Trumpeter Jay Daly to perform at Concert Band and Community Orchestra concert

April 19, 2024
Jay Daly trumpet performance

Fitchburg State University’s Concert Band and Community Orchestra will present a free concert featuring guest trumpeter Jay Daly at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. Admission is free and open to the public.

"It's widely known that Jay Daly is one of the premier trumpeters in the Northeast,” said Peter Mansfield, orchestrator and arranger with the Boston Pops Orchestra. “His virtuosity is matched by his stylistic versatility and he's a consummate professional."

The concert will showcase Daly in a 12-minute featured medley consisting of popular music tunes from the 20th century that feature the trumpet as a solo instrument. Music from the Great American Songbook and chart-toppers of the 20th century will be featured. 

"If you're a fan of Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, the Beatles, or Maynard Ferguson you'll be in heaven,” said Assistant Professor Amy McGlothlin, who leads the Concert Band. “And if you've never experienced this music you are guaranteed a heart-touching experience that will leave you wanting more." 

The Fitchburg State Community Orchestra is composed of students, faculty members, and other musicians who live in the Greater Fitchburg community. The orchestra performs at numerous campus and community events.

The Concert Band is open to all people with experience playing a band instrument. Its members include students, alumni, faculty and surrounding community members. The band performs twice per semester in Weston Auditorium. Anyone from any major is welcome.

To learn more about Fitchburg State’s instrumental and choral programs, please visit