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Instructional Staff



Mr. Cerna directs the concert, orchestral and jazz groups as well as the marching band and color guard program at Clayton Valley Charter. He is an active brass performer, clinician, and arranger, receiving his B.A. in Music and B.M in Music Education from Chapman University. His performance experience includes playing with various professional ensembles in Southern California, film studio work in LA, and performing with the Santa Clara Vanguard drum and bugle corps. His teaching experience includes 9 years as a full time classroom teacher and instructing various classical and pageantry youth arts organization. He currently instructs with the Blue Devils Performing Arts organization in Concord. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels in public, private and charter school settings, and his past instrumental programs have achieved consistent superior markings in competition and festivals. Mr. Cerna looks forward to helping grow and strengthen the Clayton Valley Instrumental Music programs while building a positive and inclusive culture for all.

Javier Cerna


Classroom Coaches

  • Kayla Quijano, Strings Instructor

  • Jenna Mauro, Flute Instructor

  • Madison Bohrer, Saxophone Instructor

Marching Band Coaches

  • Kyle Boydstun, percussion, battery arranger

  • Shawn Griddine, visual, drill writer

  • JJ Romeo, visual & winds

  • Alex Frank, visual & winds

  • Jeff Facun, visual

  • Gabe Boston, percussion

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