Trumpet: Patriotic Songs 1
Kevin has enjoyed playing the trumpet with marching bands, brass and jazz ensembles, as well as playing solos at church events, weddings, community and school events. He has played for churches and other entities in Illinois, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Delaware. Kevin has performed for several charitable organizations. Kevin's background is in political science and government and has served in public administration in Washington D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. He received his Master's Degree in public administration in 1996. Kevin also currently works as an adjunct professor of criminology at a University in Illinois. Kevin was assisted musically on two professionally recorded CDs by his daughter, Mary (2nd trumpet) and children Joesph, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Kacie (vocals-'Jesus Loves Me' and 'My Country Tis of Thee'). All his children play brass instruments. Celeste Epstein provided the excellent piano accompaniment. Past and Upcoming Concert Events: 1) St. Charles, IL VFW Concert/July 16, 2007 6:00 P.M. 2) St. Charles, IL VFW Concert/November 10,2007 6:00 P.M. 3) St. Charles, IL Veteran's Memorial 11/11/07 10:45 A.M. Music by family and taps in honor of veterans. 4)Arcada Christmas Family Concert & Lighting of the Lights - St. Charles, IL / November 23-24,2007 5) Richmond School Christmas Concert 12/13/07 at 7:00 P.M. 6) Thompson Jazz Cafe, TMS St. Charles 3/1/08 7:00 pm- Kevin, Joe, Liz, Abi and Kacie will be performing jazz tones for this great fundraiser for the THMS Bands! 7. Memorial Day 5/26: Taps and Freedom Shrine, St. Charles, IL. 8) Lighting of the Lights - St. Charles, IL / November 28, 2008 5:00 p.m. 9) 12/7/08 - Christmas concert at Rosewood Retirement Center, St. Charles 2:00 p.m. 10) 12/11/08 - Christmas concert - Richmond Elementary School 6:45 p.m. 11) 12/14/08 - Christmas concert - Carroll Towers, St. Charles, 2:00 p.m. 12) American Legion 90th Birthday St. Charles - Liz, Joe, Kacie and Dad playing / Kevin keynote speaker 13) 5/25/09 Memorial Day taps with Mary Kathleen and general ceremony, St. Charles 14) Kevin and his daughter Kacie continue to play taps on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day in St. Charles. Kevin will be recording a new CD of Broadway/Movie Tunes with vocals by his daughter, Kacie sometime during 2014. He is also in the midst of writing two books about WWI and WWII veterans from St. Charles that will be published sometime in May 2014. He formerly served as president on the St. Charles Park Foundation Board and St. Charles Heritage Board of Directors. Kevin is excited as Sony BMG Prentice Hall has again published (3rd) his recording of the Star Spangled Banner in February 2014. Any comments or suggestions via e-mail would be greatly appreciated! You may also contact me at email@example.com for concert information.