Team Members 2017
In addition to his job as a supply chain manager, SIMON BALD plays TRUMPET in various orchestras and chamber music ensembles. In 1991, directly following his time in the 4th German Air Force Band, he joined the brass ensemble „pro musica sacra – Siegen“ and has performed with them ever since. He also plays trumpet regularly in the State Wind Band of Nordrhein-Westfalen, in the chamber orchestras Camerata Instrumentale Siegen and Capella Classica Betzdorf, as well as in bands representing other styles such as groove, soul, etc.
After 10 years of church ministry in her home state of Georgia, KATHRYN CHENEY is moving to Germany in 2017 to work year-round with eurobrass. An active performer and teacher, Kathryn holds degrees in TRUMPET performance from the University of Georgia and Ithaca College, New York.
A native of Arlington, Texas, RACHEL COBB currently lives in Hüttenberg, Germany. She holds degrees in HORN performance from Baylor University, Texas, and the University of Massachusetts. Rachel currently works for a medical technology company in Wetzlar and also is planning her upcoming November wedding!
ANGIE HUNTER, co-leader of eurobrass, studied EUPHONIUM at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and the University of Illinois and TROMBONE at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany. After 20 years as a Bible college music teacher she now provides leadership for the non-profit organization "eurobrass - music that goes beyond” as well Vivace Arts, a new Christian arts academy in rural Ohio.
AMANDA KANA, TROMBONE, is an active freelance musician and teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. She maintains a private studio of approximately eighty low brass students and performs regularly with her brass ensemble, Center Stage Brass. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, Texas, and Master of Music degree from Texas Christian University.
NATHAN LEFEBER studied Music Education at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and TROMBONE Performance at the University of Iowa - Iowa City. Currently he is the director of bands at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska, where he oversees a large program of 170 students, including 3 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, a marching band, and music theory courses. In addition to his teaching schedule, he also has performed with a number of professional jazz and concert ensembles in the region. He is in love with God, his family, and music, and nothing excites him more than seeing students catch that love for life and music. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Julie, and they have 4 children; Evelyn, Sylvia, Abraham, and Mordecai.
BETH LUNT teaches and plays HORN in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She holds degrees in Horn Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Music Education from Cairn University.
CHARLES PAGNARD is Principal TRUMPET for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Ohio, and the Carillon Brass. He has recorded and travelled extensively with the Cincinnati Symphony. He also serves as Professor Emeritus at Cedarville University, Ohio, and for many years he was Minister of Worship and Music at Washington Heights Baptist Church.
DR. DAVID PORTER, retired CMSgt tubist, The United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C., is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University, University of New Mexico, and George Mason University, Virginia (GMU), and is a member of the Adjunct Brass Faculty at GMU. He also is an active freelance musician as Principal TUBA - McLean Orchestra and National Brass Quintet, Faculty - Masterworks Festival, and as a private studio instructor.
BEN ROUNDTREE and his family moved to Germany this summer to work with eurobrass, perform handbell duet concerts, and work with special needs families. Ben and Erin live in Rötenberg with their daughters Elise and Emily, who has CHARGE Syndrome. Ben has performed on tuba and BASS TROMBONE with eurobrass, King’s Brass, and The Dominion Brass. He composed, performed, and recorded his first symphony in 2015, and he looks forward to writing and arranging music in Germany. He also gives his time to the Liya Dovgalyuk Foundation, working with orchestra and handbell musicians in Ukraine and the USA.
EMILY WALTZ is a graduate of Ithaca college, New York, and Temple University, Pennsylvania, holding degrees in both music education and TRUMPET performance. Currently she is a freelance performer in the tri-state area, performing in venues such as churches, pit orchestras, local orchestras, and private events. She also is an active trumpet teacher at The Settlement Music School and the Arts Instructor at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, where she teaches piano, music theory, general music, and private lessons. Emily recently finished a two-year recording project with Temple University's Wind Symphony, which included performing with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is a student of David Bilger.
JOHANNA WIMMER, HORN, grew up in Homburg/Saar in a musical family with many children. So it was natural for her to begin several instruments at an early age, and she learned to love making music together with others. From 2009 to 2015, she studied church music in Bayreuth with a focus on brass instruments. As of January 2016, she serves as a church musician (organist/ conductor/ music teacher) in Enger und Herford.