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Trumpet Festival

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2018 Date TBA





General Information


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your students to participate in the 2017 Central Washington University Trumpet Festival. The festival takes place Monday November 6th from 9am to 5pm at the McIntyre Music building. 


Bring your trumpets in order play on the final 4:00 pm concert piece!


Come to the 2017 Trumpet Festival and meet with representatives from Ted Brown Music, Conn/Selmer, and Yamaha to try out the latest and greatest instruments. Trumpet Fest will also showcase students, ensembles and more!!! 


2017 Trumpet Fest standard registration is $25.00. Reduced registration is $20.00 per person for groups. In order to be eligible for this discount, groups must contain 15 or more people and the educator of the group must contact us prior to signing up.



2017 Special Guests, (2018 TBA):

We are proud to announce the artists for the  2017 CWU Trumpet Fest will feature both Nick Thorpe and Jerry Hey. Both have outstanding and highly successful careers as arrangers, musicians, and song writers. They will be here all day giving clinics, masterclasses, and  a panel discussion about what it takes to make it as a professional musician.

Jerry Hey began his career studying under the late Bill Adam at Indiana University. Mr. Hey has won 5 Grammys and still currently writes music for the Jerry Hey Horns. He is one of the most highly sought recording artists of the last 40 years. During his career he has written for and recorded with  Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson, Donna Summer, Rufus, George Benson, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.
He continues to write music for movies and work as a producer in Los Angles.

Nick Thorpe has been active as a musician, composer, arranger, and producer for the past 25 years. A graduate of Indiana University, Nick holds both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in music. As a Trumpet player Mr. Thorpe has worked and performed with the following artists Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Paul Anka, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and even Buddy Rich. As a composer and arranger Nick has produced music for many Las Vegas venues including The Desert Inn, The Excaliber, The Sands, The Riviera, The Stardust, The Plaza, The Maxim, Caesar's Palace, The Tropicana, and many others.


Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

We hope to see you soon at the CWU Trumpet Fest!



Instruments provided by:

Rich Wetzel
Bach Trumpet Artist, Clinician
Northwest District Manager, Conn-Selmer, Inc
1-253-227-0335 Cell
1-800-304-6634 Fax


Contact Information
John Harbaugh
Trumpet Professor, Central Washington University
Conn/Selmer Clinician
National Trumpet Competition Advisory Board Member


Daniel Hendrick
President, CWU Trumpet Club

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