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USF Trumpeters Fill The Florida Orchestra Trumpet Section for Janacek’s Sinfonietta

Friday, March 23, 2018

Current and former USF trumpet students and Jay Coble, professor of trumpet, pose for a photo backstage at a Florida Orchestra Concert

Jay Coble, USF professor of trumpet, and four USF trumpet alumni pose for a photo offstage during a concert by The Florida Orchestra. Pictured from left to right are Sam Massamilla, Federico Montes, Jay Coble, Mike Fee, and Aric Brian. Trumpeter and alumnus Ken Brown was onstage at the time.

USF Professor of Trumpet Jay Coble and five other USF trumpeters joined The Florida Orchestra for a performance of Sinfonietta by Czech composer Leoš Janáček.

The USF trumpeters filled half of the massive twelve-trumpet section required to perform the challenging and festive composition, which is seldom performed in concert.

USF representation in the trumpet lineup included undergraduate alumni Federico Montes and Mike Fee as well as current graduate student Sam Massamilla. Also performing was graduate alumnus Aric Brian and undergraduate alumnus Ken Brown, who now serves as assistant principal trumpeter for The Florida Orchestra.

The performances of Janáček's Sinfonietta, part of The Florida Orchestra 50th anniversary season, took place January 19 – 21. For media and information on the feats of this special trumpet section, visit The Florida Orchestra website.