Members – Angus Armstrong
Trombone, EuphoniumContact Angus Armstrong
In 1981 Angus began his professional career in the Nations Capital by accepting the post of trombonist in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Band. From 1981 – 1986 he was a member of the large Concert Band, and after that, he became the solo trombonist, keyboardist, and principal arranger for the very successful Bison Band, an 8 member group, which he worked with until 1993. Since living in Ottawa, he has performed with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and is a member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, as well as the newly formed, Gatineau Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to Angus's career in Ottawa he had previously performed with orchestras in Vancouver, Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo, Quebec, London, Kamloops, and Toronto, and at the time of accepting his position in the RCMP Band, had a successful freelance career in Toronto.
He is an active member of the freelance community in Ottawa, where he plays in groups of all different musical genres, from tuba in dixieland groups to full symphony orchestras.
Angus is also active in education in the National Capital Region. He is the professor of trombone at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau, and Carleton University.
He also writes and arranges music for the National Arts Centre Orchestra's "YPC" (Young People's Concerts), as well as being very active writing for the Capital BrassWorks.
In addition to being the musical director of the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra, Angus is also the musical director of the Parkdale Symphony Orchestra in Ottawa, and is currently the musical director of the Pembroke Symphony.