After over 13 years as the tuba player with Boston Brass, I am officially stepping down on January 1st to pursue other opportunities. At some point, you realize that your present situation is a part of your past and not a part of your future. This realization is a very liberating moment and enables the fear of change to be overtaken by its necessity. In my time with the quintet, I have performed in over 40 states and over 30 countries on 4 continents. It's really incredible when I stop and think about it. The places I've seen, the people I've met, the food I've eaten, the halls I've played in...it will take a lifetime to sort through the memories.
I have put many things on the back burner during my time on the road and I am very excited for them to step to the forefront. I have multiple business ventures that will be unveiled shortly and there is a long list of things my wife and I have not been able to do as a result of my schedule. I just can't put these things off any longer. Lance LaDuke is also stepping down from Boston Brass. He and I will be partnering on a number of business fronts moving forward which we are very excited about.
I'm thrilled to announce that I will remain an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments. My solo playing and teaching engagements have taken in off in the last few years and I hope to continue that momentum. I am eager for the next chapter.
Thanks to everyone for your support and stay tuned here for what's next. To quote my favorite band from Vermont:
"This has all been wonderful, but now I'm on way."