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The Great American Brass Band Festival is a free, family-friendly festival that takes place in beautiful downtown Danville, Kentucky. The 32nd annual Festival is scheduled for June 2-5, 2022, and filled with fun and free events, from Bayou and Brass NOLA Style Street Party, to the Main Street Parade and Great American Picnic, as well as a 5k, Yoga in the Park, and Bike Ride with the Wheelmen. Not to mention Rex will be a featured soloist during several events! GABBF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) - all donations are tax-deductible.



Returning for the sixth year, the UK Summer Trumpet Institute offers classes geared toward younger players, with an emphasis on sound production, breathing, reading, ensemble playing, and other fundamental skills.  After two summers of virtual learning, we are excited to return to an in-person format for summer 2022.

RNCM Brass Band Festival


Lessons from Jazz: What Improvisation Can Teach Us About Learning, Mastery, and Innovation

This lecture will discuss the complicated, years-long process of gaining mastery in the highly structured medium of jazz and explore ways in which jazz improvisation can lend to a broader understanding of learning, achieving mastery, and becoming an innovator.

Event to be held in person and online.
VCUarts Faculty Lecture Series, October 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

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DownBeat Magazine 2020

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