ITG affiliate chapter Alabama Trumpet Guild held its first annual ATG Trumpet Day on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at the University of Montevallo, hosted by Dr. Joseph Ardovino.
John Francis has been newly appointed as director of bands, praise-song and applied trumpet at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a Baptist college located in Hannibal, Missouri.
A spring semester sabbatical presented new concert venues for University of Illinois professor Ron Romm. This past February, he and wife Avis presented a successful concert and masterclass tour of France and Monaco. Their workshops, masterclasses, and concerts were given at the conservatories in Nevers, Imphy, Lyon, and Dijon, and with the Monaco Brass in Monte Carlo.