Band Concert In Memory Of Gerald Endsley

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The Concert Band will present a concert of pieces in honor of our former friend and conductor Gerald Endsley who recently passed away. Dr. Michael Hengst will be performing on the concert as well as the MSU Symphonic Band.

Gerald (Jerry) Endsley passed away on Friday, February 27. Jerry is a graduate of the Denver Public Schools and holds Trumpet Performance degrees from the New England Conservatory and the University of Colorado. Jerry performed with various regional ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and served as the Music Contractor for the Denver Center Theatre Company. He was a specialist in the history of soprano brass instruments and has presented lecture recitals at meetings of the National Trumpet Symposium and International Trumpet Guild. An avid collector of historic instruments, he also made replica historical instruments and mouthpieces and published early brass literature. Jerry was the Director of the Denver Municipal Band which at 116 years of age is the oldest professional band in the nation. He has conducted the Metropolitan State University of Denver Concert/Community Band for nearly 15 years. Mr. Endsley was the 2002 recipient of Mayor Webb's Award for Excellence in the Arts. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Directors of Summit Brass.
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