RMPBB Outer Banks Retreat December 31 - January 5, 2018
Webinar masterclass by international trumpet soloist Alison Balsom
Webinar masterclass by international trumpet soloist Alison Balsom


RMPBB Outer Banks Retreat (December 31, 2017 - January 5, 2018)


Regarding former retreats:

It's amazing how only a few days of intensive master classes can transform your playing and reenergize your drive to succeed! I am still so thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the brass retreat in New Orleans, which broadened my thoughts on music and added "tools to my toolbox of knowledge." I cannot wait to begin another semester at USC!! - Danielle Wood

"The retreat organized by Rodney Marsalis had to be the most exciting trumpet event I have attended in my 81 years of life!" Dr. Richard H. Cox


"This has been a life changing experience" -Melanie Ormand


All level of players accepted from come back and amateur players to pros. This year we are accepting our friends from other instruments ( trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium.)

The Outer Banks Retreat is a unique opportunity for brass players players from around the world to come together to share their love of playing a brass intrument. Participants come from all walks of life: students, teachers, professionals, enthusiasts, part-time players, comeback players, etc. All are welcome in a noncompetitive, friendly, supporting atmosphere where learning and sharing knowledge is the key element to the week.

The beautiful setting of the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the perfect backdrop for the brass retreat. Participants are housed in a luxury mansion steps away from the beach fully equipped with a swimming pool, hot tub, game rooms, a gourmet kitchen and spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean.

Included in the fee for the retreat is one week of lodging, four delicious dinners, four days of seminars, master classes and ensemble practice. Also included is transportation to and from Norfolk International Airport. Private instruction can be arranged for a fee separately.

- payment in full is due by November 30, 2017.

- early bird fee $800 (deposit due November 1, 2017)

- payment plans available

- guest artists and schedule subject to change.

- All fees are nonrefundable.


Sign up to join us in the Outer Banks for the full retreat:


There is ample opportunity to spend time with world class musicians throughout the week. Leaders of past retreats have included members of Canadian Brass and Wynton Marsalis (in Philadelphia), Boston Brass trumpet star Jose Sibaja, world renown and international trumpet soloists, recording artists, and educators Rodney Marsalis, Jens Lindemann. Special guests have included Wayne DuMaine, Rex Richardson, Kurt Dupuis, Zhonghui Dai, and Fred Powell. All genres of music are studied including Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Rock and Roll. There is always a strong focus on the basics of brass playing.




Posted: Oct-17-2017
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