Meet the Quintet

Learn more about the music we offer and the members of our quintet below!

What We Offer

Intrepid Brass Quintet throws annual summer recitals with no age restriction for audience members. We also bundle up and play “Carols in the Square” in late December in Old Town Square. All our recitals are always free-to-the-public! We are passionate about creating free and accessible opportunities for our Wichita community to hear live brass music performances. We strive to inspire and encourage all generations.

 

The quintet offers many different styles of music including but not limited to wedding, ceremonial, Christmas, patriotic, polka, jazz, and classical sets. We are hired most often for Easter services, weddings, retirement communities, commencements, and even restaurants and bars!

 

Our brass members are also available for indivudual or small group hire. Often, a choral piece only needs a horn or a trumpet player, or we are contacted to help fill out the brass section for a larger ensemble. Other times, there is only room in the budget for a couple players. We are flexible and love to work with people who have specific needs.

 

Whatever your brass needs are, contact us and let our professionally trained members provide you with high quality music!

Core Quintet Members

Dalton Williams

Dalton Williams

Trumpeter Dalton Williams has been active in the Wichita freelance community since arriving in 2014. He holds a bachelors in music performance ’13 from Pittsburg State, and a masters in Instrumental Conducting ’16 from Wichita State. His work ranges from chamber literature and church services to musical theater and latin jazz, but his primary commitments are to Intrepid Brass, and to local funk-fusion ensemble Daydream. Dalton is a native of Austin, Texas, and spends his time off the instrument cooking and baking, selling art, traveling, and making sure his dog knows he’s a good boy.

Rick Moose

Rick Moose

Born and raised in western Pennsylvannia, Rick Moose found his way to the Wichita area by way of Youngstown, Ohio and Denton, Texas. He has been active as a trumpeter, bassist, arranger, and educator in Kansas since 2015 and has a burning passion for chamber music. Rick holds a bachelors degree from Youngstown State University and a masters degree in trumpet from Wichita State University. He has performed with a multitude of ensembles across the nation in a wide variety of styles, most notably Intrepid Brass, the Salina Symphony, and the University of Texas’ 2 o’clock Lab Band. Rick enjoys a rewarding career as Health Insurance Advisor at 316 Health Insurance in downtown Wichita and serves as Assistant Music Director for Intrepid Brass. Outside of music and work, he enjoys family time, reading, smoking various meats, video games, and quiet time with God. Rick lives in El Dorado with his beautiful wife, Christine, and their three young children.

Meri Jenkins

Meri Jenkins

Meri Jenkins completed her baccalaureate degree in music performance in her hometown at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014. She was awarded an assistantship at Wichita State University and completed her masters degree in music performance in 2018. Meri is passionate about chamber music of all kinds. She owns and operates Intrepid Brass Wichita LLC, which creates work and opportunities for brass players through chamber brass gigs and Intrepid Brass Band, a local community brass ensemble. Meri is an active contractor through local colleges and churches, and has played with numerous ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley, Wichita Symphony, and Wichita Grand Opera. One of her favorite performance opportunities is playing horn and keys with local funk/jazz/rock fusion band, Daydream. Meri spends her time composing, gardening, and raising her two young children.

Greg Moose

Greg Moose

As an avid freelance trombonist in the Wichita area, Greg Moose is making his debut with the Intrepid Brass Quintet. Greg has 20+ years in a variety of performance experiences including but not limited to classical, chamber, big band, jazz, salsa, and opera and musical pit orchestras. Most recently, he has been performing with groups such as the Intrepid Brass Band of Wichita, KS and Lara Latin, a salsa band based in DFW, TX. Greg has also performed with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra (TX), the Salina Symphony (KS), the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (PA), the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra (OH), and the American Wind Symphony (US and CAN). Greg holds a masters degree in trombone performance from the University of North Texas and a bachelors degree in music education from Youngstown State University. 

Lucas Hulett

Lucas Hulett

A native of North Carolina, Lucas Hulett is Director of Athletic Bands at Wichita State University and directs the Shocker Sound Machine marching band. Lucas worked for a number of years as an independent contractor, recording artist, and teacher in the Charlotte area, and played extensively as a salsa trombonist before moving to Kansas to pursue his Masters at Wichita State. The most recent recording projects you can hear Lucas on are Daydream’s Squiggle and trombone section for Randy Rainbow’s Grammy nominated album A Little Brains, A Little Talent. Lucas is co-founder of Intrepid Brass, as well as principal conductor and music director for the Intrepid Brass Band, a community brass ensemble which consists of college students, semi-pro, and professional level brass musicians in the greater Wichita area. Lucas holds degrees in euphonium performance (BM) from UNC-Charlotte and trombone performance (MM) from Wichita State.