Marcus Flores and Thomas Darlington, students of Charles Saenz, both attended and competed at this years International Trumpet Guild. ITG celebrated their 40th anniversary in Columbus, OH which drew amateur and professional trumpet players from around the world to watch lectures, listen to concerts, and compete.
Marcus Flores competed in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and took home the top prize with Bloch Proclamation and Böhme Concerto in F Minor. the judges were Rex Richardson, Judith Saxton, and Jens Lindemann.
Thomas Darlington competed in the Trumpet Orchestral Excerpt Competition and took third place.