Pikes Peak Brass Band    
Our volunteer members come from backgrounds in symphony orchestra, jazz, concert band and Salvation Army brass band. Several served in the United States Marine Band, the D.C. Navy Band, the Naval Academy Band and our own USAF Academy Band. They come from a variety of occupations, including military, business, medical and educational professions. Some commute to weekly rehearsals from as far as Woodland Park, Denver, Golden and Pueblo.

PPBB Members
Mark Baker
Eb Soprano Cornet

Mark has been playing cornet with PPBB since it’s beginning in 1999. Originally from Kansas, he grew up performing in many community organizations and in the ranks of local Drum and Bugle Corps until age 21. He studied trumpet with Dr. Paul Shull at Kansas State University and was a member of the KSU Marching Band, Concert Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, KSU Brass Choir and Trumpet Choir. Mark moved to Colorado with his wife Debbie in 1984. Mark has been involved with many community ensembles throughout Colorado and is currently the Minister of Worship at Christlife Community Church in Franktown, Colorado.

Kelly Scollin
Principal Cornet
Bb Cornet
Kelly grew up in Marshall, N.C. and began playing trumpet at the age of 9. He holds a B.M. from East Tennessee State University and an M.M. in trumpet performance from the University of Denver. Most recently, Kelly was in the United States Army Band, where he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division Band at Fort Drum, N.Y. He is currently a Musical Instrument Repair Technician at The Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology. Kelly resides in Castle Rock and he is proud to be a member of the Pike’s Peak Brass Band.
Jeremiah Fowler
Bb Cornet

Jeremiah went to Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. It was there that he was first introduced to British Brass Band while playing in the Colorado Brass Band under the direction of Mr. John Kincaid. After graduating with a degree in music education Jeremiah joined the Rocky Mountain Brassworks in Denver, CO and played with them until 1999 when he joined the PPBB. Jeremiah played with the PPBB from 1999-2003 and rejoined the group in 2006. Jeremiah taught band at Panorama Middle School in Harrison School District 2 from 1995-2009, and now teaches band at Holmes Middle School in School District 11.

Rick Tiller
Section Leader
Bb Cornet

Rick has been a member of the band since 2004. He earned a B.A. degree in Music Ed. from Marshall University in 1977, where he studied trumpet with J. D. Folsom. His professional experience includes a tour with the NORAD Command Band in Colorado Springs, CO (1977-1979). Rick continued his military duty in the cockpit of several different aircraft (KC-135/T-37/KC-10) and retired as a USAFR officer in 1998. He is currently an A320 Captain  for United Airlines and makes his home in Franktown, Colorado with his wife of 33 years, Suzie. Rick assumed the duties of principal cornet in January 2007.

Timm Knoerzer
Bb Cornet

Timm is originally from Lansing, IL and started playing the cornet in 4th grade under the tutelage of Mr Joe Saia.  He continued his passion for music as a member of the Marian Catholic HS band in Chicago Heights, IL under the direction of Mr Greg Bimm and then as  member of the Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle corps.  He also studied trumpet with Mr Gerry Mattern as an undergraduate student at St Norbert College in De Pere, WI.  After living for many years in Rochester, NY, Timm moved in 2010 to Colorado Springs with his wife, Linnea, and their children to become a professor of chemistry at the US Air Force Academy.  He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony and since 2014 the PPBB.

Jim Crosbie
Bb Cornet

Jim grew up in Washington, PA where he started playing Cornet in under Paul Scandrol. He received his BA in Music from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, studying under Esotto Pellegrini. He continues in a long military career that started in 1986 with the US Army. He was a member of the 25th Inf Division Band, 4th Inf Division Band, and the 101st Army Band Colorado Army National Guard. Jim has been with the 19th Space Operations Squadron USAFR from 1993 to the present. He has been called upon to play taps at memorial services and other bugle calls for a variety of events. He performs with a variety of ensembles in the Colorado Springs area.

Kevin Brand
Bb Cornet

Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied trumpet under Terry Sawchuck.  After graduating from CU Kevin taught high school band and choir from 1990-1993 until an Army recruiter came to his school to talk about the Army Band program and recruited the teacher instead of the students.  Kevin recently retired from the Army after serving for 21 years in Army Bands all over the world.  Kevin is currently teaching band in Harrison School District in Colorado Springs at Mountain Vista School.

Mike Rabig
Bb Cornet

Mike studied music education at Louisiana Tech and the University of Alabama after a tour with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. He studied trumpet with Bobby Cheatham. He served with the US Army 1st Cavalry Division Band, 8th Army Band in Korea, and the Ft. Lee Army Band. After a ten year stint with the 151st Alabama Army National Guard Band, he now serves with the 67th Army Band in Wheatland, WY. Mike has performed professionally with numerous artists. He also plays trumpet with the Stampede Brass for the Denver Broncos. He is currently a band instrument repair technician at Graner Music in Colorado Springs.

Laurie Hafey
Bb Cornet

Born and raised in Ohio, Laurie and her family moved to the Springs area where she graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School. She studied trumpet at UNC Greeley and upon graduation, began her elementary music teaching career in Pueblo and also played in several local groups including the Pueblo Symphony. After receiving a Masters in Education from UCCS, Laurie obtained a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. After returning to the Springs area, her musical pursuits have included the Springs Chamber Orchestra and Little London Winds prior to joining PPBB in 2004. Laurie is an office administrator at a local area financial securities office.

Bob North
Bb Cornet

Bob has been with the band since 2004 upon moving to the Springs from Minneapolis. Bob's music history includes nine years in the University of Illinois Marching and Concert Bands as solo cornet, and 25 years as cornet/trumpet section lead with the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band of Edina, MN where he wrote over twenty concert band arrangements. He has continued arranging for brass band as an PPBB member. Bob and his wife Carol McIntyre live in in Black Forest. Bob is a human factors and ergonomics consultant specializing in medical device safety compliance with FDA regulations.

Steve Engler (Treasurer)
Bb Cornet

Steve is a computer security analyst with Lockheed Martin Corporation in Denver and has been with the PPBB since its inception in 1999. He holds a BS degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science from Mesa State College. Steve has been associated with various community music groups over the years and helped found the Grand Junction Centennial Band in which he participated in for 15 years. Steve and his wife Kim have three children (one of which is a US Navy Seal) and are currently living in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Larry Pennel

Larry recently retired after 30 years of teaching Middle School Instrumental Music. He gives private brass instruction and is a consultant for ensembles and schools.  He has been a guest conductor for several All-District Middle School Honor Bands in the Denver Metro area.  He can be found playing with Mass Hipsteria, Six foot Joe and the Red Hot Rinos and The Capital Brass Quintet.  He is an on call substitute player for the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and is a freelance trumpet player throughout Colorado.  Larry is also a member and featured cornet/flugelhorn soloist with the Rocky Mountain Brassworks and the Colorado Brass Band. He recently was runner up at the North American Brass Band Association High Brass Solo competition. Larry and his wife, Chris, live in Golden, Colorado.

Anthony Ebert
Principal Tenor Horn

Anthony Ebert earned his B.A. in Music from Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) in 2008. While at Northwestern, he performed in a number of ensembles and toured internationally with the Symphonic Band as a featured soloist. He is a 2012 graduate of The American Band College of Sam Houston State University where he earned his M.M in Conducting. Anthony teaches 7-12 band at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs and has performed with the brass band since 2008.

Andy Bulla
Tenor Horn

Andy started on the tenor horn at age 8 as a member of the Salvation Army Prince Georges, Maryland Corps. At age 18, Andy enlisted in the United States Air Force and is currently a Knowledge Operations Manager. While serving from Ohio to Saudi Arabia, Albuquerque to Afghanistan and Africa, he played in many Salvation Army brass bands including the  Denver Citadel Band, the Western Territorial Band, the National Capital Band. He also played in the "Super Band" of volunteers known as "Brass of the Potomac" led by his father, composer Stephen Bulla (ASCAP).  He rejoined FCCB band in 2013 after a previous Air Force tour in Colorado Springs.

Dusty Jackson
Tenor Horn

Dusty grew up in Loveland, CO and graduated Summa Kum Laude from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music Education. He played French horn in both the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble while in attendance. He started his teaching career by teaching a year in Pueblo as assistant band director at East High School. In 2009, he became band director at Monument Charter Academy in the Lewis Palmer School District where his bands consistently receive high ratings at contests and festivals.

Gary Arrasmith
Tenor Horn

Gary taught instrumental music in Oklahoma and Colorado for 26 years. Currently in school administration, he is a Dean of Students in Academy School District 20. He received his Bachelors in Music Ed. from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Ed. Leadership from the University of Colorado. He was Colorado's designee in School Band and Orchestra magazine's annual "50 Directors Who Make A Difference" in 2003 and 2006. He is an active member of Phi Beta Mu, American School Band Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Colorado Bandmasters Association. Gary plays lead trumpet in a local big band and recently rejoined the PPBB on tenor horn.  He and his wife, Brenda, reside in Colorado Springs with their three children, Sarah, Michael and Daniel.

Josh Prewett
Principal Baritone

Josh Prewett is a music educator and trombone/baritone player who graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where he received his BME in Music Education. Josh performs frequently throughout the Colorado Springs and Denver Metro areas with various groups including the Castle Rock Trombone Quartet, Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony, and Swing Express. Josh has performed and worked with such names as Don Aliquo, Greg Gisbert, Slide Hampton, and Bill Holman. Josh currently lives in Colorado Springs where he works at Meeker Music Inc. as the educational sales representative.



Carl Chevallard

Carl "Chevy" Chevallard, PhD, joined PPBB in January, 2006. He is a former music professor at Iowa Wesleyan College, Michigan State University, and San Jose State University, and the author of Teaching Music through Performing Marches, an internationally-acclaimed textbook. In 1983 he began a second career as an Air Force band officer, serving as the Assistant Conductor of The United States Air Force Band, Washington, DC. In 2004, he retired as the Commander and Conductor of the USAF Academy Band. In 2006, he created ConductYourLife LLC, a training/consulting company that develops leadership and team skills by applying the principals of a professional conductor.

Dallas Raby
Principal Euphonium

A graduate of Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, Dallas was a senior project engineer in 12 years with General Motors in Flint. After becoming a Salvation Army officer 1n 1974, he was soloist and principal euphonium with the Army's Chicago Staff Band for five years where he also served as assistant director. Later, while serving in numerous officer appointments throughout the Midwest, he was a frequent guest conductor and soloist. Now retired, he and his wife Phyllis, also a Salvation Army Major, live in Woodland Park.

Bill Bertoniere

Originally a tuba player, Bill played euphonium with the 2nd Marine Air Wing Band for three years.He then played tuba in "The Golden Band From Tigerland" at Louisiana State University. Ten years later, back on euphonium again (and not looking back), Bill played with the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds and the Utah Premiere Brass for three years. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2009 and has played with various community groups, finally finding a home with the Fountain Creek Brass Band. Bill has been self-employed for 14 years in the paintless dent removal industry and is currently training disabled veterans and wounded warriors in his trade.

Keven Stewart (President)
Principal Trombone

Keven began playing with PPBB in January 2006. He is the Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba, at Colorado State University Pueblo and is the conductor of the University Brass Ensemble. Keven was a member of the US Navy Band, Washington D.C., and performs actively with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Keven studied at the University of Puget Sound, the Eastman School of Music, and the Catholic University of America.

Chris Welch

Chris is currently the band director at Manitou Springs Middle/High School in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Chris has been with the PPBB since its beginning in 1999. Chris is a past PPBB President. Chris earned his Music Education degree at New Mexico State University in 1993 and has participated in numerous University ensembles including NMSU Wind Ensemble, the, NMSU Pride Band, the Las Cruces (NM) Symphony Orchestra and the NMSU Brass Quintet.

Tom Bruszewski

Tom is the band director at Manitou Springs High School and Middle School. He joined the Fountain Creek Brass Band in February 2007. While earning his Music Education degree at University of Northern Colorado in 2005, he was a member of the UNC Trombone Choir, Marching Band, and Concert and Symbonic Bands. Tom serves as staff on the board for the Colorado Music Educators' Association and the annual CMEA clinic and conference.

Bruce Blomquist
Bass Trombone

Bruce completed his undergraduate studies at San Francisco Conservatory before joining the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, under the direction of conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas. While in college he won the prestigious International Trombone Association Bass Trombone Concerto Competition and was invited to perform at the ITA�s international conference. His orchestral career includes performances with the Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, and San Francisco Symphonies. Bruce can also be heard with the Colorado Composers Big Band and the Chie Imazumi Big Band.

Joe Boylan (VP)
Principal Eb Tuba

Joe began playing with PPBB in December of 2010. He attended Rice University and graduated from The Juilliard School. After graduation Joe became the Principal Tuba for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (La Coruna Spain), Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and The American Brass Quintet. Joe currently lives in Monument, Colorado with his wife Jennifer, where they run a Real Estate Brokerage.

Eddie Hurt
Eb Tuba

Eddie recently rejoined the band after a previous stint from 2000 to 2006.. He has a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Kentucky where he was principal tuba in the orchestra, member of the marching band, pep band, symphonic band and tuba ensemble. He studied tuba with Rex Conner at the University of Kentucky and Interlochen. He is a published composer of Tuba quartets. He has a Masters in Information Technology with 30 years in the IT industry. He is currently a product manager for a medical software company.

Jess Haney
Principal Bb Tuba

Jess is the music director at Otero Elementary in Harrison School District 2. He graduated Cum Luade from CSU Pueblowith a bachelors in music education. Since 2004 he has performed both Bb and Eb tuba with the Fountain Creek Brass Band and is active in the music community with many ensembles. He has performed with the Woodland Park Wind Symphony, Little London Winds, First Presbyterian Brass Ensemble, the Blue Knights, Pueblo Symphony, Rocky Mountain Wind Ensemble, and Swing Factory. Jess Lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Trina.

Jack Seltenright
Bb Tuba

Jack, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, teaches music at Fox Meadow Middle School in Colorado Springs. His degree in music education is from the University of Northern Colorado. His instrument has always been the tuba which he started to play in middle school

Rick Packard
Principal Percussion

Rick is a senior research manager with Johns Manville, located in Littleton, Colorado, and has been with PPBB since the spring of 2008. Rick holds a BS degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Kansas Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The Ohio State University. He has participated in numerous community and church music groups over the years, most recently with the Castle Rock Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, and with the classic rock band The Procrastinators, also based in Castle Rock.

Travis Roberts


Scott Bruce

Scott and his wife Paula live in Colorado Springs where he is the Band Director at the Evangelical Christian Academy Secondary Campus. He sings in the choir and directs the orchestra at Village Seven Presbyterian Church. They have two sons Stephen (Beth) and Erik (Julie) and two grandchildren. Mr. Bruce received his BA in Music Education from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and was a member of the USAF Academy Band for over 30 years retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant.

Frank Meacham

Frank Meacham's band director at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs instilled a love of music and also introduced him to the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the percussion section leader for three of his four years there. Frank joined the US Navy as a musician in 1982. After his Navy service he earned a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at the University of Northern Colorado. He taught percussion for several years and then earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Frank taught Instrumental Music in the public schools for nine years. Frank now owns his own business where he clinics percussion ensembles, gives private percussion lessons and does percussion repair.


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