Professor a soloist with national award-winning brass band

Turnbull-80PULLMAN, Wash. – David Turnbull, Washington State University music professor, was a solo cornetist with the Fountain City Brass Band that recently won the North American Brass Band Championships.

The band will compete in the 2015 New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in July.

Turnbull-500The Fountain City Brass Band, founded in 2002, is based in the greater Kansas City, Mo., area.

The group has won seven U.S. Open Championships and five North American Brass Band Association Championships since 2004. In 2004, Fountain City became the first American band, and first non-United Kingdom band in over 50 years, to win a major brass band competition in the United Kingdom at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships.

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David Turnbull, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4243,