Kate Oaks Franc | Baritone, Euphonium

IMG_7001Kate Franc plays euphonium and baritone horn and has been a member of the Allegheny Brass Band for the past four years. She started playing euphonium in the fourth grade and has loved continuing to make it a part of her life. She started playing the Eb tenor horn because it was the only opening in the ABB when she was asked to join, and she has enjoyed this new addition greatly. Kate currently lives in Carnegie with her new husband, and is a full-time nanny for five children in the South Fayette area. Other groups Kate has performed with include the West Hills Symphonic Band and the Metropolitan Italian Band.

 Janis Ramey | Baritone

IMG_6931Janis Ramey plays English baritone in the Allegheny Brass Band and euphonium in the Community Band South. She also gets a kick out of playing with a small group called the “Brassy Broads”. She returned to playing thirty years after the last concert in high school. She is a technical writer.

Dave Rollinson | Baritone

RollinsonDavidDave hails from the mountains of Southern Virginia, and has been playing euphonium since the age of 10. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2002 to attend Carnegie Mellon University for Mechanical Engineering. There he minored in Music Performance, played in the CMU Wind Ensemble, and was ‘El Presidente’ of the Kiltie Band, conducted by “Director for Life” Paul Gerlach.After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2006, Dave embarked on a cross-county bicycle trip. Awesome cross-country bicycle tripSnake Robots.  Dave has a PhD from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.