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December, 22, 2023
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM




Military Ensemble


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Stephen Farrell

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

The interservice trombone quartet is made up of members of the U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Naval Academy Band, and U.S. Army Band. Members regularly perform for Presidents, Generals, Admirals, foreign dignitaries, and in Arlington National Cemetery. Having studied at some of the finest conservatories and music schools in the country, the interservice trombone quartet’s goal is to promote the development of new repertoire for the trombone quartet and to expose up and coming trombonists to a sometimes overlooked career path that provides stability and countless opportunities for artistic fulfillment.

Interservice Trombone Quartet

Conductor's Bio

Musician 1st Class Stephen Farrell hails from Niceville, Florida. Farrell is no stranger to military service, as both his father and grandfather retired after a combined 43 years of service in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and Master Sergeant, respectively. Farrell holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University and a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His teachers include Allen Barnhill, Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, Brent Phillips, Timothy Van Dam, and Joseph Alessi. Farrell has performed with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Waco Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, he was a participant at the Alessi Seminar in Fossano, Italy, a weeklong international event hosted by Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic and professor of trombone at The Juilliard School. In 2017, Farrell auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. Following recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, he reported for duty as trombonist with the brass quintet, brass ensemble, marching band, trombone quartet, and ceremonial units.

Additional Directors

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TSgt Andrew Reich

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SSG Michael Burner

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MSgt Darren Workman