Jonathan Villegas

DC’s Different Drummers is thrilled to announce a significant addition to our esteemed musical family. We warmly welcome Jonathan Villegas, who will be joining the leadership team for Symphonic Band as the new Assistant Director. With his remarkable talents and dedication, we are confident that Jonathan will contribute greatly to our artistic endeavors.

New Talent on our Team

Jonathan will begin his tenure with DCDD to assist in the preparation for the Symphonic Band’s upcoming DCDD Holiday Concert season. He will then make his conducting debut for a portion of our Spring Concert on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

We very much look forward to the next chapter of musical excellence for our organization. Jonathan joins the Symphonic Band Artistic leadership, along with Anthony Conto Oakley, now in his 9th season as Artistic Director and Conductor. DCDD is very excited to have two charismatic and passionate individuals leading us into the future.

A Legacy Continued

It is with a sense of profound pride that we note Jonathan Villegas will be only the second assistant director/conductor to grace the DCDD Symphonic Band in over two decades. This role carries with it the honor of upholding the cherished legacy left by our late assistant director, Ms. Beth Smith. In accepting this mantle, Jonathan steps into the shoes of a beloved predecessor, embodying the dedication and passion that have become synonymous with DC’s Different Drummers.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Jonathan Villegas, the newest addition to the artistic team of DC’s Different Drummers. His presence ensures that our legacy of exceptional music and community spirit remains as strong as ever. Please see below for more about Jonathan.