TABATHA PINGITORE
Solo Tenor Horn


Instrument:
Besson Sovereign Eb Tenor horn

Mouthpiece:
Denis Wick gold plated of various sizes, usually a3 does the trick

Music Heroes:
Leonard Bernstein and Stravinsky were favorites of mine as well as the rock group YES
Tabatha is a co-founder of the Chicago Brass Band. Tabatha was born and raised in New Castle, DE. She began her study of the French Horn when she was 7 years old, and received many awards and membership in All-State Orchestra, All-State Band and All-Star Band all the way thru High School Graduation. She continued her education at Temple University in Philadelphia where she studied music performance and education and private study with Joseph D'Angelis of the Philadelphia Symphony. At LaFayette College in PA, Tabatha was twice certified Drum Major and marched with the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. She was an Assistant Band Director at William Penn High School for 2 years before moving to Los Angeles, CA. Tabatha worked in the Music Industry for 7 years for Rico International (Boosey& Hawkes) and Samick Music ( piano and guitar manufacturer) in Marketing, Sales, Project Management and Artist Relations.

While in Los Angeles, Tabatha studied with Bob Watt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and performed in various symphonic bands, orchestras, woodwind and brass quintets. In the spring of 2000, she moved to Chicago and joined the Palatine Concert Band, the North Shore Symphonic Band and the Prairie Brass Band. She served on the Board of Directors for the Prairie Brass Band. In 2002, Tabatha she became a founder member of the CBB. She served as the President of the Chicago Brass Band for its first 3 years. Tabatha works as a Project Manager for Methode Electronics and is also active in community organizing and volunteering through the Obama 2008 campaign. She lives with her 3 black cats in Arlington Heights. " . . . I am VERY excited to work with this fine group of musicians. Creating and performing with the Chicago Brass Band has been a labor of love. It has also cured me of any previous notions of going through child birth."


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