Managed by Felicia Eberling, BEMB
has been active for about 11 years. Their purpose is to have fun playing
the music and to share that fun with the audience. The Beltway Early
Music Band and its Medieval/Renaissance cousin,
Sylvan Ayres, can be reached at 301-587-3711.
BEMB plays for weddings, receptions, concerts, cocktails, dinners, and
cultural and educational programs, dressed as the setting warrants -- in
assorted period costumes, concert black-and-whites, or standard everyday wear.
BEMB performance settings include:
Hastings Faire (Markland Medieval Militia, Marietta Mansion)
RON BOUCHER plays
viola da gamba,
and sings tenor/countertenor. Other music groups include Musica Antiqua
(Alexandria, VA), Convivium Musicum (Boston, MA), and I Piffari (Longey
School of Music, Cambridge, MA). Ron is a signal/image processing
BOB LOMAX plays Celtic
and anything else he can get hold of to make rhythms. Raised by
professional Bluegrass musicians, he is somehow fascinated with
Medieval and Renaissance music. Bob is a computer system analyst/programmer.
ARTHUR LOUIS plays
and sings bass,
working with various ensembles and orchestras on a job-by-job basis.
Arthur is a computer system analyst /programmer and operations manager.
JANET TRAUTVETTER plays percussion,
playing various gigs on a job-by-job basis; she occasionally plays with
Janet is a legal secretary and free-lance scriptwriter, writer,