Member Since: September 2020
Occupation: Function Manager at Walgreens-Boots Alliance & Freelance Graphic Designer
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Dr. Jim Buckner, Dennis Wolfe, Wayne Bergeron...too many to name!
Favorite Brass Band Piece: On the Shoulders of Giants by Peter Graham
Rafael studied Graphic Design at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. During his time at the university, he played with numerous brass ensembles, quintets, and was a member of Natural State Brass Band based out of the Little Rock area. He played in the university's Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, and Nufusion jazz group.
He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky after graduating. After a few years there, Rafael made his way to the Edwardsville area and joined the St. Louis Brass Band.
Memberships include the International Trumpet Guild and Alumni status of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. "