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The Reddie Trumpet Guild at Henderson State University is excited to announce a clinic and performance by trumpet legend Wayne Bergeron!  Bergeron skyrocketed into national prominence with his spectacular playing on the 2004 movie "The Incredibles" and his recording of "O, Holy Night" with Tom Kubis.  In addition to backing up almost virtually every important jazz and pop musician, Bergeron has played on over 300 movie soundtracks and is the lead trumpet with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. 


Saturday, March 15, 2014 - Arkansas Hall, Henderson State University 

3:00-4:30 – Clinic by Wayne Bergeron
7:30 – Concert by Wayne Bergeron and the Arkansas All-Star Big Band

A Yamaha artist, Bergeron’s appearance is sponsored by Yamaha, The Band House, the Henderson State University Student Activities Board, and the Henderson State University Margin of Excellence Fund.


Bergeron will be backed up by the Arkansas All-Star Big Band:


Gary Meggs, lead alto – HSU alum
Andrew Splawn, 2nd alto – HSU alum
Earl Hesse, 1st tenor – retired HSU faculty member
Ron McHone, 2nd tenor
Sean LaFollette, bari – HSU alum



Steve Suter, lead
Mike Bryant – studied two years at HSU
Mark Windham – HSU alum
Tyrone Block, bass



Joey Castrogionanni, lead
Gary Henson
John Webb – HSU alum
Jim Buckner – HSU faculty member



Rick Dimond, piano – HSU faculty member
Les Pack, guitar – HSU alum
Don Colquitt, bass – HSU alum
C. E. Askew, drums – HSU alum


For more information please visit:
Tickets are available online for $15 (plus $2 handling) until March 1st.  After March 1st, tickets will be $20 at the door: 


Questions: contact Dr. Jim Buckner (870-230-5410,


 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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Kevin TaylorBachelor of Music - Education (Instrumental), 1982
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