Sacramento Symphonic Winds - A Sacramento Community Concert BandTim Smith, Music & Artistic Director
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Dr. George Preston - Euphonium

Sacramento Symphonic Winds - George Preston George learned chords when he got a ukulele for his seventh birthday and at various times has performed in public on violin, guitar, tympani, French horn, euphonium, tuba, piano, and organ, as well as sung in college glee clubs and church choirs. He has played euphonium for over 55 years with a brief hiatus in the 1960s during graduate studies for his PhD in chemical engineering. George is Treasurer of the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association, has been an active member of the Sacramento Symphonic Winds since 2002 and is in demand as a sub in several other regional bands. He is a founding member of the Heavy Metal Tuba Quartet and the Toot Sweet Brass Co. Dr. Preston is a retired energy R&D executive and candy manufacturer. A Californian since 1960, he has two adult sons and a granddaughter and lives in Auburn with his musician wife Mary Rose, two cats, a ball python and numerous turtles.