Med City Brass, Rochester, Minnesota
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Each member of the quintet is a professionally trained musician with many years of performing experience.
Quintet members have studied with principal players from several major American symphony orchestras.

Corey Henke – french horn, BM from St. Olaf College and his MM from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His teachers have included Michael Gast, principal horn of the Minnesota Orchestra and Priscilla McAfee, former principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Allen French. He is a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, founder and director of the Coristi Horn Ensemble. Corey is Rochester’s first call horn player and has played in many area churches. He teaches horn and trumpet. His name is a pun.

Christopher Jankowski – trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn is an anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic with a BM degree from Lawrence University and MD from the University of Rochester (New York). He is a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and is well known as a performer in the Rochester area. He is also an accomplished music arranger and was formerly Instrumental Editor for Jensen Publishing, (now Hal Leonard). He has numerous published arrangements that have been performed by the Rochester Symphony as well as jazz artists Marian McPartland, John Harmon and Chris Vadalla. He has studied trumpet with Bob Doer of the Minnesota Orchestra, Bob Levy at Lawrence University and Dennis Najoom, principal trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony. He has studied arranging with Fred Lawrence and Rodney Rodgers at Lawrence as well as attended the Arrangers Lab at the Eastman School. When not playing trumpet, sedating patients, or doing medical research he is a gourmet chef.

Randy Stroetz Randy Stroetz Trombone, Registered nurse and Respiratory Therapist at Mayo Clinic, spent adolescence in Rochester at Central Junior High (now Dan Abramson Healthy Living Center) and Mayo High school. Played trombone and string bass in Rochester Symphony during high school and had privilege to have involvement as Rochester hosted several notable artists (many now deceased) Victor Borge, cellist Jacqueline du Pre', Jack Benny, Doc Severinsen. In another life attended Lawrence University Music conservatory, studied trombone with father Robert Stroetz, former Philadelphia principal Henry Charles Smith, Derald De Young, former Minnesota orchestra principal Steven Zellmer, and couple lessons with Frank Crisafulli long time former Chicago Symphony trombonist. Son of trombonist Robert Stroetz, music is in the genes; unfortunately this gig requires a tux.

Mark Woeste – tuba, BM degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He has performed with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Austin Symphony, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Choral, Minnesota Orchestra, Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, and Rochester Brassworks. His tuba teachers include John Smith Principal tuba Oklahoma City Symphony, Fritz Kaenzig of UNI, Arnold Jacobs principal tuba Chicago Symphony, Ross Tolbert principal tuba Minnesota Orchestra. He personally took delivery of his custom built Meinl-Weston tuba from the master craftsman Anton Meinl in October of 1975 at the German factory. Mark has arranged much of the MCB repertoire. His life-defining experience has been catching the world record yellow bass, as recorded at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward Wisconsin.

Ellis Workman – trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn is a computer programmer at Mayo Clinic with a BME degree from Indiana University School of Music and MFA from the University of Minnesota. He studied with Louis Davidson (deceased), principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, William Adam at IU, David Baldwin ot U of M, and Charles Schlueter former principal trumpet of both the Minnesota and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Formerly co-principal trumpet Rochester (MN) Symphony Orchestra. He has attended the Toronto Trumpet Symposium and performed in master classes for James Thompson of the Eastman School, and Jens Lindemann of UCLA. Attracted to shiny objects, he owns a dozen horns and over 40 mouthpieces.
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