Meet our resident tubists and euphoniumists!
Performing: Saturday July 16 1:30PM
The Above Average Tuba Quartet has been playing together for just a little
over two years.The ensemble contains tubists and euphoniumists that are
associated with the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band of Anoka Minnesota.
Tubas and Euphoniums are related instruments. The euphonium is generally
considered to be “Tenor Tubas”, and play an octave higher than their larger
siblings, which are also known as “Bass Tubas”.
Euphoniumist Eric Anderson is a professor of music at Anoka Ramsey
Community College where he teaches music history and leads the guitar
ensemble at the ARCC’s Cambridge Minnesota campus. Euphoniumist Jim
Blood is a retired Honeywell aerospace engineer (ask him about his
contribution to the Apollo Lunar Lander) and plays as the oldest musician in
a surprisingly large number of wind ensembles in the Twin Cities. Tubist
Gerry Greupner is a retired educator. His career as a student counselor has
given him great insights into the peculiar psyches of the musicians who play
in the bass clef. Tubist Roger Gomoll spends his working hours teaching
public radio stations how to more effectively beg for money during on-air
pledge drives. He makes penance for this despicable activity by giving his
time as tubist to eight different ensembles in the Twin Cities, including a
brass band, two brass quartets, a symphony orchestra, a Finnish dance band,
and even occasionally in a Dixieland band that plays mostly at funerals.