Lone Star Trumpet Camp
June 10-14

Lone Star Trumpet Camp is held at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, TX, and is for trumpet players entering 7th-9th grades. Tuition is $150 and includes access to the camp the the camp T-shirt. Click HERE for more details.




Buddy Deshler, 2019 Guest Artist

Trumpet Artist Buddy Deshler is an ambassador for the transformative powers of the arts, champion of living composers, and agent for change in the instrumental music field. His bourgeoning career has taken him around the country, as well as internationally, and has allowed him to share the stage with ensembles such as the King’s Brass, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Foden's Band of Sandbach, Cheshire, his own Vice City Brass and Marquee Brass, and as of 2017, the illustrious Dallas Brass.

In addition, Buddy has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, York Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Washington Chamber

Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, American Festival Pops Orchestra, and more. His international performances have taken him to Le Domaine Forget in Quebec, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and Santiago de Cuba.

His musical endeavors have given him guidance and association with artists like Jose Sibaja, Chris

Castellanos, Demondrae Thurman, Jens Lindemann, Joe Burgstaller, Martin Hackleman, Sam Pilafian, Andrew Hitz, Lance LaDuke, Rex Richardson, Matt Niess, Kevin Gebo, Phil Snedecor among many others.

“I can't remember ever meeting someone so young who was already so accomplished: a wonderful trumpeter, an inspired musician, a man who makes big things happen in the business, and one of the nicest, most genuine people you could ever hope to meet."- Rex Richardson

As a performing artist for XO Brass, Denis Wick of London, Smith-Watkins cornets, and Torpedo Bags cases, Mr. Deshler tours nationally, conducting lectures and clinics everywhere from middle school through college students. His educational programs and masterclasses focus on sound pedagogical approaches to practice and the business acumen necessary for a modern career in music. His clinic, “The Entrepreneurial Student”, instills the idea that one can develop and execute the skills necessary to jump start a career in music while still being a "student" and has been presented at multiple colleges throughout the United States.

As an educator, Mr. Deshler serves as the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of “The Fredericksburg Brass Institute”, a weeklong summer music festival offering a rich immersion in master classes and seminars, large and small ensembles, instrument exhibits, participant recitals, and free concerts featuring renowned guest artists. As of 2018, Mr. Deshler also serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Tidewater Brass Institute in Virginia Beach, VA. Deshler is also an active member of the International Trumpet Guild by occupying the role of Youth Day Coordinator as well as being a frequent session host.

Buddy presently resides in Midlothian, VA as an active freelance musician and educator. He holds a B.M. in Instrumental Performance and an Artist Diploma from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami and an M.M. from the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University. His primary teachers have included Phil Snedecor, Craig Morris, and Josef Burgstaller.

Camp Directors


Marty Nelson, a native of Fairfax, Virginia, began playing the trumpet in 5th grade. His love of the trumpet and his high school band program led him to the University of North Texas in 1976 where he earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Music Education, and was a student of John Haynie.

In the spring of 2013, Mr. Nelson retired from band directing at Arbor Creek Middle School in Carrollton. Prior to teaching in the Lewisville Independent School District, Marty taught at Coppell Middle School East, Shackelford Junior High in Arlington, and in the Houston area for the Spring Branch and Aldine school districts.

Mr. Nelson serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the state, helps organize Music Across Texas events in the DFW area, and teaches master classes and private lessons for the Hebron High School Band cluster. In 2014, he launched his own music publishing company MRNS Music to promote his trumpet solo compositions.


David Stone is the former director of bands at Dawson Middle School in the Carroll Independent School District. He started his career in the Dallas I.S.D. where he started two beginner band programs and assisted a high school. In 1987 he was recruited to the Carroll I.S.D. and took over the middle school band program while assisting at the high school.

During his 27 years at CISD, David taught at both intermediate schools, both middle schools, the high school and senior high. He was in charge of the CISD Jazz Program for 10 years, where his jazz bands won numerous contests in the DFW area as well as competitions in Austin, Corpus Christi and Winter Park, Colorado. His middle school bands won numerous UIL Sweepstakes awards, were finalists for the state honor band competition, and winners of Best in Class in four local middle school band competitions. Throughout David's career, he taught every beginner band class and had multiple all-state musicians come from each class. Many of his former students are teaching band or are teachers in other areas.

Now retired, David is busy consulting throughout the area, judging and serving as a clinician for bands. He is also an adjunct professor at UNT, working with student teachers as they begin their journey into the world of band directing.