I just attended the second annual Purtle Brass Camp held at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina this past Thursday - Saturday, July 7 - 9th and want to report that it was a great success and a I had a great time. Participants came from as far away as Portugal, California, Pennsylvania, and New York. The featured guests were Carl Lenthe (trombone and low brass) and Harry Kim (trumpet). Just google these guys if you don't believe me that they are terrific and really at the top of the game. Check out purtle.com for more information and no, Jeff didn't put me up to making this post and I am not even one of his students. I just think it was a great event and would like more people to know about it and plan to come next year. I now have many new trumpet-playing friends as a result of my attendance and hope to continue to make new ones in the coming years.