Artistic Music for Memorable Occasions
The Market Street Brass Quintet is based in Frederick, Maryland. Since 1985, this group of accomplished musicians has presented memorable, artistic, live performances throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC.
Each member of the quintet holds music degrees (mostly graduate level), along with extensive and varied performance experience. From small combos, jazz & concert bands, brass bands, pop & salsa bands, orchestras, operas, and theater pits, the Market Street Brass Quintet members have almost done it all! This experience, expertise, and proven reliability makes the Market Street Brass a very versatile group with a repertoire including selections from most musical periods & styles.
Add class and refinement to your event with fine live music. Our song lists include many selections of classical music, traditional songs, and popular favorites.
Just as a royal entrance is announced with a brilliant brass fanfare, our brass quintet can add excitement, allure, and class to any formal occasion!
Liturgical ceremonies and special Church events constitute a cornerstone of Market Street Brass Quintet's performance activities. There is no more powerful addition to worship than the exultant sound of brass music. In fact, vocal and brass music are the most prolific historic examples of holy worship, from early masses, to J.S. Bach's chorales, to the glorious sounds of Verdi and Mozart's Requiems, Handel's "Messiah," and John Rutter's Gloria and Magnificat.
We have a long history of performing fun music at music/art festivals, seasonal social events (Oktoberfest anyone?!), and celebrations. We can perform everything from polkas, to rock/pop arrangements, to your favorite traditional songs.
We also enjoy performing full concert recitals and providing accompaniment for established groups, such as choir concerts. Our individual members are also available as soloists for concerti with orchestras and bands.
With several educators in the quintet, we are dedicated to providing engaging, culturally enriching, and informative musical experiences to people of all ages. One special treat is demonstrating the joyful sounds and musical capabilities of the brass instruments to young students.
We're also equipped to perform special brass masterclasses.
Dan Cheston has a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance as well as a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Virginia University. While at WVU, he was a member of the Mountain State Brass Quintet, the university’s faculty brass quintet. As a winner of the Young Artist Competition, Dan also performed in concert as a trumpet soloist, accompanied by the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra. Dan has performed with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Spires Brass Band, as well as in numerous musical theater productions and churches over the past 26 years. He has taught instrumental music in Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland, since 1988. He is also the director of the Brook Hill Bells in Frederick, Md.
Frank J. Gorecki III enjoys an eventful and lively career as one of the most active freelance trumpeters in the Mid-Atlantic. His musical pursuits have taken him throughout the United States and Europe as both a soloist and an ensemble musician. Performance venues of note include the Montreux Jazz Festival, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and Carnegie Hall. Frank’s trumpet playing can be heard providing music in a variety of settings. In the classical realm, he has recently performed with a multitude of ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 2 Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Market Street Brass Quintet, Kupra Quintet, Brass of the Potomac, and the Federal City Brass Band. In Frederick specifically, Frank has formerly served as Principal Trumpet of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, and won several awards as Eb Soprano Cornet with the Spires Brass Band. In 2008, Frank took first place in the North American Brass Band Association’s “High Brass - Slow Melody” category. In the commercial setting, Frank has played trumpet on upwards of 80 different Broadway-style productions at venues such as the Olney Theater Center, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Cockpit in Court, and is often hired as a “ringer” for many school/community productions that require a strong lead trumpet. He has enjoyed performing regularly with such popular wedding/corporate bands as the Bachelor Boys Band and Mood Swings. It’s not unusual to see Frank performing with a funk band, jazz combo, or a touring production making a nearby stop. Frank’s musical endeavors have gained him much media exposure, as he has been seen and heard on every local news station, and several local radio stations in the Baltimore area. Some extra special events, such as performing at Ford’s Theater for the 150th anniversary commemoration of Lincoln’s assassination, were covered by national news, and webcast worldwide! You can even catch Frank in an episode of “House of Cards” on Netflix. When not making music, Frank enjoys playing golf poorly, grilling year-round, and spending time with his wife Carrie and their 2 sons, Frank IV and Benjamin.
Dan Richmond is a founding member of the Market Street Brass. He holds a Masters in Music Education degree from West Virginia University, and is recently semi-retired after teaching in the Frederick and Howard County, MD, school systems for 32 years. In addition to the Market Street Brass, Dan is active as a freelance musician throughout the tri-state area.
Dr. Twentey joined the Market Street Brass Quintet in late-2021.
As the founder and owner of Brass Academy LLC, Daniel teaches low brass lessons (including trombones, euphonium/baritone, and tuba) in Loudoun, Virginia. He is also the Principal Trombonist of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra.
With 15+ years of experience teaching music lessons, including students at levels from beginner to collegiate/graduate, Dr. Twentey has a sincere passion for sharing, teaching, and performing music. In addition to private teaching, Daniel taught brass chamber music at CU Boulder for 3 years, while studying toward his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Brass Performance and Pedagogy (completed in 2020). Daniel also holds music performance degrees from Virginia Tech (B.A.) and Penn State (M.M.).
Daniel's performance experience includes numerous professional orchestras, jazz bands, opera/ballet orchestras, theater productions, 2nd line bands, salsa bands, new music ensembles, and brass chamber ensembles. This includes the Colorado Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Altoona Symphony, Williamsport Symphony, Longmont Symphony, and Boulder Ballet Orchestra, among others.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
"In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices." - Hector Berlioz
Brian D. Hinkley graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone / Euphonium Performance and Music History. He completed his Master’s in Music Education from Oberlin a year later. Has studied with Per Brevig of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Denis Wick of the London Symphony. From 1986-1991, Hinkley was a teacher and performer in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1991, Hinkley moved to Fredrick County, Maryland. Since then, He has been the Band / Orchestra director at Linganore High School, Urbana High School, and several elementary schools. Brian was hired in 1994 at Hood College to establish a wind ensemble and a lesson program for brass instruments. All of the programs under under Hinkley’s direction have been very successful in artistry and enrollment. In addition to his teaching duties, Brian has remained busy as a preformer. He joined the Market Street Brass Quintet in 1992. Hinkley has also performed with several faculty ensembles at Hood College, The Frederick Symphony, The Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra and The Spires Brass Band. He is frequently called to preform with brass chamber groups, choral groups and jazz bands.
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N Market St, Frederick, Maryland 21701, United States