The LOW'n'BROWS German Band

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Joe Dmytriw (Drums)

Joe is originally from Verona, New Jersey and currently resides in Richmond VA.  He has been playing drums/percussion for 26 years and is the newest full time member of the LOW'n'BROWS.  Joe is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and has been a member of the UMW Philharmonic for 18 years, 14 of those as a community member.  He is a claims manager for an auto insurance company based in Richmond.

Dwight Collins (Clarinet)

Dwight is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and currently resides in King George. He is a former Scientist with the Dept. of the Navy. He currently plays with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra and the University of Mary Washington Orchestra. Dwight has been with LOW'n'BROWS since 2002.

Kevin Paxton (Clarinet)

Kevin has been playing with the band since 2015. He studied under original member Bernie Palowich and often "sat-in" with the band as he was growing up. He is the son of our trombone player as well. Kevin pursued music after high school and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently is the Director of Music at LOW Church.

Lonnie Paxton (Trombone)

Lonnie is a founding member of the LOW'n'BROWS. He is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia and currently resides in Lake of the Woods. He is retired from the Army as a Trombonist with 26 years with the 257th Army Band He currently works as an operating engineer with the Department of Defense. He has been with the LOW'n'BROWS since 1995.

Harold Pellegreen (Trumpet)

Harold is originally from Uniontown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Spotsylvania County. He was an Army Calibration Technician and currently is a school Principal. He is co-manager of the band, the webmaster, and has been with the LOW'n'BROWS since 1998.

Gary Schwartz (Trumpet)

Gary is a founding member of the LOW'n'BROWS. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and currently resides in Lake of the Woods. He is a retired communication specialist for a local utility company. He is co-manager of the band and has been with the LOW'n'BROWS since 1995.

Karl Willuhn (Accordion)

Karl is originally from New Jersey and currently resides in Fredericksburg. Karl is a former Navy man and has been playing accordion for over 40 years. You may have seen and heard him playing at the Bavarian Chef.

Frank Yindra (Tuba)

Frank is originally from Mantowoc, Wisonsin and currently resides in Stafford County. He is a retired Electronics Engineer from the Naval Surface Weapons Center. He currently plays with the University of Mary Washington Orchestra.  He is the band arranger/librarian and has been with the LOW'n'BROWS since 2001.

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