CONTACT:  Tom Whaley                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 287                                    05 DEC 2007



Malcolm McNab to Host Free Trumpet Clinic to SMMUSD Students


On Thursday, December 6th, from 3:30 to 5:50 PM, world-renowned trumpet player Malcom McNab will be offering a free trumpet clinic to SMMUSD students at Barnum Hall on the Samohi campus.


Growing up in Los Angeles, Mr. McNab joined the Pasadena Symphony at age 16. His resume includes playing in the West Point Band, studying with two members of the New York Philharmonic, performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, and the New York City Opera orchestra. He has performed with pop stars such as Frank Zappa, Dionne Warwick, the late Peggy Lee, and Chicago. He has also performed in the orchestras for the Academy Awards, the Emmy, and GRAMMY broadcasts, as well as about 1,500 movie scores, including “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Dances with Wolves.” Mr. McNab has taught at Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, and UCLA. More information regarding Mr. McNab can be found at


Members of the public are welcome to observe the clinic.  The district’s trumpet students are encouraged to bring their mouthpiece, trumpet, and any music they would like to play for Mr. McNab. Parking is available in the north lot at Samohi.


The opportunity for young students to participate in a clinic with a musician of the caliber of Malcom McNab is a rare one, especially free of charge! This will be a great learning experience for young musicians!






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