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 2023-2024 Ensemble Roster:
Margaret E. Reidy, Music Director Bombyx Brass Collective
Trumpet: Clayton Brester, Tim Donahue, Monte Becker, Carol Bobbin, Will Choe, Josh Thomson, Sheldon Ross, Amanda Metcalfe, Melissa Griffin, Karen Atherton, Dave Edwards, Dara Adams-Smith, Corrin Moss
French Horn: Ira Brezinsky, Shelly Brezinsky, Lucy Colwell, Richard Cuoco, Bobbie Hessling, Jody Kinner, Margaret Reidy
Trombone: Tim Atherton, Danielle Bowen, Charles Emery, Scott Pemrick, Joe Sabol, Steve Tilley, Mark Turcotte, Shelby Serio
Euphonium: David Bussell, Christopher Kempf, Maura Riel
Tuba: Mark Hoover, Stew King, Kathy Marcinek, Brian Williams, Jay Witbeck
Percussion: Andrew Armstrong, Lauren Chiodo, David Choquette, Lucas Reed, Ryan Schneider, Dave Tallarida