The RGV Tuba Euphonium Quartet consist of Abel Ocanas (Euphonium), George Sanchez (Euphonium), Osvaldo Lopez (Tuba) and Victor Rodriguez (Tuba). All members from the quartet are natives to the Rio Grande Valley which is located at the southernmost part of Texas. The group formed in May 2011 with the intention of playing fun, challenging music. Since the groups existence as a quartet, members have traveled to study with Dr. Brian Bowman, Adam Frey, Dr. Brian Meixner, and Tormod Flatten. They were invited as the guest artists for the 2011 Rio Grande Valley Tuba Christmas held in McAllen, TX and recently advanced to the Semi-Final Round in the 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Small Ensemble Competition.