We are saddened to report the passing of Conrad Ross (June 4, 1935 - July 18, 2023). Conrad played trumpet with the Binghamton Philharmonic for 25 years, also serving as Principal Trumpet of the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra. In addition, he was a beloved teacher in the Binghamton City School District and at SUNY Broome, and maintained a bustling private studio until age 80. In retirement, Conrad wrote articles for the International Trumpet Guild and program notes for the Binghamton Youth Symphony, as well as composing and arranging his own music. His kind spirit, dry humor, and sharp intellect will be missed by all.
Conrad is survived by his wife of sixty years, Marilyn, his children and grandchildren, and the hundreds of students to whom he gave the gift of music. Please consider making a donation to the Binghamton Youth Symphony in his memory.