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A place for celebrating the Trumpet Studio at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  "Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out."
William Christopher Handy

UTC Trumpet Studio Class:
History of the trumpet, different keyed trumpets and their uses

Audio of trumpet playing not necessarily an accurate representation of true sound

Hannah Lillibridge


Hannah Lillibridge is a secondary education major.  Upon graduation, she hopes to teach 9th or 10th grade English.  She really likes helping kids, and really likes to read and write, so this is a great combination.  She enjoys reading young adult fiction; her favorite author is John Green.  She hopes to stay in the Chattanooga area after graduating, but would like to move somewhere else someday.  Being involved in music ensembles at UTC has been a nice relief for Hannah from the stress of her academic classes.  She is not in the ensembles for career preparation, just for fun.  Hannah has handled the challenge of balancing her music hobby with her academic requirements by scheduling her classes around rehearsals and by scheduling her practice time.  She says you must treat practicing like a class; it is not negotiable (I agree!).

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April Bennett - senior, attended North Side HS, political science and criminal justice major,

Timothy Clark - junior, attended Dade County HS, music education major,

Cory Dalton - senior, attended Grainger HS, music education major,

Taylor Franklin - senior, attended Carter HS, music education major,

Lindsey Keys - junior, attended Gibbs HS, music education major,

Zachary Langley - junior, attended Dade County HS, music education major,

Hannah Lillibridge - sophomore, attended East Hamilton HS, secondary education major,

Dr. Schafer -

Justin Wilson - junior, attended Marion County HS, music education major,


Marching Band Trumpets 2014

2014 Marching Mocs Trumpet Section


Marching Band Trumpets 2014



Trumpet Festival of the Southeast

2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast participants, UTC


TFSE 2015

April Bennett, Hannah Lillibridge, and Dr. Schafer at the 2015 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast at the University of Alabama

Tony Plog

Tony Plog, renowned composer and trumpeter, with members of the UTC Trumpet Studio, January 2013

From left to right: Dr. Schafer, Cory Dalton, Trevor Hayes, Tim Clark, Tony Plog, Andrew Maden, Nicholas Wysong, Zachary Langley, Lindsey Keys


Thomas Hooten

  Thomas Hooten, current Principal Trumpet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, former Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony, with members of the UTC Trumpet Studio, February 2011

From left to right: Brandy Johnson, Andrew Maden, Nicholas Wysong, Jonathan Wysong, Kevin Chance, Adam Stephens, Thomas Hooten, Dr. Schafer