Trombone

Jim Metzger | Trombone

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Jim is a recently retired band director; teaching 35 years in Central Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mansfield University and received a Masters of Music with performance emphasis from West Chester University. In addition, he has studied at Villanova University, Philadelphia School of the Arts, and Penn State University. Jim studied conducting from Internationally Recognized Conductor Frederick Fennell and conductor/arranger Jerry Nowak.  Active as a guest conductor within Central Pennsylvania, Jim conducted Honors Bands and County Bands in Lancaster, Lebanon and Adams County.  Jim also was the conductor of the Lititz Community Band and the Moonlighter’s Big Band in Lititz, PA. As a trombonist, Jim continues to perform with concert bands, jazz bands, pit orchestras and small jazz combos.  He enjoys performing in the Allegheny Brass Band, the East Winds Symphonic Band and the Butler Musicians Concert Band.  Jim now spends his daytime as an Educational Specialist for Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers. Jim, his wife Terri (also a trombonist), and their cat Trixie (not a trombonist) live in Gibsonia.

 

 

 

Teri Metzger | Trombone

Justin Miller | Trombone

justin - croppedJustin Miller has played trombone for over 25 years. He studies with James Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony and has performed with numerous western Pennsylvania ensembles, in the orchestra pit for many musicals, in side by side performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and with the Bill Dayton Orchestra based in Baltimore. Individuals he has performed with include Mike Vax, formerly of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and Jay Gibble of the Capitol Bones.Currently, Justin is principal trombone of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, second trombone and on the Board of Directors in the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, bass trombone in the Allegheny Brass Band, first trombone in the West Hills Symphonic Band where he serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors, a member of the Shadyside Brass, and assistant director of the Lincoln High School Marching Blue Band in Ellwood City, PA.Justin is an IT professional originally from Ellwood City and now residing in Cranberry Township.

Ryan Moser

ryan moserRyan is a native of Pittsburgh having attended the Shaler Area School district.  He attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a Music Education major, and following graduation moved to Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, Ryan taught elementary and middle school band in the Brookline Public Schools.  He also had the opportunity to study with Gabriel Langfur (bass trombone) of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestra.  A short relocation to Columbus, Ohio allowed Ryan to work as a recruiter for The Ohio State University School of Music.  Returning home, Ryan hopes to find work teaching and playing.  I am exited to be a member of such an excellent ensemble.

 

 

 

 

 

John Neurohr | Trombone

  • John Weber played at the band’s first rehearsal and first concert.
  • Retired music educator — 38 years
  • Graduate of Carnegie Tech and Duquesne Univ.
  • Played in all the NABBA contests in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Played in the China trip.
  • Played in the Bermuda trip.
  • Band member entire life of the band.
  • Played in various sections of the band: cornet, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, bass trombone, tenor trombone.