Team

The same way we have organized our musical formation where every instrument has its importance, we have carefully divided our responsibilities. You can fin here the presentation of the K-Brass.

Ulysse Dubuet

Ulysse Dubuet
Ulysse is a born musician. He has been playing the trombone since he was 8 years old and started the alto saxophone when he joined the university’s brass band during fall 2014. His forthcoming personality, organization skills and charisma make him a great president and will come in handy to captivate the children’s attention during the workshops. He has been a member of the university’s media club for two years and will be able to help Maxime in making the movie about our project.

Isabelle Eisenmann

Isabelle Eisenmann
Exposed to music at a very young age, she started playing the piano in primary school. After entering university she decided she needed a change from the sobriety of classical music. Hence she joined the brass band and quickly began to shine because of her musical qualities and kind personality. She is a leading figure in the band, and plays the carrot - read soprano saxophone - as well as the tenor. Furthermore as a proud member of the photography club she will immortalize the most beautiful moments of our travels.

Charles Desjonqueres

Charles Desjonqueres
Having been a boy scout for many years, Charles has already had experience dealing with children and knows how to be both a role model and an authority figure. Drummer since he’s 11 years old, he is our guardian of the tempo. Charles discovered the thrill of traveling when he went to Mexico for a year, living with locals and discovering their culture. This gives him a great deal of motivation for the project and led to him becoming our treasurer. He made the budget for the project and will monitor our financial objectives until our departure.

Maxime Reiz

Maxime Reiz
Maxime, with his reporter reflexes and quick mind is always ready to capture the moment at an instant’s notice. He has been using video equipment and software for two years with the media club of our university. He comes from the south of France and the sun from the côte d’Azur still shines in his smile.

Maxime Allain

Maxime Allain
Max is our brass expert; he knows how to play a plethora of instruments: the trumpet, euphonium, trombone and sousaphone. As a football referee Max has a well functionning pair of lungs and knows how to get the most out of his instruments. However beardless he may be this fellow isn’t short on testosterone as you may notice if an argument gets heated (something else being a referee taught him) or if that turns sour and you try to outrun him.

Gijs Barmentlo

Gijs Barmentlo
Gijs is the teams’ backpacker, American of dutch decent, he’s been travelling around Europe, Mexico, Vietnam etc.. And if he can do so with a guitar on his back it’s all the better. This has made Gijs very approachable and he somehow puts children at ease. Gijs started the kick drum with the university’s brass band and, always yearning to learn new ways to make music, started learning percussions for this project. Gijs puts his international experience to good use by looking for NGOs to work with.

Simon Bastide

Simon Bastide
After twelve years of practice Simon has become an outstanding saxophone player. He has the benefits of both having studied in a conservatory and more rock oriented bands. His mother being a child psychiatrist, Simon was naturally drawn to defining the pedagogy of our project. He is in charge of defining our workshop programme and making sure we achieve certain educational goals.

Alexandre Danjou

Alexandre Danjou
While being part of the schools’ student union Alexandre has learned to be adaptable and reactive (something we know as tocardise), essential attributes for a project like ours. He discovered music by learning the violin when he was 8 years old, he started the soubassophone with the shools’ brass band and is now learning to play the trumpet for the project. He is in charge of looking for NGOs and our relations with the FSF (brass bands without borders) and the long term evolution of projects like ours.

Loïc Haugmard

Loïc Haugmard
Loïc learned the saxophone at the conservatory and played in an orchestra for years. At our university he learned the euphonium and then the trumpet. His long experience with music allow him to compose songs for our band. During his years at the university he was a member of a solidarity association that helps children succeed at school and see opportunities beyond the world they grew up in. This made him skilled in teaching and dealing with children.

Pablo Hernández

Pablo Hernández
Pablo is originally from Chile and therefore has had the opportunity to know South America. Guitar and bass player his Chilean pop/rock band won many contests and played in festivals. Naturally, Pablo joined the brass band when he arrived in France to do his double diploma. He used his programming skills to make this beautiful website.

Perceval Mineau

Perceval Mineau
As a leader of the scouts and tutor at CentraleSupélec, Perceval is, like Maxime, one of the most experienced in terms of teaching and working with children of all ages. To make the best use of his expertise, he joined Simon in the section workshops. With his profound musical knowledge, Perceval is one of the main pillars of our band: after 12 years of experience in playing the oboe at the conservatory of Nîmes (where he was not only taught music theory but also played in chamber ensembles and orchestras), he started playing the trumpet when he arrived at Ecole Centrale and became one of our most outstanding soloists. Legend has it that he never sleeps (with sleep being a moment not dedicated to music) and flames shoot out of his trumpet during his divine solos. But ultimately it was his willingness to share and exchange with different cultures that made him join our band to experience this magnificent project with us.

Louis Piquard

Louis Piquard
Louis knows how to play the flute, the guitar and can sing. He has played on stage many times, with classical and jazz ensembles or with his rock band Interférences. He is therefore our musical expert and manages our rehearsals. Furthermore he has been the president of an association organizing a large event and knows how to manage a group of people.

Kewin Settier

Kewin Settier
Kewin had never played an instrument before joining our brass band, however this did not stop him from rapidly becoming an important member of the team. He learned music with the help of the others, especially Loïc as they both played the same instrument in the brass band. Kewin takes care of asking for grants for various organizations that support humanitarian initiatives like ours.