FORT POINT GARRISON
BRASS BAND MUSICIANS
Bill Allen
Chico, CA

Bb Cornet
Bill is the Director of Institutional Research at California State University, Chico. He has been re-enacting for over 10 years with the Re-enactors of the American Civil War (RACW) and served as Confederate Brigade Commander and President of the RACW.

Bill took a loyalty oath upon hearing that the band needed another cornet player and joined right up. He also provides assistant bugler duties for Band Manager Doug Thompson.







 
Chris Mosher
Oakhurst, CA

Bb Baritone
Bb Tenor
Joel Quivey Chico, CA

CONDUCTOR
Drummer
Marty Sampson
Chico, CA

Eb Alto
Bb Baritone
Fifer
Drummer
FPGBB Treasurer
Greg Sweatt
Foster City, CA

Trombone
FPGBB Secretary
Doug Thompson
Hollister, CA

Bb Cornet
Eb Alto​
FPGBB President
Band Manager
Eric Totman
Stockton, CA

Eb Cornet
Eb Keyed Bugle
FPGBB Web Master
FPGBB CD Manager
Instrument Curator
Mac Wright
Sparks, NV

Bass / Tuba
Band Director
Chris started playing with the group in 2007. He has also played in the Oakhurst Community Concert Band for nearly 20 years. By profession, Chris is a licensed utility worker with Madera County.

Civil War era music runs in Chris's family as he has an ancestor that was a fifer with the 43rd Ohio.

Marty studied trombone and baritone at UCLA with Paul Tanner and George Roberts, then, tired of counting rests, changed to oboe, earned an MA in Oboe Performance, and enjoyed a long career as an orchestral oboist and English Horn soloist. When the thrill and terror of orchestral playing paled; a new challenge was needed. What could be better than cramming hundreds of obscure fife tunes into the tiny crevices of one’s brain? Besides, there was the limitless fun of thousands of hours researching the manners, morals, and material culture of the mid-nineteenth century, hardtack, hard ground, and hard marching!

Now playing with the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band, and returning at last to Brass Roots, Marty also serves as a Director of CCDB, California’s official fife and drum corps, and on the Executive Board of the International Company of Fifers and Drummers. And then there's the tall ships ...

Greg is a sales rep for a wholesale distribution firm in San Jose. He has been reenacting with the National Civil War Association since 1986 and serves in Co. A, 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry, the California 100. He  has played trombone for over 45 years, and is a member of the Peninsula Symphonic Band, the College of San Mateo Symphonic Band, and the Cal Aggie Alumni Marching Band. He is one of the original FPGBB members.
Doug is a technical writer by profession. He has been re-enacting since 2000, bugling for the 3rd US Artillery (CHAS) and the Union Brigade.

Doug is our founder/band manager and was inspired to start the band after playing with the Federal City Brass Band during his participation in the Eastern Field Music School and finding interested musicians amongst his fellow re-enactors. He has played Tenor horn, Eb Alto horn, and Bb cornet with the band.

Playing in a Civil War band is in Eric's blood. His Great-Great Grandfather played a Bass OTS Saxhorn in Company E of the 81st Regiment Infantry and Brigade Band of the New York Volunteers from 1861 - 1864.

Eric has also been playing lead trumpet in the Ophir Prison Band since 1984. Besides playing whenever possible, Eric is a serious and well established vintage brass-wind instrument collector (www.HornCollector.com & www.HornCollector1.webstore.com). He deals with collectors, repairmen and players worldwide on a regular basis.

Eric often supplies the band, and new members, with instruments from his Civil War era brass wind instrument collection. If you know of any Civil War era brass wind instruments available for sale or donation for our non-profit organization, please contact Eric at Eric@HornCollector.com.
Mac is our Band Director. He was a music performance major at Fresno State University and Texas Tech. Mac was in US army bands for 3 years including the US Navy School of Music, 21st Army Band at Ft. Huacha, Arizona and the 8th Inf. Div. HQ Band at Kreuznach, Germany.

Mac has played in many Community symphonys including the Palos Verdes Peninsula Symphony (Los Angles, CA for 13 years) & the Mid Columbia Community Symphony (Washington for 7 years) and community bands as in Hawthorne, Rolling ills/Palos Verde, Clovis, Washington Union, Kingsburg, Saudi Arabia (Alkhobar and Al Jubail), Ophir Prison Marching Band and Capitol City Concert Band.

He has also played in traditional jazz bands such as the Tri City Jazz Band (Washington), Traditional Jazz Band and the Hogan's Heroes (A Sacramento traditional Band).
 
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