The Navy Band Tuba/Euphonium Quartet is internationally recognized as a driving force in low brass music and one of the premier ensembles of its kind. Formed in 1985, this unique group has thrilled audiences with arrangements of popular melodies and classical transcriptions.
The quartet has been featured in recitals, clinics and at conferences at Brigham Young University, the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Texas in Austin, at the Colonial Tuba-Euphonium Institute in Indiana, Pa., and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. They have also performed in Sapporo, Japan and Stockholm, Sweden.
In reference to their performance at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington in May 1992, the TUBA Journal stated "the USNBTEQ is varied musically, individually and instrumentally (euphonium, E-flat and CC tuba), and they ended a morning recital with an enthusiastic package that kept the audience enthralled and asking for more."
The quartet often appears as part of the Navy Band's Music in the Schools program, offering performances in elementary and secondary schools that are both entertaining and educational.
Directed by Chief Musician Philip J. Eberly, euphonium, the quartet also includes Chief Musician James H. Hicks and Musician 1st Class Kyle E. Huron, tuba, and Musician 1st Class Bryce A. Edwards, euphonium.