UT-Pan American Tubas to Perform in Italy…Texas


Ever heard a musical selection performed by just tubas and euphoniums (baby tubas, aka baritones)? No, we’re not talking about the oom-pahs often associated with the instrument in marches or circus music. We’re talking about a full-fledged piece of music by a well-known composer such as Dmitri Shostakovich, or the march master Karl King. Well, don’t give up on yourself just yet.

On Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00pm in the Italy High School gym, you will get to hear not only one but five selections performed by the award-winning UT-Pan American Tuba- Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Roeder. The ensemble will be stopping in Italy enroute to a performance at the prestigious Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Oklahoma City.

The concert in Italy will be free and promises to be an event you won’t soon forget . . . sort of like eating jelly beans that taste like buttered popcorn. See you there!

Festive Overture Dmitri Shostakovich
Arr. Jon Oliver
Consortium John Cheetham
(b. 1939)
Adagio John Stevens
(b. 1951)
Russian Sailors’ Dance Reinhold Gliere
Arr. Michael Weaver
Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (3:00) Karl L. King
Arr. Larry Zaidan

UTPA Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Bio
The University of Texas-Pan American Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble was founded in 2009 under the direction of Dr. Scott Roeder. Since its creation, the ensemble has quickly gained national and international acclaim. In 2012 the UTPA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference and Brass Festival Linz in Linz, Austria as one of only a handful of tuba-euphonium ensembles from the United States to be invited to perform. The ensemble has also performed at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University, 2011 ITEA South Central Tuba Euphonium Conferences at Baylor University, the 2013 and 2015 Texas Music Education Association Conference, the 2013 ITEA South Central Regional Conference at Louisiana State University and the 2013 ITEA Midwest Regional Conference at Illinois State University. Additionally the ensemble performs regular concerts at UTPA and outreach concerts for the surrounding public school music programs. Current and former members of the ensemble have advanced or placed in numerous national and international competitions and perform in professional music ensembles across South Texas.
As advocates of new music, The UTPA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble has premiered original works and arrangements for tuba euphonium ensemble. In additional the ensemble and studio has hosted numerous Guest Artists such as Fritz Kaenzig, Matt Tropman, Jerry Young, Lauren Veronie, Demondrae Thurman, Patrick Sheridan, Roland Szentpali, Ben Pierce, and Jason Ham.