Brass

Brass

Thomas Bliss

Trumpet/ Trombone/ Baritone/ Euphonium

Thomas has been playing music for over 10 years, during which he has gained extensive experience in teaching and performing. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied with Wayne Solomon and Owen Miyoshi. While at UCSC, Thomas was the principal trombonist in the orchestra for two years and played first euphonium in the wind ensemble for four years.

A teacher for the Fremont Education Foundation, he has taught at Gomes Elementary School since 2008. He has taught at Allegro Music since 2009, and he enjoys teaching students of all skill levels. Many of his students have continued on to play with the California Youth Symphony.

Thomas is currently a member of the Peninsula Symphony, the Redwood Symphony, and the Newark Symphonic Winds.


Kelley Hunt

Trumpet/ Trombone/ French Horn

Kelley has been playing trumpet for 20 years and teaching at Allegro for five years. She has extensive experience playing in musical theater performances, and she is a member of numerous brass ensembles and orchestras throughout the Bay Area. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Cal State University, East Bay. While her passion lies with the trumpet and horn, she is proficient with all brass instruments.


Ken Yee

Brass

Kenneth Yee, has attended California State University East Bay studying trombone under David Ridge. He is currently the Low Brass Coach at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School as well as the Percussion Coach at Castro Valley High School , Arroyo High School and Dougherty Valley High School. Ken also teaches privately in the Union City/Fremont area having a full studio of students of all ages. Many of his students have auditioned and were chosen to play in All State and Honor Band groups. Aside from teaching, Ken is an active Freelance Musician having experience playing in a variety of styles and groups. He is currently the trombonist for the Mandala Octet and also the Lead Trombonist with the Mandala Orchestra. Most recently, he just finished touring in China with his group the "Kenneth Yee Jazztet" and also as the featured Trombone Soloist with the "Wedo Jazz Big Band."



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