MUSICAL TRIBUTE ON NOV. 10 FEATURES FORMER U.S. ARMY BAND MEMBER

Hear the sweet sounds of trumpet and organ classics at “A Musical Tribute,” set for Sunday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (26 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester). This concert features Associate Adjunct Professor of Trumpet and former member of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” retired Sgt. Maj. Chuck Seipp, D.M.A., on trumpet as well as Arlington National Cemetery Ceremonial Organist Randall Sheets, D.M.A. This performance is free and open to the public.

The duo will perform “a little something for everyone,” with works by Handel, Thalben-Ball, Stephenson, Vaughan Williams, Vierne, DuBois, Fischer, Mouret, Truax, Clarke and Sousa. Some of these works are arranged by Seipp, and the performance will also include a surprise guest soloist. A portion of the program is dedicated to veterans — local military, veterans and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend this timely event, which occurs in advance of Veterans Day.

Dr. Seipp retired in August 2012 after more than 30 years with the The U.S. Army Band. He held the post of senior trumpet soloist and as element leader of the Concert Band, Seipp participating in global events and many official Washington, D.C., occasions and presidential functions. He has toured and recorded with world renowned organist, Diane Bish and publishes his trumpet and organ wedding book as well as brass quintet music known nationally and internationally. Seipp previously served on the music faculty of Texas Tech.

Dr. Sheets, in his role as ceremonial organist for Arlington National Cemetery, performs more than 600 services per year in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel at Ft. Myer, Va. In addition, he is the music director for all Protestant services held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Questions about the performance? Contact Dr. Seipp at 703/517-0670 or cseipp@su.edu.