CSULB’s Trumpet Ensemble Gains National Attention with Third Place Win

Everything Long Beach ran a terrific article about the BCCM Trumpet Ensemble’s Third Place showing in the National Trumpet Competition. Pictured to the left are Kurt Peregrine, Esther Hood, and Tony Belletti. They were joined by Devin Henderson, Jackson Niebrugge, Drew Ninmer, and soloist Casey Martin

“This weekend we showed the country what Long Beach music is all about. Nobody saw us coming, but we came and we conquered…It was so amazing to hear how much everyone enjoyed the music we played and how well they thought we did. Never have I been so proud to call myself a Long Beach trumpet player,” said Casey Martin in the article.

We have a lot to be proud of, and as Rob Frear stated, “Their training and professionalism was apparent throughout the weekend both in their level of performance and their wonderful demeanor. The piece they played, the Moffett-Klein Phenomenon, is a tour-de-force among trumpet ensemble compositions, and was by far the hardest piece presented this year, in my opinion. Casey Martin played the treacherous solo part with apparent ease.”

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