NPP FOT Ensemble
The Non-Pro Player Committee provides Non-Pro/Comeback players with the opportunity to have visible support in the organization. A portion of that is afforded by providing Non-Pro/Comeback players with the opportunity to perform in an ensemble at each ITG conference during the Festival of Trumpets. There is significant interaction and healthy communication when players work together toward a common performance goal.
Please plan to join the Non-Pro/Comeback Player Ensemble as they play the world premiere of a new composition written by Brendan Collins, “Divertimento,” for the Non-Pro Player Ensemble at the 2024 ITG Conference. Brendan Collins described his composition: “The plan is to create a ripping anthem with lush harmonies and evocative themes. An anthem guaranteed to elicit a great wave of national fervour from all loyal citizens of Planet Trumpet!!!”
Previous ITG Conference Non-Pro Players Ensembles at Festival of Trumpets:
2023 Minneapolis, Minnesota – David Baldwin directed the Non-Pro Player Ensemble as 13 players performed the exciting premiere of “Old American Songs” for 10 B flat trumpets, composed by David Baldwin, in the Festival of Trumpets.
"Old American Songs," conducted by Baldwin, featured many familiar folk tunes from the traditional American canon. The ensemble performed with great energy. (Julia Bell)
2022 San Antonio, Texas – directed by Seretta Hart - 17 players performed the exciting premiere of “Undercurrents” for 10 B flat trumpets composed by Gregory van der Struik in the Festival of Trumpets
2019 Miami, Florida – directed by Seretta Hart - 17 players in the premiere of Jason Dovel's The Legend of Pandora for 10 Bb trumpets
2018 San Antonio, Texas – directed by Seretta Hart - 14 players in premiere of Kody Euteneier's Prelude and Fugue on a Theme by Herbert L. Clarke for 6 Bb trumpets
2017 Hershey, Pennsylvania – directed by David Brown - 27 players in the premiere of James Olcott's The Standard (a Sousa-style march using the Hayden Concerto as the seed) for 10 trumpets
2016 Anaheim, California – directed by David Brown – 18 players in the premiere of David Marlatt’s Windscape for 1 Bb piccolo trumpet, 6 Bb trumpets and 3 Bb flugelhorns
2015 Columbus, Ohio – directed by David Brown - 28 players in Eric Morales’ Within Sacred Walls for 6 trumpets and the premiere of Wesley Nance’s A Brief Adventure for 10 trumpets
2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – directed by Kevin Eisensmith - 30 players in David Marlatt’s 15-part Festival Fanfare
2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan – directed by David Brown - 32 players in a premiere of David Brown’s arrangement of Gabrieli’s Canzona noni toni a 12 for 12 trumpets and Kevin McKee’s Durrenhorn Passage for 6 trumpets
2012 Columbus, Georgia – directed by David Brown –18 players in premiere of David Brown’s arrangement of Gabrieli’s Septimi toni a 8, No. 2 for 8 trumpets