Eryn Carranza-Wood is the band director at South Fayette High School and South Fayette Intermediate School. She is also a member of the West Hills Symphonic Band. Eryn obtained her degree in music education from Bowling Green State University and was fortunate to study with Velvet Brown throughout her undergraduate studies. Eryn lives in South Fayette with her husband, Bill and her daughter, Alycia.
Al Duerig | Tuba
Cameron Huffmyer picked up the tuba in 2006, after starting on the trumpet in fourth grade. Since then, he has learned to play most of the brass instruments, mainly focusing on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He graduated from North Hills High School in 2013, and attended Slippery Rock University before taking some time off to be with family. Additionally, he has played in many local organizations, such as the River City Youth Brass Band under Drew Fennell, Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra under James Nova, and his church worship band. He was one of the inaugural recipients of the Allegheny Brass Band scholarship in 2013, and joined the band in 2015. He has studied under Len Lavelle, Phil Van Ouse, and Matthew Murchison. When not playing music, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Hope, and 2 daughters, Cady and Carsyn; he also enjoys playing video games and reading for pleasure.
George Masche | Tuba
|George Masche joined the band in 1985 and has played in far too many musical groups to list here. His business, Etched in Glass, is in Gibsonia, PA.|
Chris Papik | Tuba
Christian Reed | Tuba
Christian Reed is from Steubenville, Ohio and joined the Allegheny Brass Band in 2017 as a tuba player. He began playing tuba in 2009 and has played in many ensembles. Christian currently plays in the Tri State Community Concert Band and sings in the Ohio Valley Chorale in Steubenville. From time to time he plays in the Gem City Brass ensemble and in pit orchestra for his high school’s musicals, also in Steubenville. He has played in Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra in Pittsburgh and in the Wheeling Jesuit Community Band under the direction of James Gourlay. Christian is the owner of his own business, Reed Lawn Care, which serves the Steubenville area.
Eric Zacherl | Tuba