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Rick Denney, Bass Tuba

Rick has performed on tuba since 1970, and currently performs with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. He was also the long-time president of the Loudoun Community Band, Inc., which is the umbrella arts corporation that includes the Loudoun Symphonic Winds and the Loudoun Brass Quintet, among other ensembles. He has performed with many premiere amateur wind bands and orchestras, including the Austin Symphonic Band, the San Antonio Municipal Band, the Town North Concert Band (Dallas), the Plano Community Band (Plano, Texas), the Community Symphony in Austin, and the Mesquite (Texas) Symphony.

In addition, he has founded and performed with smaller ensembles, including the Community Symphony Brass Quintet (Austin), the Heritage Brass (Dallas), the White Rock Brass Quintet (Dallas), the Low-Down Brass (San Antonio), and as a founding member of the TubaMeisters, in which he performed regularly at Fiesta Texas theme park in San Antonio among many other places, and in which he appeared on German television documenting German folk music in the U.S. He has studied with Michael Sanders (of the St. Louis Symphony) and Lee Hipp (of the San Antonio Symphony).

In his day job, Rick serves as a civil engineer in the U.S. Department of Transportation, after a noted career as a consultant and in all levels of government. In addition to the tuba, Rick devotes his remaining free minutes to photography, amateur radio, and the restoration of his vintage motorhome.