A native Annapolitan, Anthony Valerio has served as Second Horn with the U.S. Naval  Academy Band and Hornist with the USNA Brass Quintet since 1989. A founding member and leader of the Bayfield Brass, he also performs as Fourth Horn with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of West Virginia University (BM) and the Peabody Conservatory (MM), he is an active free-lance musician, working with various other orchestral and chamber ensembles in the region. Tony is on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory and is adjunct professor of horn at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. In his spare time he enjoys weightlifting, sailing and other sports, and spending time with his wife, Kim, his parents and other family members in the Annapolis area.