High school trumpet students participate in week of masterclasses at NSU


NATCHITOCHES – High school trumpet students from Louisiana and Texas recently participated in daily masterclasses and ensemble rehearsals culminating in a performance at Northwestern State University. The students received instruction in standard university-level trumpet literature, orchestral repertoire and fundamentals of performance.  NSU Associate Professor of Trumpet Galindo Rodriguez served as instructor for the week. During the performance, the students played “La Rejouissance” by G. P. Teleman and “A Buglers Holiday” by Leroy Anderson. Students who participated were, front row from left, Thomas Lashley of Start, Trinity Adams of Atlanta, Texas, Kaitlyn Gilleland of Plano, Texas, and Maddie Fulenchek of Melissa, Texas.  On the back row are Camden Young of Sulphur, Nicholas Willy of Lake Charles, Troy Pappas of Melissa, Texas, and Uriel Sanchez of Houston.