Santo Buzzanca

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba

Available Tuesday, Saturday

Big-brass enthusiast, tubist, and sousaphonist, Santo Buzzanca is

no stranger to the D.C. music scene. Santo has played at the

Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institute, Bohemian Caverns, the

D.C. Convention Center, and any bar you can name.


Music started for Santo at the age of 12, when he began studying

at the Fillmore Art Center under renowned saxophonist Fred Foss

and trumpet player Dr. Rod Daniel. Buzzanca would play trombone

in the Thelonius Monk Jazz Ensemble before transitioning to

baritone horn. Entering Wilson High School, he picked up the

tuba. It was then he began performing schools choir, concert

band, jazz band, and marching band.


In 2002, Santo began his college career as a music education

major, studying and performing at Howard Bowie State and the

University of the District of Columbia. There he would march with

the Howard University Showtime marching band, the Symphony of

Soul, and also play in other brass ensembles.


Santo has been an assistant band director at Coolidge and Dunbar

High Schools. He has worked with the DC Youth Orchestra, Boys and

Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Georgetown University pep



Santo is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of

America, Zeta Iota Chapter, and Alpha Phi Omega National Service

Fraternity, Mu Alpha Chapter. You may find Santo performing with

the band Crush Funk Brass and out at FedEx Field with the

Washington Redskins Marching Band.