D.J. Barraclough - Trumpet/Alto (Tenor) Horn - Dallas Brass
D.J. Barraclough (Trumpet/Alto Horn)
Having 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.
D.J. currently plays on a Denis Wick 3 trumpet mouthpiece and a 5 Heritage series tenor horn mouthpiece.