Alyssa Spratta John to Join the Navy Fleet Band Reply

unnamedAlyssa Spratta John (MM ’14, Trumpet) won an audition and a spot in the Navy Fleet Band. She will be a member of the Band, after completion of boot camp. She was previously a finalist for both the Band of the Golden West (Air Force) and the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

Demarr Woods receives the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff Reply

dwoodsDemarr Woods (MM 2009, GPD 2011 Trumpet) received University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The Assistant Professor of Trumpet was given the award on the criteria that he demonstrated extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter; innovation in course and curriculum design; ability to inspire and mentor students through independent and creative thinking; and working work that enriches the scholarship of teaching and learning.