The Bombyx Brass Collective is a resident ensemble of the Bombyx Center, inspired by the passion and dedication of area amateur and professional musicians, and devoted to presenting quality music to diverse audiences. The 30-piece ensemble, still in its infancy, was founded in January 2022 and features diverse combinations of players and instruments within its performances, playing a mix of musical genres from classical to jazz to pop. BBC members include active and retired music teachers, working professional musicians, and talented amateur musicians. In addition to their work with the BBC, members perform frequently throughout the Valley in a wide variety of professional and amateur ensembles.
The ensemble was founded in January 2022, features diverse combinations of players and instruments within its performances, and plays a mix of musical genres from classical to jazz to pop.
Bombyx Brass 2022-2023 Roster:
Margaret E. Reidy, Music Director Bombyx Brass Collective
Trumpet: Monte Becker, Carol Bobbin, Clayton Brester, Paul Brozek, Will Choe, David Edwards, Josh Thomson, Amanda Metcalfe, Tim Donahue
French Horn: Ira Brezinsky, Shelly Brezinsky, Lucy Colwell, Richard Cuoco, Jody Kinner, Margaret Reidy, Bobbie Hessling
Trombone: Danielle Bowen, Chuck Emery, Joe Sabol, Corrina Smith, Stephen Tilley, Mark Turcotte
Euphonium: David Bussell, Christopher Kempf
Tuba: Mark Hoover, Stew King, Kathy Marcinek, Brian Williams, Jay Witbeck
Percussion: Dave Choquette, Dustin Patrick, Lucas Reed, Dave Tallarida