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National Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a little #NSOatHome fanfare! 🎺🎶

Our own Principal Trumpet William Gerlach created this video of Richard Strauss's Weiner Philharmoniker Fanfare with members from the NSO, the Washington ... See more

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Impromptu warm-up and trumpet hang at 11:30am today!

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Bria Skonberg

Today would have been the first full day at the 5th NY Hot Jazz Camp 😣 This is a passion project Molly Ryan and I co-founded in 2015 to celebrate, connect and expand a community that treasures the ... See more

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Going live on Instagram at 11:00am today for a warmup and trumpet hang for anyone who would like to join me.......


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Trumpet cleaning tutorial

Clean your trumpet at home-here’s how! Sorry for the thrilling view of the back of my head. The info is good, but the camera angle needs work!

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Seraph Brass

This Tuesday!! We will be chatting with Amy McCabe on Facebook Live at 7:30PM EST! 🎺🎺

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STEPHENSON The Storyteller - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band - Tour 2018

Sometimes the planets align and you have a great composition, a world-class ensemble, and an outstanding soloist(s). This isn’t just a home run by Amy McCabe, it’s a grand slam with 2 outs in ... See more

On Oct. 24, 2018, the U.S. Marine Band performed at Chicago Symphony Center as part of its National Concert Tour. The event was sponsored by the Chicago Symp...

2 years ago
The Gloria Gaynor Band in Quarantine

Keyboards/Musical Director - Mark Baron - Cranford, NJ Guitar - Tim Quick - Springfield, NJ Bass - Jimmi Clarke - Lowestoft, UK Drums - Gary Weiss - Staten I...

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New teaching location – Milwaukee’s East Side

Starting August 1st I will be moving my teaching studio from Brass Bell Music Store to Be Sound Music Studio.  I’m excited to be joining a small, elite group of teachers that are dedicated to expert level instruction in a fresh, inspiring environment.  Stay tuned for details about an upcoming open house, clinics, small ensemble classes, and more!

Be Sound is located just off of North Ave and Prospect Ave on Milwaukee’s East Side, immediately north of Whole Foods and across the street from Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.

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John Marchiando masterclass

An excellent masterclass by John Marchiando…….topics include breathing, tone quality, warm ups, etc. Well worth the hour of viewing time!

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David Bilger plays Tomasi and more!

One of the great orchestral trumpet players currently performing in the USA is David Bilger, principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  His playing exemplifies everything we strive for as trumpet players.  Listen and learn from a master!

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Dave Slonaker Big Band

Great band made up of L.A.’s finest.  Dig the trumpet section: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, and Ron Stout!!

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R.I.P. Lew Soloff

One of the greatest trumpet players of all-time, Lew Soloff, passed away last night. Famous for the iconic trumpet work in the band Blood Sweat & Tears, Lew could play anything on the trumpet with fire, panache, and soul. Over his career he worked with many great bands (Machito, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, etc.), great artists (Aretha Franklin, Paquito D’Rivera, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and on many film soundtracks. He was one of my personal favorite trumpet players and will be missed greatly.

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Kenny Rampton Warm Up and Practice Techniques

Excellent information for any trumpet player from Kenny Rampton of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

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Recommended Music!

Lay It Down – Al Green
Danzon – Arturo Sandoval
Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich
CSO Brass Live – Chicago Symphony Brass Live
Trumpet Concertos – Maurice Andre

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Mambo Legends Orchestra!

I’m long overdue for a blog post……here’s something to get things rolling again.  Great latin ensemble full of some best players on the East Coast.  Formerly the Tito Puente Orchestra.


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Trumpet fundamentals clinic on 10/5/13 at Melk Music!

Area band directors…….I’m presenting an informal masterclass on trumpet fundamentals at Melk Music Inc. this Saturday, Oct. 5th at 1:00pm. While I’m gearing it towards middle-school level students, high-school students will get something out of it too! It’s FREE and I won’t take more than 90 minutes of your time. Tell your students to bring their trumpet!

More information can be found at Melk Music’s website or Facebook event page.

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