Photo courtesy of Mike Hackett (left to right) Karl Sievers, Pat Harbison, Charley Davis, Barry Springer and
Premiere of Fired Up! for 5 trumpets as a birthday
gift to Bill Adam at his 80th Birthday Celebration in Bloomington, Indiana,
on October 25, 1997. The work was titled "Fired Up!" because this is an
expression Mr. Adam often uses to start a trumpet lesson: Let's get
this thing fired up!
The photos below were taken during the rehearsal for "Fired Up!"
for 5 Trumpets at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 1997 in room MA404
at the Indiana University School of Music. Photos courtesy
David A. Roth.
Barry Springer and Karl Sievers.
Karl shares his realization with us that he is the only one in the
room with a doctorate in music. We looked forward to his
at the Irish Lion's, a local pub in Bloomington that evening after the
rehearsal. Graduate college credit was not given for attendance on this
occasion. Barry looks on wondering as the rest of us did, why Karl looks
exactly as he did when we were music students at IU about 20 years ago.
Pat Harbison, Barry Springer and Karl Sievers
Don't let the casual attire of Pat fool you, he stands ready to carry
on the jazz tradition at IU since he has recently joined the school of
music faculty in the jazz department.
Pat Harbison with Jack Cassidy on Stand-by in case Robert Baca driving in from Wisconsin wasn't able to make the
7 PM rehearsal. Although you can't see it clearly in this photo, the subtle
swaying of Jack comes from spending a lot of time playing aboard cruise
Robert Baca, Pat Harbison, Barry Springer, Karl Sievers
Robert Baca being the pro he is, arrives in time for the
Charley Davis (aka Mr. Jetson)
If you own a radio, TV, record or CD player, then you
are familiar with the sound of Charley Davis.
Marvin Stamm (far right)
rehearses with the trumpet section of the David Rosen
Orchestra for the first public performance of Fired Up! for 5 Trumpets
which took place in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 23, 1998. (left to right)
David A. Roth with
the Fired Up! trumpet section at the 1998 ITG Conference:
Jay Coble, Karl Sievers, Robert Baca, Pat Harbison and
The fellows performed Fired Up! at the ITG Festival
of Trumpets Conference on May 30, 1998, as a tribute to Bill Adam.
Click here to listen to their ITG Festival of Trumpets performance of Fired Up!
ITG banquet following the Festival of Trumpets Concert, ITG President Kim
recognized Bill Adam for his many achievements during a long and successful