Glen Newton, Euphonium

Glen Newton, Euphonium

Glen Newton officially joined the euphonium section in 2010, after playing in the alto horn section from 2007-2009, and subbing on alto horn, cornet, euphonium, trombone, and baritone prior to that. He works on operating system security for Unisys, plays a mean game of table tennis, and enjoys showing cats with his wife, Jo. He's the only guy in the band who knows the difference between a Maine Coon and a Norwegian Forest Cat (or cares).

Glen began composing original instrumental and choral music in high school and is delighted that the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band has performed three of his works.

Glen also enjoys a certain amount of notoriety in the Twin Cities from his television appearances hosting community television broadcasts of Roseville Area High School concerts, Roseville Area Middle School operas, Rosefest parades, and live broadcasts of summer concerts of the Roseville Big Band, a group he has directed since 1989.

Despite his Ph.D. in Computer Science, Glen spends a lot of time on music stuff. Besides composing and playing brass instruments, Glen sings with the Caroling Company and the Rosetones vocal quartet, plays piano in the David Andrews Big Band, and has performed on guitar/mandolin/5-string banjo with the White Knuckles Bluegrass Band.

In the picture above, Glen is shown with his idol, former STBB second euphonium player and founding member Gerry Shultz. (Glen is on the left.)

Glen's chair is sponsored by Rosetones Quartet.

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