Marge Rosen is a conductor, trumpet player and drummer. On the North Olympic Peninsula, she conducts the Port Townsend Summer Band, plays percussion with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Stardust Big Band, and plays drums with the Peninsula College Jazz Band.
Marge plays lead trumpet for Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra and is the Executive Director of this nonprofit arts organization where she established an international jazz composition contest for women composers and an all-girls jazz workshop. She has conducted many community bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles in the Seattle area.
Marge is an experienced band director teaching K-12 music in public schools in Washington, New York and Maryland.
As a veteran of the United States Navy Band, she has performed for the President of the United States, numerous foreign dignitaries, and at the 1994 World Cup.
Marge has performed across the country from Carnegie Hall to Benaroya Hall and from Adak, Alaska to Lima, Peru. She earned a masters degree in music education from Ithaca College in New York.
George is a very busy musician. He performs on a cruise ship and in several prominent jazz combos in the region.
Vern plays bass and trombone. He is a retired and beloved band director at Sequim High School. When not playing music, you can find him making lattes as a local barista. This must be how he keeps the tempo snappy.
Bill Cole is a versatile musician performing on alto and tenor saxophone. He can be heard in combos all around the Peninsula.
John Adams is a multi-instrumentalist. In addition to alto sax, he plays clarinets from Eb soprano to bass clarinet, often bringing several instruments to rehearsals and performances. John also plays with Peninsula College Jazz Band and Port Townsend Summer Band.
Richard "Doc" Thornson
Doc is an expert in the classic big band style. He can be heard playing jazz in several ensembles in the area including Peninsula College Jazz Band.
Andy also performs with his own jazz combo Time Out.
Al is a retired public school band director and plays jazz saxophones and doubles on clarinet with several ensembles in the Port Townsend area. He should be playing with the Port Townsend Summer Band. 🙂
Phil has a patent pending method to playing lead trumpet called The Philly Method. In his spare time, he keeps us all stocked with bread and donuts.
Ed Donohue is an amazing solo trumpet player. He is in high demand performing thoroughout the area with many, many top jazz artists. If you hear a live band this weekend with a trumpet player, it’s probably Ed. He’s a retired band director fom Port Angeles.
Doug plays trumpet with several ensembles in the area including the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the Sequim City Band.
On a sunny day in Sequim, look up! You’ll probably see Doug gliding around taking in the sights.
Jeff plays trombone with several ensembles on the North Olympic Peninsula including Peninsula College Jazz Band and Sequim City Band. When not playing music, Jeff is a musical instrumet repair technician.
Wayne plays trombone with several groups in the region including the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra.
Cliff plays trombone, but he may also be a sailor. Or a pirate.
Hannah Reed is a musician and teacher from Port Angeles. With a bachelor’s degree in music education from Central Washington University, Hannah is currently teaching K-12 music at the Crescent School District and performs with the Stardust Big Band and Port Angeles Symphony on bass trombone, as well as the Sequim Community Band on tuba.