Above: The Bruce Long Orchestra rehearsing in 1991.
The following individuals were at some point, members of The Bruce Long Orchestra and helped lay the foundation for the group as it is today.
Berry, Janet (trumpet) (1991-1992)
† Blahut, Steven (alto sax) (1989-1992)
Bradshaw, Angela Crawley (1990-1992)
Brinkley, Benton (1990-1992, 2016-2018)
Bunton, Rusty (trumpet) (1991-1992)
Bunton, Chase (trumpet) (2016-2018)
Cline, Carl (drums) (2003-2008)
Cody, Mark (trumpet) (2005-2007)
Coenen, David (trombone) (1990-1992)
Coenen, Steve (trumpet) (1990-1992)
Cook, Bob (trombone) (mid 2000s)
Cook, Lee (trombone) (1990-1991)
Dellinger, Beth (clarinet) (1989-1990)
Dorsch, Joseph (baritone sax) (mid 2000s)
† Duncan, O. Allen (trombone) (1989-1992, 2004-2005)
Ferree, Brad (drums) (1991-1992)
† Gouchnour, Bill (baritone sax) (1989-1992)
Hamilton, Lynelle (trumpet) (mid 2000s)
Hahn, Holly (piano) (2014)
Hefner, Nathan (piano) (1989-1992)
Hull, Dick (guitar) (2004-2014)
Johnson, Tom (trombone) (2014-2019)
Lail, Keith (tenor saxophone) (2016-2018)
Mull, Shawn (tenor saxophone) (1992)
Parke, Evan (bass guitar)(2016-2019)
Perry, Jay (tenor saxophone) (1991-1992)
Reavis, Shawn (trumpet) (1989-1992, 2003-2007)
Reed, Kirk (bass) (1989-1991)
Rostan, Kim (clarinet) (1989-1991)
Scalf, Mike (saxophone) (2003-2006)
Shumaker, Steve (saxophone) (1991-2018)
Sossoman, Mark (trumpet) (1991-1992)
Stapleton, Rick (bass) (1991-1992)
Stephens, Gwen (trombone) (1989-1990)
Taylor, Matthew (saxophone 1989-1990)
Triplett, Heather (alto saxophone) (mid 2000s)
Weir, Jonathan (drums) (1989-1990)
Weisgerber, Alan (tenor saxophone) (mid 2000s)
Wishon, Shannon (alto saxophone) (1991-1992)
Wortman, David (alto saxophone) (1989-1991)
(May 10, 1944- December 3, 2005)
In addition to being a solid trombonist with the orchestra for a number of years, Allen was instrumental in helping get the group started.
(July 15, 1918 - June 25, 2000)
Stephen joined the orchestra in 1989 as its first lead alto saxophonist. A native of Pittsburgh, he occasionally substituted in some of the well-known bands of the 1930s and 1940s including the outfits of Lawrence Welk and Les Brown.
(March 3, 1918 - July 12, 1999) Born in Pittsburgh, Bill joined the orchestra in 1989 as its first baritone saxophonist. He spent much of his life in Florida where he worked as a tool and die maker for NAS Jacksonville before retiring to Morganton.
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