Saugerties Pro Musica
2011 / 2012 Concert Season
The West Point Highlands
February 19th, 2012
Saugerties Pro Musica is proud to present the second of two FREE West Point concerts this season: The West Point Highlands Brass Quintet. The quintet is comprised of members of the West Point Concert Band brass sections. They have appeared in a number of high profile and significant venues, including major universities throughout the country.
The Highlands Brass from the West Point Band in New York, has been delighting audiences throughout the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with its unique brand of music since 1985. Performances by the group have been described as, "wonderful, eclectic and flawless performances full of energy and enthusiasm." A large and diverse repertoire representing all styles of music from the 16th century to the present, enable the group to offer a well-balanced program that is sure to satisfy any musical appetite.
The Highlands Brass performs regularly for various ceremonies and receptions at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The group continues to thrill the hearts of many, as they perform in the Academy Band's Chamber Music Recital Series and can be seen playing for schools, community events and performing arts series throughout the Tri-State Region. This group proudly represents the state of the arts at the United States Military Academy.
All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM
at the Saugerties United Methodist Church
on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street
West Point On The Road
Washington Post March Sousa
Three Dance Impressions Calvert
Variations on a Galliard of Dowland Scheidt
Semper Fidelis Sousa
That's A Plenty Pollack
The Stars and Stripes Forever Sousa
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS BRYAN UHL - TRUMPET, is from Danbury, Iowa and joined the West Point Band in November of 1997. Originally a member of the field music group, he was lead trumpet player in the Jazz Knights and now plays in the Concert Band. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State University and a Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He plays regularly with the Westchester Broadway Theater Orchestra in Elmsford, New York and maintains an active free-lance schedule throughout the Hudson Valley.
STAFF SERGEANT SCOTT BEAVER - TUBA, joined the West Point Band in May of 2005. Prior to joining the band, Scott was a member of the New Mexico Brass Quintet. He holds an undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech University, where he studied with R. Winston Morris, and is currently finishing his Master's degree at the University of New Mexico where he studies with Karl Hinterbichler. He is a winner of the University of New Mexico Concerto Competition, the Arapahoe Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, as well as the top wind player in the Kingsville Concerto Competition.
STAFF SERGEANT NICOLE CALUORI - HORN, a native of Coral Springs, Florida, began her undergraduate studies at Florida State University and completed her Bachelor of Music in horn performance from Southern Methodist University as a student of Gregory Hustis.
Staff Sgt. Caluori has earned several musical and professional accolades. She has spent summers at elite music festivals such as the National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Sarasota Music Festival. As an orchestral player, Nicole has performed with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, Richardson Symphony Orchestra in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and currently subs with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic as well as other regional orchestras in the Tri-State area. Recognized for her solo playing, Nicole was a semi-finalist at the 2005 International Horn Competition of America and won the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition the same year. Her principal teachers have also included William Capps, Dwayne Dixon, and Kevin Reid.
STAFF SERGEANT DEREK LANCE - TRUMPET, joined the West Point Band in the fall of 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and completed graduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York. He has studied with Philip Collins, Frank Kaderabek, David Bilger and Mark Gould. Lance is a member of the New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army and is frequently featured as a soloist, recently performing on their tour of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony.
STAFF SERGEANT PHILIP STEHLY - TROMBONE, joined the West Point Band in the summer of 2005. A native of Kansas City, he received a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance from Indiana University. While at Indiana, he was the principal trombonist of the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Ray Cramer. Staff Sgt. Stehly has also performed with the IU New Music Ensemble, IU Symphony Orchestras and the Bloomington Camerata. His principal teachers are Roger Oyster of the Kansas City Symphony, and Dee Stewart and Peter Ellefson of Indiana University.
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