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The North Carolina Brass Band, under the direction of Brian Meixner, will get you all set for summer with a concert celebrating the American Old West! The program will include treasured Western classics and music from some of the great Western films and TV shows. Lasso your friends and family together for a rollicking good time as the NCBB takes you on a journey to the Wild West!
William Tell Overture: Gioacchino Rossini, arr. John Howarth
The Cowboys Overture" John Williams, arr. Steve Sykes
Oklahoma! Rodgers & Hammerstein, arr. Jan Valta
Tombstone: Bruce Broughton, arr. Michal Worek/Betrand Moren
Mask of Zorro: James Horner, arr. Darrol Barry
Back to the Future III: Alan Silvestri, arr. Rodney Newton
Hoedown from Rodeo: Aaron Copland, arr. Howard Snell
Wild West! The Best of Ennio Morricone: Ennio Morricone, arr. Sandy Smith
Robinson's Authentic Old-Fashioned Frontier Roundup: Mike Robinson
The Magnificent Seven: Elmer Bernstein, arr. Scott Richards
Silverado: Bruce Broughton, arr. Erick Debs/Bertrand Moren
Brian Meixner is the Founder, Executive Director, and Music Director of the North Carolina Brass Band, a professional ensemble comprised of many of the finest brass players in North Carolina. Brian is an active euphonium soloist, conductor and educator, currently Associate Professor of Music at High Point University where he serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and teaches studio low brass. Brian is also the conductor of the North Carolina Youth Brass Band, an ensemble of high school-age brass and percussion students from the Triad region of North Carolina.
Brian has held the position of Assistant Conductor of the River City Brass Band, where he played euphonium full time for six years. Brian has been featured with the RCBB on several performances, both as a euphoniumist and conductor. In addition to his duties with the RCBB, Brian played euphonium and trombone for several years with the River Bottom Quartet, a diverse low brass chamber group composed of River City Brass Band members. Other chamber ensemble activity includes playing euphonium in Tubas In The Sun, a quartet of tuba and euphonium talent in central North Carolina. Brian has previously served on the faculties of UNC-Greensboro, Slippery Rock University, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman’s University. He also served as the Euphonium Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he completed a DMA in Euphonium Performance.
Brian has participated actively as a performer in numerous professional ensembles and as a conductor of various university and high school honor ensembles. Brian is currently principal euphonium in the Piedmont Winds. He has also been featured as a euphonium solo artist and clinician with several professional ensembles, various universities, community bands, high school ensembles, brass bands, and state, national and international music conferences. Brian’s primary teachers are Dr. Brian Bowman, Dr. Skip Gray, Dr. Hugo Magliocco and James E. Jackson, III.