Musician Dan Nebel Returns To Perform In Los Alamos

Airman First Class Daniel Nebel
Airman First Class Daniel Nebel, a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School, is serving as a bandsman with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
He will present a free classical concert of solo horn and piano music at noon Thursday, Dec. 31 at Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to come to the free event and, if desired, bring a sack lunch.
Growing up in Los Alamos, Nebel began his musical studies on piano with Marilyn LaForge in third grade and went on to study horn with Karole Felts at Los Alamos Music, organ with Frances Meier, and voice with Karolyn Coulter.
The flourishing arts community in the Los Alamos area gave him the opportunity to perform in many ensembles with ranging from band, orchestra, and choir at Los Alamos High School to the Los Alamos Community Winds, Los Alamos Symphony, Los Alamos Choral Society, Los Alamos Light Opera, and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony as well as playing organ for Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Recognizing the direct impact these organizations had on his choice of career (and success with it), Nebel will be taking donations to support the Santa Fe Youth Symphony at the event.
Following high school Nebel attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, earning a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate in 2008 as well as subbing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He earned a master’s degree from Wichita State University while performing third horn with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and principal horn with the Wichita Grand Opera.
Nebel began doctoral work at the University of Northern Colorado but soon won the job with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, where he has served since 2013.
Dan performs with the Golden West Wind Quintet and the Concert Band touring the seven westernmost states inspiring through music, honoring veterans, recruiting, educating and forging positive connections with local communities.
This summer Nebel was featured on several recitals at the International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, he was a semi-finalist at the International Horn Competition of America, and has been a guest artist at several universities throughout the United States.
In addition to his duties with the band, Nebel is an active freelance musician in the bay area, currently serving as acting principal horn of the North State Symphony, hornist for the Missouri Street Theatre, and minister of music for the Saint Giles Episcopal Church in Moraga, Calif.
The program for Nebel’s concert at noon, Dec. 31 at Fuller Lodge will consist of solo piano and solo horn pieces featuring music by Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Bernhard Krol, Otto Ketting and Daniel Schnyder. Please come and enjoy an early afternoon of some of his favorite classical music.