Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians. Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school students to senior citizens. The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for audiences in Carson City. It also has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and premiered several pieces.
Zephyrus Brass Quintet
Bob Masters, trumpet
Bob Masters has studied trumpet performance under Paul Lenz Mark Lord and Gil Linsley. Bob has been featured in Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra along with principal oboe Yumi Anthenien and former principal oboe Amy Heald. In addition to being a regular member of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, Bob has performed with the Mile High Jazz Band, Reno Philharmonic, Hickman Brass, and the Toccata Lake Tahoe Orchestra. He is currently principal trumpet with the Carson City Symphony and the Zephyrus Brass Quintet. He is a member of trumpet section of Rosebud's Dance Band and plays French Horn with the Capital City Community Band. He also plays for the annual International Association of Firefighters Memorial Observance held during the week of September 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, backpacking, flyfishing, Alpine and Nordic skiing, kayaking, both road and mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Alan Catron, trumpet
Alan Catron grew up in Reno and received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nevada-Reno, later receiving a Master of Education in Technology form Lesley University. After graduating from UNR, he moved to Idaho. While in Idaho, he completed Graduate work at the University of Idaho and eventually moved further north to Bonners Ferry where he spent the next 12 years teaching instrumental music, earning many kudos, including Teacher of the Year. While there, Alan was active in Community Theater and community music groups (vocal and instrumental). Alan and his family moved back to Northern Nevada in 2003, settling in the Carson City area where he now teaches elementary music in the Carson City School District. He is also the Musical Director for The Wild Horse Children's Theater. In his spare time Alan has been spotted on stage with the Proscenium Players and Western Nevada Musical Theater Company. He has sung with the Carson Chamber Singers and is a member of the Carson City Symphony, the Zephyrus Brass Quintet and the Capitol City Community Band. As an outdoor enthusiast, you may find him spending time with his family hiking or snowshoeing, as well as volunteering with the Boy Scouts or the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
Lin Nelson, horn
Lin Nelson is an enthusiastic horn player. She has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University and is a co-founder of Consultants for Innovative Instruction. Among her passions are Canine Companions for Independence and the Healing Arts Program at Renown Health. In addition to the Carson City Symphony, she performs locally with the Reno Wind Symphony, Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company, and the Boca Brass Quintet.
Paul Jorgensen, trombone
After a career in electrical engineering in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Paul Jorgensen retired to Carson City in 2003. In 2008 he decided to become reacquainted with his trombone after a 35 year hiatus. In addition to Zephyrus Brass, he plays with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, the Carson City Symphony, and the newly formed Rosebud's Dance Band. Paul also enjoys skiing and bicycling, carries a single digit golf handicap and is a Life Master duplicate bridge player.
David Bugli, tuba
David Bugli has a Bachelor of Science Degree in music education from Ithaca College, New York, where he studied composition for four years with Karel Husa. He has a Master of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He has participated in Conductors Workshops presented by the American Symphony Orchestra League in San Francisco and St. Louis. In addition to conducting, he plays classical and jazz piano, tuba, and trombone, and he composes and arranges music.
David Bugli conducts the Carson City
Symphony and plays piano in and leads the Mile High Jazz Band. For the Carson City
Symphony, he arranges music that features guest artists on the Symphony's
annual Holiday Treat and Pops Party concerts. In the past he organized the
annual Reno TubaChristmas event and led the annual Capitol Tree Lighting on
the steps of the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City. The latter featured
performances by the Holiday Brass Ensemble (generally about two dozen players)
and a group of about two hundred elementary school singers.
Starting with the fall 2011 semester, he is teaching class piano at
Western Nevada College in Carson City. He is the recipient
of the 2007 Nevada Governor's Arts Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.
His personal website is at http://DavidBugli.com
Zephyrus (also Zephyr) is the Greek name for the god of the west wind. In Latin he is known as Favonius (meaning "favorable," as in favorable for the growing of crops). He was regarded as the messenger of spring, because he brought the gentle spring rains and he was the gentlest of the four winds. The only wind that Odysseus would allow to guide him to Ithaca was Zephyrus, and Zephyrus guided Aphrodite to the sea of Paphos when she was born. Zephyrus was also the father of Achilles' horses Xanthus and Balius. Here in northern Nevada, where we have wild horses, the strong wind we often experience is sometimes referred to as the Washoe Zephyr. We think it only appropriate that a group of western wind players adopt the name of this Greek god.
Alexander's Ragtime Band
America the Beautiful
Ben Buxton's Two-step
Broadway One Step
The Drunken Sailor
El Gato Montes
George Washington's Birthday Party
The Girl from Ipanema
The Little Drummer Boy/Pat-a-pan
New York, New York
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Saturday Night Rag
Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder
That's A Plenty
This Old Man - march
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
...plus holiday favorites and classical works
For information about booking Zephyrus Brass Quintet, contact David Bugli at email@example.com or at 775-883-4154.
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