The Tower Brass Quintet has performed in concerts throughout Southern California, playing every kind of music from Gabrieli and Bach to Joplin and jazz. The ensemble, now based on the Central Coast, includes some of the best-known musicians in the area. Trumpet player David Johns plays with the SLO Opera Orchestra, Santa Maria Symphony and the SLO Trumpet Alliance. Rich Ward, also a trumpet player, plays with many groups, including the Lompoc Pops and the Central City Swing Big Band. Ross DeRoche, tuba, has played for a variety of movie soundtracks, including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Sucker Punch,” “Mr. Popper’s Penquins,” “White House Down,” “The Magnificent Seven,” and “Conan.” Pictured below, they are, left to right, David Johns, trumpet; Bruce Wagner, trombone; Ross DeRoche, tuba; Greg Magie, French horn; and Rich Ward, trumpet.