Sean, principal tuba, is shown with his Miraphone model 1281 "Petruschka." He normally plays a Nirschi York model.
Michael, principal horn, plays the prototype for a line of
custom horns made by Yamaha. The bell flare is from a different
instrument, which bears the following inscription: "Made in USSR
Debbie Katz Knowles
Debbie, principal percussion, is shown with one of her
favorite snare drums, a 2008 Colonial Williamsburg 18th century
reproduction by the Cooperman Drum Company.
John, principal bass, plays a mid-19th century Italian double bass.
Bobby, principal timpani, plays Yamaha 700H Series timpani with mallets by California Percussion.
Kathryn, principal clarinet, plays a buffet R-13 made in France in 1988. She makes her own reeds.
Dan, principal viola, plays a viola made by Johannes Jais in Bolzano in 1776.
David, principal trumpet, plays a Bach Stradivarious C trumpet with a Chicago model 229 bell.
Tija, principal harp, plays Lyon and Healy harp models 23 and 30.
Stephen J. Houser
Stephen, principal cello, plays a David Wiebe cello c. 1986; enjoys a perfect pitch.
Ricardo, principal oboe, plays an oboe made by F. Loreé, Paris.
Paul, principal violin II, plays a Carl Becker violin, made in Chicago in 1927.
Reed, principal trombone, plays an Edwards trombone with bell model number 324 CFB.