John began his formal study of instrumental music in 1970 and has played woodwinds and piano/keyboards for rock, jazz, and classical ensembles, including Park Avenue, Take 5, The Dana Legg Big Band, and the Fox Valley Concert Band.  He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education and has been a high school band director for the past 26 years.  In this capacity he is active as a composer, clinician, and adjudicator.


Name: John Springbrunn

Instruments: Soprano, alto, and tenor sax, flute

My favorite Chicago songs:

1. Call On Me

2. Dialogue

3. Make Me Smile

Other favorite bands and muscians:

1. Duke Ellington

2. Steely Dan

3. Arturo Sandoval

4. Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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