Len Montgomery is a graduate of Biola University (Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance & Music Education) and California State University, Long Beach (Master of Music, Conducting). While at CSULB, Len received awards for conducting and for Best Thesis for the School of Fine Arts. He has served at Azusa Pacific University as Assistant Director of the Cougar Marching Band and as an adjunct faculty member in Music Education.
Under his direction, the BCHS bands have won numerous festivals and awards, including 1st place awards at the Biola University Band Festival, the Fullerton Jazz Festival, and the Reno Jazz Festival, where the band won a command performance in its first year of entry. In 2003, the BCHS "Eight O' Clock Jazz Band" finished in the top three at the Monterey Jazz Festival, earning an "artist" performance spot at the Monterey Jazz Festival the following year.
Mr. Montgomery has served on the boards of the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and the International Association for Jazz Education, and has conducted the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Honor Marching Band, Junior High Honor Band, and Elementary Honor Band. He is also a private instructor & professional freelance trumpet player in the southern California region. Len and his wife Mishal have three boys and live in Westminster.