The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating its 19th season of performing concerts for Houston-area residents with the first performance scheduled for Sunday, October 16. The concert, titled “Look What I’ve Found!” will be held at Crosspoint Community Church, 700 S. Westgreen in Katy. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the main auditorium. Tickets are $5 each if purchased on the band’s website, and will be $10 at the door the day of the concert.
Robert Daniel will be the guest soloist during the October 16 concert. Daniel, adjunct professor of tuba at Sam Houston State University, is a member of the Sam Houston Brass Quintet. Prior to coming to SHSU, he was principal Tubist with The United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C. As a member of the U.S. Air Force Band for 22 years, he performed in all 50 states in the USA and eight countries around the world.
Daniel has been active as a soloist and has been featured with a variety of ensembles including the U.S. Army Concert Band, U.S. Air Force Concert Band, String Orchestra, and Chamber Players as well as numerous university and community bands throughout the United States. Previous teaching experience includes low brass positions at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia and Fairfax County Schools, Northern Virginia. He has presented master classes and clinics at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Michigan.
As a member of the Sam Houston Brass Quintet he has performed many recitals throughout the state of Texas. Additionally, he has performed solo recitals and conducted numerous master classes and clinics. He has had students consistently placed in the All-State Band as well as named winners of local, regional, and national young artists solo competitions.
A life member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (formerly the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association), Daniel served for six years on the ITEA Executive Committee holding the offices of past-president, president, and vice-president. He is a member of the ITEA Honorary Advisory Board. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University (BME) and The Catholic University of America (MM).
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