Prime Time Brass Members

Mark Audino


Mark first started playing the trumpet and mellophone during his high school years at the Aquinas Institute. Since then, he has played in many local Rochester musical groups and drum and bugle corps including The Empire Statesmen, Rochester Crusaders, Ghost Riders, Northmen, Patriots and Firebirds. Mark resides and works in his home town of Henrietta, New York. He joined Prime Time Brass in September of 2015.

Jason Auld


Jason has performed and taught with multiple bands and marching ensembles including Webster HSMB and Percussion Theatre, also he has marched with the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps, and Empire Statesmen.

Cliff Brandt


Cliff began his musical journey in 1995 with the Corry Area (PA) High School Marching Band, where he discovered his love of music. In 2000, he moved on to the collegiate level, performing with the Edinboro University (PA) Spirit of the Scots marching band from 2000-2004, serving as section leader from 2002-2004.

In 2004 he graduated from Edinboro with a Bachelor of Arts in music performance. After college, Cliff performed with numerous groups including The Erie Thunderbirds Drum & Bugle Corps (2003-2010), The Syracuse Brigadiers (2005), The Empire Statesmen (2007-2011), The Ghost Riders (2012), Opus 7 (2014) & Brig Juice (2015).

During his Drum Corps career, Cliff participated in 10 DCA Mini Corps Championships, 6 DCA World Championship Finals, numerous exhibition performances and parades and has been a part of 4 World Championship hornlines. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Cliff joined Prime Time Brass in 2013.

He currently resides in Irodequoit, NY with his wife Lucy and dog, Barley.

Matt Codd


After high school, Matt was introduced to the drum and bugle corps community. He started his competitive journey with the Rochester Crusaders and Ghost Riders mini Corp. He also played with the Mighty St Joe's Brass Ensemble. During his time with the Empire Statesmen, he met my wife. They now have two kids and are enjoying the journey. He works for a local plumbing company and enjoy soaring the skies during his off time. He's been with the band for a good amount a time now and love every moment. 

John L DeFazio, Sr.


John Sr. known to many as Johnnytata, started marching competitively in drum corps in 1961 and marched his final show in 2003 at the DCA Championships. Playing both brass and percussion he has won both State and National Championships in drum corps, plus 5 DCA Brass Ensemble Championships, and in 2000 John was voted into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame as an Associate member. John is also a charter member of PTB and now in his mid 70’s hopes he can march and play as long as possible. 

Keith Dudinski


Keith is a guitarist primarily performing Spanish guitar with The Daniel King Band. He also plays electric guitar with Prime Time Brass as well as musical theater productions. He is a graduate of the music education program at Nazareth college and marched with the Bishop Kearney Marching Kings.

Jake Everett


Jake has performed with and instructed many different ensembles, organizations, and drum corps across CNY over the past 16 years. He also served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Trombone Instrumentalist stationed in New Orleans, LA, where he played the coveted NOLA style jazz day in and day out. His favorite brass bands are "No BS! Brass Band" and "Youngblood Brass Band." He is currently attending SUNY Geneseo for Trombone Performance.

Will Frazier


Will Frazier is trombonist, bassist, and arranger based in Rochester, NY since June of 2021. Besides Prime Time Brass, Will is currently performing with big bands, Latin bands, and jazz combos. Will was the Assistant Director of America’s Hometown Band in Muncie, Indiana and a middle school band director in Indianapolis.

Will performed with the national tour of Oliver the Musical, a European tour of A Chorus Line, My Sinatra, Manhattan Transfer, Lorna Luft, Dom Deluise, the Eddy Howard Orchestra, the Ted Weems Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Harry James Orchestra. While living in New York City, Will performed in numerous big bands, orchestras, brass quintets and show bands. Will also has played his trombone and bass on Princess Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Will has a Masters Degree in trombone performance and Bachelors Degree in Music Education. He has also completed all course work towards a Doctorate at Ball State University. While at Ball State, Will has directed the Studio Jazz Ensemble and combo program, taught private trombone and jazz improvisation, and coordinated the annual Dimensions in Jazz Festival. His trombone and jazz teachers include Mark Buseli, James Beckel, John Seidel, Larry McWilliams, Flip Miller, Bernard Pressler, Alan Raph, Eric Goletz and Buddy Baker.

Dave Hughes


Dave has been playing since he was 5. He was a member of the Shoreliners, Rochester Firebirds, Rochester Patriots, played lead soprano with the world champion Empire, and with the Ghost Riders.

Ian Huling


Ian played for the Rochester Patriots drum and bugle corps from 1998 to 2003, aged out with Magic of Orlando in 2004 and finished his drum corps run with the Empire Statesmen, marching years 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Ian joined the Prime Time Brass in 2019 in the baritone section before moving to sousaphone where he was always meant to be.