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Concert with Wayne Bergeron

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                    Arkansas All-Star Big Band Trumpet Section with Wayne Bergeron

L-R:  Garry Henson (former member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra), Joey Castrogiovanni
(lead trumpet, Texarkana Jazz Orchestra), Wayne Bergeron, Jim Buckner (Henderson State
University), John Webb (University of Arkansas-Monticello)

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The concert was a complete success!!  Wayne Bergeron's performance was amazing and the band played really well. The crowd loved it!

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Congratulations to the Reddie Trumpet Guild!  I am so proud of my students -- they handled everything in a very professional manner.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:20
 

Rehearsal with Wayne

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The Arkansas All-Star Big Band rehearsed with Wayne Bergeron tonight.  He said, "What a great band!"   All I can say is, what a great trumpeter!  The trumpet students are really excited, and so am I!
Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 22:32
 

Wayne Bergeron!

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Wayne Bergeron will be here in less than 5 hours!  We had our first rehearsal with the Arkansas All-Star Big Band last night -- what a group!!

Tickets are still available for the Wayne Bergeron concert, but they are going fast!  Tickets will be available 6 pm this Saturday night, March 15, in Arkansas Hall.  Auditorium doors open at 6:30 pm.  General admission – no reserved seating.

Tickets may be reserved by calling or texting 870-221-1156 through midnight tonight (Friday).  For every 10 tickets you buy/reserve you get one free!

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 13:13
 

The High Note: Post-Concert Reception to Honor Earl Hesse

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A reception immediately following the Wayne Bergeron concert will honor Dr. Earl Hesse, retired professor of clarinet and sax at Henderson State.  Earl is playing the lead tenor sax book during the Bergeron concert and is one of the finest jazz musicians on the planet.  If you have any doubts, come to the concert!

After the concert, enjoy coffee and homemade desserts before you enter the Studio Theatre where some of Henderson State's past students will perform, including Marc Ballard, Allan Wimberly, and John Wier, providing the proper atmosphere to visit and talk before KKY&TBS make their presentation in honor of Arkansas' music legend, Dr. Earl Hesse.  Follow this link for more information and to reserve your spot:  The High Note
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:49
 

Pre-Concert Dinner Honors Dr. Wes Branstine

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Wayne Bergeron's clinic is from 3:00 to 4:30, but the concert doesn't start until 7:30.  Need a place to eat?  Consider joining us at 5 pm for the dinner to honor HSU low brass professor, Dr. Wes Branstine.  Wes impacted nearly every music major to go through Henderson for 31 years and was a huge influence on all brass students.

The meal will be Branstine Ribs.  Wes cooked for the Henderson band camp for decades, drawing in folks from more than 100 miles away.  Henderson alum Jeff Coventry will re-create this legendary meal -- trust me, you will not go away hungry!

Saturday, March 15th, 5pm - Banquet Hall, Garrison Center, HSU.  Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at:  Branstine Ribs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:48
 

Wayne Bergeron at Henderson State!

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Trumpet legend Wayne Bergeron will be performing at Henderson State on Saturday, March 15, backed up by the Arkansas All-Star Big Band!!

Discounted online tickets sales have ended. Tickets will be available for $20 at the door (cash, Visa, or Mastercard) prior to the 3:00-4:30 pm clinic and prior to the concert.

Go to Wayne Bergeron at Henderson State University for more information.

I am very proud of the Reddie Trumpet Guild -- they have been planning this event for over four years.  To raise funds they have held bake sales, worn a chicken suit outside of Chicken Express, talked to the student government, and held a Trumpet Toss several times.  (Don't ask -- you don't want to know!)

Wayne's appearance is sponsored by Yamaha, The Band House, and Henderson State University.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:47
 

Marching Season!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 22:36
 
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