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Director of Bands

Phone: (828) ***-****  HQ Phone
UNCA
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • M.A.
    Appalachian State University
  • B.M.E. degree
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Smoky Mountain Brass Band - Western North Carolina, Asheville North Carolina
www.smbrass.com, 19 Oct 2013 [cached]
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.
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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
www.smbrass.com, 25 Sept 2012 [cached]
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.
SWING STREET BAND - Central Carolina's Premier 9-Piece Swing Band
www.swingstreetband.com, 13 Dec 2011 [cached]
John Entzi SWING STREET BAND - Central Carolina's Premier 9-Piece Swing Band
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John Entzi - Trumpet
Dr. John Entzi is former Director of Concert Bands and Jazz Ensembles at North Carolina State University. Dr. Entzi received the B.M.E. degree (1974) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the M.A. (1978) from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and the D.M.A. (1998) in trumpet performance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
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John 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 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity.
John was the original director of the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra, and we are proud to have him providing his great trumpet expertise to Swing Street.
The Pilot Newspaper - Arts & Entertainment
www.thepilot.com, 21 Mar 2003 [cached]
Also the 18-piece Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, with guest director, Dr. John Entzi will perform big band tunes made famous by Stan Kenton and Count Basie.
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Entzi is trumpet professor and jazz studies director at North Carolina State University.
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Directed by John ...
www.highlandsperformingartscenter.org, 25 Sept 2008 [cached]
Directed by John Entzi
The 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.
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