Zachary Borquez will conduct the band on July 20, 2023. He has been teaching instrumental music since 2013 at Oak Park High School where he directs the concert bands, string orchestra, jazz bands, marching band, drumline/colorguard, as well as the pit orchestra for school musicals. In addition, he also runs the theater tech crew for drama productions, and serves as chair of the Visual and Performing Arts department at OPHS.
Outside of his work in Oak Park, Mr. Borquez serves as a member of the board of directors for the Ventura County Honor Bands, and also guest coaches with the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra. He is an active participant in the music education profession as a member of the California Band Directors Association, the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, the California Alliance for Jazz, the California Music Educators Association, as well as the National Association for Music Education.
Mr. Borquez earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of California, Davis, and his Master of Music degree in Conducting from California State University, Northridge, studying under Dr. Lawrence Stoffel. A graduate of Quartz Hill High School, Mr. Borquez credits his lifelong love of teaching and music making to his high school band director, John McQuilkin (who is also a fellow Camarillo Community Band member and guest conductor). Mr. Borquez enjoys playing the trumpet as a member of the CCB, as well as the Ventura British Brass Band.