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John Paganelli, Trumpet, Flugelhorn

John first started playing the trumpet in 6th grade and has never stopped. He has studied with Terrance Detwiler of the US Marine Band and John Blount of the US Navy Commodores. While earning a degree in engineering at Virginia Tech, he played with the Marching Virginians (unfortunately during the very lean years of the football team), the basketball Pep Band, the Concert Band, and the Touch of Brass quintet.

After graduation, John played with the Potomac Jazz Orchestra and the Vienna Community Band. He is currently playing with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds, the Loudoun Brass Quintet, and with the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. John also loves musical theater and has played for numerous productions with the Reston Players and Sterling Playmakers including Annie, Seussical, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, 1776, and Guys and Dolls.