Brass

Thomas Staples

Co-Principal

Bio coming soon!

Sarah Viejou

Co-Principal

(BMus ’11, MMus ’15) studied with Dr. Thomas Staples at the University of Lethbridge. She has performed with the Lethbridge Symphony since 2008. Sarah grew up in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and enjoys every chance she has to visit.

Karly Lewis

Karly is an active educator and musician in Southern Alberta. She has been an educator for 18 years working with the Rocky View School Division and the Lethbridge School Division. Karly is passionate about education, music – both as a conductor, teacher and musician – and her students. Karly has been involved in the planning and execution of three successful TedX events in Lethbridge, served on the Artistic Development Committee and Conductor Search Committees for the Lethbridge Community Band Society, and is a Co-Chair for the 2020 Health and Physical Education Conference.g soon!

Helena Golinowski

Helena Golinowski is originally from Winnipeg, MB and joined the LSO in 2017. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music History/Theory and now works as a piano teacher. When she is not playing music she can usually be found immersed in a good book.

Tracy Bozzi

Bio coming soon!

Josh Davies

Co-Principal


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Dr Josh Davies is a Yamaha Performing Artist and two-time Grammy nominated performer that enjoys a diverse career as a versatile performer and educator. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Jubilee Auditoriums in both Calgary and Edmonton.


Josh’s discography spans from many genres from classical to jazz, baroque to contemporary, and rock to funk. He is on the premier recording John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus written for The University of Texas Wind Ensemble which has been featured throughout the United States and Europe. Josh has regularly performed with symphony orchestras throughout Western Canada and the United states as well as serving as the co-principal Trumpet of the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra and the principal trumpet of the Round Rock Symphony.


As a passionate educator, Josh has held positions teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University-Texas, and Texas State University. Josh Currently is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches studio trumpet, jazz history, and directs the U of L Jazz Ensemble.

Keith Griffioen

Co-Principal

Keith Griffioen began playing trumpet at the age of 3 and has never stopped. He is returning to the Lethbridge Symphony as co-Principal Trumpet after an eight year absence to raise young children. He also performs with the Lethbridge Big Band and the Aeris Brass Quintet. Keith teaches Music Education and Evaluation at the University of Lethbridge

Don Robb


Junior and senior concert and jazz bands were Don’s primary focus during his teaching career.  His teaching career began in Moosomin, SK in 1976.  He moved to southern Alberta and taught in various schools. From 1989 – 2010, he was the band teacher at Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge, was heavily involved in the school’s musical theatre productions, and help found the Music Academy program. 
From 1998 – 2007 Don conducted the award-winning Lethbridge Community Gold Band.

Other aspects of his career include directing the University of Lethbridge Jazz Ensemble, and teaching Jazz History, Popular Music History, and Jazz Improvisation.
Don is busy as a trumpet player with the Bridge Brass Quintet, the Lethbridge Big Band, Hippodrome, Standard Time Jazz Combo, the Lethbridge Symphony, and many musical theatre productions.

Don is a founding board member and past – president of the Lethbridge Jazz Society. He has also served on the board of the Alberta Band Association (ABA) for several years and was President of the ABA for 2 years.
Don is a graduate of the University of Regina (B. MusEd 1976).

Sam Broadbent

Bio coming soon!

Rex Mulder

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Gerald Rogers

Principal

In addition to being our Principal Trombone since 1986, Jerry enjoys playing his horn in a variety of musical styles in Southern Alberta. He has been Lead Trombone in the Lethbridge Big Band for over 35 years, and plays in Lethbridge’s rhythm and groove band “Hippodrome” and the new eleven piece jazz group “Metrik”. Jerry enjoys the camaraderie of his fellow trombonists, and can often be seen joining them for trombone quartet and trombone choir performances in Southern Alberta.

Nick Sullivan

After beginning his musical education in Lethbridge, Alberta, Nick Sullivan received a fellowship to undertake graduate studies at the University of Victoria. He then followed it up with a return to B.C. in 2013 to earn his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Nick has a passion for brass chamber music, and has performed in numerous chamber music settings. In 2007, his quintet was featured in the Canadian premiere performance of Eric Ewazen’s Shadowcatcher, a concerto for brass quintet and wind orchestra. He is a founding member of Aeris Brass (formerly the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet), as well as the Southern Alberta Trombone Collective (SATbC).

Ron Garnett

Bio coming soon!

Brittany Collins

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Ken Rogers

Ken has been involved in various capacities with the LSO for over 40 years, including 14 seasons in the trombone section, conducting the orchestra on multiple occasions, and arranging music for Kids Choir events. A highlight for Ken was conducting 14 musical theatre concert productions from 1999 – 2013 with creative partner and director Fran Rude, including Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, and EVITA.

Gregg Samuel

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