A duet between an organ and a trumpet? You won’t believe how great they sounded together! On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the Howard County Concert Odyssey presented the Seipp/Sheets Duo at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland.
Trumpeter Chuck Seipp retired from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” in 2012, culminating his 32-year career as Concert Band Group Leader. And Randall Sheets is the Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery, where for the past 24 years he has honored our fallen veterans.
These extraordinarily talented men have performed over 75 concerts together during the last six seasons in 22 states. Their concert for the Odyssey was an innovative blend of standard repertoire, patriotic programs, and contemporary arrangements with video. The audience heard music from Handel, Vivaldi, Sousa, and even Freddie Mercury, among others!