Gabriel Sears, tuba

The Colburn School

How did you choose your instrument?

I originally was planning to play clarinet, but my parents had other ideas.  We went and talked to the band director when I as in 5th grade and she suggested euphonium, seeing as she only had one low brass player at the time. Then, halfway through 6th grade my new band director asked me if I wanted to switch to tuba, as he had no tubas at all.  I agreed, and the rest, as they say, is history.

What piece are you most excited to play this upcoming season?

Definitely Mahler 5.

What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?

AYS has taught me how to work as a team and to take musicians from all different backgrounds, and all different schools, and come together and work to be the best orchestra that we can be.  It’s no easy feat to rehearse once a week with musicians from all over and put on extremely successful concerts, but the orchestra and Maestro Treger make it happen concert after concert and it makes me enjoy being a part of this outstanding ensemble.

Sponsor Gabriel Sears