A native of Houston, Texas, David Solis began playing the cornet at the age of thirteen at the Salvation Army Houston Temple Corps, under the instruction of Jonathon King. Solis switched to euphonium at the age of seventeen and joined his school band as a senior in high school! He began his formal training at the University of Houston under the tutelage of Michael Warny (trombonist Houston Grand Opera and Ballet). Solis graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor in Euphonium Performance in May 2006.As a soldier in The Salvation Army, David has performed with many S.A. brass bands including: Texas Brass, Gulf Coast Area Band, Texas Divisional Band, and the Southern Territorial Band. With these bands he has toured Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Russia, France, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, and will be traveling to Fiji in August 2008.In efforts to expand the euphonium repertoire, David has commissioned an unaccompanied solo for euphonium entitled 3rd Miniature by Devin Collins and an unaccompanied duet for euphonium and clarinet cleverly dubbed “Clariphonium” by Joshua Vinci.Solis contributed to many recordings while at the University of Houston including: Music of Percy Grainger Vol. IV, and the critically acclaimed Giannini: Symphony No. 3, Praeludium and Allegro, Variations and Fugue with the University of Houston Wind Ensemble. Other recordings include: Crown of Heaven with the Southern Territorial Band and Blessings with Texas Brass. David is currently the Brass Instructor for the Salvation Army Performing Arts Academy in Houston. He has the unique opportunity to teach underprivileged children throughout the Houston area to read music and perform on Besson brass instruments.David has enjoyed many inspirations throughout his musical journey including teachers and friends. Some of his greatest inspirations include: Jonathon King, Michael Warny, Mark Barton, David Kirk, Bryan Conger, The Childs Brothers, and the Euphonium Kingpin, Steven Mead.David Solis is a Besson performing Artist.