Henry Attaway

The Brass Roots
Fredericksburg Brass Institute

XO Artist Since: 2014
Music Genre(s): Classical


Favorite Band(s): Ben Folds
Favorite Venue(s): Wolf Trap
Who are your strongest influences?: Cal Ripken Jr., Michael Kaiser, Lance LaDuke

Henry Attaway is a low brass performer, educator, and arts entrepreneur located in Northern Virginia. Specializing in outreach and community partnerships, Henry is a co-founder and charter member of The Brass Roots, “Pittsburgh’s Brass Ensemble.” His educational programs have been incorporated for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s “Meet the Maestro” as well as the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival. Noted for his beautiful tone and musical instincts, Henry has an active and versatile as a euphonium soloist and clinician. Henry has performed with The Brass Roots, the River City Brass, the Central Ohio Brass Band, the Dublin Silver Band, the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Viewing the euphonium as both an artistic outlet and one for humor (because, after all, it is the euphonium), Henry formed “The Rhinos,” a low brass parody ensemble with fellow XO Artist Lance LaDuke. In addition to performing, Henry maintains a busy schedule as an educator and clinician. He currently serves as Director and euphonium faculty at the Fredericksburg Brass Institute. At FredBrass, his responsibilities include teaching individualized lessons, coaching chamber music, and directing the Collegiate Brass Ensemble. Henry’s private students have achieved considerable success in solo and ensemble competitions, having been awarded positions in district, regional, and all-state honor bands. They have also gained admittance into notable collegiate music programs, including The Mary Pappert School of Music, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon University, Berklee College of Music, and the University of North Texas.