Kyle Remnant- Darn Good Trombonist
I discovered my calling at age 11, when my beginning band teacher told me I had long arms and should play the trombone. For nearly two decades it has been my life’s mission to turn harsh, cacophonous, and often vulgar noises into warm and melodious trombone sounds. Some loosely chronological highlights of my trombone career include: the day I realized I could reach 7th position, the naming of my first professional trombone (Layla, Bach 42BG), marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing with Broadway legend Patti LuPone, my international solo debut at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival, and the naming of my second professional trombone (Harrison, Shires Chicago Model).
Locally, I have performed with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, Seven Hills Sinfonietta, and as the principal trombonist of the Cincinnati Brass Band. When not playing trombone, I teach private brass lessons to students of all ages. I also work with the Dixie Heights Marching Band and serve as Spiritual Director to the Cincinnati Church of the Brethren in Walnut Hills. I always aim to enjoy the small things in life: the perfectly browned cheese on the edges of a well prepared grilled cheese sandwich, the warmth from a pair of jeans fresh out of the dryer on a December day, singing and clapping along to “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” during the 7th inning stretch at Camden Yards (Go O’s!), and seeing the “Virginia Welcomes You” sign as I weave through the West Virginia mountains to get to Best Virginia. As a graduate of James Madison University, my favorite color is purple. Go Dukes!
My wife, Kaity, and I have two dogs named after composers, Percy (Grainger) and Gus (Gustav Mahler). Kaity is shockingly beautiful and agonizingly always right.