Ed Caroll was formerly euphonium soloist with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Caroll’s many students include Bill Himes and Jim Curnow.
Ed Carroll, with Solid Brass
“he was a great guy with the most wonderful stories. from what I understand, he still travelled far and wide to concertize until only quite recently! we taught lessons at lakeside and lake hamilton together for the past few years. one of my junior high clarinet students at HSMS who went to church with him called and left me a message earlier tonight. he always had his sense of humor, always totally upbeat in attitude about the “task at hand,” and loved all of his students enough to really teach…. sometimes against all odds…! but he really was so lonely after his wife passed. what an example he set for us all, in so many ways. ”
To Hot Springs Community Band Members:
I am saddened to give you the news that Ed Carroll passed away this afternoon at 4:35 EST. He went peacefully with no pain or discomfort.
For those who didn’t know Ed well he was a real trooper. He was director of bands at West Point, has played in Carnegie Hall, was a lead euphonium in other bands including the Hot Springs Concert Band which he loved. Ed played many solos for the band over the years. He would have been 83 on May 23rd.
The Hot Springs Concert Band will leave a empty chair at the Woodlands Concerts with his horn on the chair.
We will do something special at the Memorial day concert on May 24th as he was a veteran.