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.




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.