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2014-2015 Season

Date and Time Concert


Sunday, October 19
3:00 PM

"Phantom Brass"

SFCC Auditorium

Sunday, December 14
3:00 PM
"The Ghost of British Brass Past"
SFCC Auditorium



Sunday, March 22
3:00 PM

"Spring Brass Bash"
To Be Announced

Sunday, May 17
3:00 PM

"Masters of Brass XVI"

SFCC Auditorium
Conductor collins

Collins Loupe

(See Conductor tab for bio)

Eb Soprano   Joe Potter
Repiano Larry Larry Vorndran
Flugel Horn Gail Gail Phillips
Solo Cornet Mike Michael Baker is a 1991 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He is a professional trumpet player, having been a member of the 560th, 566th and 572nd Air Force Bands of the Washington, Illinois and Tennessee Air National Guards since 1987. He has toured throughout the United States, as well as in England, Australia, the Dominican Republic and Canada. He recently returned from a deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar with the Air Force bands Yuma and Sonora, having played 39 concerts for American and Allied troops.
Michael has played with such musicians as Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Eliane Elias, Gunther Schuller, Ed Shaughnessy, and Chicago’s Lou DiGangi Orchestra, as well as local talents such as Too Slim and the Tail Draggers, Café Blue, Soul Proprietor, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater and the Spokane Civic Theater.
Michael is the owner of Baker Professional Services.
Solo Cornet   Gail Russell
Solo Cornet   Terry Nickels
Solo Cornet    
2nd Cornet rick Rick Plumbo
2nd Cornet   Kevin Powell
3rd Cornet   Dave Halverson
3rd Cornet    
Solo Tenor Horn Bruce Bruce Brummett
1st Tenor Horn Jim Jim Markley
2nd Tenor Horn   Michael McConville
1st Baritone Hill Larry Hill
2nd Baritone   Leonar Byrne
Euphonium Kit Kit Cutler

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 also performs with the Gonzaga Wind Ensemble and in the past played trombone with the Walla Walla symphony, and euphonium with the Spokane Falls Community Band.

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

Euphonium Sandi Sandi Wilcox
Solo Trombone Eric Eric Marsh
2nd Trombone   Chris Poole
Bass Trombone   Jonathon Windham
Eb Tuba Jerry Jerry Olson
Eb Tuba Tim Tim Rundquist
BBb tuba Mike Mike Ferries
BBb tuba   Brandon Campbell
Percussion   Cris Garza
Percussion   Chris Grant



October 1997


Michael Warner

THE FOUNDER, a Spokane resident for over 40 years, attended universities in Oregon and Idaho and earned a Master's Degree in Trumpet Performance from Eastern Washington University. He taught music in Rosalia and Libby, Montana before becoming Director of Bands at Mead High School. During his 27-year tenure at Mead High School, his bands performed throughout the Western United States, Western Canada, and marched in both the Pasedena Rose Bowl and the Miami Orange Bowl Parades. Since retirement, he has worked in the real estate field as an agent with Windermere Realty and is currently a minister. He also actively engaged as an adjudicator and judge at music festivals throughout the Northwest. Michael served as conductor and artistic director of the SBBB from its inception in 1995 until the fall of 1997.

For Michael Warner, conducting the Spokane British Brass Band was indeed a labor of love. Long a devotee of English Brass Bands, he visited England in 1993 to hear the best British Brass Bands performing in their national competition. Returning home, Michael sought out some of Eastern Washington's most talented brass musicians, bringing them together to create the Spokane British Brass Band.

December 1997


May 1999


Richard Strauch


October 1999


October 2007


Mark Williams

December 2007


May 2009


Devin Otto

October 2009 Jim

Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall is a native of Spokane and received a BA in Ed from EWU majoring in music. He has a private studio teaching trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba and trumpet. Jim has coached the Lewis & Clark low brass for the last four years and West Valley low brass at their marching band camp for the last two years. He conducts the choir at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and has performed with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Spokane River Band, Spokane Riverpark Band, Wenatchee Symphony, Octuba and the Wenatchee British Brass Band.
Jim spent 10 years with the Spokane British Brass Band. He started the Spokane Brass Youth Band and during the day he is the Business Office Manager of Sunshine Terrace.

December 2009 Julian

Julian Gomez

Dr. Julián Gómez Giraldo is Director of Orchestras at Eastern Washington University and Director of Spokane Symphony Chorale. He has served as Interim Director of Orchestras, Professor of Choral Activities and Director of Choral Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. He has also been professor of conducting at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Bogotá, as well as choral and orchestral clinician for the National Choral-Orchestral Program of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. Professor Gómez is active as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor of honor orchestras and choirs throughout the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Colombia. He is also active as a composer and arranger, with several of his instrumental and choral works published by Hal Leonard.
Under the guidance of Helmuth Rilling, he has participated as an active conductor during Bach Festivals in Santiago de Compostela, leading the Bachakademie Orchestra of Stuttgart and Gächinger Kantorei. He has also appeared with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and with the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. He has conducted the National Opera and Zarzuela Companies in Colombia in such works as “Barbero de Sevilla”, “La Leyenda del Beso” and “Marina”, led the university premiere of “Little Women” by Mark Adamo and another production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, and also appeared as Guest conductor of the Juan M. Corpas University Orchestra.
He also served as Music Director of the National Symphony Choir Santa Fe de Bogotá with which he was awarded First Prize in the Sixth International Polyphonic Competition “Ciudad de Ibagué.” Under his leadership for over ten years, the choir performed representative master choral-symphonic works and operatic repertoire with the Colombian National Symphony and the Bogotá Philharmonic, including both the world and international premieres of numerous works such as the “Misa Tango” by Luis Bacalov, Berlioz’s “Misa Solemnis”, Honegger’s “Jeanne D’Arc”, Prokofiev’s “Ivan the Terrible” and Blas Emilio Athehortua’s “Cristóforo Colombo”, among others. He received the Medal of “Honor al Mérito” in the category of Excellence and Outstanding Merit from the Colombian Institute of Culture.
Julián Gómez Giraldo began his studies of conducting and French Horn at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, and the Escuela Superior de Música in his native Colombia. He also studied in the National Academy of Gregorian Chant in Venezuela with the Benedictine monks Luigi Agustoni and Johannes Berchmans, and in the Schola Guido D’Arezzo with the Benedictine monk Juan Ramón Uribe. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Conducting from the National Pedagogic University of Bogotá, and also earned Master’s degrees from Texas Christian University in Choral and Orchestral Conducting, and in Theory and Composition. Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting with Music History emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado. (ABD)
His teachers include renowned Colombian conductors Jaime Guillén, María Teresa Guillén, Jorge Zorro, and Maestros Helmuth Rilling, Russell Guyver and Germán Gutiérrez.

March 2010 Denise

Denise Snider

Denise Snider is an active musician and teacher from Pullman, WA. She holds degrees in music education and music performance from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Washington State University. She was a conducting finalist in 2008 with the Washington -Idaho Symphony, graduate teaching assistant with the WSU Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, pit orchestra conductor for Pullman Civic Theatre productions of Beauty and the Beast and Bye-bye Birdie, and assisted with the Pullman Concert Band. She is currently conducting the Spokane Falls Community College Concert Band.

Ms. Snider is a trombonist whose performance credits include the Washington-Idaho Symphony, Pullman Concert Band, Rendezvous Orchestra, Hog Heaven Big Band, Off the Leash rock band, Jack Keller 5 and several instrumental groups throughout the Palouse region. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force band career field, having served at Strategic Air Command Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and United States Air Forces in Europe headquarters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. She maintains a private studio for brass players and her students have achieved All-State and All-Northwest honors. Ms. Snider is also active as an adjudicator and clinician in local school districts. She teaches elementary music at Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School in Colton, WA, and is an organist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown, WA. She is married to bassist Dave Snider and is the mother of 4 children.

May 2010-present collins (See conductor tab for bio)

Collins Loupe is the current conductor and artistic director of the Spokane British Brass band. Collins was a cornet player with the band in previous years and guest conducted the May Concert in 2010. He was chosen by the board of directors as permanent conductor in the summer of 2010.

Collins Loupe is also the band director at north Central High School in Spokane. Collins received his Bachelors in Music from Washington State University and a Masters in Education from City University, Seattle. He also plays trumpet, guitar and drums. In his free time he likes to hang glide, rock climb, kayak, and ride horses. Collins and his wife Alexis have a son and daughter who both attend college. As a family they enjoy camping, riding bikes and horses, canoeing and travel.


Contact Information

Spokane British Brass Band

Band Manager

Kit Cutler (509) 466-5500


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