ALLEN FRANK, tuba, holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Moravian College. While at Moravian, Allen studied tuba with Grant Moore II and was a brass ensemble student of Lawrence Wright. Prior to his collegiate studies, he studied at the Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Va., before a three-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps Band of Quantico, Va. As a member of the Marine Corps Band, Allen served as principal tubist and soloist for the concert and marching bands and performed with the band’s brass quintet, the Ambassador Brass, collaborating with such names as the Canadian Brass and the Neville Brothers. He was a cast member on the national tour of “Blast!,” which won a Tony Award for best special theatrical event and an Emmy Award for best choreography. In 2007, Allen served as the American conductor of the Unity Brass Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, which brought together 300 brass players from Europe, North America and South Africa. He has performed as a member of the tuba section and as a soloist with the Allentown Band, America’s oldest civilian concert band, and remains active around the musically rich Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania.