Let's Meet The Band

The Sinful Saints Dixieland Band pulls a large number of talented musicians together. The Saints have a lot of depth and the traditional chairs of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, and percussion can be filled by several of the players that make up the band.

Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott

Our Founder, Manager, Director, Leader, and FRIEND!!
Tom McDermott


Tom McDermott plays the trombone for most of the Saints' performances as he's also the leader and founder of the group. Chuck Sloka, Bryan Tipps, John Knurr, and Frank Gualteri also anchor our trombone chair with their amazing tailgate skills.

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Tom McDermott Chuck Sloka Bryan Tipps John Knurr Frank Gualteri


The Trumpet chair is filled by Frank Katzbeck, Phil "Joe" Feo, Tom James (when he's not singing!), Dave Mitchell, Ben Agress, or Kurt Schulenburg - all fine musicians that bring a little fire to the group!

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Frank Katzbeck Phil "Joe" Feo Tom James Dave Mitchell
Ben Agress Kurt Schulenburg Kurt Schulenburg


The Clarinet part of the Sinful Saints Band is usually covered by a Soprano Saxophonist who will often double on Tenor Sax as well as clarinet. We have Kim Cusack, Jim Postilion, Ted Holtz, and Kurt Schulenburg ably filling this role!

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Kim Cusack Jim Postilion Ted Holtz Kurt Schulenburg Kurt Schulenburg


Larry Rutan, Jason Goldsmith, and Jim Dossa make up the string section for the Sinful Saints Band.

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Larry Rutan Jason Goldsmith Jim Dossa


The bottom of the band is very important and we have several capable players that can really drive the Saints: Brian Borcherding, Steve Marcus, Paige Lush, Tom Stasiak, and Kurt Smith.

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Brian Borcherding Steve Marcus Paige Lush Tom Stasiak Kurt Smith


We have several percussionists with the band: Tom McDermott plays the washboard along with drummers Mike Lerner, Bill Voda, Anthony Houston, Brian Sugrue, and Chuck Schwartz.

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Tom McDermott Mike Lerner Bill Voda Anthony Houston Brian Sugrue Chuck Schwartz


We don't get to use our keyboard players on parade, but they can be a welcome addition to any of our performances when we don't have to drive on down the road! Our piano players are Ed Lescher, Jim Dossa, and Gordy Triefenbach.

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Ed Lescher Jim Dossa Gordy Triefenbach

The Sinful Saints is able to field several bands to play on our fleet of fire trucks, particularly on the big parade holidays like the Fourth of July. The Saints draws from a wide variety of talented musicians who play in the Chicago area and we'd like to tip our straw hats to the following fine musicians who have joined us over the years. We look forward to playing with them again!

Trombone Trumpet Sax/Clarinet Tuba Percussion Banjo
Dana Legg Greg Studabaker Mike Knauf Rich Armandi Bryan Weber Mike Woitowicz
Ryan Miller Gregg Tipps Andy Blanco Adam Sneider Mitch Martin Rob Cutis
Dave Morehead Phil Pilcher Mark Bressler Rick Leach Ernie Michaels
Judy Bridges Jimmy Bestman Jim Drake Vance Nelson
Dick Robertson Bill Jeffery
Gary Parker