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  • iMav
    Senior Member
    • May 2011
    • 1322

    Lance LaDuke - RIP

    https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lanceladuke
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    Larry Herzog Jr.

    All things EUPHONIUM! Guilded server
  • davewerden
    Administrator
    • Nov 2005
    • 11137

    #2
    Thanks for posting here, Larry. Lance was a colleague and an inspiration. He really got my attention when he came out with a CD of a brass quartet (British style, but with American players). I've posted the following on Facebook.

    The euphonium world just lost the wonderful presence of Lance LaDuke, a man of great talent and spirit who died much too young. I'll miss his creative mind and his contagious energy. Here is a link to a recital and master class he did in 2005. If you didn't know Lance, you can get a good sense of the man, the teacher, and the player in this recording:
    https://youtu.be/VpXaBaNgx-c
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    • RickF
      Moderator
      • Jan 2006
      • 3871

      #3
      So sorry to hear this, and yes way too young. He was a wonderful player/soloist. I had the pleasure of meeting him back stage many years ago when he played with River City Brass Band.
      Rick Floyd
      Miraphone 5050 - Warburton BJ / RF mpc

      "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
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      • aroberts781
        Senior Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 288

        #4
        This is sad news, thank you for sharing, Larry. In the last several years, Lance's podcast, The Brass Junkies, was really important to my musical journey. He stepped away from the podcast about a year ago and it is still being produced by his co-host Andrew Hitz. It was a great way for me to hear entertaining and insightful interviews with incredible brass musicians. It helped me see that there was a community of brass players that were creative and independent and diverse, which honestly kind of boosted my pride in playing my horn.

        But above all, it brought Lance's energy into my life. His perspective and identity and voice were such a pleasure, and so unique, and such a joy. He will be missed.
        1976 Besson 3-valve New Standard, DE102/I/I8
        1969 Conn 88H, Schilke 51

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        • iMav
          Senior Member
          • May 2011
          • 1322

          #5
          Lance participated in BMT Drum & Bugle a few years after I did. He went through Lackland AFB for BMT in 1991…I went through in 1989. (I hadn’t realized I was still in the Air Force when he first joined.)
          Groups
          Valley City Community Band
          Valley City State University Concert Band
          2024 North Dakota Intercollegiate Band (you're never too old!)


          Larry Herzog Jr.

          All things EUPHONIUM! Guilded server

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          • davewerden
            Administrator
            • Nov 2005
            • 11137

            #6
            I just figured out that Lance's album of brass quartets (2 cornets, horn, euphonium) is still available. You can get it from iTunes at this link:

            https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album...ls=1&app=music

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            Dave Werden (ASCAP)
            Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
            Adams Artist (Adams E3)
            Alliance Mouthpiece DC3, Wick 4AL, Wick 4ABL
            YouTube: dwerden
            Facebook: davewerden
            Twitter: davewerden
            Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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            • RickF
              Moderator
              • Jan 2006
              • 3871

              #7
              Matonizz, who was a close friend of Lance LaDuke, posted a very nice tribute for him.

              "Cold Snowflakes at Night" - Iain Mundy, edited by Drew Fennell:
              Rick Floyd
              Miraphone 5050 - Warburton BJ / RF mpc

              "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
              Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches

              El Cumbanchero (Raphael Hernandez, arr. Naohiro Iwai)
              The Cowboys (John Williams, arr. James Curnow)
              Festive Overture (Dmitri Shostakovich)

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