• Congratulations to LAMAR STANTON and JARED VINCENT-MASSEY! They are two student trumpet players who were selected to perform at the Trumpet Awards. It will be aired on TVone on Sunday April 8, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m.

    Extra Special Thank you to Mr. Cecil Houston, Band Director for preparing the students and providing this opportunity for Lamar and Jared!

    The annual Trumpet Awards acknowledges the accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all…individuals and/or groups who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering with the cause of justice and equality of all.

    The 20 trumpet ensemble included student and professional trumpeters such as Tom Brown, Dan Cathy (CEO/President of Chick-Fil-A), and 8 other talented professional musicians. The students were able to bond and get advice on things such as how to practice and the influences of the professionals. The goal was to expose our young musicians to the real world experiences of the music industry, not only performing but the technical aspects of a television production. It was truly a star studded event. Our students performed for various civil right leaders such as Xernona Clayton, the Reverend Jessie Jackson, various entertainers such as Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, Tyrese, Ted Turner, Judge Hatchett, Judge Mabeline, Bobby Brown, Rev. Run, Eddie Lavert, Blair Underwood and many, many more. After their performance the students received a ticket to enjoy the program. We hope that our students are inspired to keep developing as musicians and were exposed to other career choices in the entertainment industry.

    The link below provides more photos from the event:

    Trumpet Awards