QuintEssentially Brass (and its predecessor, Lancaster Brass Quintet) has celebrated nearly every Easter since April, 2000 with APC. This Sunday is their final Easter service with us, during which time we will recognize them and thank them for their faithful service. Here is some information about these special people whom you have come to know in recent years.  

Douglas L. Albert (trumpet) is a certified nutritional consultant, and maintains a trumpet teaching studio. A retired music teacher/department chair (Lampeter-Strasburg School District), he earned music degrees at Millersville University and Duquesne University. In addition to QEB, Doug performs with Lancaster British Brass Band (President) and with Allegro—The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster. He is married to Kristen.

As President of Turning Points, Dr. Kristen A. Albert (horn) is an executive, leadership, and life coach, helping individuals and organizations move toward productivity and satisfaction. She earned music degrees at Millersville University, Shippensburg University, and University of Delaware (Ed.D.). Kris also performs with Lancaster British Brass Band and with Allegro, and is active in the music ministry of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lancaster. She is married to Doug and they live in Lancaster.

Geoff Davis (tuba) is a lifelong resident of Lancaster. As President of Conversations, Inc., he is an executive coach, strategic planner, and leadership/team development consultant. Geoff is also a member of Lancaster British Brass Band and of Allegro, and has performed with other regional groups across nearly 60 years of playing. Additionally, he serves as associate pastor at Hempfield Church of the Brethren. For over 40 years, Geoff has been married to Sally, his high school sweetheart. They have two sons and three granddaughters.

A recent graduate of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Andy Walls (trombone) is a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ann Ullman (Berks County Court of Common Pleas). Previously, Andy taught music for Eastern York School District, with credentials from Duquesne University, Cincinnati Conservatory, and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He and his wife Jen live in Lititz with their three children.

Gene Clark (trumpet) is a 2007 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College (Business), and is President of Clark Food Service Equipment. Having played trumpet since fourth grade, he also performs with Lancaster British Brass Band and with Allegro (Board President). Gene is the proud father of two boys and lives in Lancaster with his wife, Kristy.