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Mike Pakaluk, Trumpets

Mike Pakaluk, trumpetsMike Pakaluk was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, and received his B.M. in Music Education at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, as a student of Jay Lichtmann. Mike continued his education to receive an M.M. in Trumpet Performance at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as a student of Jeff Piper and Jon Dante. Mike is the Instrumental Music Director at Lynbrook High School in San José, California.

Mike has played as a substitute/extra trumpet in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Albuquerque Philharmonia, the San Luis Obispo Symphony Pops and the Lompoc (California) Pops Orchestra. He also played trumpet with the Central City Swing Band in Santa Maria, California. Mike currently plays cornet with the Mission Peak Brass Band in Fremont and trumpet with the Damon Castillo Band in San Luis Obispo.

Mike is the newest member of the Menlo Brass Quintet, having joined in January of 2012.



Live at the Mission The Damon Castillo Band 2009 Trumpet
Fire and Frontier Room Sound 2007 Trumpet
Classic Solos for Winds The University of New Mexico Wind Symphony 2006 Principal Trumpet


Bb trumpet - Bach Stradivarius Model 43 XL
Mouthpiece - Bach 1 ½ C

Bb trumpet - Yamaha Custom Z Bobby Shew
Mouthpiece - Bach 3C or Marcinkiewicz "Bobby Shew 1.75"

C trumpet - Bach Stradivarius Model 239
Mouthpiece - Bach 1 ½ C

D/Eb trumpet - Schilke Model E3L
Mouthpiece - Bach 1 ½ C

Bb Fluegelhorn - Yamaha "Bobby Shew" YFH-6310Z
Mouthpiece - Bach 3C flugel

Bb cornet - Bach Stradivarius
Mouthpiece - Wick 2B

A/Bb piccolo trumpet - Yamaha Short Body
Mouthpiece - Laskey 65


Dan Hallock, trumpets
Mike Pakaluk, trumpets
Brian Holmes, horn
Barbara Sigler, trombone
Jonathan Seiberlich, tuba


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