Triangle Brass Band Artistic Director and Conductor
Tony Granados serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Triangle Brass Band, a position he has held since 2008. Tony is a freelance tuba player in the central North Carolina region and has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Symphony Brass Quintet, Boylan Brass, Carolina Brass Quintet, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, and the Roanoke Symphony in Virginia. As a soloist, he has made appearances with college bands, high schools bands, all-county bands, and was a featured artist at the 2002 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, performing the Gregson Tuba Concerto with the Triangle Brass Band. Tony maintains a large and active private studio, teaching students on the middle school and high school levels. In addition, he gives clinics and teaches sectionals in many school band programs, including marching brass fundamentals with several leading band programs. Tony was the Triangle Youth Brass Band Director from 2001 – 2013, and is currently serving as the President of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA).
Tony attended the University of Kentucky, and has studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Towson State in Maryland. While a student in Kentucky, he was first runner up in the UK Concerto Competition in 1997, played solo E-flat tuba with the Lexington Brass Band and was featured with the Bass section of that band several times, including the LBB compact disc release Images. Tony also played with the Advocate-Messenger Brass Band in Danville, KY, appearing on three compact discs and making a solo appearance. Tony was also a driving force in the Four Horsemen Tuba Quartet, the resident student tuba quartet at the University of Kentucky. The FHTQ was the busiest performing ensemble at UK during this time, making an appearance at the 1998 Great American Brass Band Festival, and winning the Adult Ensemble competition at the 1998 NABBA competition.
You can find out more about Tony from his website.