The Musicians Play On…Sam Descoteaux

Meet Sam Descoteaux, a member of our low brass section.

I play the Bass Trombone. I started playing when I was 15 years old in a CYO church band located in Wakefield, MA. I started playing in the CVSO in 2014.

I’ve spent much of this time at home cycling, kayaking, and doing small engine repairs. I’ve been enjoying listening to Shostakovich and Stravinsky works.

My favorite piece during COVID-19 to lift my spirits is the Shostakovich Violin Concerto #1 in A minor. During this period I have been practicing Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Debussy’s Trois Chansons for Four Trombones.