Music Department

Brass Festival

14th Annual Brass Festival
Saturday, February 4, 2017


Visiting Artists

Jeannie Little

jeannie_little_photoTrombonist and conductor Dr. Jeannie Little joins the Montana State University School of Music this fall as Low Brass Professor and director of the University Band. Jeannie recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree at the Eastman School of Music studying under world renown trombonist and pedagogue, Dr. John Marcellus. 

As a soloist and clinician, Dr. Little is active presenting recitals and master classes throughout the country, with performances and clinics at the International Trombone Festival, the International Women's Brass Conference, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and schools such as the San Francisco and Peabody Conservatories and The Eastman School of Music. She has also earned a reputation as an outstanding, dynamic and inspiring conductor having served as the Music Director of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the legendary Eastman Trombone Choir. (Read More...)

Sarah Stoneback


• D.M.A., Doctor of Music Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado
• M.M., Trumpet Performance, University of Colorado
• B.M., Trumpet Performance, Arizona State University

Sarah Stoneback teaches applied trumpet and theory at Montana State University. As a Conn-Selmer Bach clinician, Stoneback has presented educational/inspirational seminars and assemblies as Stoneback Sisters (Triplet Trumpet Trio) and Brass (Trumpet Quartet & Brass Quintet) in schools throughout the United States. As part of these performing groups, she has participated in the presentation of more than 2,000 performances in the form of community concerts, solo engagements with numerous professional bands and orchestras and provided workshops, and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Feature solo performances include Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Pops, Best of the West Festival, The Encore Band (on the mall-Washington, DC), the John Philip Sousa Band, Iowa All Military Veterans Band, South Dakota Symphony, Interlochen Wind Ensemble, Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Texas Christian University Wind Ensemble and the United States Air Force Band of the West. (Read More...)


2017 Brass Fest Schedule


Open at 11:00 AM with various times throughout the day for trying out horns and brass accessories and music.
Music Industry display of trumpets, accessories and trumpet literature provided by Tom Bibbey Music.
Additional compositions and arrangements for brass provided by Ken Friedric of KFS Publishing


Festival Trumpet & Trombone Ensemble (this year baritones and tuba are also invited!)

The festival will include a trumpet and trombone ensembles and a mixed brass ensemble made up of festival participants. We are hoping to bring together over 75 players this year to perform works written for both large ensembles! Don't miss this opportunity!!! To obtain rehearsal copies of the music click on the trombone icon web link below. Parts will be assigned at the Brass Festival.

Ensemble Rehearsal:

Saturday, February 4th
4:00 - 5:30 PM (required!) Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium

Phone 307-754-6426          


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The Brass Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Robert Rumbolz
Associate Professor of Music; Coordinator of Music


Rick Parmer
Adjunct Brass Instructor