KU Brass Day 2012
KU Brass Day 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Hosted by the K.U. Marching Unit and the Department of Music
Cost: $20 (pre-register), $25 (walk-in registration) - both are payable at the venue
(includes lunch, dinner, t-shirt, and admission to USAF Band Ceremonial Brass Quintet performance in the evening at the Georgian Room)
Kutztown University's Brass Day 2012 is open to any high school age brass player, public school teacher, or private studio teacher who are interested in spending the day exploring all things about brass playing. This year's featured guest artists are members of the USAF Band (Washington, D.C.) Ceremonial Brass Quintet. We will also have a great presentation by "K.O." Skinsnes from Stomvi USA titled "The Mouthpiece/Trumpet Annulus (The gap)." Mr. Skinsnes has done an incredible amount of research looking into the physics of the trumpet (and all brass instruments) by looking at the importance of having a properly fitted mouthpiece into your instrument. "K.O." will offer his presentation during the day for students and again in the evening for any brass players who are not able to attend the day session.
The day will begin with on-site registration & check-in at 8:00AM in the Georgian Room. Students will perform in a massed brass choir, listen to masterclasses and performances by members of the USAF Band Ceremonial Brass Quintet, as well as faculty members of KU. Pre-register online for only $20 (walk-in registration is $25) payable at the venue. This covers lunch, dinner, and a t-shirt. There will be a free, public performance by the USAF Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. Only registered attendees will be guaranteed a seat!
USAF Band (Washington, D.C.) Ceremonial Brass Quintet.
Presentation by "K.O." Skinsnes from Stomvi USA titled "The Mouthpiece/Trumpet Annulus (The gap) - what it is, what it does, and how adjusting it by as little as 1/32" can turn a bad trumpet into a great one and can make or break your performance."
Participants may schedule a one-on-one personal consultation during Brass Day.