Cornet Band, the Empire Wind Ensemble, the Twilight Palms (Steel Pan Band) and is active in conducting and/or performing with The Riverside Concert Band, Riverside Swing Ensemble and the Riverside Jazz Combo.