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My name is Caitlin de Rosenroll and I play Bass Clarinet with the National Capital Concert Band. I joined the NCCB in 2014, after returning to Ottawa from living in Toronto and then Thailand. I have been playing Clarinet for 16 (?!) years, and I also play Saxophone. This year, I am also channelling the Julie Andrews in me, and have been singing with the Kanata Choral Society. My favourite composers for band are Percy Grainer, David Maslanka, and Frank Ticheli. My favourite works for concert band are "Traveller" by David Maslanka, "Lincolnshire Posy" by Percy Grainger, "Bali" by Michael Colgrass, "Music for Prague" by Karl Husa, and "Dusk" by Steven Bryant.
Nadine Frost has been playing trumpet in the NCCB since moving to Ottawa in 2013 for graduate school. She first picked up the trumpet in Grade 5 to try to contest for "loudest instrument in the household" among a musical family. Growing up in the small town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Nadine played with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra for four years in high school. Since then, she has continued to enjoy playing in community groups, and was happy to find the NCCB in Ottawa to continue to play music. In her spare time, Nadine enjoys running and trains to compete in road races ranging from the 5k to the marathon.
Roger started on the Horn in 1972, after he heard the solo in the Sound of Music, arrangement by Robert Russell Bennett. Marg Erb looked really cute to sit beside as well - too bad she was in Grade 13 and he was but a Gummer! Back home in Cambridge Ontario Roger played for many years in the Galt Kiltie Band as well as at Preston High School in the concert band and in a woodwind quintet with other cute girls, as well as his twin brother. While Roger also plays guitar and lap steel guitar, he would call himself “not ready for Prime Time” on either, or consciously incompetent! If Roger played something else he would wish it was Piccolo so he could travel light - but he would probably pass out from hyperventilating. While Roger enjoys all music, anything from Gustav Holst or Elmer Bernstein is likely to make his tail wag, especially Holst’s First Suite in Eb for Military Band. With his schedule, one ensemble is enough of a commitment! The camaraderie and challenging works that the NCCB tackles make every rehearsal worth attending and every concert experience fulfilling.