Australian Trumpet Guild
In 1998 the first National Conference led to the new body and affiliation with International Trumpet Guild
But why have such a body? Isn’t there already a fine organisation operating out of the USA, called the ITG?
The simple answer is yes, but our location and long distances within Australia present some major difficulties for trumpeters in trying to co-ordinate and develop trumpet playing and teaching standards . Taking the lead presented by the Europeans in forming EuroITG(now defunct), it was decided to see if there was an interest in forming our own, national body here in Australia.
When organising the 1998 Conference, we came up with objectives which have now been incorporated into ATG Constitution. They appear in the constitution as follows:
The Company was established to:
Affiliations with other associations
The 1998 Conference included a meeting of about 40 trumpeters, who decided that the new body should be formed and that it should be possible to have members who are purely members of the ATG as well as members of both the ATG and ITG, thus qualifying the Guild to become an affiliate chapter of the ITG.
It is this structure which has been created and, whilst members are to be encouraged to join the ITG as well (see http://www.trumpetguild.org/ )* we will initially be seeking ATG members under the more affordable fee structure.
We believe that this structure will give us the best of both worlds and see each organisation as complementary to the other.
* As time has passed, ATG has grown, with many members belong to ITG too, but it is also time to improve that ratio. Do seriously consider getting access to all the benefits of ITG membership so both organisations can remain strong and growing.
The Guild has been functioning now since 1998! and boasts over 100 hundred members. A 2nd national conference was held in 1999 and "Trumpet Days" have held in various centres at other times.
The quarterly journal Mouthpiece has become a solid source of information and news and is building a good reputation for quality and interest across the globe.
The ATG is now run by a Management Committee which is drawn from top professional trumpet players and teachers around Australia - elected by the membership.
President Brian Evans
Vice President Yoram Levy
Secretary Kelly Parkes
Treasurer Joel Brennan
3 vacancies - please apply!
Vacant - please apply to the President