Come join us for a wonderful evening of orchestral music, featuring excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Christmas music from the movies, and your traditional holiday favorites. We are excited to be joined by the Burley High School's Bel Cantos for several numbers.
This is going to be a cozy evening for the whole family! Please bring your children! In fact- everyone is invited to come in their coziest pajamas!
Dr. Pugh is in his twenty-first-year teaching music and his 16th year of teaching bands, choir, and orchestras at Burley. He has a Doctor of Arts degree in Trumpet Performance/Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO (2002). He also holds a Master (1996) and Bachelor degree (1992) in Trumpet Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dr. Pugh has played professionally across the world. As a professional performer, he has toured Japan with a Dixieland Jazz Band and played for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in their show bands. He has performed live with Maynard Ferguson, Joe Williams, Marlena Shaw, Charo, Phyllis Diller, Wayne Newton, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, the Fifth Dimension, Jerry Lewis, Louis Bellson, and many others. He has recorded five CDs with top collegiate Jazz Programs as Lead and Split Lead Trumpet. Dr. Pugh has performed live for the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans (2000) and the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Indiana (1999). Dr. Pugh currently serves as Principal Trumpet for the Mini- Cassia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mini-Cassia Brass Quintet. He and his wife Kristi have enjoyed living and teaching in Burley and raising their two boys in the music and arts programs in Burley Schools.