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The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the newly restored, turn of the century T. B. Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota.  We use the instrumentation of the traditional British Brass Band and play a broad variety of musical styles including original pieces for brass and percussion, marches, orchestral transcriptions, and unique arrangements for brass. 

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Jim Kurschner, Music Director

Jim Kurschner was named Music Director of the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band in January 2002.  Since 2001, he has been a member of the faculty at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, where he conducts the Concert Band and teaches courses in music fundamentals, music literature, jazz history, and chamber music.


Mr. Kurschner holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and Northwestern University and is actively engaged as a pianist, saxophonist, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States. 

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Stuart Wallace
Soprano Cornet

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Rick Peterson
Principal Cornet

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Shawn Page
Solo Cornet

Tom Wentzler
Solo Cornet

Paul Krasin
Solo Cornet

John Mundy
Repiano Cornet

Sue Mundy
2nd Cornet

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Harvey Halpaus
2nd Cornet

Mike Fuller
2nd Cornet

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Tony Pollock
3rd Cornet

Julie Elias Bird
3rd Cornet

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Ken Roberts

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Cami Madison
Solo Horn

Trygve Skaar
2nd Baritone

Jennifer Greupner
1st horn

Bruce Alpern
Solo Trombone

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Rob Schmidtke
2nd Horn


Eric Frank
2nd Trombone

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Milt Hovelson
1st Baritone

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Bob Brodie
Bass Trombone

Brian Borovsky
Solo Euphonium

Glen Newton
2nd Euphonium

Gary Bird
Eb Tuba

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Eric Peterson
Eb Tuba

Andy Blackwood

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Greg Sackreiter
Bb Tuba

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Philip Smithley
Bb Tuba

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Michaela Woods

Maria Olson

Gavin Banick

STBB Alumni

**Gene Beckwith, Conductor/Cornet
Lisa Benz, Percussion
Jim Bowen, Solo Cornet
Larry Brentzel, Conductor/Cornet
Scott Cory, Soprano Cornet
Brandon Darcy, Percussion
Vic DePaulis, Euphonium
**Cliff Ekdahl, Alto Horn
Cliff Emery, Alto Horn
Don Gaalaas, Percussion
Bill Gillis, Cornet
Roger Gomoll, Eb Tuba
**Jerry Greupner, Bb Tuba
**Mary Haines, Alto Horn 
John Hanson, Percussion
John Huth, Soprano Cornet
Dan Julson, Solo Cornet
**Kevin Kanne, Percussion
Cheryl Luettinger, Baritone
John Maddox, Trombone

** Deceased

Dan Marrs, Percussion
Pedro Martinez, Trombone
**Lee Mendyk, Cornet
**Jerry Opland, Cornet
Lance Paulson, Solo Cornet
Jim Perkins, Cornet
Nathan Pierce, Cornet
**Steve Ritzenthaler, Cornet
**Mike Roy, Percussion
**Kevin Ryan, Eb Tuba
**Dick Scherer, Percussion
**Gerry Schulz, Euphonium
**Gary Skundberg, Trombone
**Jack Tedrow, Trombone
Keith Thompson, Soprano Cornet
John Tranter, Euphonium
**Dan Rainwater, Percussion
**Richard Ryan, Alto Horn
Dave Watson, Percussion
**Guy Willi



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