Triangle Youth Brass Band
Saturday, December 14 
at 7:30 pm
Apex Friendship High School

Tickets are available using the ‘Buy Tickets’ button below, or at the door beginning at 6:30pm on the day of the concert.  

Adults:  $10 online, $15 at the door
Students (with id):  $5 online, $10 at the door
Seniors (65 and up):  $5 online, $10 at the door
Children (10 and under):  Free with adult tickets.

Apex Friendship High School


Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band

Belle of Chicago – John Philip Sousa
Knoxville 1800 – James Curnow
Whirlwind Polka – Jules Levy/ arr. Bill Geldard
Dr. Larry Wells, trumpet soloist
The Magnificent Seven – Elmer Bernstein/ arr. Scott Richards

Triangle Youth Brass Band

Olympic Fanfare and Theme – John Williams / arr. Forster & Dye
My Old Kentucky Home – Traditional / arr. William Rimmer
Dr. Tim Altman, trumpet soloist
Hometown Miniatures – Drew Fennell
The Circus Bee – Henry Fillmore / arr. Keith M. Wilkinson

– Intermission –

Watson Brass Band

New England Triptych – William Schumann / trans. Drew Fennell
I. Be Glad Then, America
II. When Jesus Wept
III. Chester

Quicksilver – Peter Graham
Dr. Larry Wells, Dr. Tim Altman, trumpet soloists

Rolling Thunder – Henry Fillmore / arr. Keith M. Wilkinson


Dr. Larry Wells, Trumpet

Dr. Larry Wells holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Washington State University (1990). He holds a Master of Science in Teaching Music from Portland State University (1996), and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance/Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas (2006). His dissertation is entitled Construction Applications, Practices, and Techniques of Natural Trumpets; A Comparative Analysis of Baroque and Modern Era Trumpet Construction Methods.

Currently, Larry holds the Union-Zukowski Endowed Professor of the Fine Arts position at Methodist University as the Professor of Music and the Director of Instrumental Studies/Trumpet. Prior to his appointment at Methodist, Larry taught for one year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and three years at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In addition to teaching, Larry is the co-music director for the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previously, Larry was the General Manager and Associate Conductor for the 500+ member Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, Oregon. Larry also spent four years working for the David. G. Monette Corp. building custom trumpets for notable players such as Wynton Marsalis, Manny Laureano, Terrance Blanchard, the late Adolph Herseth, and Maynard Ferguson.

As a performer, Larry holds a position in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and the Carolina Philharmonic. In addition, he has played numerous times with the Cape Fear Regional Theater, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and Opera, and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. While at the University of North Texas, Larry played with the UNT Symphonic Band, UNT Baroque Orchestra, and the UNT Opera Orchestra. He has performed with Marie Osmund, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, and as a guest musician with the Jordanian National Symphony in Amman, Jordan.

As a soloist, Larry completed a recital tour in Italy during the summer of 2013. During that tour he played in Bologna, Florence, and Trent. In May of 2014, Larry recorded his first CD, using repertoire from the Italy tour along with some added material.

Larry regularly serves on the faculty of various summer camps and festivals. These include The Methodist University “Summer Jam”, the Fayetteville Symphony’s “Summer Music Festival”, The Presbyterian Music Association’s “Montreat Camp”, and The Oregon Coast Music Festival.

Outside of music, Larry’s interests include playing golf, woodworking, and exploring New Orleans with his wife Tracey and three children: Pruette (16), Harrison (14), and Daulton (11).

Dr. Timothy Meyer Altman, Trumpet

Dr. Timothy Meyer Altman is Chair of the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). He is the Director of Bands, teaches trumpet, and conducting. He taught instrumental and general music at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university level in Virginia, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The Varina High School band in Richmond, Virginia, under his direction, was a “Virginia Honor Band” with superior ratings in Marching, Concert, (and Jazz).

The UNCP Wind Ensemble performed at the NC Music Educators Association (NCMEA) conference in 2005, 2008, and 2014 under his direction with guests Robert W. Smith, Jay Bocook, Sam Hazo, Brian Balmages, and Allen Vizzutti. He commissioned new music from Eric Ewazen, James Sochinski, James Hosay, Kyle Newmaster, Joe Sheehan, and Kevin McKee.

The Governor of North Carolina recently appointed Altman to the Board of the North Carolina Symphony. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in trumpet performance at the University of Kentucky (studying with Terry Everson). He has performed at international conferences (Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Trumpet Guild, etc.) and led the UNCP Trumpet Ensemble to perform at the ITG conference in 2012, 2014, and 2017. He performed or lectured at the Royal College of Music, London; Amman, Jordan, Bologna and Trento, Italy; Puerto Rico; Mexico City; Ludwigsburg, Germany. His latest CD “Baroque Music for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Harpsichord” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and YouTube. He is presently the principal trumpet for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Philharmonic. He has also performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, Allen Vizzutti, Vince DiMartino, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and many more international artists. Dr. Altman is a Bach performing artist (Conn-Selmer).


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