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Meet Our Directors

Corey Heddon -


Corey Heddon is proud to be an Instrumental Music Director at Irvine High School. He previously was the Instrumental Music Director at University High School from 2007 - 2023.


Mr. Heddon received his Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and a Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from California State University, Fullerton in 2014. While at Cal State Fullerton, he studied with Dr. Mitchell Fennell. At CSULB, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia musicians’ fraternity.


His affinity for marching band led him to drum and bugle corps, where he marched in the Santa Clara Vanguard A Corps from 2004-2005. He has since been active as a visual instructor, show designer, and brass specialist for many Southern California schools. Mr. Heddon was on the instructional staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2009 and the Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle corps in 2012.


Currently, he is the Instrumental Music Director at Irvine High School in Irvine, California. He is constantly looking for the opportunity to continue his education and to spread his joy and passion for all things band, orchestra, and jazz. 


Josue Valle -


Josue Valle is in his second year at Irvine High School and serves as one of two Instrumental Music Directors. He is a proud graduate of California State University, Long Beach's Music Education and Single-Subject Credential programs.


While attending CSULB's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, he was principal saxophonist of the Wind Symphony, performed with university jazz combos, taught private lessons, and worked as music staff at several high schools in the Orange and Los Angeles county area. 


His love of ensemble music led him to work as the winds coordinator for the Orange County Youth Symphony and to conduct the Orange County Concert Band. Mr. Valle studied under the tutelage of conductors John Carnahan and Jermie Arnold, as well as saxophonists Jay Mason and James Barrera.

He teaches Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz I, Guitar, and the brand new Studio Music class. Mr. Valle is excited to have the opportunity share his love of music with the students at Irvine High School for years to come.

Vaquero Instrumental Music Boosters

The Vaqueros Instrumental Music Boosters (VIMB) is a volunteer parent organization that provides volunteer and financial support to the instrumental music programs at Irvine High School. These include:

  • Marching Band & Color Guard

  • Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra & Symphonic Orchestra

  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble

  • Jazz I, Jazz II

  • Percussion Ensemble, Guitar, Piano, Studio Music

The organization runs major music events and fundraisers throughout the year. Funds raised are used to purchase and maintain instruments, pay for coaches, buy educational materials/equipment, and new sheet music for groups:

We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. Please see the calendar tab for dates.

VIMB is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID 33-0164367. 
Please consult with your tax professional on the eligibility of your donation for deduction. 

VIMB Board and Lead Volunteers 
President (CEO)
Vice President
Treasurer (CFO)
Finance Secretary
Volunteer Coordinator
Color Guard Liason(s)
Lead Photographer
Spirit Wear
Uniform Coordinator
Dinkle Coordinator
Mehnaz Piracha
Sarah Neddersen
Sunny Song
Jeff Baird
Jenny Infantes-Reyes
June Thongsrinoon
Nicole Hepinger
Lorraine Maltezos
*OPEN* - contact Mr. Valle & Mr Heddon!
Woo Song
Laura Lodin
Mike Lodin
Heidi Rapp
Kevin Chiang
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