The conference, called “The Sweet Sounds of Trumpets” will be in Hershey Lodge, Pennsylvania
The TAMUK emsemble consists of 6 members from the 26 members in the Trumpet Studio. It is under the direction of Dr. Kyle Millsap, Assistant Professor of Music-Trumpet and Jazz,
This is the first time the Trumpet Ensemble from TAMUK to be selected to participate in ITG and members are hoping it set up for establishes a tradition for the future.
“It shows that we’re raising the level of standards in music, our group achievement, and just trying to represent our university. We’re trying to further music in general, especially trumpet playing,” Jorge Rangel, graduate in music performance.
The TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble was selected by recording and submitting for the hearing to perform at ITG. Where they were hand picked to perform for ITG-from submissions all over the world. TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble is one out of 10 to perform in a showcase during the conference.
The ITG consists of warm-ups, clinics, recitals, competitions, concerts, jam sessions, and lectures. “Developing these constancies with myself and getting to move forward in creating wiser decisions for example with this
conference and I get to establish if performing is really what I want to do plus considering the U.S Marine Corps Band.” Javier Salinas, music performance major.
The TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble will be having fundraisers throughout the semester to gather money to participate in this over 1,500 mile trip to Pennsylvania. “We’re speaking a language that is spoken around the world, music and in this case, the trumpet,” said Rangel.
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