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John Entzi

Seventh Conductor

Smoky Mountain Brass Band

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Smoky Mountain Brass Band

P.O. Box 16474

Asheville, North Carolina,28816

United States

Company Description

The Smoky Mountain Brass Band draws its membership from throughout Western North Carolina. The members, who represent a number of professions, share a common passion of performing music in a dynamic ensemble. The band was founded in April of 1981 by Western ...more

Background Information

Employment History

The SWING STREET BAND


Director of Bands

University of North Carolina at Asheville


RJO Pictures


Interim Conductor

Triangle Brass Band


Trumpet Professor

Mars Hill College


Music Teacher

Haw Creek Elementary School


Director of Concert Bands and Jazz Ensembles

North Carolina State University


Original Director

Raleigh Jazz Orchestra


Affiliations

National Band Association

Active Member


International Trumpet Guild

Active Member


College Band

Active Member


Music Educators National Conference

Active Member


Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity

Member


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Member


Charlotte Repertory Orchestra

Charter Member


National Association of Jazz Educators

Active Member


Brevard

Member


International Association for Jazz Education

Active Member


American School Band Directors Association

Active Member


Education

B.M.E. degree

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


M.A.

Appalachian State University


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Smoky Mountain Brass Band History – Smoky Mountain Brass Band

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Four years later, Dr. Bryant passed the baton to Dr. John Entzi, who was at that time Director of Bands at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Dr. Entzi began his tenure as the band's seventh director when rehearsals for the 26th season began in September, 2006.


Smoky Mountain Brass Band - Western North Carolina, Asheville North Carolina

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Dr. John Entzi, Adjunct Music Faculty in Trumpet and Jazz studies at Mars Hill College, is the seventh conductor of the Smoky Mountain Brass Band (SMBB).
Dr. Entzi received his B.M.E. degree in 1974 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.A. in 1978 from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and his D.M.A. in 1998 in trumpet performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Entzi has toured and performed extensively throughout the Southeast, where he performed with Holiday on Ice, Disney on Parade, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Henry Busse Orchestra, The Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Atlantic Jazz Orchestra, When Swing Was King, Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the U.S. Air Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with such luminaries as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Nancy Wilson, The Four Tops, The Spinners, The Temptations, Anita Bryant, Bernadette Peters, Johnnie Ray and the Gladys Knight and the Pips. Dr. Entzi has also performed with the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony and the South Carolina Philharmonic, and is a charter member of the Charlotte Repertory Orchestra. Dr. Entzi is an active member of the National Band Association, the International Association of Jazz Educators, Music Educators National Conference, International Trumpet Guild and the College Band Directors National Conference. He is also a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity. Dr. Entzi comes from a musical family. His mother was a musician in her high school band, and his maternal grandfather played cornet in the Morganton Band and E-flat tuba in the United States Army Band in France. At the same time, on another continent, his paternal grandfather was playing cornet in the Austro-Hungarian Army Band. Dr. Entzi met his wife, Karen, in the orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. John and Karen are founders of Lyric Arts Entertainment.


Smoky Mountain Brass Band

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[more about Dr. Entzi]Smoky Mountain Brass BandDr. John EntziDr. John Entzi, ConductorDr. John EntziDr. John Entzi, Director of University Bands at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, is the seventh conductor of the Smoky Mountain Brass Band (SMBB).Dr. William Bryant, chair of the Fine Arts Department and director of the A.C. Reynolds High School band program, passed the baton to Dr. Entzi in fall of 2006 for SMBB's 26th season.Dr. Entzi received his B.M.E. degree in 1974 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.A. in 1978 from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and his D.M.A. in 1998 in trumpet performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.Dr. Entzi has toured and performed extensively throughout the Southeast, where he performed with Holiday on Ice, Disney on Parade, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Henry Busse Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Guy Lombardo, Vaughn Monroe, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Atlantic Jazz Orchestra, When Swing Was King, Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the U.S. Air Jazz Orchestra. Dr. John Entzi, Conductor of the SMBBHe has performed with such luminaries as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Nancy Wilson, The Four Tops, The Spinners, The Temptations, Anita Bryant, Martha Raye, Bernadette Peters, Johnnie Ray and the Gladys Knight and the Pips.Dr. Entzi has also performed with the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony and the South Carolina Philharmonic, and is a charter member of the Charlotte Repertory Orchestra.Dr. Entzi is an active member of the National Band Association, the International Association of Jazz Educators, Music Educators National Conference, International Trumpet Guild and the College Band Directors National Conference.He is also a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity.Besides his decades of touring and performing extensively throughout the Southeast, Dr. Entzi comes from a musical family.His mother was a musician in her high school band, and his maternal grandfather played cornet in the Morganton Band and E-flat tuba in the United States Army Band in France.At the same time, on another continent, his paternal grandfather was playing cornet in the Austro-Hungarian Army Band.Dr. Entzi met his wife, Karen, in the orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.She currently teaches music at Haw Creek Elementary School.


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Directed by John EntziThe Smoky Mountain Brass Band has been providing a unique concert experience for a quarter century.Founded in Haywood County in 1981, the band performs using standard brass instrumentation which originated in England during the Nineteenth Century.Playing cornets rather than trumpets and tenor horns rather than French horns, as well as other familiar brass instruments, the band performs marches, orchestral transcriptions, hymn settings and original music composed specifically for brass band instrumentation.Dr John Entzi, director of the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, is also the director of bands at UNCA.


Smoky Mountain Brass Band

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ASHEVILLE, NC (October 31, 2006) - The Smoky Mountain Brass Band (SMBB) kicks off its 26th season at 7 p.m. tomorrow, November 1 at Groce United Methodist Church (UMC) with a new director, Dr. John Entzi, and a schedule that delivers music north, south, east and west.From the Groce UMC concert on Tunnel Road in east Asheville, the band heads west to Trinity United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5 for a "Brass Tacks Concert to Benefit Habitat for Humanity."Then it's northward December 12 for a Christmas concert at Grace Presbyterian Church, followed by a trip south to Given's Estates December 19 for another holiday performance."We'll announce additional concert dates later in the season," said new Band Director Dr. Entzi, currently the Director of University Bands at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.Dr. William Bryant, chair of the Fine Arts Department and director of the A.C. Reynolds High School band program, passed the baton to Dr. Entzi this fall after leading the Smoky Mountain Brass Band for four years."Although we're sorry Dr. Bryant's busy schedule demanded he step down," said new SMBB President Rodney Hagans, "We're thrilled to have Dr. Entzi.Besides his decades of touring and performing extensively throughout the Southeast with ensembles led by Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Henry Busse, Glenn Miller, Nelson Riddle, Gladys Knight and Frankie Valli, Dr. Entzi comes from a musical family."I met my wife, Karen, in the orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro," Dr. Entzi said.She currently teaches music at Haw Creek Elementary School.


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