Trumpet Day


Sunday, November 4, 2018
George Mason University
deLaski Performing Arts Building

Participation is FREE but please register so we can plan appropriately.

All Trumpet enthusiasts are invited to Trumpet Day, an event intended to get young students, grades 4-12, excited about playing. Each student will be invited to perform a short excerpt of their choice to get placed in a Trumpet Ensemble, led by professionals and coached by GMU music students. The experience is designed to help students feel more comfortable about playing in public and develop fundamental performance skills.   Last year’s event featured 92 registrants divided into 7 small ensembles.   The ensembles are kept small to guarantee that each student gets some individual attention.  Masterclasses and performances will be enjoyed by trumpet enthusiasts of all ages!

Best regards!

Dr. Dennis Edelbrock
GMU Trumpet Faculty

  • Short, informal auditions will help us put students into ensembles and they are encouraged to perform Honor or District Band audition materials. However, any short excerpt would be fine!
  • Interested in performing or coaching student ensembles? Fill out this form.
  •  Short Masterclasses and live performances will be provided by professionals.
  • NEW THIS YEAR:  We are encouraging band directors and private studio teachers to put together Trumpet Ensembles (grades 4-12) which will all be invited to perform at the event.
  • Last year attracted 92 young players, from grades 4-12 and had a professional ensemble made of mostly service band members which were outstanding.   Ensembles included ALL students participants, grades 4-12.

8:30   Registration / Auditions
9:00-9:15      Welcome to Parents and friends
9:00-10:30     Student and Artist Ensemble Rehearsals
10:30-11:30  “Mini” Masterclasses
11:30-12:00   Artist Ensemble Performance
12:00 – 1:00   Lunch Break
1:00-1:30        The White House Band
1:30-2:15        GMU Faculty Masterclasses/Performances
2:15-3:00       Student Ensemble Performances – GMU Trumpet Ens.

Food is available for purchase at the adjacent Johnson Center Food Court
Parking: available in the Mason Pond Deck  (adjacent to the Center for the Arts)

Map of Fairfax Campus available here