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Below is a list of the members of the Liberty Brass that have rehearsed or performed with us in the last year. We are always looking for new members, so if you are looking and think we have too many of a given instrument already, don't fret! We always welcome new members, even if they make our 15th sarusaphone player!

Alex Alexander, trumpet
Jordan Alexander, trumpet
Chuck Blackledge, trumpet
Neil Cooper, French horn
Wayne Frick, trumpet
Adam Gaines, conductor and trumpet
Holly Gaines, alto horn
James Johnson, euphonium
Drew Keller, trombone
Josh Kirby, trombone
Mark Kleppinger, trumpet
Kerri Landis, trumpet
John Laucks, French horn
Diana Lutz, French horn
Melissa Krupa, trumpet 
Randy MacIver, tuba
Jenny Neff, French horn
David Pope, trumpet
Matthew Puzio, trombone
Kevin Rehak, trumpet
Bill Schomp, trombone
Elizabeth Scott, trombone
Joshua Solomon, euphonium
Nicole Wiggins, trumpet

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Dr. Adam Gaines, conductor and trumpet

Adam Gaines has been active as a trumpet player, arranger, and composer since his late teens.  He currently uses many of his real-world experiences to teach collegiate musicians as the brass instructor for both the Community College of Philadelphia and Ursinus College.  Gaines is also on the faculty of the Community Music School, where he maintains an active studio of more than 20 young trumpeters and teaches music theory and jazz.  As a performer, Gaines can be heard frequently in Philadelphia churches in services and weddings, and as a member of the Liberty Brass, a brass choir that he founded and also conducts.  Gaines holds degrees from the University of Louisville (Bachelor of Music,1999) and Ball State University (Master of Music, 2001 and Doctor of Arts, 2005).  While a graduate student at Ball State, Gaines was a featured soloist in the Jazz Ensemble I at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, conducted the Jazz Ensemble II and Trumpet Ensemble, and performed as a member of the BSU Faculty Brass Quintet.  Gaines is a past member of the faculties of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Wesleyan University.  

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