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Richard Moreno, Trumpet, Flugelhorn

For fifteen years Richard taught private trumpet instruction with Melodee Music of Sterling and the Parkview Music Enhancement Program. He had several trumpet students selected as semi-finalists in the National Trumpet Competition which is held on an annual basis at George Mason University. Richard started playing the trumpet in fourth grade in Denver, Colorado. He has studied with Mr. Mark Schirllo, U.S. Marine Band and Mr. Paul Lindsay, U.S. Navy Band. It was at Mr. Lindsay’s encouragement that he started the Loudoun Brass Quintet in the fall of 1998.

Richard currently participates in three ensembles: Loudoun Symphonic Winds, Loudoun Brass Quintet (founding member and solo trumpet), and the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Community Bands, Inc.

Richard L. Moreno was born in Colorado, and is married to Sharon (41 years) with three children Andrew (33), William (30), and Joanna (27). Richard has a background in accounting and financial management, and he retired from the U.S. Treasury Department in 2004. He currently works on a part-time basis with the Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, VA.

John Paganelli, Trumpet, Flugelhorn

John first started playing the trumpet in 6th grade and has never stopped. He has studied with Terrance Detwiler of the US Marine Band and John Blount of the US Navy Commodores. While earning a degree in engineering at Virginia Tech, he played with the Marching Virginians (unfortunately during the very lean years of the football team), the basketball Pep Band, the Concert Band, and the Touch of Brass quintet. After graduation, John played with the Potomac Jazz Orchestra and the Vienna Community Band. He is currently playing with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds, the Loudoun Brass Quintet, and is a regular sub with the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. John also loves musical theater and has played for numerous productions with the Reston Players and Sterling Playmakers including Annie, Seussical, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, 1776, and Guys and Dolls.

Angelika Kirchmeyer

Angelika Kirchmeyer, Horn

Angelika was born and raised in Germany, where she started her musical carreer in the Youth Wind Orchestra of the city of Düsseldorf and later played with the University Symphony Orchestra of the Saarland. Studies with Carlos Crespo (horn), Thomas Leander (piano), and Heinz Odenthal (vocal and ear training) built her foundation in the musical arts, and to this date she seeks out professional musicians to enhance her knowledge and abilities on the horn. As an entrepreneur (Quappa Inc.) she came to the United States in 2005. She joined the Loudoun Brass Quintet and Loudoun Symphonic Winds in the year of 2011. She currently holds the Principal Horn position with Loudoun Symphonic Winds, and performs with other local ensembles, chamber groups, and pit orchestras. Angelika plays both a German built Alexander Horn Make 103 and an American built Holton Horn Make H200. Below, she is playing the leitmotiv set for horn from Bruckner's 4th symphony:

Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)

Kent Wellman, Euphonium, Tuba

Kent Wellman is a Human Resources Specialist with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. He is one of the top euphonium and tuba players in the area and plays with many different bands and ensembles in Loudoun and Fairfax, in and around Virignia, among them Loudoun Symphonic Winds.

Rick Denney, Bass Tuba

Rick has performed on tuba for over 40 years, and currently performs with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. He is also president of the Loudoun Community Band, Inc., which is the umbrella arts corporation that includes the Loudoun Symphonic Winds and the Loudoun Brass Quintet, among other ensembles. He has performed with many premiere amateur wind bands and orchestras, including the Austin Symphonic Band, the San Antonio Municipal Band, the Town North Concert Band (Dallas), the Plano Community Band (Plano, Texas), the Community Symphony in Austin, and the Mesquite (Texas) Symphony. In addition, he has founded and performed with smaller ensembles, including the Community Symphony Brass Quintet (Austin), the Heritage Brass (Dallas), the Whiterock Brass Quintet (Dallas), the Low-Down Brass (San Antonio), and as a founding member of the TubaMeisters, in which he performed regularly at Fiesta Texas theme park in San Antonio among many other places, and in which he appeared on German television documenting German folk music in the U.S.

He has studied with Michael Sanders (of the St. Louis Symphony) and Lee Hipp (of the San Antonio Symphony).

In his day job, Rick serves as a civil engineer in the U.S. Department of Transportation, after a noted career as a consultant in all levels of government.

In addition to the tuba, Rick devotes his remaining free minutes to photography, amateur radio, and the restoration of his vintage motorhome.

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