Euphonium

Art Craft | Euphonium

IMG_5721Art Craft has played in the ABB for over twenty-five years. He was a student of the late Matty Shiner and has been playing lower brass instruments since the age of eleven. Art has played with a variety of local groups, including the East Winds Symphonic Band, the North Suburban Symphonic Band, the Edgewood Symphony and the Pittsburgh Savoyards Orchestra. He is also a member of The West Hills Symphonic Band. A psychologist by training, Art was co-founder and Managing Partner of Vista Behavioral Health Associates, from which he is now retired.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Locke | Euphonium

 

 

Kate Oaks Franc | Baritone, Euphonium

IMG_5735Kate Franc has been a member of the Allegheny Brass Band since 2009. She started in the ABB on the tenor horn and currently plays baritone and euphonium, wherever she is needed. Kate has played the euphonium since the fourth grade and comes from a very musical family! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Grove City College. After graduation, Kate became a career nanny for several different families over the years in NJ and PA. She has been a member of district and regional bands in high school, the River City Youth Brass Band, Grove City College Symphonic Band, the Hanover Wind Symphony in NJ, and currently the West Hills Symphonic Band. Kate lives in Beaver County with her husband and preschool-age son and still works in the childcare field. She loves both the challenge and the fun presented by the brass band and looks forward to many more years of music!