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ASU Press Release:

The Angelo State University Percussion Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble and Low Brass Ensemble will present a special joint concert on Friday, April 13, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Titled “Exhilaration,” the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public. The musical program will include:

  • Percussion Ensemble – “Celebration” by Tim Chatwood (world premiere)
  • Low Brass Ensemble – “Vexilla Regis” and “Locus Iste” by Anton Bruckner and “Power” by John Stevens
  • Percussion Ensemble – “Stubernic” by Mark Ford
  • Trumpet Ensemble – “Corners” by Bernie Scherr and “Lumen” by Frederick Speck
  • Percussion Ensemble – “Head Talk” by Mark Ford, “Flight of Virtuosity for Six Handclappers” by Greg A. Steinke and “Triplets” by George H. Green
  • Combined Ensembles – “#9-Heavy Swing” by Jim Olcott and “Fiesta Latina” by Lalo Davila

The Percussion Ensemble is directed by Trent Shuey, assistant director of bands; the Trumpet Ensemble is directed by Dr. John Irish, professor of music; and the Low Brass Ensemble is directed by Dr. Matthew Shipes, assistant professor of music.

Special guest performers will be American composers and musicians Tim Chatwood and Bert Truax. Chatwood has worked as a sound engineer with Gong Mystique, the University of Nevada and the Reno Jazz Orchestra, and he has performed as a percussionist with the Reno Contemporary Music Ensemble. His compositions have been performed by the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble and Reno Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Truax has performed on trumpet for the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Lewisville Symphony and East Texas Symphony. He has also composed works for the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Bach Society, New York Philharmonic and Military Academy at West Point. He has also served on the music faculty at Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Truax will also present a master class titled “Sometimes the magic works…sometimes it doesn’t” at 4 p.m. on April 13 in the EFA Building’s Band Hall. The master class is also open free to the public.