INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STAFF

Director of Bands: Cameron Yassaman

Cameron Yassaman received his B.A. in Instrumental Music Education from California State University Fresno. There, he studied percussion under Dr. Matthew Darling and conducting under the direction of Dr. Gary P. Gilroy. While at Fresno State, Cameron performed with the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Marching Band. Cameron received his teaching credential and a Masters Degree in Multicultural Education from National University.

Since arriving at Cleveland High School in 2016, the Concert Band has received consistent and consecutive unanimous ratings of Superior at music festivals, the Jazz Ensemble has introduced its ongoing Jazz Night series featuring multiple sets of live music and a different guest artist each month, the Music Department has partnered with the Theatre Department to offer a live pit orchestra at every spring musical, and the Marching Band has quadrupled in size and performed its first field show in competition in several years. In 2018, in only their second competitive season, the Marching Band was invited to participate in SCSBOA Championships. They placed 5th out of the 12 invited groups.

Percussion Instructor: David Green

David Green has been playing drums and percussion since he was 9 years old. He received his AA in Percussion Performance with emphasis in Music Business from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. In high school, he spent four years as part of the percussion section in the marching and concert band at Saugus High School as well as three years in the jazz band and four in the district honor band. He was also a part of the College of the Canyons Jazz Band.He spent seven years as the drum line instructor at Alemany High School. He also records and tours professionally with his band, Moonraker, with whom he has toured the entire country several times as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.