D.J. Barraclough"In my work with the world reknown Dallas Brass ensemble the past six years I have had the pleasure of performing what would be considered by most an extremely demanding and versitile show. During this time I have been able to do the ultimate "field test" with various trumpets and mouthpieces as ANY improvement in my ability to relax and make music consistently on stage is most worthwhile. Enter the Cannonball 725 Stone Series trumpet. My job has been delightfully easier since its introduction last season. These trumpets really deliver where it counts most- in tone, pitch and blend. In classical mode I can go from pianissimo to fortississimo without losing focus then turn around and scream like a banshee in the next tune then execute a technical cornet solo moments later with ease. I noticed immediately that these trumepts did not blow the same as most other pro models out there and that the tone was just prettier in every way. I have taken my game to the next level thanks to Cannonball!" ~ D.J. Barraclough
Trumpet Player with the Dallas Brass
BioHaving begun his musical studies on the trombone and continuing with it through high school, D.J. didn't actually begin the trumpet until his 3rd year in college.
Originally from southern Utah, he attended Dixie State College in St. George. While attending DSC, he served as principal trumpet in the Utah Intercollegiate Band three consecutive years. His solo honors include first prize in the Intercollegiate Solo Competition, held in Denver, CO. This prize earned him a solo performance in Denver with the Arapahoe Philharmonic.
Professionally, D.J. has performed with such organizations as the Utah Symphony, the Lex De Azevedo Orchestra, and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra.
When not performing, D.J. enjoys working as a brass clinician, and through the use of the Smart Music Studio software by Coda Music Technologies, he helps young students learn to make practice more effective and fun. D.J. is also an accomplished instrument repair technician. His other interests include hiking, camping, and various forms of meditation. D.J. presently lives in southern Utah with his wife, Kristine, and their six children.
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