Bob Lipton, Tuba, has performed with many of the local symphonies such as Coastal Valley, Santa Rosa, Napa, Oakland, Monterey, San Jose,California, Fremont, Vallejo, Marin and Berkeley. Bob was a member of Bel Canto Brass, San Francisco Brassworks, and the San Francisco Forty Niners Band, and played with the California Shakespeare Company, Klezmermania, the New Vaudeville Festival, and the Indian Academy Awards in Mumbai. He has recorded and toured with the eclectic bands Clubfoot Orchestra and Kamikaze Ground Crew, playing at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Frankfurt Jazz Festival in Germany, and the New Music America Festival in New York City. Bob was a member of Tom Petty’s high school rock and roll band — after Tom left the group. He is currently a member of the Menlo Brass Quintet. He teaches music full time at Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino.