Dr. Troy Turner (1st Baritone) has enjoyed Brass Band music since discovering the Saskatoon Brass Band shortly after finishing high school. Although work has taken him away from the SBB, he has been able to keep up his interest in Edmonton, first by attending the North American Brass Band Association conference in 2001, and now playing with the MCCB. Troy supports his music habit by practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Stephanie Mudryk grew up small town Alberta where she began playing trombone in junior high. Her teacher encouraged her to learn euphonium. She has not put down low brass since. She became an active musician playing in several groups and sharing her love of brass with anyone who’d listen. She has worked with mentors including Ken Read, Ryan Purchase, Chris Diaper, Scott Whetham and many others. Aside from playing with baritone in Mill Creek Stephanie has also played euphonium and baritone with Mission Hill Brass. In spite of her active musical career, she remains an amateur musician and is currently secretary for Mill Creek’s Executive Board.
Originally from Ottawa Julien Simard is currently a trombonist with the Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton and serving with the Canadian Armed Forces. Julien studied music performance at the University of Ottawa, holds a Masters Degree from the University of McGill, and spent a year at the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto. As a performer, Julien has travelled from coast to coast playing with several of Canada’s professional orchestras including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. In recent years he has travelled to London, England, to perform Public Duties at The Royal Palaces and participated in the commemoration ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. He is an active free-lancer, composer/arranger, and clinician in the Edmonton area. He also enjoys playing in multiple community ensembles. In his spare time, you can find Julien on the ice playing hockey.