Concert Band Tuba
THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND FROM WASHINGTON, DC
Master Sergeant Matthew Nelson
Originally from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Master Sergeant Matthew Nelson has served as tubist with The U.S. Army Field Band since 2001. Prior to joining the Army he attended Indiana University, where he studied with Provost Professor of Tuba Daniel Perantoni, as well as Anthony Kniffen from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. MSG Nelson has been featured as soloist on numerous concert tours in addition to soloing with The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at the 2011 Army Tuba and Euphonium Conference. He is a founding member of the Chamber Brass and currently serves as tuba section leader and principal tuba.
Staff Sergeant Scott Devereaux
Staff Sergeant Scott Devereaux is a native of Washington, Michigan. He holds an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Carol Jantsch and Paul Krzywicki, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Fritz Kaenzig. Before joining the U.S. Army Field Band SSG Devereaux was an active freelance musician in the Philadelphia area, appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Staff Sergeant Chase Garner
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Staff Sergeant Chase Garner earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Alabama, where he studied with Mike Dunn and Demondrae Thurman. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band in 2016, SSG Garner taught elementary music for eight years at Britt Elementary in Snellville, Georgia. He has won numerous solo competitions and awards including the Alabama Symphony Concerto Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs National Brass Division, and the Leonard Falcone Young Artist International Tuba Competition. When not performing with the Concert Band, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and his two young daughters.