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J. P Meder Project
"Home Means Nevada" Project
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Carson City Symphony
Mile High Jazz Band
"Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival"
Zephyrus Brass Quintet
CCACC - Carson City Arts & Culture
FCCPR - Foundation for Carson City
Parks & Recreation
Carson City Historical Society
Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive
Services (my former day job)
David C. Bugli has a Bachelor of Science
Degree in music education from Ithaca College, New York, where he studied
composition for four years with Karel Husa. He has a Master of Music Degree
from the University of Massachusetts. He has participated in Conductors
Workshops presented by the American Symphony Orchestra League in San
Francisco and St. Louis. In addition to conducting, he plays classical and
jazz piano, tuba, and trombone, and he composes and arranges music.
David Bugli conducts the Carson City
Symphony and plays piano in and leads the Mile High Jazz Band. For the Carson City
Symphony, he arranges music that features guest artists on the Symphony's
annual Holiday Treat and Pops Party concerts. In the past he organized the
annual Reno TubaChristmas event and led the annual Capitol Tree Lighting on
the steps of the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City. The latter featured
performances by the Holiday Brass Ensemble (generally about two dozen players)
and a group of about two hundred elementary school singers.
He plays tuba in Zephyrus Brass Quintet,
the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, and
the Ruby Mountain Symphony in Elko (before it folded). He taught class piano at
Western Nevada College in Carson City from the fall of 2011 through
the spring of 2015. He is the recipient
of the 2007 Nevada Governor's Arts Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.
David Bugli is also Secretary (and past President) of
the Foundation for Carson City
Parks and Recreation and is Secretary of the Carson
City Historical Society.
TubaChristmas 2020 Virtual Performance
Be Part of the Project
Reno, NV, has been presenting TUBACHRISTMAS performances since 1989. Because of the Coronavirus
pandemic, we are not able to perform together in person this year. I have made an arrangement
called "Christmas Tuba Fantasy" featuring five Christmas tunes for tuba-euphonium quartet
(2 euphonium parts and 2 tuba parts) to be used in a virtual project. We invite musicians from
the Reno area, other parts of the United States, and abroad to be involved. If you wish to participate,
please send us a video recording you playing one (or two) of the four parts.
For further information, go to the Resource Page.
Please feel free to contact me:
David C. Bugli
191 Heidi Circle
Carson City, NV 89701-6532
Phone: (775) 883-4154
Fax: (775) 883-4371
J.P. Meder Project - I have done research
on J.P. Meder
(John P. Meder). He was born Sept. 17, 1848 in Brunswick, Maine, and died March 1, 1908, in Carson City,
Nev. He came to Carson City along
with with his parents and other relatives in 1864 (1863?) when Nevada was still
a territory. According to two of his obituaries in 1908, he was an accomplished
musician, was involved in the theater in the Carson City, and served as
organist of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Carson City. It appears his primary business was as
Freight Agent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Carson City, but he also
served as manager of the Carson City Opera House and directed amateur theater
productions. I arranged his "Nevada State March" and "Hank Monk Schottish," and they were
performed by the Carson City Symphony on June 18, 2006.
I am personally involved
in a number of performances in and around Carson City and other parts of the State of Nevada,
and you can check these out on
my Performance schedule
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