Let’s introduce the members of the TubaMeisters:
Ezra Johnson(Lead Euphonium & Vocal soloist)–Ezra is a former middle school band director who still takes music quite seriously. A graduate of the University of Texas, and former Longhorn Band member, Ezra brings both his euphonium skills, and his rich baritone vocal talent to the group. A latecomer to the group, he has performed with the TubaMeisters since 2005.
Al Tapia(Euphonium & Vocals)–Al is a retired U.S. Army bandmaster, who presently serves as the director of several area community bands. He was a founding member of the TubaMeisters, whose job caused him to have to leave the group for several years. But, he’s back, and he sometimes helps out with vocals, as well.
Ray Grim(Tuba, Vocals, & Arranger)–Ray is a former school band director, as well as a founding member of the group. In addition to playing tuba, he serves as the “staff arranger,” and does some vocal backing. Outside of the group, Ray teaches a number of tuba, euphonium, and trombone students, and performs with the prestigious San Antonio Wind Symphony. http://raygrim.com
Richard Wallace(Tuba, Euphonium, & Arranger)–Richard is a retired school band director, who now conducts the Alzafar Shrine Band, as well as performing with the Beethoven Concert Band. Richard plays tuba, occasionally euphonium, and has written several of the band’s arrangements. Furthermore, Richard is always ready with a joke. He is also a founding member of the TubaMeisters.
For booking information, please contact Ray Grim: TubaRay@satx.rr.com