The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in its second century enjoys an enviable
position in the music world. Performances are greeted with enthusiasm
both at home and abroad. Best-selling recordings continue to win
prestigious international awards, and syndicated radio broadcasts are
heard by millions nationwide.
New York Philharmonic
On March 15, 1996 the New York Philharmonic performed its 12,500th
concert-a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world. By
far the oldest orchestra in America, the Philharmonic celebrated its
150th anniversary during the 1992-93 season. Under the influence of
its celebrated music directors-including Damrosch, Thomas, Mahler,
Furtwängler, Toscanini, Walter, Bernstein, Boulez, Mehta and Masur - the
Philharmonic has played a leading role in American musical life and has
maintained a tradition of musical excellence since its founding in 1842.
San Francisco Symphony
"Making music is one of our basic needs. It is as necessary as
food or drink or breath. Making music passionate is what matters to
me most. And with this orchestra the possibilities are limitless. The
San Francisco Symphony and I hope you'll be with us as we embrace the
ultimate musical challenge on our journey to the year 2000."
St. Louis Symphony
- Michael Tilson Thomas
Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the Saint Louis Symphony
Orchestra. The Saint Louis Symphony was founded in 1880 and is the second
oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. We present the best in
Orchestral, Pops, Chamber, and Special Event concerts.
Summit Brass is celebrating its Twelfth Anniversary. It is the first
and only truly American brass ensemble to represent the United
States. Touring in America and throughout the world, the ensemble
consists of some of the nation's leading trumpet, horn, trombone and
tuba soloists and chamber and orchestral musicians. They have recorded
numbers albums, been the feature of many television and radio
programs, and commissioned many works for brass.
This new 20-piece ensemble was first organized in 1995 by renowned tuba
artists and pedagogues R. Winston Morris of Tennessee Tech University
and Scott Watson of The University of Kansas. Morris and Watson bring
together some of America's most legendary performers of the tuba and
euphonium for the first time. Dedicated to proving that these frequently
underestimated instruments are as beautiful as any others, Symphonia
produces the most resonant and gorgeous of textures.
Tennessee Tech is home to the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble; going into
its thirty-sixth year under the direction of R. Winston Morris. Tennessee
Tech I.T.E.A. also manufactures tuba & euphonium mutes at unbeatable
prices. Order forms for Tennessee Tech Tuba Mutes, and also our latest
CD recordings, can be obtained from this website.
U.S. Air Force Band
The USAF Band and its components, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial
Brass, Chamber Players, Concert Band, High Flight, Silver Wings,
Singing Sergeants, and Strolling Strings, have performed worldwide to
more than 90 million people of every race, color, creed, walk of life
and ideology; additional millions have heard them through numerous
radio and television appearances.
U.S. Army Band
Impressed by European military bands during World War I, General
of the Armies John J. Pershing imagined an Army Band equally as
impressive as those great military musical units. In January 1922,
Pershing sent a note to Captain Parry W. Lewis, ordering him to
"Organize and equip The Army Band." The Army Band today is the
official band for many diplomatic and state functions in the nation's
U.S. Army Field Band
From Boston to Bombay, Tokyo to Toronto, the United States Army Field
Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages. As the premier touring
musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally
acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year to present a
variety of music to enthusiastic audiences in every state of the nation
and around the world.
Coast Guard Band
Since its formation in 1925, the Coast Guard Band has developed an
international reputation as one of the finest professional concert
bands in the world, offering music of great variety and appeal. The
band produces recordings and regularly furnishes programs to National
Public Radio for broadcast over the entire country. Concerts have also
been broadcast in Australia, Japan and Europe.
U.S. Marine Band
Since 1798, the Marine Band's primary mission has remained to provide
music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the
Marine Corps. As the only musical organization with that mission, the
Marine Band looks to the future, viewing its history and traditions as
foundations on which to build into its third century of bringing music
to the White House and to America.
U.S. Military Academy Band
...committed to being the standard-bearers of musical excellence,
instilling the best of national traditions, values, spirit and patriotism
in our country's future leaders, the West Point community and the
U.S. Naval Academy Band
Formed in November 1852, the Naval Academy Band has established a
reputation for outstanding musical support to the Brigade of
Midshipmen. The current version of the band is a far cry from the 13
men who reported to Annapolis over 140 years ago. Today, because of
the unmatched versatility of its members, the band is able to blend
tradition and change into a wide of variety of musical styles.
Navy Bureau of Personnel Instruction 5450.38, states the mission of Navy
Band Washington, DC is "to provide music for such ceremonies, functions
and other occasions as may be directed by proper authority in order to
best represent the Navy in a musical capacity by stimulating retention
and recruiting, promoting community relations, and enhancing the prestige
of the Naval service."