Pittsburgh resident Lance LaDuke is internationally known as a soloist, writer, adjudicator and clinician. In addition to his duties in Boston Brass, Lance teaches at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon Universities. Prior to joining, he served as principal solo euphonium with the River City Brass Band, the only full time professional brass band in the country. A graduate of Michigan State University, Lance was a member of the U. S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C. While there, he performed for presidents, dignitaries and heads of state and in hundreds of protocol functions, ceremonies, and public relations tours. He maintained a Top Secret security clearance, played for well over a million people from the White House to Red Square, and can be seen (with a magnifying glass) in the movie A Clear and Present Danger.