Category Archives: Event

International Trumpet Guild 2014 in Valley Forge!

The International Trumpet Guild’s 2014 national conference happens to be in Valley Forge!  It’s exciting to have the conference so close to home this year.  Most of the events and activities will be from May 20-24, 2014 at Valley Forge Convention Center.

I was checking out the official website and some of the familiar artists performing are:  Canadian Brass and two ensembles from my alma mater, West Chester University.  Eric Ewazen will be one of the presenters.  For more information, visit

Academy Chorale and Chamber Society

On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 the chorus and orchestra, under the direction of Michael Kemp, will be performing:

Lt. Kije Suite -Sergei Prokofiev
Jeux d’enfants, Op. 22  -Georges Bizet
In Terra Pax  -Gerald Finzi
Many Moods of Christmas -Robert Russell Bennett/Robert Shaw


The venue will be:

Gwynedd Mercy Academy Performing Arts Center
1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA  19437

for more information, go to:


Holiday Brass



Anyone in the New York City area on December 15th at 3:00pm- be sure to catch Phil Smith, my childhood friend, fellow Salvation Army member, and principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic in concert.  He is performing with other principal brass players from the orchestra in their holiday program.  Besides being a fantastic trumpet player, Phil is a great personal friend and wonderful Christian.

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Doylestown Presbyterian

December 15, 2013 — 4 p.m.
Service of Lessons and Carols
The glory of Christmas will be celebrated in this beautiful traditional service of music and Scripture readings by the choirs, orchestra, and handbells of Doylestown Presbyterian Church. This service will surely remind us of the true meaning of this blessed season. Plan to join us as we tell the story of the birth of our Savior. Free-will offering will be taken.
The church is located at 127 East Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901