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About Donald Palmire

Donald Palmire has been an active euphonium soloist, clinician and educator for more than three decades. He began his career as a euphoniumist with The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band at Parris Island, SC in 1980. While at Parris Island, he was a regularly featured soloist. Don served as euphoniumist with The United States Marine Band (“The President’s Own”) from 1987-1991. He was a euphoniumist and soloist with The Dallas Wind Symphony from 1992-1994. He joined The United States Army Band in 1994 and recently retired as Principal Euphonium in the Concert Band and Chairman of The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. He is a former member of The Dominion Brass and has performed with The Virginia Grand Military Band, The Maryland Symphony, The Harrisburg Symphony and The Sarasota Orchestra. Don has been a guest soloist and clinician with high school, college and community bands. He has been a regular clinician for the Music For All National Concert Band Festival and Summer Symposium. His debut solo CD, “Amber and Musk”, was released in 2014. He is an XO Professional Brass Artist and performs exclusively on the XO1270 euphonium.


Concerto for Two Trumpets ... Erik Morales