‘Tuba on the Edge’ at TAMIU April 28

Tuba on the Edge
at TAMIU Saturday, April 28

Low-brass and music lovers too won’t want to miss Tuba on the Edge, Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

John R. Reimund, adjunct instructor of music/low brass, will delight audiences with various works for the tuba. Dr. Mary Grace Carroll will accompany on piano.

Among selections in the afternoon program are: “Fnugg” by Oystein Baadsvik, “The Carnival of Venice” by Jean-Baptist Arban and arranged by Patrick Sheridan, “Soliloquy X” by Christopher D. Wiggins, “Four Greek Preludes” by Robert Spillman, “Blackbird” by G. Harrison and arranged by Lars Holmgaard, “Triumph of The Demon Gods” by John Stevens and “Concerto for Tuba Op. 96” by James Barnes.

Reimund has performed with the United States Military Band in West Point, NY, and served as assistant director of bands in Pace High School in Brownsville, Texas. Currently, he performs with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra and is the director of low brass studies at the Vidal M. Treviño Magnet School of Music (Laredo Independent School District). Reimund earned his Master in Music Performance from West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, Texas. His  Bachelor of Music Education is also from WTAMU.

Known mostly for the famous “oompah” sound, the tuba is the largest low-brass instrument and is usually the bass in the lower-brass section of symphonies, orchestras and bands. For this recital, the tuba will the leave the background, stand front and center, and show audiences its versatility.

For more information, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of fine and performing arts at 326.2654.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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