August 2013 Newsletter Feature: Meet Brent Comeau


Brent Comeau, ERHS Band Director & Pit Orchestra Conductor

What do I like best about my job?  Making music, of course!  I love working with students to realize their full potential and create awesome music together.  Professional Broadway musical books include challenging music (to say the least).  We read the same music the professionals do on Broadway!  That said, with some hard work and dedication…we can rule this music and make it our own!

Two Truths and a Lie:

a) I’ve played tuba with the United States “Pershing’s Own” Army Band in Washington, DC.

b) I’ve performed live on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado with The Moody Blues and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

c) I’ve conducted the pit orchestra for Singin’ in the Rain, Suessical, Anything Goes, Honk!, & My Fair Lady.

(b is the lie:  I’ve never seen the Moody Blues, but playing at Red Rocks would be amazing. 🙂 )