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Meet the Band

VENTURA BRITISH BRASS:   Band Members

Gary Engels – Musical Director and Principal Conductor

Randy Jones – Soprano Cornet (Co-Founder)
Craig Spurrier – Solo Cornet
Mike Hunter – Solo Cornet
Hal Kyle – Solo Cornet
Tom Kiddie  – Solo Cornet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Paul Morgan – Solo Cornet

Jim Walker – Repiano Cornet
Anne Howorth – Cornet, Tenor Horn (Founder)                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Cohen – Cornet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ron Gill – Cornet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mike Oxford – Cornet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mary Senecal – Cornet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         William Rajala, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Bb Bass

Dave Keeler – Flugel Horn
Linda Rhymes – Solo Tenor Horn
Rich Fowler – Tenor Horn
Kay Swenson – Tenor  Horn

Roger Johnson – Baritone
Paul Gaddis – Baritone, trombone                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Julie Judd – Cornet, Baritone, Associate Conductor

John Robinson – Solo Euphonium, Trombone, Eb Bass
Ariel Murillo – Euphonium

Michael Vaughn – Solo Trombone
Cathy Sanders – Trombone
Ed Hufschmidt – Bass Trombone

Jim Wade – Eb Bass, Bb Bass and String Bass
Christopher Preston – Eb Bass

Faith Newell – Percussion
Lavonne Theriault – Percussion

Honorary Members (who fill occasional band vacancies):

Greg Ramsey – Bb Bass, Koa Blantz, Bass, Bryce Chanes – Baritone, Euphonium, Bb Bass, Bill Rizzi – Bb Bass, Rick Austinson – Bb Bass, Steve Matzkin- Drums,

 

BAND MEMBER PHOTOS

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Gary Engels Musical Director and Principal Conductor

Gary Engels
Musical Director and Principal Conductor

 

Julie Judd - Associate Conductor, with Gary Engels

Julie Judd – Associate Conductor, with Gary Engels

 

Cornet Section From the left: Jim Walker, Randy Jones, Bob Alexander, Mike Hunter, Jeff Cohen, Hal Kyle, William Rajala, Ron Gill, Tom Kiddie

Cornet Section
From the left: Jim Walker, Randy Jones (Co-Founder), Bob Alexander, Mike Hunter, Jeff Cohen, Hal Kyle, William Rajala, Ron Gill, Tom Kiddie

 

Solo Cornets Mike Hunter, Hal Kyle, Tom Kiddie

Solo Cornets
Mike Hunter, Hal Kyle, Tom Kiddie

 

Cornets From left: Jim Walker, Bob Alexander, Jeff Cohen, Randy Jones (Soprano), William Rajala, Ron Gill

Cornets
From left: Jim Walker, Bob Alexander, Jeff Cohen, Randy Jones (Soprano), William Rajala, Ron Gill

 

Tenor Horns Rich Fowler, Anne Howorth (Founder), Linda Rhymes

Tenor Horns
Rich Fowler, Anne Howorth (Founder), Linda Rhymes

 

Euphonium and Baritones John Robinson, Ariel Murillo, Roger Johnson and Julie Judd

Euphonium and Baritones
John Robinson, Ariel Murillo, Roger Johnson and Julie Judd

 

Trombones Ed Hufschmidt, Cathy Sanders, Michael Vaughn

Trombones
Ed Hufschmidt, Cathy Sanders, Michael Vaughn

 

Basses Jim Wade, Chris Preston, Bill Rizzi, Bryce Chanes

Basses
Jim Wade, Christopher Preston, Bill Rizzi, Bryce Chanes

 

Percussion Faith Newell and Lavonne Theriault

Percussion
Faith Newell and Lavonne Theriault

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One thought on “Meet the Band

  1. Great photos of the band members. Nice to put a name with a face.

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