Fountain City Brass Band Places 2nd in International Competition

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Kansas City's Fountain City Brass Band, directed by faculty Joseph Parisi has placed 2nd in the 2017 Brass in Concert Championship held at Sage Gateshead, England.  The band, which has multiple international titles and includes Conservatory faculty, students, and alumni, also won Best Programme Content, Best Performance in Entertainment & Presentation, Best Soprano (Ryan Sharp), and Best Percussion.  Read Libby Hanssen's article here. The following students, alumni, and faculty are part of the Fountain City Brass Band.


Paul Bessetti (BME, MM Trumpet)

Chris Dennard (MM Trumpet)

David Dimmit (DMA Euphonium – ABD)

Helen Harrelson (MM)

Lee Harrelson (DMA)

Emily McGinnis (IPhD Music Education)

TJ Menges (MM Trumpet)

Jen Oliverio (DMA Trumpet)

Parick Oliverio (MM Trumpet)

Anthony Rodgers (MM Trombone – maybe Musicology as well??)

Ryan Sharp (DMA Trumpet)

Grant Smiley (BM Trumpet)

Jeff Seba (BME)

Andy Schwartz (DMA Trombone – ABD)

Matt Vangjel (DMA Trumpet)

Tom Stein – faculty

Joe Parisi – faculty