June 12, 2009


Please consider helping FONT with a tax deductible contribution. During the next month we have an opportunity to double your contribution.

FONT has been given an anonymous matching grant!  Our donor has put up $3,000, on the condition that FONT can raise $3,000 to match.

We have received pledges of $800 in response so far. So, $2200 remain. Our goal is to raise this money by mid-May. Please consider helping us by making a donation, no matter how small. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an organization in which all funds go to artists, commissions, performances, documentation, and promotion of new music involving the trumpet. Support FONT in the next month and see your impact double.

Thank you.

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PO Box 31

Croton, NY 10520

June 12, 2009



Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27

Lessons with Laurie Frink: Laurie Frink, one of the most respected trumpet teachers working today, regarded as the foremost authority on the Carmine Caruso method, will offer 10 hours of time for private trumpet lessons on June 26 and 27, from noon to 5pm. These free sessions are a unique offering as part of FONT’s educational component. All interested and dedicated trumpeters may contact Laurie directly at

Saturday, June 27: 5-7pm, *Sam Ash Music, 60 West 48th St., NYC 10036*

Workshop Session at Sam Ash with John McNeil: FONT has invited John McNeil, one of the premiere jazz trumpeters of the last decades, to present a workshop featuring his Visionary Quartet. John and his group will play several pieces, discuss how the music works and how the arrangements were made, and will address the special challenges of jazz improvisation for brass players. Mr. McNeil would also invite several players to join the group to explore the ideas being discussed, so bring your instrument! The workshop is limited to 25 people. Please register by e-mailing