A native of Marin County, composer Adrian L. Quince was born in 1982. A life-long “band nerd”, he studied composition at College of Marin with Doug Delaney and Dr. Stan Kraczek. Some highlights of his composition career include completing the first known band transcription of Venus, the Bringer of Peace, winning the 2008 College of Marin Concerto Competition with Carnival!, and being commissioned to write The Newfoundland Deception by the Daly City All-Stars Band. In addition to composing, Adrian is an active musician and conductor. He currently directs the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Non-Marching Band (affectionately known as “the Sewer Band”) and the Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premiere traditional German music group.