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Bill Troiano with his tuba
|Birth name||William Troiano|
November 23, 1951|
Plainview, Long Island, New York
|Genres||Classical, Blues, Brass|
|Occupation(s)||Tubist, Teacher, Clinician, Performer, Conductor|
|Associated acts||The Royal Canadians, The Long Island Tuba Quartet|
Bill Troiano is an American tuba player from Long Island, New York. He was a member of the Guy Lombardo Orchestra from 1976-78. Known as Mr. Tuba, Bill has been the chairman of the annual Howard Hovey Tuba Day since 1980.
Troiano has played in ensembles such as The Atlantic Wind Symphony, The Guy Lombardo Orchestra, The Sunnyland Jazz Trio, and the Huntington Community Band.
Until 2003, he was the director of Students of Music Incorporated (SMI). Having been created by Bill some years prior, this brass band, consisting of high school brass students, had the opportunity of performing in venues such as Shea Stadium and West Point.
The Long Island Tuba Quartet
Created in 1986 to perform at the 6th Howard Hovey Tuba Day, the brass quartet consists of two euphoniums and two tubas. Bill Troiano and former student, Jeff Furman, play tuba while Michael Canipe of the Deer Park School District and Don Sherman of East Northport play euphonium.
Since 1986, LITQ makes a yearly appearance at the Tuba Festival. The quartet has performed all over New York state, but mostly on Long Island. They've played churches, parks, weddings, private parties, libraries, retirement homes, schools, beaches, and craft fairs. The comedic quartet is guaranteed to provide an entertaining performance. Aside from the often comedic introduction of their next song to be played, the group can surprise you by playing Handel's beautiful "Water Music", then segue into Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein."
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