Jessa De Los Reyes
Jessa is a 4th-year music education major with a focus in instrumental and general music. She has been playing trumpet for 13 years, is co-section leader for Wind Ensemble, a percussionist in Concert Band, and is joining Steel Pan for her first year! She currently works as an instructor with Puget Sound Arts Academy teaching elementary to middle school music students. Jessa enjoys every minute of her very busy schedule because she gets to be “music-ing” every day!
Autumn Lyle (she/they) is a senior here at PLU majoring in Music Education with a focus in Secondary Instrumental. She’s from Puyallup, Washington and has been playing the trumpet for 11 years. She is a member of PLU’s Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, the section leader for Jazz Ensemble, is the Pep Band Leader, and plays percussion in the Concert Band. She is also CWMEA’s Historian and Wind Ensemble’s Logistics Manager. On top of that, she is Graham Kapowsin High School’s Trumpet Coach. Autumn is insane for doing all of this but couldn’t love it more! She loves the process and can’t wait for the outcome of all her hard work!
Jacob is a junior transfer student majoring in trumpet performance. He has played trumpet for 11 years and previously studied with Chris Colleti. In his free time, Jacob likes to be outside and relax with his dog and friends.
Devin is a first year secondary instrumental music education major. He’s from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but has lived most his life up in the Pacific Northwest. He has been playing the trumpet for eight years and is currently a member of the PLU Wind Ensemble, PLU jazz band, and PLU pep band. He studied trumpet mainly with Shelly Devin before coming to PLU, and is very excited to see what the future holds. In his free time he likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and practice.
I’m Brandon Liukkonen (he/him), a secondary Music Education major with a focus on secondary band. I’ve been playing trumpet for nine years and studied with John Wells for the five years leading up to coming to PLU. I’m technically from San Diego, California, but because of the Marine Corps, I’ve lived all over the country. However, I have been living in the Olympia, Washington area since 2013. I’m also an Eagle Scout out of Troop 222 in Lacey, WA. Here at PLU, I am the section leader for the University Concert Band, in the University Jazz Ensemble, and in the Pep Band’s Drumline. With the little free time I have during the school year I enjoy playing video games and occasionally playing guitar, but with how much music I do for school I don’t do that often.