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Paul Bessetti

Adjunct Instructor

With both a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a masters degree in trumpet performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Paul has been consulting, teaching and designing marching band shows for high school and college marching band programs in the Midwest for more than 15 years. His groups regularly receive caption awards, class championships, and finalist placements at local, regional, and national competitions, including Bands of America’s Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Championships.  

He has been a member of the brass instruction teams ofthe Crossmen (2009–13) and Colts (2014–15) Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to marching band and drum corps, Paul is an active teacher, clinician, and performer throughout the Kansas City area, and he has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band since 2003, for which he also conducts the award-winning Fountain City Youth Brass Band.

Paul may be reached at