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Chris Grant
Chris Grant

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Eb Soprano
David Mayo
Michael Lenke
Flugel Horn

Gail Phillips is a native of Spokane, and received her BA in Music Education and BM in Music Performance from Eastern Washington University in 1985 and received her MA in 1992. Her first teaching assignment was in Port Townsend were she taught orchestra and band 5th-12th grade. Positions followed at Gonzaga Prep High School, Auburn, Medical Lake, Mead, Federal Way, Puyallup and Central Valley School Districts. Gail is excited to be back in the area as the Band Director at Bowdish Middle School in Central Valley School District.

In addition to her teaching assignments she has also been active at the WMEA conventions since 1988 as a presenter and serves as a clinician and adjudicator for numerous contest and festivals throughout the state. The Kalles Junior High Concert Band from Puyallup School District performed at the WMEA conference at the band banquet in 2004 in Yakima.

Gail has received personal awards that include the Washington State Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Education in May of 2000, the Teacher of the Year in 1997 for the Federal Way School District, Educator of the Year in 1993 in the Auburn School District and Valley Region Educator of the Year from the Puyallup School District in 2004. Gail was a member of the Tacoma Concert Band and played trumpet in the Coeur d'Alene Symphony and other community ensembles. She also plays other instruments but really enjoys playing fiddle music on her violin. In her free time she enjoys gardening, tennis, basketball and spending time at her lake place on Pend Oreille, boating, motorcycle riding with family and friends.

Solo Cornet
Tim Blaydon
Solo Cornet
Ryan Coles
Solo Cornet
Alex Wolfe

Alex Wolfe is from Bremerton, WA. He attended Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in composition and 2010 with a postbaccalaureate in trumpet performance. After living in Los Angeles for two years and dabbling in the film and television industry, he moved back to Washington where he earned a master's degree in architecture from WSU in 2017. He now works as a building designer in Spokane. Alex Wolfe plays cornet in the Spokane British Brass Band, has his own brass quartet, and has previously played in the Bainbridge Island Symphony, the Los Angeles Valley Symphony, Rude and Unprofessional Big Band, Manny's Last Cigarette (an avant garde electro pop ensemble), and various other popular and classical ensembles. He has written music for EWU's marching band, the WSU 1:00 Big Band, and the films of Stimson Snead. He is an avid cyclist, camper, and hiker. If you want some of his favorite outdoor spots, grab him after the concert! He loves to share!

Solo Cornet
Emily Selfridge
Solo Cornet
Jay Jones
2nd Cornet
Rick Plumbo
2nd Cornet
Terry Hoogstad
3rd Cornet
Dave Halverson
3rd Cornet
Triston Dodson
Solo Horn
Bruce Brummet, originally from Udall, Kansas, began his study of the horn at age 12. In high school, Bruce was selected to perform with the horn section of the Seattle Symphony. He studied at Witchita State University and obtained a degree in music performance from Central Washington University. A former member of the Seattle Brass Ensemble, Bruce is currently a member of the Spokane Falls Community Band, the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, Gonzaga Wind Ensemble and the Spokane Horn Club. He is the principal Eb Tenor Horn in the Spokane British Brass Band. Bruce is retired as the aluminum ingot manager for Travis Pattern and Foundry.
1st Horn

Jim Markley was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area but has lived in Coeur d'Alene since the late 1970's. He began piano lessons at age 4 and horn lessons at age 12, playing the horn with various groups. He played in the Coeur d' Alene Symphony for several years before joining the Spokane British Brass Band in 1996.

Jim is a retired civil engineer. He and his wife Debbie have two wonderful children, a wonderful son-in-law, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and two wonderful grandsons.

2nd Horn
Lisa Sousa
1st Baritone
Larry Hill
2nd Baritone
Kiira Tietjen

Kit Cutler has played euphonium with the Spokane British Brass Band since its inception in 1995, and has served as band manager for most of that time. Kit grew up in Spokane, attending North Central High School and graduating from Whitman College with a BA in Chemistry.

Kit currently lives on a Wheat and Kentucky Bluegrass farm in Nine Mile Falls. He has three grown children, three granddaughters and two grandsons.


Sandi Wilcox was born and raised in a small Indiana farming community. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to Washington, DC and attended the University of Maryland, while working for the FBI as a file clerk. Upon returning to Indiana, she got married and started working as an accountant for a small CPA firm in Indianapolis. While in Indianapolis, she and her husband, RJ, were blessed with a son, Russ. Her husband was transferred to Southern California in 1984, where Sandi and their son soon followed. They resided in Huntington Beach for 24 years. While there, she worked for another CPA firm, Carpenter Petersen & Associates as Accounting Manager.

She played hand bells with her church's hand bell choir for several years, as well as belonging to two community bands, Huntington Beach Concert Band and the Golden West Pops. She also played in a brass quintet. They also enjoyed the beach lifestyle, fishing, going to the beach, bike riding, spending time with neighbors and friends.
Sandi and RJ moved to Sagle, ID in June of 2009. She is now retired and will find her walking her dog, working in her flower garden, cooking, and reading.

1st Trombone
Eric Marsh
2nd Trombone
Jan Hoogstad
2nd Trombone double
Lukas Selfridge
Bass Trombone
Pat Barclay
Eb Tuba
Jerry Olson is Principal Eb Tuba with the SBBB and is Chief Engineer for Spokane Public Radio (KPBX/KSFC/KPBZ). He is a member of the Spokane Piston and Rotary Club (SPARC, a euphonium/tuba quartet), Spokane Brassworks Quintet, Ex Lingua Mortua, and Octuba. Jerry has played as an extra with the Spokane Symphony and played in the Spokane Park Band. A native of Cleveland, Jerry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he studied engineering. Before moving to Spokane in 1989, he was a member of many groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (retired 2017), Fremont Philharmonic, San Jose Wind Symphony, San Jose Municipal Band, and the Menlo Brass Quintet.
Eb Tuba
Jim Marshall
Eb Tuba
Tim Rundquist was an architect in the Spokane years for many decades. He has been playing the tuba for fifty years. He has been playing in the Spokane British Brass Band Since 1997. Growing up in Iowa band country, he was raised on the sounds of summer Sunday concerts by municipal bands in the park. He played with several of them in high school and college, including two summers playing with the legendary Karl King in his Fort Dodge, Iowa band. Other interests include his family, arranging music for the brass band, singing big band swing tunes and gospel, back country horse riding (without the tuba), and classic Studebakers.
BBb Tuba
Michael Ferries
BBb Tuba
Matt Frankiewicz
Robert Johnson
Ryan Nole
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