Nick Deutsch, Baritone
Nick Deutsch joined the Allegheny Brass Band in the winter of 2019 where he plays 1st Baritone. Nick’s father, Scot Deutsch, played in the band back in the late 80s/early 90s, under Conductor John Culp, where he played 2nd Baritone. Nick uses the same Yamaha Baritone his father used when he played with the band. Nick, during his grade school years, studied with the late Matthew “Matty” Shiner, Professor Emeritus, Duquesne University. Nick is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where majored in Music Education on Euphonium. While at Slippery Rock, Nick was a part of the University Wind Ensemble, and played in Jazz Ensemble I, playing lead trombone the final two years under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk. In the summer of 2006, Nick, along with the University Jazz Ensemble I, played at two of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. Nick has performed with artists such as Bob Mintzer, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, and Dave Samuels. Currently, Nicholas works in the Avella Area School District as a music teacher and band director for the Junior/Senior High School, where he teaches Steel Pan Ensemble, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Marching Band. Nick resides in Washington, PA and has two daughters, Zahra and Anavah.
Dave Rollinson, Baritone
Dave hails from the mountains of Southern Virginia, and has been playing euphonium since the age of 10. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2002 to attend Carnegie Mellon University for Mechanical Engineering. There he minored in Music Performance, played in the CMU Wind Ensemble, and was ‘El Presidente’ of the Kiltie Band, conducted by “Director for Life” Paul Gerlach. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2006, Dave embarked on a cross-county bicycle trip. Awesome cross-country bicycle tripSnake Robots. Dave has a PhD from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.
Janis Ramey, Baritone
Janis Ramey plays English baritone in the Allegheny Brass Band and euphonium in the East Winds Symphonic Band. In the past, she has played in the Community Band South, the Pine Creek Community Band, a small group called the “Brassy Broads”, and a German oom-pah band. She returned to playing thirty years after the last concert in high school. She is a retired technical writer.
Lynette Garlan, Baritone
Lynette is a California transplant and has lived in the Pittsburgh area now for over 35 years and joined the Allegheny Brass Band in the spring of 2019. She started her musical journey on accordion at the age of 4 and moved to piano and violin in high school and college. Lynette played in a folk dance band for many years and became interested in Balkan music. It was during this time that she took up the euphonium to play in Serbian Balkan Brass bands. After starting and running her own musical groups, she joined community bands to broaden her playing experience. Lynette is involved with Windjammers Unlimited, a non-profit US based group centered around preserving and playing traditional circus music and is involved locally with several community bands. She also plays violin with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Savoyards, of which she is currently the orchestra manager and show producer and enjoys playing in the pit for musicals. Lynette is also the founding member of the long time running singing group, the Balkan Babes. Lynette really appreciates the richness of the experience of playing with the Allegheny Brass Band and enjoys being surrounded by an all brass sound.