Second Euphonium

B&S PT-37S Euphonium

Denis Wick 3AL

Music Heroes:
J.S. Bach, Oystein Baadsvik, Canadian Brass, Illinois Brass Quintet, Steven Mead, Phil Franke, and an eclectic variety of musicians from other genres
Joshua Sove is a native to the Chicago suburbs. After picking up the euphonium at a young age, he played in a number of different ensembles, festivals, and camps during his formative years. After graduating Willowbrook High School in 2006, he attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and studied euphonium and tuba with Professor Mark Moore. Joshua played in a large variety of ensembles at U of I, and it was here that he had his first experience playing in a traditional British brass band, both on baritone and Eb tuba. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental music performance.

While primarily a euphoniumist, Joshua has also played representatives from most of the brass family in a formal concert setting, as well as flute, percussion, and (in one confused instance) the slide whistle. Past involvement (on various horns) includes IMEA All-District 9, ISYM, Allerton Wind Symposium, West Suburban Concert Band, Prairie Brass Band. Ensembles at UIUC also included the Wind Symphony, Wind Orchestra, British Brass Band, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Brass Choir, Marching Illini, Basketball Band, and numerous chamber ensembles.

In more recent times, Joshua has juggled helping out Willowbrook High School's band program, teaching private students, playing in community bands, and working a retail job. Having auditioned just this past summer, he welcomes the opportunity of playing with the excellent Chicago Brass Band.