Oral History Information
Chuck Wackerman always enjoyed making music. As a child he took trumpet lessons and later fell in love with jazz. Chuck joined the United States Air National Guard after high school, and later graduated from USC to become a music teacher and band director. He began teaching in 1957 at McGaugh Elementary in Seal Beach, California. His love of music inspired not only his students but his children. Brook, Chad and John all play and all credit their father for their passion!