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Haven Michael Beares is a young jazz trombonist.[1], YouTuber, video editor[2], video game streamer[3], and video gamer[4]. He has had great success in the high school jazz and classical trombone scene, with multiple invitations to festivals[5][1], awards and accolades[6]. He mainly plays bass trombone, but occasionally plays other brass instruments such as trumpet, tuba, and tenor trombone. His video editing skills range from comedic skits, to musical compositions, to video game let's plays. He has raised money for his trombone efforts and for suicide prevention charities through donations on his livestreams[7]

Haven M. Beares
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Birth nameHaven Michael Beares
Born (2003-09-03) September 3, 2003 (age 17)
Snoqualmie, Washington
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Occupation(s)
  • Trombonist
  • Livestreamer
  • YouTuber
InstrumentsBass trombone
Years active2015–present
Associated actsMount Si High School Jazz Band 1
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materBellevue College

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Career

Jazz career

Beares auditioned for and was admitted to nationally recognized high school jazz band Mount Si High School Jazz Band 1 during his sophomore year at the school. During this school year, he played at the Bellevue College Jazz Festival[8], The Royal Room Jazz Club in Seattle[9], and the Western International Band Clinic[10]. He met with famous trombonist and band educator Christopher Bill while attending this clinic.

Afterwards, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school shutdowns, his career shifted to virtual performances. He virtually attended Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival[5], and performed "Pyramid" by Duke Ellington[1].

In his Junior year, he maintained his spot in the ensemble. He virtually attended the first Mount Si High School Jazz Concert and he virtually performed "If I Were A Bell" by Miles Davis in a jazz combo ensemble[11], and "Fun Time" by Count Basie arranged by Sammy Nestico in his jazz big band ensemble.

Classical career

In his sophomore year, Beares also auditioned for and was subsequently admitted to the Mount Si High School Wind Ensemble where he began his classical performance career. He joined the BOLT organization, a volunteer group of student leaders in the Mount Si Band Program.[12] He also took a role as a student director, which put him in charge of conducting the Pep Band during the school's football games, and working closely with the school's band directors to organize.

He received an honor for his performance with the Mount Si Trombone Choir for the 2020 Eastshore Region Solo and Ensemble Festival held by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). And as a Band Student Leader, he helped with the organization of this event.[13]

He also auditioned for and was admitted to the WMEA All-State band[14].

Social media career

Beares began his social media career when he made a channel on Twitch on March 9, 2020.[4][3]. He began by streaming Minecraft and Stardew Valley and collected donations to fund musical equipment purchases. He has since streamed among us with some of his friends and family and has raised $600 to donate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In this stream, he featured popular livestreamer and youtuber TheAMaazing who was an editor for the famous YouTube animator TheOdd1sOut[7]

He has also appeared on a podcast hosted by his classmates called Societal Teens. He was a guest on "#3 - Band Kids"[15].

Video editing career

Beares has also notable projects in video editing. He has edited YouTube videos for himself and his brother, as well as for the band program. [4][2][11][7]

Trombone playing style

Beares is well known among his contemporaries for his excellent range and booming low bass notes. As a bass trombonist, he frequently employs the trombone technique of pedal tones to achieve very low notes. He also has an expansive high range, as showing in his performance of "If I Were A Bell".

Haven M. Beares in the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Essentially Ellington 2020: Mount Si High School - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Haven Beares - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 HaVeNbEaReS - Twitch, retrieved 2020-11-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "HaVeNbEaReS Vods - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Miller, Madison (2020-03-04). "MSHS jazz band invited to Essentially Ellington for sixth time". Snoqualmie Valley Record. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  6. "MSHS Band, Orchestra & Choir Students Receive WMEA Honors". Mount Si High School. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Kill me and I'll only come back more powerful... - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  8. "MSHS Jazz I - Pyramid - Bellevue College Jazz Festival - 2-1-20 - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  9. "MSHS Jazz I - Cottontail - at The Royal Room - 11-17-19 - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  10. "WIBC 2019" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "If I Were A Bell - Mount Si High School - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  12. "Mount Si High School Band on Instagram: "Introducing our MSHS band leadership team! For the next few weeks we will be featuring our amazing student leaders, starting off with our…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  13. "MSHS Band, Orchestra & Choir Students Receive WMEA Honors". Mount Si High School. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  14. "Mount Si High School Band on Instagram: "big 🎉CONGRATULATIONS🎉 to all our AMAZING 🎺band🎷 and 🎼choir🎤 students that auditioned and made it in to Allstate and WIBC!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  15. "#3 - Band Kids. Ft. Bella, and Haven by Societal Teens • A podcast on Anchor". Anchor. Retrieved 2020-11-10.

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