Ben Aldridge holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Yale University, and has been a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic since 1991. Ben is also a member of the Utica and Catskill Symphonies, as well as the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. He also performs with and arranges for the Catskill Brass Quintet. Ben is a charter member of the International Trumpet Guild and has been recorded on both Columbia and Redwood Records. He is a member of NARAS. Ben teaches trumpet and coaches brass chamber music at Binghamton University, SUNY Oneonta, and Hartwick College.
Euphonium, Tuba, Trombone, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble
Mr. Blake received his Bachelor of Science degree in music education in 2001 at Hartwick College. He is recieved his master's degree in trombone performance from Binghamton University in 2006. From 1985 –1988 Paul was a trombonist with 19th Army Band at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Presently he is an instrumental music teacher for grades 7 -12 at Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton CSD in New York. He currently is an Artist-in-Residence of low brass at Hartwick College. He also has served as a trombone instructor at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute. Mr. Blake has a wide variety of teaching experiences in the elementary and middle schools in upstate New York.