STEVE STRAND is a member of the Hornheads and has also performed and toured with artists such as Prince, Larry Graham, Carmen Electra, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bolton, Trisha Yearwood, Burt Bacharach, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, the Minnesota Pops Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, and in pit orchestras at the Ordway, Orpheum, Carlton Celebrity room, and State theaters. Steve has also appeared on MTV, MTV Europe and the Arsenio Hall Show. His recordings include Prince, Mandy Moore, Hornheads, Chaka Kahn, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), Carmen Electra and the Jonas Brothers. Commercial jingle projects include BMW, Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express, Target, CNN, Kare 11 News, TNN Sports, ESPN, Minnesota Wild themes, Atlanta Thrashers themes, Minnesota Twins, Purina, Sprint PCS plus many others. Steve teaches in Stillwater, MN and has a studio of private trumpet students.

Steve Strand


  • Yamaha 6335 trumpet mouthpiece – Marcinkiewicz E 10.3 mostly… or 9.1, Reeves 42S (692s backbore), warburton 5S (3 backbore), or bach 7E or 3C
  • Yamaha flugelhorn – Purviance 8 mouthpiece bsfl

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