SUNDAY APRIL 26
In a concert as vibrant as the desert sunset, Maestro Sheridan and the Salt River Brass feature music of Spain and Latin America. Don’t miss this hot audience favorite. ¡Ole!
The Salt River Brass
The Salt River Brass’s 36-person membership ranges in age from 16 to 80 and includes some of the Valley’s best musicians who volunteer their time to fulfill the band’s mission. Nearly half of our members are music educators, a quarter are non-music professionals and the remainder are college and high school students.
Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument’s history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. He is a former member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Beyond his busy performing life, Patrick is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments and XO Brass. He frequently works across the United States as a guest conductor with university bands and orchestras as well as high school and middle school all-state and regional honor bands and orchestras. Along with Sam Pilafian, he is the co-author of the world’s best selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym, which won the 2009 EMMY Award for Instructional/Informational Video Production.
The Salt River Brass
Picture thirty-six brass and percussion virtuosi crafting the upbeat brilliance of a military band, the full-throated sonorities of a symphony orchestra, and the warm intimate sounds of a chamber group. This is the Salt River Brass, with the versatility to program everything from light classics and marches to show tunes, folk melodies, and jazz standards.
Founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has thrilled audiences in the Valley’s finest concert venues and received honors in three North American Brass Band Association competitions. The SRB has presented outstanding guest soloists, ensembles, and conductors to valley audiences.