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University of Louisiana

at Lafayette

Brass Day

Register for Brass Day

Registration for Brass Day 2022 opens January 1, 2022. Please use this form to register individual students.
Students will receive materials for mastery of their instrument, music to perform with the UL Lafayette Mass Brass Ensemble, and opportunities to learn more about music performance and opportunities at UL Lafayette.

Brass Day 2022 Fee
Student fees include a T-Shirt and materials from each student's area of study.
$25 for participation

Directors and Music Teachers

Please use this link to register groups of students. A fee reduction is available for groups of 4 or more.

Brass Day 2022

Welcome to the UL Lafayette Brass Day information page.
Brass Day 2022
Saturday, February 19, 2021
UL Lafayette, Angelle Hall, Band Room

FYI: Instrument specific breakout sessions are included. Participants should be ready to play with an instrument and mouthpiece.
Dr. Paul Morton, trumpet
Dr. Catherine Roche-Wallace, horn
Dr. Benjamin Yates, tenor and bass trombones
Dr. Allen Carpenter, euphonium and tuba

Annual brass solo competition:
Please submit your solo video with piano or pre-recorded accompaniment by January 31st to for your chance to be selected at the UL Brass Day 2021 outstanding soloist. Winners will be awarded in each instrument category (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) and be streamed live during the Brass Day event.
Solo Competition Guidelines:
Video Submissions Only.
Due: February 13, 2022
- upload video to YouTube
- link must be public or unlisted
- email final link to Dr. Yates,


Outstanding soloist winner receives a MKS Cutaway Mouthpiece practice aid and other swag from the brass faculty. Brass Day thanks MKS Cutaways for their support! Each instrument winner will receive a UL Lafayette t-shirt!

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Congratulations to Southside High School junior Elias Rahsmawi for winning the Brass Day 2021 Solo Competition! Elias received a UL Trombone Studio polo shirt and MKS Cutaway mouthpiece as his prize!

Brass Day Schedule

Registration and payment
Angelle Hall, band room

Welcome- Dr. Morton
Introductions- Dr. Yates
Angelle Hall, band room

Student ensembles performance
Introduction to chamber music- Dr. Roche-Wallace
Angelle Hall, band room

Music at UL Lafayette- Dr. Missal

Instrumental Masterclass
- Trumpets, Dr. Morton (blue room)
- Horns, Dr. Roche-Wallace (134)
- Tenor and Bass Trombones, Dr. Yates (254)
- Euphonium and Tuba, Dr. Carpenter (143)

Solo Competition Winners!
Mass Brass Ensemble Performance

Thank You!
UL Lafayette Ensemble Performances

More information is available. Please email Dr. Yates. See you soon!

Register for Brass Day

Please register individual students. For groups, please email


Register for Brass Day

Please register individual students. For groups, please email

Individual Instrument Sessions

Brass Day Trombone Session
In the trombone session, players will gain experience with basic trombone routines, be provided tools to expand range and flexibility, and learn more about repertoire.


Free Trombone Basics

Download the packet before Brass Day!