Charles Dumas is the Music Director for the Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a position he has held for the past 3 years. Mr. Dumas is also the Director of Bands at Myrtle Beach High School where his duties have included Department Chair and Auditorium Manager since 2013. Dumas is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Music Education. His career as a music educator and director spans more than 25 years in North Carolina, 20 of which were served in public school classrooms and five years as Director of Bands at Methodist University. Dumas is in his final year of his Doctoral studies in Music Education and is on target to graduate with his degree from Liberty University in 2022.
Charles Dumas also serves as Co-Director of the North Myrtle Beach Community Band. Since Dumas has been involved, both the Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Community Bands have increased the number of members performing, as well as audience in attendance. Dumas is an active adjudicator and clinician in both North and South Carolina and enjoys passing the torch when it comes to the love of music.
When not directing, Charles Dumas’ interests include golf, salt-water, and fresh-water fishing, and listening to and performing in jazz combos and big bands. Dumas lives at the beach with his beautiful wife, Deanne, and two wonderful children, Evan and Elena. Contact Charles with any questions about the Festive Brass at 910-273-8835 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Egan stepped into the role of President for the Festive Brass at the beginning of 2020 with the hope of continuing the legacy of excellence in the ensemble, and further the work of building this community of brass musicians around the Grand Strand.
Jen moved to the Myrtle Beach area from Rockford, Illinois in 2016 and was pleased to discover such a diverse and excellent music community here. Jen joined the Festive Brass at the beginning of 2017, and she has enjoyed the many friendships and personal growth that has come from this talented group of musicians. In addition to leading the Festive Brass, Jen also enjoys playing in the North Myrtle Beach Community Band, the Wilmington Symphonic Winds, and the Beach Brass Quintet. Jen is a graphic designer by profession and works out of her home through her company, Allspice Studios, LLC.
Contact Jen with any questions about booking the Festive Brass at 815-975-1801 or via email at email@example.com.
David Howard served as President of the Festive Brass for 8 years, and has been an integral part of the management of personnel, event programming, music selection, and creating musical arrangements that fit the group's instrumentation best.
Dave is a retired veterinarian and has been involved in musical groups for more than 40 years. Dave is also a member of other local community bands and ensembles such as the Wilmington Symphonic Winds, the North Myrtle Beach Community Band, and the Beach Brass Quintet.
Contact Dave with any questions about the Festive Brass at 843-360-9446 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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