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U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet



Biography

Since 1971, the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at libraries, museums, colleges, and high schools throughout the metropolitan Washington area, including performances as part of the band’s “Music in the Schools” program.  In 1992, the quintet appeared as part of the band’s annual Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University, the Armed Forces School of Music Clinic and Recital, and a special worship service at the National Cathedral honoring the Navy’s 216th anniversary.  The group performed at inaugural events for President Bush and Vice President Cheney in 2000 and 2004.

The quintet’s repertoire includes works from the 16th through the 20th centuries, with many of the compositions arranged by its members.  Directed by Chief Musician David E. Kolo (French horn) the quintet includes Musicians 1st Class Brandon Z. Almagro (trumpet), Christopher M. Sala (trumpet), Colin J. Wise (trombone), and James H. Hicks (tuba). Quintet members are often featured soloists on Concert Band concerts and recital programs.
U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet