The purpose of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective (STLLBC) is to provide St. Louis and surrounding regions with educational and performance opportunities for student and amateur low-brass (trombone, euphonium, baritone horn and tuba) musicians, to present concerts and events that focus on low-brass musicians and provide educational and event information to members of the general public who are interested in low-brass music. The STLLBC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations are tax-deductible.
A Little History of the STLLBC
Gerry Pagano,bass trombone with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) formed the St. Louis Low Brass Collective. He wore all the hats for several years, donating a great deal of time and effort to the cause. As the success of the STLLBC grew, Gerry was joined and assisted by Tim Myers, principal trombone with the SLSO. Together, they realized that the STLLBC's future depended on setting up an organization to help the group grow.
The Board Members for The Saint Louis Low Brass Collective are:
Paul Ahlemeyer, Music Educator
Matt Banks, Music Educator
Wayne Coniglio, Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Copyist
Matt Frederickson, Music Educator
Lamar Harris, DJ / Freelance Musician
Edward Jacobs, Music Educator
Jeremy Knudtson, Music Educator
Gabe Mueller, Music Educator / Freelance Musician
James E. Owens, Senior Mortgage Lending Office and Freelance Musician
Gerard Pagano, Bass Trombone Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Founder and Honorary Chair
Marquita M. Reef, Music Educator
Andrew J. Schiefelbein, Principal Technical Architect
Brett Stamps, Professor of Music
The Advisory Board Members for The Saint Louis Low Brass Collective are:
Gary W. Brandes, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
The Low Brass Collective welcomes compositions and arrangements for low brass
If you have a composition or arrangement that you would like us to consider reading at one of our events, you can submit your work by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include the score and parts in your email). Our literature committee will review your work and get back to you with suggestions and/or scheduling
. The review process will take at least a month and please keep in mind that our literature committee does not meet June through August. If scheduled for a reading, your work will be conducted by on
e of our regular event conductors. In the event that we read your work, the Low Brass Collective will retain a copy and the right to perform the work should we choose to do so.
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