Fennell and Tanakaya Elected to Board

At its November meeting, the Pacific Crest Board of Directors elected Dr. Mitch Fennell and Russell Tanakaya to serve on the Pacific Crest Board of Directors.

Dr. Mitch Fennell

MITCH FENNELL – A current member of the Pacific Crest Advisory Committee, Dr. Fennell is the former Director of Bands at CSU Fullerton where he conducted the University Wind Symphony and the University Band. He also taught undergraduate and graduate conducting courses in wind literature and music education. He is producer of the Bravo Bands concert series, which is one of the few professional concert series in America dedicated to wind music performance. Dr. Fennell is a highly sought-after conductor and clinician having worked throughout the United States and abroad.

Russell Tanakaya

RUSSELL TANAKAYA – A longtime supporter of drum corps and Pacific Crest, Russ is currently the General Manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles in Glendale. In addition, he is an adjunct instructor at Glendale Community College where he teaches Introduction to Hospitality, Intro to Tourism, Restaurant Management, Bar/Beverage Management and Hotel Operations. Russ also a Staff Writer and Photographer for Drum Corps World Magazine and has volunteered for a number of World Class Drum Corps. He served on the Governing Board of the Japanese American National Museum from 2003 – 2018.