Robert Gurrola

Program Instructor

Mr. Gurrola has a long history as a brass instrument performer, music composer, media producer and arts educator. He has served as a Board Member and Legal Counsel for the Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps. and retains a strong interest in coaching brass instrument musicians of all ages seeking to advance their performance skills.

Mr. Gurrola has extensive training in music and brass instrument performance. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music & Brass Performance. He is also a graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Music, Paris, France, studying under Maurice Andre and Roger Delmotte, and also studied music composition in Paris under Nadia Boulanger. He has performed in and established a wide variety of music ensembles in genres including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Ethnic and Contemporary, in U.S. and Europe. He is co- founder of the Woodbury Youth Orchestra, and his early brass performance career includes serving as a 16-year-old soprano soloist for the St. Paul Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.

Cindy Bach

Program Assistant

Cindy’s involvement with MBI spans five decades beginning with her first year as a baritone player in 1975 and including 2019 as a parade corps mellophone. Her musical involvement has had her performing on baritone, mellophone, trumpet, as well as a brief stint in the color guard.
She has served in many roles for MBI such as horn line manager, drum line manager, membership recruiting, volunteer recruiter, volunteer, MBI Board member 2006-2008, and assistant mellophone section leader in 2016. Cindy unofficially retired from performing in 2016, but she returned to the corps of 2018.
Cindy is a licensed interior designer/project manager and has designed healthcare clinics and hospitals, retail establishments, and corporate environments. She brings a skillset of new business development, a wide variety of network contacts throughout the design industry, and a desire to see the corps thrive in a performing arts environment that is rapidly changing.
Cindy is a quiet, often overlooked, but powerful champion for MBI.