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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)
Mike Hunter – Solo Cornet/Flugelhorn
Tom Kiddie – Solo Cornet/Flugelhorn
Hal Kyle – Solo Cornet/Flugelhorn
John McQuilkin – Solo Cornet/Flugelhorn

Julie Judd – Repiano Cornet
Mike Oxford – Cornet
Mary Senecal – Cornet
Mitch Sodikoff – Cornet

Linda Rhymes – Solo Tenor Horn
Rich Fowler – Tenor Horn
Anne Howorth – Tenor Horn (Founder)

Paul Gaddis – Euphonium
Roger Johnson – Baritone
Kay Swenson – Baritone

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

John Robinson – Eb Bass
Philip (PJ) Rogers – Eb Bass
Jim Wade – Eb Bass

Rick Austinson – Bb Bass
Willie Rajala – Bb Bass

Faith Newell – Percussion
Lavonne Theriault – Percussion

Honorary Members: (who fill occasional band vacancies)
Francisco Aguilar-Bb Bass, Bryce Chanes-Bb Bass/Euphonium,
Steve Matzkin-Drums, Greg Ramsey-Bb Bass, Bill Rizzi-Bb Bass

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

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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Ventura British Brass

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2 thoughts on “Meet the Band

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

  2. Please post your monthly appearance schedule (date, place, time) for those who like to follow you.

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