Joseph DeMarsh, tuba, grew up in metro Detroit and holds degrees in Music Education and Tuba Performance from the University of Michigan.  He has served as Principal Tuba in the Flint Symphony Orchestra since 1987.  In addition to the symphony and FSO Brass he performs with the Dodworth Saxhorn Band which uses authentic antique instruments of the 19th century and occasionally with Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings led by Jim Dapogny playing jazz from the 1920s and 1930s among other groups.  Mr. DeMarsh has taught instrumental music and music technology in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for many years. 

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