John Burn has been the Director of Bands at Homestead High School since 1991. As a Homestead student, he played trumpet in the Marching Band and was Drum Major his Senior year. Right after high school he played with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Corps. He continued his schooling, majoring in Music Education at UCLA and at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he earned his Master's in Music Education.
Ben Scharf joined the Homestead Music Department in 2020. While a student at Cupertino High School, he played in the Marching Band. He earned his undergraduate degree and teaching credential at the California State University at San Diego. He plays woodwind instruments, primarily the saxophone.
Daniel Piazza has been working with the band progam since 2015. A Homsetead Alumni, Daniel now the manages operations and logistics of the music programs at Homestead. Currently he holds the roles of Front Ensemble Caption, Electronics instructor, Sound Engineer, and Administrator for the Band program.
Jen Schaub has been an Admin for the Homestead Band program since 2018. She's also the mom to three current and former members of the Marching Band.
Dave Sankus has been the Director of Homestead Percussion since 2007. Prior to joining Homestead, he taught at James Logan and Leigh High Schools, in addition to the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Corps. He has a bachelor’s degree in music from San Jose State and a MM in Percussion from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Kyle Wong has been instructing Homestead’s Snare line since 2014. Kyle is a 2009 graduate of Homestead, where he was named Fall MVP of the 2008 drumline. Kyle’s marching experience includes the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, The Academy, and the Blue Stars drum corps, along with POW Percussion and Pulse, where he won a WGI World Championship in 2014.
Alec Swink has been working with Homestead Percussion since 2008, and through his time has instructed Homestead’s Bass, Snare and Tom sections. A former Homestead student, Alec marched with the San Jose State University Marching Band and the Blue Devils B drum corps.