John Palatucci enjoys a career as a performing musician, conductor, clinician, an adjudicator and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and a Master of Arts degree in music performance from Montclair State College of New Jersey where he studied euphonium and trombone with Ward Moore, John Elwood Williams and Don Butterfield.
In 1983, Mr. Palatucci made his New York City solo debut with the Mark Heter Brass Band. He became the euphonium soloist of the famous Goldman Memorial Band in 1986, that season making his Lincoln Center solo debut with this ensemble (from 2000 through 2005, Mr. Palatucci also served as the GMB's business manager). Included among his other solo engagements are the Hartford Symphony, the Ridgewood Concert Band, the Missouri Brass Consortium, the American Chamber Orchestra, the Garden State Symphonic Band and the Montclair Citadel Band of the Salvation Army. He has toured as principal euphonium with Keith Brion's New Sousa Band and in 1992 performed at the Sousa Centennial playing The Voice Of The Departing Soul, a work for solo euphonium and band which was the first piece ever played by the Sousa Band. In the summer of 2003, he toured the French Riviera as a featured soloist with the Ridgewood Concert Band. He has been heard over WFME and WQXR radio and has recorded for Delos Records International, the Educational Testing Service, Koch Records and the Musical Heritage Society.