Recent Commander of the U.S. Army School of Music, Silas Nathaniel Huff currently is associate director of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, music director emeritus of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra (NYC), incoming Commander of the 44th Army Band (NM) and co-director of the International Conducting Institute, an organization dedicated to training the world's next generation of conductors. Huff has conducted across the U.S. and Europe for more than 15 years. As a U.S. Army Music Officer, he has conducted concerts at the White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon, and other important monuments and landmarks in Washington, D.C., for audiences numbering in the thousands.
Abroad, he has conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Jordan.
Maestro Huff's past positions include music director of the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (TX), director of the U.S. Army Orchestra (DC), conductor of
Moscow Ballet's U.S.A. east coast tours, and associate producer of opera at the Manhattan School of Music.
Maestro Huff holds degrees from Texas State University and UCLA, and also studied at the Trossingen Hochschule für Musik (Germany) and L'Institut Musical Provence-Aubagne (France). In 1999, he earned first prize in the Los Angeles Valley Composition Competition for his homage to Charles Ives, Begging the Question. In 2001, he was named Conductor of the Year by the California State University system, and he was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Maikop International Conducting Competition (Russia). In 2011, the Texas House of Representatives signed a resolution recognizing Maestro Huff's distinguished musical service, and in 2015, the U.S. Army conferred upon him a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding and exceptionally meritorious leadership of the U.S. Army
Orchestra in Washington, DC.
Huff recently began studying at the University of Colorado in Boulder in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting. At CU, he is
co-director of the Campus Orchestra.
President - Bernard Buster
Vice President - Marilyn Kroner
Secretary - Sheri VandeRiet
Treasurer - Peter Gowan
Webmaster - Aaron Jordan
Board Member - Dee LeMaster
Board Member - Sandy McMillen Sartin
Board Member - Mary Malley
Board Member - Heather Sotiros
Board Member - Benjamin Schardt
The Boulder Concert Band has approximately 70 members drawn from throughout the greater Boulder and Front Range area.
Celebrating its 42nd season, the BCB has a glorious tradition. The first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870. The ICC Silver Cornet Band, as it was known, performed weekly concerts in the pioneer town of Boulder. In the spring of 1897 a larger band organization was formed. This group, called the Boulder Band, was said to be the best organization of its type in Colorado. Several decades later, the Boulder Municipal Band was formed and was the first to include women musicians.
The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former Director of Bands at the University of Colorado. Considered to be one of the premier adult community bands in the state, the current organization has over 70 volunteer musicians. Its members are from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder County and Denver metro area.
The BCB provides our community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. The BCB also provides a community organization for adults who wish to continue to play their instruments after completing high school or college.