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  Craig Bartholomew is a former band teacher. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Michigan State University and taught as a band instructor in the Flint area for 8 years. While at MSU he participated in the MSU Marching Band, the MSU Wind Ensemble, the MSU Symphonic Band, and the Spartan Brass. He studied euphonium with the great Leonard Falcone. Craig was an Adult and Community Education Director for 12 years and Principal at Climax-Scotts Community Schools for 2 years. He recently retired from his position as Principal of Gull Lake Middle School in Hickory Corners (MI). Craig has two Masters Degrees: Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MSU) and Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership (CMU). His son and daughter are studying to become optometrists at MSU, but Craig comes from a musical family. His father and sister both have music degrees and are former band directors. Craig has played several solos with the band. Craig and his wife, Janet, live in Battle Creek.


  Phil Nager plays alto saxophone with Marshall Rotary Band, but he can also play the other instruments in the saxophone family (soprano, tenor, and baritone) as well as the clarinet. Phil has occasionally been known to sing tenor vocal parts. He started playing clarinet in elementary school. During his secondary education, he attended National Music Camp at Interlochen. While at Central Michigan University, he played with both the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. Phil has performed with classical orchestras, jazz big bands, chamber ensembles and community theater productions. He currently is playing in the Cereal City Concert Band, Jackson French Quarter Dixieland Band, Kellogg Community College Jazz Ensemble, and the Hot Club of Lansing (a gypsy swing jazz band). He also plays in a classical clarinet ensemble, Clarinet Connexions, which is based in Lansing. Phil and his wife, Casey, live in Marshall.

  Doug Sink is an Electrical Contractor and Registered Electrical Inspector with an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology from Kellogg Community College. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1971, where he played cornet and trumpet in the Band and Orchestra program and was also a member of Marshall Singers. His first private trumpet lessons were given to him by another member of this band, Dr. Ross VanNess, while he was band director at MHS. During High School, Doug was a member of the Battle Creek Symphony and also played in various groups at Interlochen Arts Academy. In college he performed in the Jazz Band under the direction of Art Gorman and in Kellogg Singers. Currently Doug is a member of the Marshall Community Band and the Marshall Brass Quartet. Doug is also a member of the Marshall Rotary Band Board of Directors.
  When Doug is not working or playing his trumpet, he likes to collect Fire Department and Steam Memorabilia and be with his family. Doug and his wife, Cindy, have two grown sons. Ken Sink is a Choir Director in Houston, TX. Doug Jr. is a Masters Degree Student (in Art) at Colorado State University and is married to Elizabeth. They have little daughter , Tessa.
  Doug has been featured in several up--front ensembles, and he has played the famous Clyde McCoy muted trumpet swing solo, Sugar Blues, as well as Al Hirt's Java.


Kristin Hydon is an excellent clarinet player. She is a 2007 graduate of Marshall High School. During those years, she was principal clarinet in the Marshall High School Band, and she was awarded the John Philip Sousa award her senior year. She has attended Western Michigan University in the Music Education department for two years and Kalamazoo Valley Community College for one year. During the summer months she has been a clarinet instructor for Marshall High School and Tekonsha High School. She is often called upon to play at the Franke Center for the Arts for musicals. She is also principal chair clarinetist for the Albion College Orchestra and plays for the Branch County Community Band.


Mark Juarez is a junior at Western Michigan University, majoring in Music Education. He plays bassoon in several ensembles during the school year including the WMU Symphony Orchestra, WMU Symphonic Band, WMU Bassoon Ensemble, Kalamazoo Philharmonia, and occasional wind quintets. For the last two summers, he has played oboe with Marshall Rotary Band. Mark can also play trumpet, and he gives trumpet lessons at WMU.

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Eric Campbell is a Regional Capacity Engineer for Comcast, and he is responsible for four states in the Midwest. Eric started playing trumpet in elementary school and took private lessons from Arthur Gorman, who was Kellogg Community College Band Director before Ed Zentera. Eric earned his Associates Degree (AAS) in Engineering from Kellogg Community College and studied mjusic there as a minor (89-93). He has also studied jazz trumpet with Bill Knevitt. Music has been his lifelong hobby. He has played for many musical organizations over the years and currently plays for Cereal City Brass Company (Brass Quintet), Up the Creek Jazz Band, (Dixieland Sextet), Swingtet Jazz (8-piece Jazz Combo), Otsego Jazz Ensemble, Cereal City Concert Band, Lew Boyd Big Band, and Marshall Rotary Band. Eric is married to Michelle (14 Years) and they live in Battle Creek. They have 2 boys and two girls ranging in age from 16 to 23.

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