JULY 13 - Side By Side

Guest Conductor Brayer Teague,  Guest Soloist Sgt. Kyle Kemps, USMC - Clarinet
"A Musical Passport Around the Globe"
Sergeant Kyle Kemps
  has served as principal clarinetist in the U.S. Marine Band in San Diego since 2014 after completing Basic Training, Marine Combat Training, and the Naval School of Music "A” School, where he was the class honor graduate. Prior to joining the Marine Corps, Sgt. Kemps graduated from Carmel High School in 2007 and from Ball State University in 2011, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance.
Kyle has played in countless ensembles from high school until now including the Indianapolis Youth Wind Ensemble, New World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Carmel High School Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Band, Indiana All State Band, Ball State University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana Intercollegiate Band.
  As a member of the Marine Band in  San Diego, he performs in the  Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Big Band, and Brass Band.  In high school he studied with KPB’s principal clarinetist Zoe Manning.  Other notable teachers include Eddie Daniels, Dr. Caroline Hartig, Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Dr. George Wolfe, and Dr. Maurita Mead.  Sgt Kemps has performed in various ensembles all around the United States of America as well as innumerable places in the world. This includes London, England, St. Petersburg, Russia, Todi, Italy, and most recently, Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Kyle won the Kokomo Park Band High School Competition in 2006 performing Artie Shaw's "Concerto for Clarinet." He continued playing in Kokomo Park Band's summer and winter concert series from 2006 until he joined the Marine Corps in May 2013. Sgt Kemps currently resides in San Diego, California with his wife, Nylah, and his two children, Ryan and Mya.   His appearance is made possible with the cooperation of the United States Marine Corps which offers the Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP) affording young men and women the opportunity to serve their nation while continuing to pursue their passion for music.

PROGRAM


American Legion March.......................................Charles Parker 
Declaration Overture..........................................Claude T. Smith
 
Theme from “Green Bushes”..............................Grainger/Daehn

Carnival of Venice.................................................Paul Jean Jean             
                    Sgt, Kyle Kemps,  Clarinet Solo
 
ENCORE: Flight of the Bumblebee......Rimsky/Korsakoff/Davis
Variations on a Korean Folks Song...........John Barnes Chance

Greek Folk Song Suite.........................................Franco Cesarini
       
Clarinet Candy.....................................................Leroy Anderson
 
Big Band Tribute..............................................arr.  John Wasson

Star Spangled Banner.................................arr. Sousa-Damrosch
 



Brayer Teague currently serves as the Fine Arts Department Chairperson at North High School, and is the President-Elect of the Illinois Music Education Association. He has been recognized five times by the Marquis “Who’s Who in American Teaching” and in 2001 was named a Golden Apple Scholar finalist. In 2008, Mr. Teague received the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award, and in 2010 he earned distinction as a National Board Certified Teacher.   He was named one of the ten national finalists for the 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator Award.

A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (B.MusEd) and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI (M.MusEd), Mr. Teague taught for three years in Highland Park, Illinois before joining the music faculty of Downers Grove North High School in 1993. He later completed graduate work in Educational Leadership at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. In recent years Mr. Teague has continued his exploration of the arts through coursework at various colleges in photography, jewelry/metalwork, and ceramics.

  Mr. Teague has published educational materials for Microsoft Inc., co-authored a curriculum guide for the Illinois State Board of Education, and presented at national and international conferences.

  Mr. Teague is an advocate for expanding the walls of the traditional arts classroom through music performance tours. In addition to a bi-annual music and cultural exchange program he coordinates with a musikschule in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, Mr. Teague has led student music tours to Ireland, England, Italy, France, Austria, the Czech Republic, Canada, and a host of cities in the United States. 

  Mr. Teague is a member of the National Education Association and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He is a past-VP of the Illinois Music Educators Association. During his tenure on the IMEA Board of Directors he coordinated the Illinois All-State Music Composition Contest, a nationally admired program that aims to foster and recognize outstanding student music composition.

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