David Brewer, the Rick Steves Principal Tuba for Cascade symphony for 24 years, will perform Tubby the Tuba at this season’s Children’s Concert.
Since elementary school, David Brewer has played a variety of brass instruments in different types of ensembles, from stage bands to orchestras. He currently is the Cascade Symphony’s tubist, having played tuba and bass trombone with them for 23 years. He also is in his 37thyear with Orchestra Seattle and is a charter member of the Olympic Brass Ensemble, a brass quintet, founded in 1995.
Over the years he has played with a number of orchestras including: Bellevue Philharmonic, Federal Way Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle Philharmonic and Thalia Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with Edmonds and Shoreline community colleges and the British brass bands: Brass Band Northwest and Puget Brass.
David graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Music, Music Education and Computer Science where he performed with and was the undergraduate assistant for the Husky Marching Band.
He is a retired Software Engineer for The Boeing Company.