Memories of Leonard Falcone

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Roger Behrend presented a lecture "Leonard Falcone: Mentor and Musician" at the 32nd annual US Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop held at Brucker Hall on Fort Myer, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, in Arlington, Virginia.

RogerBehrendRoger Behrend is an internationally-recognized euphonium soloist, recitalist, teacher, and clinician. He studied with Dr. Leonard Falcone at Michigan State University. Now retired, Roger served as euphonium soloist and principal euphonium with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC. Additionally, he was a founding member and chief-in-charge of the United States Navy Tuba-Euphonium Quartet.

His lecture included guests Marty Erickson (US Navy Band, retired) and Brian Bowman (US Navy Band and US Air Force Band, retired), also Leonard's former students, who added their remembrances about Leonard.

All of the events of the workshop from Wednesday evening through Saturday evening were recorded and there is a  nine-hour YouTube video of the conference available HERE. The following are the time-stamps for this lecture:

1:57:00 - Roger Behrend's lecture begins. (He is not using microphone and is almost inaudible)
1:59:55 - Voice becomes a little louder
2:14:00 - Roger begins using the microphone
2:32:00 - Marty Erickson speaks
2:41:45 - Falcone Festival mentioned
2:43:30 - Brian Bowman speaks

Thanks to all who worked toward an excellent workshop under the chairmanship of SGM Donald Palmire. You can  download the conference program HERE. The Falcone Festival 2014 Euphonium Artist winner, Chris Leslie, also presented a recital on Thursday afternoon.

Click on the links below for additional stories and memories:



March 31...Application Deadline
May 1...Semi-Finalists Notified
August 10-13...Festival Competition 

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