West Chester University of Pennsylvania Trumpet Festival 2008

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  1. Jon Kratzer

    Jon Kratzer Pianissimo User

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    Just curious how many folks plan on attending this? I know it's not a huge production like ITG, but I may be able to swing by and I'd love to rub elbows with some folks from the various forums.


    I'm also curious about the Exhibits and what will be going on with the equipment there. I'm not a big gear head, what I have now serves me fine, but I want to see what is out there. I generally avoid large gatherings like this, so It'll be a change.


    Any input is appreciated

    Jon
     
  2. kadleck

    kadleck Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    I will be there.

    Tony
     
  3. tptshark

    tptshark Pianissimo User

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    If all things go according to plan, i'll be there
     
  4. swissdude

    swissdude Pianissimo User

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    The exhibitors list is not quite finalize yet but I will try to post them very soon. All major brand of instrument should be covered.

    No real event can be as big as the trumpet guild conference unless the host is willing to take a big risk. ITG is the one conference everyone is waiting for each year. Our festival is actually co-sponsored by New York Trumpet Company and ITG which is a wonderful help.

    I was so glad to see the number of people who attended last year that I decided to do it every year. This year is will be a 2 day event instead of 1...well maybe someday ITG's conference will be at our school ;-)...only if my wife lets me hahahaha.

    Our artists this year will be: Allen Vizzutti, David, Hickman, Tony Kadleck, Antoine Acquisto (if you don't know him, he is principal trumpet in the Opera in Belgium, as well as a Stomvi Artist, won many international competitions...), Ray Vega, Russ Johnson.

    This year we will have 5 concerts.
    Saturday afternoon is some of the artists featured with our wind ensemble (including 2 pieces by Allen Vizzutti)
    Saturday night is the Boston Brass with on the first half a guest artist trumpet ensemble (12 players) conducted by David Hickman
    Sunday afternoon is Orlando Marin "The Last Mambo King" and his orchestra
    Sunday evening is the jazz artists featured with the WCU Criterions Jazz Ensemble.

    Monday night for people in the area, I will be giving my faculty recital.

    Both Felix and I are very excited and can't wait. Should be a lot of fun.

    JC
     
  5. miles71

    miles71 Mezzo Piano User

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    I'll be in attendance. I understand the stress and strain of doing a show. I run the Maryland Trumpet Day in Dec. and I am still making tweeks to the days events.

    We are looking at expanding to a two day event in 2009-10 with the opening of our new school facility. Hopefully all of these evtns will keep growing.

    TD
     
  6. wilcox96

    wilcox96 Mezzo Piano User

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    My plans are to make it up to this festival. Sounds like a real good time...and I'd also like to meet some of the TM bretheren/sister-en...? ha. With the artists that will be there this year...this has got to be on people's calendar.
     
  7. chryxz

    chryxz New Friend

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    I'm sort of new to the whole festival thing (I've been to the Midwest Band Clinic once, but that's it). I'm a student at Illinois State University right now, and a road trip to Pennsylvania seems quite feasible in comparison to some of the farther festivals. I checked out the website, and I wonder if the $20 ($15 student/ITG member) fee covers the whole festival, or just one day?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  8. swissdude

    swissdude Pianissimo User

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    Actually this was the price to register last year. For some reason it was still showing on some of the website pages.
    New prices will be up very soon. We are creating a new page right now. However price won't be too high. We are committed to keep the festival affordable.
     
  9. chryxz

    chryxz New Friend

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    Ok, thanks. I was also wondering why I could only get to the price from some pages. This makes sense now. I'll keep checking back.

    Chris
     
  10. Jon Kratzer

    Jon Kratzer Pianissimo User

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    Sounds exciting! So.. just how far away is WC from Philly? I thnking about swinging into Ortlieb's if I have a chance.
     

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