Washington Symphonic Brass
Bryan Bourne has recently retired from the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band after nearly 30 years of active service. The last 23 years he was the band’s Principal Trombone. In that capacity he performed in the Marine Concert Band, solo trombone with the White House Orchestra and many of the Chamber Music Concerts. Bryan also performed in many of the PBS specials “Music at the White House,” which features many of the country’s finest artists from many different musical genres. He was a featured soloist on many concerts including 6 Concert tours amassing over a total of 200 solo performances. He is principal trombone with the Washington Concert Opera, the Chesapeake Orchestra and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and was principal trombone with the RAI Orchestra in Turin, Italy. He is second trombone with the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. He has performed with the Kennedy Center Opera and Ballet Orchestras and the National Symphony Orchestra.
While in the Marine Band, Bryan was very involved in the educational outreach development. Performing as part of the “Music in the Schools” program as well as master classes throughout the country, while “on tour” during the Marine Band’s annual 50 day concert tour. Bryan Bourne has taught low brass (trombone, euphonium, and tuba) at St. Mary's College of Maryland since 1990. At St Mary’s College he also conducts the Brass Choir, Trombone Choir and coaches the brass chamber groups. Many of his students have gone to many of our fine universities and conservatories as well as orchestras and military bands.
He received his bachelor of music degree with high honors from Indiana University in 1979, having studied with Lewis Van Haney and Keith Brown. In 1989 he completed his master of music degree at Catholic University, where he studied with Milton Stevens of the National Symphony Orchestra and David Fedderley, principal tuba of the Baltimore Symphony.
In addition to his orchestral experience, Bryan continues to perform regularly in two chamber ensembles of which he is an original member: The Washington Symphonic Brass, and the Fessenden Ensemble. The Washington Symphonic Brass has just released their 7th CD of which Bryan has a few featured solos. In December Bryan releases his first solo CD entitled “With One Voice” which features many newly written and arranged solo works for trombone and orchestra.