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In Memorum: Richard Moreno, Founder

For fifteen years Richard taught private trumpet instruction with Melodee Music of Sterling and the Parkview Music Enhancement Program. He had several trumpet students selected as semi-finalists in the National Trumpet Competition which is held on an annual basis at George Mason University. Richard started playing the trumpet in fourth grade in Denver, Colorado. He studied with Mr. Mark Schirllo, U.S. Marine Band and Mr. Paul Lindsay, U.S. Navy Band. It was at Mr. Lindsay’s encouragement that he started the Loudoun Brass Quintet in the fall of 1998. He also proudly performed with the Washington Redskins Band.

Richard L. Moreno was born in Colorado, and was a loving husband to his wife of 45 years, Sharon, and a deeply proud father to his three children Andrew, William, and Joanna. He was an especially proud grandfather to a grandson of whom he showed pictures at every opportunity. He worked in accounting and financial management and retired from the U.S. Treasury Department in 2004.

Richard Moreno passed away on November 5, 2017, after an extended illness, and he is deeply missed.