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Low Brass Collective invites community players

The NW Ohio Low Brass Collective is a new group open to all trombone, euphonium/baritone and tuba players. It will start as a community/high school group, but with the right numbers will split into two separate entities.

If you want to play but you don't have an instrument, we may have an instrument you can use. The group's purpose is to provide more opportunities for high school students and to provide a sense of community among all local low brass players. 

The conductor for The Low Brass Collective will be Dr. Sarah Waters, professor of music and conductor of the orchestra at Ohio Northern University. The March rehearsal will have guest conductor Tony Zilincik, professor of low brass at Capital University. He is also the coordinator and conductor of Columbus TubaChristmas. 

This group will run year-round with one rehearsal a month. For the near future, rehearsals will be on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. It is not mandatory to be at every rehearsal, but it is encouraged.

Rehearsals/concerts scheduled so far:

  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 11 - Concert featuring Dr. Erin Torres, principal flute for the Lima Symphony Orchestra
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17 - Concert (If you know any accordion or clarinet players, organizer Tyler Ferris is looking for a featured soloist)
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • TBA- Holiday concert featuring Brian Johnston, principal trombone for the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra

Rehearsals will be at Ohio Northern University in Presser Hall, 525 S. Gilbert, in rehearsal room 001. There is a free parking lot on the west side of Presser Hall. To avoid stairs, enter from the loading ramp.

If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out for more information at [email protected].