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The UTM Tuba Euphonium (TuEu) Ensemble places an emphasis on large group chamber music. Repertoire consists of large-scale transcriptions of standard orchestral works, original music for tuba-euphonium ensemble, jazz style compositions and other chamber works ranging from three to eight parts. The ensemble rehearses under two hours per week and consists on music majors and non-music majors (at the instructors approval). Together they have a variety of performance opportunities including: three annual concerts (including OcTubaFest, Tuba Christmas), conference performances (International Tuba Euphonium Conference 2016, Tennessee Music Educators Association 2017, TN All West Conventions 2015, 2016), as well as a selected service opportunities on and off campus. For more information about participating in or requesting the TuEu Ensemble to perform for our event please contact Dr. Bill Waterman.
The two main large ensembles at UTM are the Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. John Oelrich, and the Concert Band, directed by Dr. Bill Waterman. Placement in each group is determined by an audition occurring at the beginning of each semester, Fall and again in Spring. Both groups typically seat 2-3 euphoniums and 2-3 tubas based upon ensemble audition results. For more information, please visit the UTM Bands page.
Athletic bands at UTM include the larger Skyhawk Marching Band (SMB) and the smaller auditioned Basketball Band, both directed by Dr. Waterman. Both of these groups are open to all tuba and euphonium players, both music majors and non-music majors. An unlimited number of spots are available in the SMB however the Basketball Band typically takes 4-5 sousaphones and 2-4 marching baritone players. Scholarships are available to participate as a non-music major in the Athletic Bands. For more information, please visit the UTM Bands page.
Committed to supporting chamber music, UTM offers a prestigious opportunity to perform in the student brass quintet. The group performs regularly throughout the year on department concerts, regional events as well as other community functions. With only one tuba spot is available, it is quite an honor to be a part of the group.
UT Martin is host the the recently formed West Star Brass Band (WSBB) under the direction of founder and Musical Director, Dr. Bill Waterman. The WSBB is a traditional English Style Brass Band based in Martin made up of both UTM students, UTM faculty, other university professors, and area professionals. The group meets for 2-4 concerts throughout the full calendar year and offers a unique insight into another side of brass playing all centralized in Martin, TN. The group offers 2-3 Bb Tuba parts, 2 Eb Tuba parts, 2 Euphonium parts, and 2 Baritone parts. All of the music reads in treble clef and requires great technical facility to play. For more information contact Dr. Waterman.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.For more events, please click here