PULLMAN, Wash. — A July 11 concert featuring some 70 tuba and euphonium performers will ring out from Pullman’s Reaney Park as the highlight of the Northwest Big Brass Bash XIII.
The 2:30 p.m. event will feature a program of works such as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nashtmusik” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” performed by players from 12 to 70 years of age.
According to event organizer and Washington State University faculty member Keating Johnson, the annual conference attracts players throughout the Northwest and western Canada.
Guest artists and clinicians will include Harvey Phillips and Loren Marsteller. Phillips, a world-renowned tuba performer and teacher, is a founding member of the New York Brass Quintet. He is a professor emeritus in tuba from the Indiana University School of Music. Marsteller is one of the leading euphonium and trombone-recording musicians in the Los Angeles area. He has been principal trombonist in several major symphony orchestras. Marsteller will give a workshop on euphonium performance and be featured in an evening performance.
The two-day conference begins July 10 in WSU’s Bryan Hall with rehearsal under various conductors in a massed ensemble. Students will present a 4:15 p.m. recital. A 7:30 p.m. recital featuring area professional performers, the guest artists and tuba ensembles also is planned. Both are scheduled for Bryan Hall Auditorium.
The WSU School of Music and Theatre Arts hosts the conference this year.