Gallatin Trumpet Guild Fundraising
The Gallatin Trumpet Guild is a community where trumpet players come together to improve their skills and share their musical experiences with other trumpet players. Trumpeters in our guild have the opportunity to showcase their talent and skills through competitions (However, due to the lack of funding in our guild, trumpeters are discouraged in participating in these competitions since they have to pay steep fees out of pocket. Just like competitions, trumpeters have the opportunity to showcase their skills through their solo repertoire. Most repertoire requires an accompanist who is a paid performer. These fees also come straight out of our members’ pockets. Fees such as this create worry in a community whose desire is to promote positivity and growth through music.
Since Covid-19 shut down the state of Montana in March of 2020, very few players have had true performance opportunities. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity to meet and network with professional educators and performers on trumpet. Furthermore, we want to showcase our musicians beyond the walls of MSU. Competitions bring our trumpeters into the networks of musicians and further the learning opportunities.
Many of our trumpet alumni have made life changing connections through festivals and guest visits. Competitions expose trumpets to a variety of educators and influencers who bring inspiration to the Trumpet Guild.
A great concern among trumpet players in the Trumpet Guild is the need to hire an accompanist and the out of pocket costs associated with rehearsing and performances. Many trumpet players purposely chose repertoire with simple accompaniment to hire student accompanists who are far cheaper or without accompaniments.
Providing a partial scholarship for accompanist fees allows trumpet players to feel more comfortable when choosing harder repertoire with more difficult accompaniment. They are allowed to challenge themselves rather than feel limited by their financial status.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Any and all donations are appreciated!