Mark Margolies  (Eb sopranino / Bb soprano) worked for over twenty years as a freelance musician in the Boston area.  He could regularly be found playing clarinet, Eb and bass clarinets in orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout New England, as well as saxophones, flute, oboe and bassoon in theater pits, klezmer ensembles and other groups.  A champion of new music, Mark has many premiers to his credit including Julian Wachner’s Clarinet Concerto which was written for him and commissioned by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra.  He has been a participant in every Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival since 1991, where he worked with such composers as Martin Boykan, Milton Babbitt, Marjorie Merryman, Andrew Imbrie, Bernard Rands, Sara Doncaster and many others.  He has recorded for the Albany, ARSIS Audio and Denouement Record labels.  He taught clarinet at Boston College since 1995 and woodwinds at Brookline Music School since 1989.  In October of 2008, Mark moved to the San Diego area where he teaches and works as a freelance woodwind player.  He performs regularly at The Old Globe Theatre, The San Diego Civic Theater, Starlight Theater, San Diego Lyric Opera, San Diego Clarinet Society, and other venues around Southern California.  He is a member of The San Diego Clarinet Quintet, JAMB, and The Windsong Consort, a mixed chamber music group based in Temecula.  He holds degrees in music and communication from Boston University.

Richard Robinette  (Bb soprano)  has been in the San Diego area since 1953. While attending Mission Bay High School (1954-1958) he sat principal clarinet in several all-California and national high school honor bands and was featured soloist with the La Jolla Civic Orchestra at age 16. He graduated with distinction in clarinet performance from San Diego State University where he recorded Three Songs for Clarinet and Piano on The Contemporary Composers label, with composer David Ward-Steinman on piano. He taught music at the high school level for seven years, and is professor emeritus from Southwestern College where he lectured, performed, conducted, and was in high demand as an adjudicator and coach. During his years as a private instructor and coach he placed students in the United States Air Force Band in Washington and the Royal Arts Academy. He currently is a member of several San Diego performing groups, including the San Diego Concert Band, the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, and the San Diego Festival Orchestra.
Jim Reed  (Bb soprano) studied woodwind instruments in the Burbank public schools. Later, he received engineering degrees from UC Berkeley, and Northwestern University. Subsequently, he pursued two careers simultaneously; engineer-manager-business executive by day, and big band saxophonist/ clarinetist at night and on weekends. Recently retired, he studied music and clarinet at UCSD, with Professor Robert Zelickman. He is an avid and active performer of jazz, popular, and chamber music. In addition to performing with the San Diego Clarinet Quintet, he is a member of the Coastal Communities Concert Band, Coastal Cities Jazz Band, Pacific Wind Quintet, Encinitas Piano Trio, San Diego Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Marmalade quartet, La Jolla Piano Trio, "Triplicity”, and “Terzetto”. Jim was awarded the prestigious “Profiles in Music Education” honor by the San Diego Youth Symphony for 2010/2011 for his teaching excellence and support of music education in San Diego County.
Jim George  (Eb alto / Bb soprano) began his music training at age five when his father started teaching him the secrets of the clarinet. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, studying clarinet with Nestor Koval and Bernard Cerilli. He studied chamber music with Bernard Goldberg and Marcel Moyse and completed his clarinet studies with David Weber in New York. Jim maintains an active solo and chamber music schedule and freelances in San Diego as a woodwind doubler, where he adds flutes and saxes to his arsenal to play Broadway shows.

Jonathan Crick (Bb bass) studied clarinet with Charles Freebern, Don Baird and Daniel Magnusson. He holds Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in music from SDSU, having been awarded the Outstanding Music Major and Outstanding Orchestra Member awards in his senior year. Since 1965 he has performed with numerous ensembles in San Diego, and has performed solo works in Matsumoto and Kyoto, Japan, Galway, Ireland, and Borlange, Sweden. He has given private music lessons in San Diego and in Galway, Ireland, where he introduced the Suzuki Recorder Method in that country. Jon also taught music for the Sweetwater and San Diego Unified school districts, and started the K-6 elementary instrumental music magnet program at Baker Elementary. Currently working for XETV as an engineer, Jon continues to perform with various ensembles in San Diego, including the San Diego Clarinet Quintet and the San Diego Clarinet Society Clarinet Choir. He also performs regularly on the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) for cultural and educational events.