PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band will be journeying “To the Moon and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Hance Pavilion. This concert is intended to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and will be filled with music related to space exploration, the planets of our solar system, and some great sci-fi movie music as well. The band’s guest artist for the concert will be trombonist Brett Galey, a former student in the band’s mentoring program who is studying music at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He will perform Wagner’s beautiful “To an Evening Star” and Richard Rodgers’ classic “Blue Moon.” Other selections will include Beyond the Horizon, the “Sunrise” and “The Blue Danube Waltz” from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Star Trek” marches from “Star Wars,” music from “Doctor Who,” and more.
Galey is currently a fourth-year music education major at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a concentration in trombone. He has studied under Tim Anderson at UC, Joseph Rodriguez from the Cincinnati Symphony, and Gretchen McNamara from Wright State. He is involved with UC’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, a national music fraternity, as the secretary and treasurer, as well as the vice president of the Trombone Club.
Galey is from Troy where he attended Troy High School. While still in high school, he was selected to be a part of the 2015 and 2016 Ohio All State Bands, the 2016 Honor Band of America, and won second place at a Wright State Solo competition. While at UC he’s spent time teaching beginning music and marching band at several different school districts in the Cincinnati and Dayton area. Galey has also spent a decent amount of time as a string orchestra instructor for a New Horizons group in Cincinnati. Once graduated, Brett hopes to become a high school band director.
Admission to the concert is free.
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