Marv has been playing trumpet since 1979. As a youth, he studied at the Eastman Community Music School with Tom Drake, RPO & STL Symphony; Dick Jones, RPO; and Sue Brown, Penfield Symphony. He was selected multiple times to play first trumpet with the NYSSMA all-state, area all-state and all-county bands, chorus and orchestra in his youth. His primary training was in orchestral and classical music and went on to major in Music Education at the Crane School of Music where he studied trumpet with Dr. James Madeja, 1987 - 1988. He played first trumpet with the Crane School of Music Symphonic Band.

During the 1990s he pursued a career in aviation and earned his FAA Commercial Pilot license. He graduated from the United States Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training fighter/bomber track in the T-38 Talon supersonic fighter/trainer.  He currently plays lead trumpet with Prime Time Brass, sings tenor with the Rochester Oratorio Society and works full-time in the data networking field. He rejoined the Syndicate Jazz Band in 2017, first playing with the group 2010-2012 under the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra name.  


Alan ChardAlan is a Software Test Engineer working at IDI Billing Solutions in Victor, with over 15 years experience in testing software.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from RIT.  

Alan has been playing trumpet since 4th grade.  He started playing French Horn freshman year at Bishop Kearney H.S. and majored in Music Education with a minor in French Horn at Ithaca College.  Alan has played with community symphonies in the area over the past 25 years. He went back to playing trumpet a few years ago and has been playing with the Syndicate Jazz Band for the past 2 years. 


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