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Anthony Valerio, French horn —A native Annapolitan, Anthony has served as Second Horn with the U.S. Naval Academy Band and Hornist with the USNA Brass Quintet since 1989. A founding member and leader of the Bayfield Brass, he also performs as Fourth Horn with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Second Horn with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. A graduate of West Virginia University (BM) and the Peabody Conservatory (MM), he is an active free-lance musician, working with various other orchestral and chamber ensembles in the region. Tony is on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory and is adjunct professor of horn at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. In his spare time he enjoys weightlifting, sailing and other sports, and spending time with his wife, Kim, his parents and other family members in the Annapolis area.

James Bean, trumpet—A native of Beverly, Massachusetts, Jim Bean has been a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Band since 1986, and has served in the capacity of Principal Trumpet with that organization since 1988. He often performs as Trumpet Soloist with the band, and was the leader of the USNA Band Brass Quintet for many years. He also performs with the USNA Band Jazz Ensemble "The Next Wave." In addition, Jim serves as the Principal Trumpet with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of New Hampshire.

Dan Orban, trumpet—A native of Bowie, Maryland, Dan Orban currently serves as a Jazz Trumpet player with the U.S. Marine Band (The President's Own) in Washington, D.C. Prior to becoming a member of the Marine Band, Dan was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Band from 1989 to 1998. In demand as a trumpet performer throughout the Washingtion, DC area, Dan also performs with the National Gallery Orchestra, the Washington Opera, the Washington Chamber Symphony, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

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He holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Maryland, and has also pursued graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music.

Tom Holtz, tuba—A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Tom Holtz received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1991 from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Soon after completing his undergraduate work, he began his current position as a tubist with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He is also an active freelance musician in both classical and jazz venues. In addition to the Bayfield Brass Quintet, Tom is a regular member of the Last Chance Jazz Band and Big Bertha's Rhythm Kings, and has been a featured soloist with the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble. He has performed with a diverse range of groups in the Baltimore/D.C./Annapolis area, including the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Commission, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and local Oktoberfest favorite Heimat Echo.

Rhoades Whitehill, trombone—Originally from Keyser, West Virginia, Rhoades Whitehill has been a resident of Annapolis for 23 years. After attending West Virginia University he became a member of the United States Naval Academy Band in 1982. During his tenure Rhoades performed with the band's Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Brass Quintet, and Superintendent's Combo. In 1996 he became the lead trombonist for the U.S. Navy Band's Commodores Jazz Ensemble and continued in that capacity until his retirement from military service in 2002. Rhoades currently teaches at the Baltimore School for the Arts and acts as the Reading Clerk for the Maryland House of Delegates during legislative session. Also, a long association with the Zim Zemarel Orchestra began in 1986 where he has served as lead trombonist and arranger as well as a member of the combo. A published writer, Rhoades has written many of the group's musical arrangements.


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