Mark McCormick band leader,
Along with Mark’s work in F. Scott Fedora he is also
the founder and musical director of the
Whiskey Flats Brass Band and performs with the
chamber brass group
Eclectic Brass. He performs as a solo musician
for weddings and other functions and is the Director
Bands in Stevenson/ Carson Washington School
got his start in Topeka Kansas, After
relocating to The Columbia River Gorge, Mark spent
eighteen years associated with the
Pacific Crest Wind Symphony spending many of
those years as the group’s assistant conductor.
During the summer Mark can often be found in the
orchestra pit of The
Skamania Performing Arts Foundations summer
Mark is also a performer on bagpipes both large and
small and can be heard frequently with area Celtic
musicians. He is an active photographer that prefers
black and white film and still works in a darkroom.
began playing clarinet around the age of 9, taking
lessons from his music teacher father in Kansas City.
After high school, he switched to vocal music and
eventually spent ten years with an internationally
competitive barbershop chorus, The Vocal Gentry.
After some years of not playing clarinet he began
playing again and now provides the mature woodwind sound
of F. Scott Fedora. Bill also plays and performs on
Kells Irish Pipes and Drums
Fort Vancouver Pipe Band
and the Skamania Pipes and Drums. Bill is
retired from the United States Air Force and private
industry. He teaches business classes at Clark College
in Vancouver Washington.
Chris Scott (formerly with the band;
Chris, good luck on your new projects.)
Chris has considerable experience
on classical percussion as well as drum set. He currently plays
Whiskey Flats Brass Band and has spent many years with the
Pacific Crest Wind Symphony. Mr. Scott has often
played with the orchestra and bands at Mt. Hood Community
College. Along with anchoring the rhythm in F. Scott Fedora,
Chris also functions as the maturity of the bands younger set,
occasionally issuing a warning (sometimes with a flying stick)
to the other pups that is generally taken seriously.
Always personally calm and steady
but with an edge, Chris would like to take walks on the beach,
discuss profound subjects, and play paintball with the love of
his life if she ever shows up. He really doesn’t need any more
“just friends”. Aggressive girls would be a real plus.
In his spare time he likes to
Jerome Judd trombone, vocals
Along with F. Scott
Fedora Jeromy also plays baritone with the
Whiskey Flats Brass Band.
Like the wind of the
Columbia Gorge where he lives Jerome is a free
spirit, showing up here and doing that, then showing
up there and doing this. His talents are only
slightly tapped at this point. On one gig he offered
to sing a tune, the band didn’t know that he sang so
they put him off until a later rehearsal. At the
next rehearsal he opened his mouth, and now he’s
billed as a singer. The band wonders what new
talent comes next.
Jesse Renville piano
Jesse is the
wunderkind of the group, still in his mid-teens! He has been
playing the piano for many years and added the trumpet in sixth
grade. He was the musical director and accompanist for The Dog
House Theatre Company’s production
I Ever Really Needed to Know
I Learned in
Kindergarten” and is the accompanist for the
Stevenson High School choir. He is an active trumpeter in
various school ensembles and is the “go to” student for his
peers’ questions about all things harmony.
guilty pleasure (or at least the one he annoys the older players
in the group with) is playing every tune ever written by Bill
Joel. He has a particular love for cheesy tunes from the 1970s.
was born into a musical family: her first instrument was a
ukulele that she started at the age of four. She sang and
played ukulele, guitar, and piano in many family
gatherings. Shari began writing songs and performing in
coffee houses in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver at age
Through the years Shari
could be found playing bass and singing in various
professional country and country-rock bands. Today she
enjoys playing jazz with F. Scott Fedora, as well as playing
in bluegrass groups (fiddle and mandolin), and singing with
a gospel group.
As a kid Patrick bought a lot of
records and played guitar in a lot of garage bands. But
then he gave up childish things, went to school, got a job, bla
bla bla. It wasn't until the late 90's that he teamed up
with Tom Traughber to create HoganTraughber.
Now he's regressing to his childhood as fast as he can.
When Patrick moved to Vancouver in
2003 he needed to make some new friends. So he learned to
play the side snare drum and joined several bagpipe bands:
That's where he met 'Blarney' Bill
Shelton. When Mark and Bill heard him play guitar they
offered him a summer slot in the band lineup, and now he won't
Craig is the new guy. We
have not given him a nick-name yet. Any ideas?