Instrument: Bass Trombone
Member Since: September 2015
Occupation: High School Band Teacher
Mentors/Musical Heroes: Scott Anderson, Charles Vernon, and Blair Bollinger
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Philip Sparke
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Paul Ahlemeyer started playing trombone when he was 11 years old. The original plan was percussion, but he was destined for trombone. In high school Paul took the next step and took on the bass trombone. He began the bass trombone journey with lessons from Jay Pralle and careful guidance from Cody Collins. Paul went on to study music education at the University of Nebraska. While at Nebraska he was fortunate to work with Scott Anderson.
After earning his bachelor’s degree Paul moved to the St. Louis area. He was quickly integrated into the St. Louis music scene. Paul currently performs with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Matt McCallie Orchestra, Harmony Brass Quartet, Missouri Baptist Concert Band, Washington University Wind Ensemble, Manchester Community Band, and at the Church of the Shepherd. He has performed several freelance gigs for companies, schools, and churches.
Outside of performing Paul is the Head Band Director at Fort Zumwalt South High School. Paul also maintains a highly successful private studio of low brass musicians. He is the director of the Slide 7 Trombone Choir, a trombone choir of top notch high school trombone players.
Last, but not least, Paul is a proud board member of the St Louis Low Brass Collective.