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Chris Skowronski | Bernie Robier | Charlie Doherty | John Morgan

Chris Skowronski
Chris Skowronski
Bass Trombone
Chris "Moose" Skowronski is a resident of Odenton, MD, and is a big fan of the Buddy Rich Big Band. His favorite song is "Tribute to Art Fern." If you ask Chris why he wants to play in a big band, he'll simply reply, "To swing, baby... what else is there?" His best musical memory is playing in a college band with Dizzy Gillespie as a featured soloist. Chris also serves his country and the state of MD through the National Guard. He leads a group of security testing engineers for the U.S. Department of Defense.

* Band member since 1999




Bernie Robier
Bernie Robier
Trombone / Bass Trombone
A resident of Baltimore, MD, Bernie Robier is self-employed as both a musician and a realtor. Although he currently plays tenor trombone with Blue Moon, Bernie is recognized as one of the best bass bone players in the area. He also plays tuba and (he notes with a laugh) Bob Jordan's euphonium. His favorite female vocalist is Nancy Wilson, and he recalls his best musicial memory to be when Nancy sat in with his band (The Admirals) in San Juan. Bernie likes the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, and Gordwin Goodwin. He proudly notes that he is the oldest member of Blue Moon Big Band, and says that the best part of being in a full-sized swing orchestra is that there are more poeple to point to when he misses a note!

* Band member since 2000




Charlie Doherty
Charlie Doherty
Trombone
Charlie Doherty joined the Blue Moon trombone section in the summer of 2011 as its lead player. A fine soloist and great section leader, he gives the band flexibility to add trombone features to its repertoire that had previously been sitting on the shelf for years! Among Charlie's best musical memories is the time he played on stage with Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro for a Christmas concert. A big Cout Basie fan, he has been big band enthusiast since he was very young. Charlie's favorite song is "Darn That Dream" and he teaches in the Montgomery County School system in Maryland.

* Band member since 2011




John Morgan
John Morgan
Trombone
John Morgan bio forthcoming.

* Band member since 2015







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