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Polished Brass Quintet

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Peter Estabrook (Trumpet)

...graduated from Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts. He studied privately with (among others) Mario Guineri (LA Philharmonic) and Mark Inouye (SF Symphony). Pete has worked as a featured soloist and lead player for Carnival, Princess and Holland America Cruise lines. He has played for the Raven, Spreckles, and Cinnebar Theaters as well as the Ukiah and Lake County Symphonies and is currently on the faculty (as applied music trumpet instructor) at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Karl Johnston (Trumpet)

...graduated from McGill University in Montreal Quebec Canada. He studied privately with Andrew Dunn (BBC Orch.). He has played many seasons with the SRJC Summer Repertory Theater as well as with the American Phillharmonic. He has also played with  the Fort Bragg Symphony and been a featured soloist with the Petaluma Community Band.

John Lounsbery (French Horn)

...graduated from Juilliard. He was formerly a member of the Milwaukee Symphony (67-02) and New Haven Symphony (65-67) as principal horn. He played the world premiere of the David Amram Horn Concerto as well as many solos and concertos with the Milwaukee Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Locally, he has played with the American Phillharmonic and is currently on the faculty (as applied music horn instructor) at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Roger Dixon (Trombone)

...graduated from Morningside College and attended North Texas State University. Roger has worked for Sitmar Cruise lines. He has played for Cinnebar Theater as well as with the Ukiah, Fort Bragg, and Lake County Symphonies.

Gary Meierhenry (Tuba)

...attended Southern Oregon State University. He studied privately with Jim Odell, Stew Trunner and Craig Knox. He has played with the Ukiah and Fort Bragg Symphonies and is a founding member of Fifth St. Brass Quintet.