Friday, July 1, 2016

Good News & Bad News

Where do we begin? We have good news and we have bad news.  

The end of the 15-16 season sees the departure of Uber player and founding member Mary Jo Neher.  We can’t let her go without acknowledging her hard work, talent, and other contributions to the group.  She will be missed.

But a horn quartet isn’t a quartet at all without the power of four and we are so happy to welcome Dana Sherman as the newest member of the Uber Horn Quartet.  Dana is originally from Naperville, IL, but was most recently a freelancer throughout the southwest before moving back to the Chicagoland area last year.  Prior to that, Dana spent a year playing with the Omaha Symphony.  We are pleased to welcome her to the group and look forward to making beautiful music with her.  You can read more about Dana here.

On to the music!  This season is Uber’s busiest YET! We are elated to have just announced our season on our website.  Highlights include solo engagements with the Kenosha Symphony and Dubuque Symphony on their classical subscription concerts.  Uber will also perform as soloists with the North Park Concert Band.  In addition to these performances, we will continue to present masterclasses, clinics, and recitals throughout the season.  Stay tuned for those as we will post them on our website  as they are scheduled!  Here is our 2016-17 season lineup.

The biggest news of all is that UBER will be changing its name.  Due to the booming popularity of the car service UBER, we’ve decided it is in our best interest to have a name that better represents our mission and brand, and therefore we have made the decision to change our name. We can’t tell you what it is yet, but expect that sometime before 2017.

Well, this is Uber signing off for the July 4 weekend.  We wish you and yours a Happy Independence Day and look forward to seeing you during the 2016-17 season!

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