David Silden has spent his life in music. He has a long history of promoting music and music education in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. He is a retired public school band director, having taught music in Michigan, Indiana, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. Mr. Silden is the originator, musical director, and administrator of the David Silden Brass Ensemble, the Charlotte Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and the David Silden Brass Quintet. He also volunteers his time in the local school band programs.
David’s major instrument is the Euphonium. He has performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte, North Carolina, and is currently the principal euphonium with the Queen City Brass Band, in Charlotte. He has and continues to perform as a soloist at many church and civic functions throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States.
As a conductor Mr. Silden has conducted many church brass ensembles, such as Park Road Baptist Church Brass, St. Andrews United Methodist Church Brass and New Beginnings Moravian Church Brass Ensemble. He was also Assistant Conductor of the World’s Heaviest Brass Ensemble (comprised entirely of tubas and euphoniums) at the 2001 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Lahti, Finland. He has also conducted the Ball State Summer Symphonic Band. He occasionally conducts the Queen City Brass Band.
In the area of promoting music through the brass instruments Mr. Silden has brought many of the worlds greatest low brass artists to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Among those who have come to Charlotte include such names as Neal Corwell, euphonium soloist with “Pershing’s Own”, United States Army Band, Adam Frey, freelance euphonium artist from Atlanta, Kenyon Wilson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tuba instructor/composer, and Demondrae Thurman, University of Alabama euphonium/tuba instructor.
If you wish to contact David you may do so at dave [at] dsbe.org