The Buffalo Brass Quintet

...Since 1972...

The Buffalo Brass Quintet

The Buffalo Brass Quintet is the longest established group of its type in Western New York and has performed at innumerable weddings, recitals and ceremonies throughout the area since 1972.

We have an extensive library of music allowing us to help you program the most suitable music to enhance any occasion. No event, be it solemn, joyous or just for amusement and/or entertainment, is beyond our musical and performing abilities.

The Buffalo Brass Quintet is comprised of five professional musicians whom you will find both cooperative and personable when planning and performing for your wedding, church service or recital program. Additionally, we have a DVD available for your review.

For a truly elegant ceremony, contact The Buffalo Brass Quintet via telephone (phone numbers below) or via the Contact Form.

Pictured above, left to right, The Buffalo Brass Quintet are:
Tim SchwartzFrench Horn(716) 725-2748
Rob KingTrombone(716) 649-6761
Geoffrey HardcastleTrumpet(716) 812-1319
Rich RiedererTrumpet(716) 775-1316
Jim PaceTuba(716) 674-2007

Performance Samples

The following video and audio clips will give you a brief selection of the varied kinds of music we can provide for your wedding, ceremony, recital, holiday or any festive event. We hope you will enjoy the music and invite you to obtain our DVD that will provide you even more perspective pieces for your occassion. We look foward to hearing from you and working with you to enhance your special day with our music.

Audio Samples

TitleComposerGenreListenDownload
RondeauMouretClassical Download MP3
That's a PlentyPollackRecital Download MP3
Trumpet BattleScheidtClassical Download MP3
Trumpet VoluntaryClarkeClassical Download MP3

Video Samples

TitleComposerGenreWatch
CanonPachelbelClassical Watch Video
Carol of the BellsLeontovychChristmas Watch Video
Gay 90s MedleyHolcombe (arr.)Recital Watch Video
Wedding MarchMendelssohnClassical Watch Video

Biographies

Tim Schwartz (French Horn) has been an active freelance horn player for many years, playing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, National Ballet of Canada, Joffery Ballet, Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra, as well as scores of national musical productions. He is also a member of the Buffalo Brass Quintet. Tim can be heard on a number of recordings. He has recorded two CDs of Lowell Shaw's Fripperies for Horn Quartet and ...ipperies, a further collection of Mr. Shaw's music. Tim received his Bachelor of Music from Houghton College and his Masters of Music Education from SUNY at Buffalo.

Robert King (Trombone) earned his Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY at Fredonia and his Masters in Arts and Humanities from the University of Buffalo. He is presently retired from the Hamburg Central Schools after a long career teaching instrumental music at the Middle School.

He has been a freelance musician playing with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Clarence Summer Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, The Buffalo Opera Company, Amherst Symphony, Eddie O Big Band, Pyramid Dance Band and pit orchestras at Shea's and Artpark. He has also played for many national touring ensembles and is a member of the Buffalo Brass Quintet.

He resides in Hamburg with his wife, and has a daughter and three grandchildren.

Geoffrey Hardcastle (Trumpet), has been a member of The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra section since 2004. He also served as second trumpet with The Cleveland Orchestra from 1997-1999. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music receiving a Bachelors and Masters in music performance. He has studied with James Stamp, Bernard Adelstein and David Zauder. Geoffrey is also a very active chamber musician performing worldwide with the Center City Brass Quintet and Proteus 7. He is currently on faculty at Canisius College. Geoffrey is the newest member of the Buffalo Brass Quintet.

Richard Riederer (Trumpet) is presently in his twelfth year of teaching music at Frontier High School where he serves as conductor of the Symphonic Band. He received a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Hartt School of Music and a Masters of Music degree from Bowling Green State University. Rich has performed locally as a freelance trumpeter with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Clarence summer orchestra, as well as in pit orchestras at Shea's and Artpark Theaters. Mr. Riederer resides on Grand Island with his wife and three children.

Jim Pace (Tuba) earned his BM (Music Ed.) from SUNY Fredonia and MA (Music Ed.) from the University at Buffalo. He also attended the Hochschule für Musik in Graz, Austria. Jim is the retired senior high orchestra director and music department chair from Lake Shore Central Schools. In addition to the Buffalo Brass Quintet, Jim performs with The Frankfurters German Band and Bison City Stompers Dixieland Band. He also plays cello with Allegro Strings, in addition to freelancing throughout the Western New York area.

Testimonials

The quintet was absolutely lovely. I'm so glad you could be part of the day.

Lydia B.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Just want to thank the Buffalo Brass Quintet for the extraordinary music provided for Gina and Dan's wedding. It was everything we believed it would be... elegant and majestic perfection. Our guests gave you compliments all evening, "jaw-dropping" and "amazing" was what we heard all day!
Thank you, we look forward to hearing you play again.

Madonna B.
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral

The presence of the BBQ at our ceremony adds so much to the occasion.

Jane Cudmore
Assistant to the Dean
Empire State College

The Buffalo Brass Quintet has played at Nichols School for Commencement and Awards Day for many years. They are extremely talented, professional and reliable. I would recommend these talented musicians for any function!

Cathy Barish
Commencement & Awards Day Coordinator
Nichols School

For the past nine years, Medaille College has hired the services of the Buffalo Brass Quintet to perform music for our Commencement Ceremonies and Honors Convocation Ceremony. I have to comment that their musical performance is of a superb quality and their services have been exemplary — they arrive on time, are prepared, and certainly have no problem with accommodating any last-minute changes. They are efficient in handling contracts, and are certainly very pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend them for any social or academic event.

Deborah M. Ceppaglia, Professor
Coordinator of Honors Convocation & Commencement Ceremonies
Medaille College

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