Marshall’s tuba ensemble plays at US Army Band Workshop


The Marshall University tuba/euphonium ensemble performed  at the United States Army Band’s annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop for the first time. Their performance took place last weekend in Fort Myer, Virginia.

Sgt. Maj. Donald “Don” J. Palmire Jr., group leader of the army band’s tuba-euphonium workshop, said Marshall’s ensemble, selected as one of the best based on knowledge of the group’s director, gained exposure.

Their performance at the workshop  allowed hundreds of amateurs and professionals alike to enjoy their music, Palmire said.

Conductor Dr. George Palton, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium at Marshall, said the Marshall students and Huntington community members, who number nearly 20, were highlighted during their exclusive concert.   “It’s a very good opportunity for our students,”  Palton said.

The ensemble traveled with the support of the College of Arts and Media, Student Government Association and the university’s chapter of the International Tuba/Euphonium Association via a travel grant.