Trumpet Day 2021


The Dewberry School of Music is pleased to offer Trumpet Day in-person this year! We invite the trumpet community to campus on Sunday, November 14th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

BRING YOUR TRUMPET TO PLAY! The event is FREE but space is limited so register early. Instrument masks are required and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Please view Mason’s COVID safety plan for visitors here.

All events take place in the DeLaski Center for the Performing Arts. All student performers & attendees will be required to register. Participants 12-18 years old can expect a variety of engaging activities including a chance to perform in an ensemble, as well as attend masterclasses and great performances. All participants will be required to wear masks and those performing must have bell covers.
4 ensembles will be formed: 7-8 grade, 9th grade, and 2 for upper High School grades. 
Each ensemble will have its own director who has experience working with that particular age group. In addition, they will be visited by 3 clinicians each doing 10-minute mini-master classes. Upon arrival, students will be escorted to the hall where their ensemble will rehearse. Because of university COVID restrictions, only 50 persons will be allowed into the deLaski rehearsal facility at a time.  During performances, all ensembles will be seated in the hall, while parents and other guests will be assigned to another room where they will be able to watch the performances via television monitor.
Suggestion: Bring a snack!There will be limited food options next door at the Johnson Center
8:30am – Rehearsal & Clinics  
10:15am – Break
10:30am – The U.S. Army Brass Quintet
11:00am – Dr. Edelbrock clinic & GMU Faculty and Student performances
11:30am – Stuart Stephenson Masterclass
11:45am – The White House Band:  Dave Detwiler, director; soloists including Graham Breedlove
12:15pm – Performances: The Young Patriot Trumpet Ensemble and Student Ensembles (YOU!!)
Additional participating artists:
Dr. Charles Ciorba (GMU), Jim Bittner, Ryan Brewer, Josh Kauffman, Larry Oates, Andrew Sharrock, Andrew Wilson
GMU Student Staff