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Thank you to Rick Pauzé

posted Jul 31, 2017, 5:00 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 7:54 PM ]
Former Conductor Rick Pauzé (2008-2017)

The band gratefully thanks Rick for bringing the band to a new playing level after serving as Artistic Director for 9 years. Examples of his work with this band can be found under Past Concerts and Audio & Video

Rick originally joined the band as a trombonist, helping the organization for well over 10 years. We wish him all the best in his new endeavours, and know he will be no stranger in future years. 

A music graduate of Humber College and McMaster University, Rick Pauzé has been playing trombone professionally since he was 15. Educated in arranging by Dave McMurdo, Mike Malone, Marta Hidy, and Jim Howard, he wrote music for musicals, jazz bands, and R&B groups. Being active with various bands, he enjoyed playing with such notables as Stewart Laughton (Canadian Brass), Al Kay (Boss Brass), Don Menza, Phil Nimmons, Peter Appleyard, Hagood Hardy, and the Temptations. 

As a trombonist, Rick travelled to Florida, Montreal, and Germany, and is now active in the Barrie area which he calls home. He was a musical director of music theatre, and also founded his own music groups The Art of Jazz Big Band and The Hiptet. Currently he plays in various orchestras, jazz ensembles, and pit bands particularly in Toronto, Barrie, and Central Ontario.