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02/01/2012

Winthrop Hosts Its First Trumpet Festival on Feb. 11

Quick Facts

 The U.S. Marine Brass Quintet will give a 2 p.m. concert and will be joined by Winthrop trumpet faculty member, Dr. Mark Dulin.
 An evening concert by trumpeter Graham Breedlove and the Winthrop Faculty Jazz Combo begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Mark Dulin
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s Department of Music will host the its first Winthrop Trumpet Festival on Feb. 11 featuring appearances by the “Presidents Own” U.S. Marine Band Brass Quintet and U.S. Army Blues and Summit Records recording artist, trumpeter Graham Breedlove.

The U.S. Marine Brass Quintet will give a 2 p.m. concert and will be joined by Winthrop trumpet faculty member, Dr. Mark Dulin. Master classes by Breedlove and the trumpets from the Marine Band Brass Quintet will follow.

An evening concert by Breedlove and the Winthrop Faculty Jazz Combo begins at 7:30 p.m. Jazz Trumpeter Graham Breedlove has appeared with such artist as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, the Saturday Night Live Band and Ray Charles. He has more than fifty recordings to his credit and has been a frequent performer at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage.

The United States Marine Band Brass Quintet is made up of members of the "President's Own" Marine Band. They have performed at important event's world wide and recently gave a critically acclaimed concert at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Members have also performed on nationally broadcast events such as last year's PBS Special "In Performance at the White House".

Admission for the evening concert is $10 and tickets will be sold at the door. All other events are free.

The Winthrop Trumpet Festival is also sponsored by Musical Innovations and The Vincent Bach Corporation, who will be on hand with instruments for trial. For more information see www.winthroptrumpetstudio.com.

Check out the video on YouTube.

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