Winds & Brass

Mike Pacheco
Mike Pacheco
Saxophone, Flute

Originally from Rhode Island, Mike began playing saxophone at 10 years old. By the time he reached High School, he had also picked up the clarinet and flute. By 15, he was playing professionally and performing dance music for weddings, balls, Christmas and New Year’s parties. 

After high school, he was accepted at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he had an opportunity to study saxophone with Joe Allard (a renowned saxophone and clarinet teacher). Mike learned fro Joe that, “one does not play the saxophone with the tongue, teeth, lips, diaphragm, or fingers. One plays saxophone with the ear, with the heart, and with feeling!” 

Mike has been married to his beautiful wife, Roxy, for 34 years. He has 3 sons and a beautiful grand daughter. For almost 20 years, Roxy has enjoyed hearing Mike play with many rock, funk & jazz bands (including big band swing music and musicals like "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Bye Bye Birdie"), as well as hearing him play on worship teams across the DFW area.

Tommy Neher

Tommy Neher
Trumpet, Trombone, Brass, Woodwinds

After graduating High School in Andrews, Texas, Tommy moved to Lubbock, Texas where he became a Texas Tech Red Raider. where he played in the Goin' Band (Red Raider marching band) and completed his Bachelor's in Music Education.

Today, he resides in Hurst, Texas with his lovely wife of 22 years, Jennifer, and their two beautiful daughters, Anabelle and Gracie. Tommy teaches full time at Handley Middle School in Ft. Worth ISD as the band director and technologies coordinator. In his off time, Tommy also serves as the sound and tech coordinator at his home church, Wellspring.

Tommy holds a Master's in Information Systems Management (2009) from Keller Graduate School of Management.


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