The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Since coming to the Northern Virginia area in 1973, Dave Detwiler has been one of the most sought after active trumpet teachers of his time. From beginner to professional and all the students in between, Dave has found time in his very busy professional playing career to teach a large studio on a weekly basis. Dave’s students continue to be successful at all levels and attribute their success to the fine tutelage of their teacher. He not only knows his subject better than other teachers, he sets high standards and expectations by example. He also believes that learning should and can be fun, and exudes that feeling on a daily basis.
The United States Army Band: Washington, D.C. 1973-2000. Lead Trumpet, Trumpet Soloist, Assistant Section Leader. Directed musical events at The White House. Was the featured soloist with The U.S. Army Concert Band on more than 350 Special shows and events in the Nation/s Capital, across The United States, throughout Europe, Japan and Australia. Performed at Special State Department, Department of The Army, and White House events for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Played “lead” trumpet and was a featured soloist with The US Army Blues, the Nation’s leading military jazz ensemble.
PRINCIPAL TRUMPET – THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POPS 1988-present. Performed with The NSO for all “Pops” concerts as the principal trumpet. Has been a Featured soloist with this world renowned orchestra on more than 400 concerts including Nationally televised holiday programs. Principal Trumpet with The Wolf Trap Filene Center Orchestra for more than forty years, playing all Pops Shows. Principal and Section Trumpet, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, National Theatre and several other D.C. theaters, for more than 40 years.