News Classical 29/09/2017

Award-Winning Former Commander Of US Army School Of Music To Direct Boulder Concert Band

Award-Winning Former Commander Of US Army School Of Music To Direct Boulder Concert Band


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Boulder Concert Band, a nonprofit, premier adult community band, today announced that Silas Nathaniel Huff has been selected as its conductor and musical director.

Recent Commander of the U.S. Army School of Music, Huff is associate director of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, music director emeritus of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra (NYC), incoming Commander of the 44th Army Band (NM) and co-director of the International Conducting Institute. As a U.S. Army Music Officer, Huff conducted at the White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, and Pentagon. Abroad, he conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Jordan.

"I am honored and flattered to have been selected by this great organization," said Huff. "I moved to Boulder in search of opportunities to make music, and having spent fifteen years standing in front of musicians, and the last six in front of Army bandsmen, I feel like this was inevitable. The band and I are going to do a lot of great things together."

Maestro Huff holds degrees from Texas State University, UCLA, and studied at the Trossingen Hochschule für Musik (Germany) and L'Institut Musical Provence-Aubagne (France). In 1999, he earned first prize in the Los Angeles Valley Composition Competition. In 2001, he was named Conductor of the Year by the California State University system, and was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Maikop International Conducting Competition. In 2011, the Texas House of Representatives signed a resolution recognizing Maestro Huff's distinguished musical service, and in 2015, the U.S. Army conferred upon him a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding and exceptionally meritorious leadership of the U.S. Army Orchestra.

"I marvel that the Boulder Concert Band has the privilege of working with a conductor with such broad and distinguished experience," commented Bernard Buster, president, Boulder Concert Band Board of Directors and principal French Horn. "Our first rehearsal clearly exemplified why his resume is so impressive. I am confident that our upcoming concert season will be spectacular under the direction Maestro Huff."

About the Boulder Concert Band

The Boulder Concert Band provides the community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. Follow the Boulder Concert Band on Facebook, or visit the web site at www.boulderband.org.




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