Peruvian Pututus Trumpets

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BFB students from Lincoln Elementary School in Evanston, IL, and from the Music Institute of Chicago, are preparing for a presentation at the 2015 Chicago Brass Festival at Northeastern Illinois University on Saturday March 14th. Brass for Beginners® ‘Volume 1, Prehistory to Classical Antiquity’ utilizes a great deal of student centered learning to inspire students’ […]

2013 Year End Recital – Ancient Trumpet Sounds & Celts vs. Romans

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Last evening’s year-end studio recital at the Music Institute of Chicago’s (MIC) Nichols Concert Hall was a great success. Students from the Advanced Trumpet Ensemble at MIC performed the concert’s prelude: ancient trumpet sounds (including the conch shell, shofar, and cornetto) followed by a 19th century fanfare by Felix Mendelssohn. Brass for Beginners students from […]

Morning Bell Fanfare

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Enjoy students from Lincoln Elementary School performing the “Morning Bell Fanfare” to signal the start of the school day. Trumpets have been used for signaling purposes such as this for thousands of years. Listen as students build the fanfare to form a complete major chord (playing three distinct pitches- all part of the naturally occurring […]