Originally from Green City, Missouri, is a low brass performer and teacher in the greater Washington, DC area. He has been serving in the USAF Ceremonial Brass since 2009 and performs routinely with the USAF Airmen of Note. On euphonium, Josh has performed with the National, Delaware, New World and Roanoke Symphony Orchestras. His trombone performance experience includes playing with with the Kansas City, Richmond, Roanoke, Syracuse, Vermont, and Williamsburg Symphony Orchestras as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic and Rochester Philharmonic. Josh holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Eastman School of Music and, in 2006, received performers certificates from Eastman on both trombone and euphonium and won the Potomac Festival Euphonium Competition. Josh’s teachers have included Scott Hartman, Mark Kellogg, and John Marcellus.
Josh is a huge baseball fan, and, having been in attendance for the 2016 World Series Game 7, he is inspired all the more to root against the Cubs and to cheer for his St. Louis Cardinals. Here's to another 108 year Cubs championship drought!
Willie is a member of the United States Air Force “Ceremonial Brass” in Washington D.C. and was a founding member of the Barclay Brass and professional Disney tuba quartet, “The Tubafours”. Mr. Clark received his Bachelors Degree studying with Fritz Kaenzig at the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree studying with David Zerkel and Fred Mills at the University of Georgia.
From the Fall of 1998 to 2003, Mr. Clark served on the adjunct faculty for Stetson University. He has also served on the adjunct faculty for Bethune-Cookman College.
As a performer, Mr. Clark has toured the United States, South America, Australia, China, Japan, and eighteen countries in Europe. During these travels he performed with the China National Symphony, the Empire Brass for the Campos do Jordao Winter Music Festival and USA Tour Concert, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Sam Rivers’ RivBea Orchestra, and Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. In 1986, Mr. Clark was Featured on the Chicago radio station WBEZ performing, “The Flight of the Bumblebee”.
Mr. Clark served as a low brass clinician on the European Tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. You can hear him on the Tuba 4’s CD, “Under the Boardwalk”. He has also recorded with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the United States Air Force Band, Alfred Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Electronic Arts. Having watched the 2016 World Series Game 7 on TV and growing up in the Chicagoland Area, Willie finds it hard to play with a St. Louis Cardinal Fan. But he will power through, because that's what Cub Fans have done for over a hundred years.