Tri-County Symphonic Band presents Soloists for Scholarships

Feb 2, 2021

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, will present a program entitled “Soloists for Scholarships” on Feb. 14 at 3:00 p.m.

The concert will be a virtual live-stream — free of charge — and can be viewed on ORC-TV. Those interested may also pick up the free live-stream on the Tri-County Symphonic Band Facebook page ( or the ORC-TV Facebook page (

Soloists who have appeared with the band are highlighted in this concert, including alto saxophonist Marcus Monteiro.

Born and raised in Marion and educated in the Old Rochester Regional Schools prior to earning his bachelor of music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Monteiro has gone on to many musical achievements. Called a “force to be reckoned with” by basketball great, Shaquille O’Neal, Monteiro is living up to this accolade. He has appeared in jazz festivals throughout the world as well as the United States. His album, "Another Part of Me,” recorded in 2017 has been played frequently on radio stations in Boston and the Southcoast. Monteiro continues to live in Marion with his wife and son where he teaches musicians of all ages. 

In addition to great jazz masterpieces by Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and Duke Ellington featuring Monteiro as soloist, the concert will also display the virtuosity of Venezuelan trombonist Angel Subero, playing the "Concerto for Bass Trombone" by Elizabeth Raum, and trumpet soloist Joseph Foley, playing the "Trumpet Concerto in E-flat" by Johann Hummel.

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