Roster
2021 - 2022

Gold Band

Flute
Jorge Roque
Asa Pankewycz

Oboe
Uriel Martinez
Blake Efkeman

Bassoon
Johnathan Gomez
Joseph Rogers

Clarinet
Luke Russell
Chris Morales
Malachi Anderson
Hunters Tice
Charlie Kofahl
Juan Rodriguez
Jason Pina
Gannon Herndon
Jace Moore

Bass Clarinet
William Harris

Contra Bass Clarinet
Asher Grisanti

Alto Saxophone
Ethan Armada
Vincent Bomprezzi
Cage Reinhart

Tenor Saxophone
Chris Montiel

Baritone Saxophone
Josh Miller

Trumpet
David Stanek
Justin Bowers
Nick Moore
Brennen Geiger
Caleb Mulrooney
Caleb Roberts
Marvin Gonzalez
Ian Espinal
Brayden Watson

French Horn
Keegan Eller
Britton Hare
Blake Lira
Thomas Cassat

Trombone
Hayden Roe
Matt O'Kane
Caleb Winkelman
John Robert Adams
Josue Villa
Nicolai Buchignani

Bass Trombone
Luis Mercado

Euphonium
Chapel Rainer
Clay Rainer

Tuba
Ben Shedd
Marcus Giles
Ethan Cupples-Christensen

String Bass
Harrison Barkley

Percussion
Sean Rogers
Jacob Burns
Ethan Christian
Kevin Love
Eduardo Gonzalez
Stephen Brenzinski



Purple Band

Flute

James Jacobs
Andrew Greer
Jamill Valencia

Clarinet
Andrew Christensen
Eli Smith
Leader Castro
Emmitt Kraus

Trumpet
Miller McCormack
Raphael Valenzuela
Christian Perry
James Johnson
Will Fletschinger

French Horn
Quinton Gattuso

Trombone
Sebastian Murray
Vincent Reiter
Will Ferguson 
Peter Wilson
Rahmad Caster
Joseph Bischoff

Tuba
Ryan Jeffers
Reggie Johnson

String Bass
Bishop Potter

Percussion
Will Dunlap
Collin Brooks
Carter Eavenson

















 
 

Philadelphia
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Historic Band
Band Tour
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officers
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Chris Morales - Librarian, Johnathan Gomez - Vice-President, Chapel Rainer - President, Ethan Armada - Secretary

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Lincoln Memorial
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John Philip Sousa's Grave
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Calvert Hall
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Year in Review
Officers and Awards

The Christian Brothers Band kicked off their 150th Anniversary this year with a Tour that followed in their founders footsteps to Washington D.C., Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

The tour began in Memphis on March 10 at West Collierville Middle School for the WTSBOA Concert Festival. The band entered as a Grade 5 band and achieved superior ratings performing The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa and To You America! by William Grant Still.  

On March 12 the band flew into Ronald Reagan airport while snow was falling from the skies and proceeded to the Congressional Cemetery where John Philip Sousa and Herbert Clarke are both buried. After performing Columbia Gem of the Ocean, the band went to visit Ford's Theatre where Prof. Paul Schneider, the band's second band director, performed the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After this the band visited the Martin Luther King and the Jefferson Memorial before checking into their hotel. 

The following morning the band attended Sunday Mass in the Crypt of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception followed by a tour of the church. The next stop was a morning performance at the steps of Lincoln Memorial where the band performed for a large crowd. The band performed the work Hail to the Spirit of Freedom by W.C. Handy which was written by the "father of the blues" in 1915 for the Lincoln Jubilee celebrating 50 years of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The band also performed Hail to the Chief in honor of Lincoln and Prof. Paul Schneider. Following this memorable performance the band performed at the newly remodeled Union Station. The band's music reverberated throughout the mail hall of the train station. In the afternoon the band visited the National Portrait Gallery and took pictures with the Portraits of President Grover Cleveland and Richard Nixon in whom the band has performed for. 

On Monday, the band did not perform, but toured Mount Vernon, where President Washington lived and is buried and toured the Smithsonian Museum of American History before visiting the Washington Monument, the Capitol Steps, and the White House. That evening the band attended the opera Cosi fan Tutti by Mozart at the Kennedy Center. 

The following morning the band traveled to Lancaster where the seniors of the band performed at St. Mary of the Assumption Church where Br. Maurelian, the founder of the band, was Baptized. The group performed the CBHS Anthem Bless this House followed by Home, Sweet Home which served as the schools first song.  After being warmly welcomed at St. Mary's, the band ate lunch at the Central Market which is the oldest market in America before leaving for Philadelphia. Upon arrival, the band performed at the Liberty Bell Center and took pictures in front of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.  This performance was in honor of Br. Maurelian who would take the students of Christian Brothers College to visit and take pictures with the Liberty Bell every time it toured through the South. The band performed The Liberty Bell March in for the occasion.  After a quick stop to see Benjamin Franklin's grave, the band took a formal picture on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art before eating cheesesteaks and checking into their hotel. 

Wednesday would mark the bands final performances of the tour with a total of three in three different states. That morning the band crossed the river into New Jersey and performed on the U.S.S. New Jersey. The sounds of The Star Spangled Banner arranged by John Williams rang true under the big guns of the most decorated battleship in the navy and boys in the band were allowed to ring the ships bell. The band had lunch at the Reading Terminal Station in Phili before traveling to Wilmington and to perform at the Old Swedes Historical Site, home of the third oldest church in America. After a tour of the grounds and church, the band traveled to Baltimore for some time at the Baltimore Harbor and a performance with the Calvert Hall Jazz Band on their campus. Calvert Hall is the oldest Christian Brothers school in America. 

On the last day of the trip the band attended a traditional Latin Mass at St. Alphonsus church. Across the street was St. Alphonsus Catholic School where Br. Maurelian attended and was first introduced to the Christian Brothers. The building still stands, and the boys enjoyed a lesson from the priest about the history of the church and school. Following mass the band went to Fort McHenry and toured the fort while learning about the true meaning of The Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812.  After their tour of Baltimore, the band returned to Washington D.C. for their flight back to Memphis. It truly was a memorable trip to celebrate the band's 150th anniversary.