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|"Sound, power, efficiency, range, endurance, and versatility are all aspects of playing the trumpet I strive to maintain. The first step toward consistency in all of these areas is choice of equipment. With my Terry Warburton Custom mouthpiece I do not have to sacrifice any one of these aspects of playing for the benefit of another. My playing demands vary from studio work to lead in a big band to orchestral pops and everything in between. Terry and Ken, with their patient, unending diligence have designed my dream set up with their unique mouthpiece system. Along with my Powell Custom Trumpet, this mouthpiece creates a sense of freedom when playing. I no longer feel like I have to manipulate the equipment to achieve the desired sound for a given situation. Rather, it removes the "road blocks" between what I hear inside my head and what comes out of the instrument. I am so thankful to Warburton mouthpieces for helping me take this giant leap in furthering my playing aspirations." || |
| Chad Shoopman, originally from Tucson, Arizona, is a professional trumpet player and conductor in the Central Florida area. Aside from performing regularly as lead trumpet for the Walt Disney World Co., Chad is also the lead trumpet player for The Chuck Owen Jazz Surge Big Band, affording him the opportunity to work with artists such as Gordon Goodwin, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer, and Chick Corea. He can also be heard playing with the Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra and the Dan McMillion Groovin' High Big Band with whom he has recorded 4 albums. Along with his big band work, Chad can also be heard on pops concerts for The Florida Orchestra. His most recent performance featured Patti Austin singing her Ella Fitzgerald songbook. In 2006 Chad had the honor of performing with Gordon Goodwin and The Big Phat Band in Los Angeles and was asked to go on tour with the band to Canada. He is also an avid studio trumpet player. Among numerous recordings for Disney shows and theme parks all over the world, Chad can also be heard on the Danny Elfman soundtrack to the motion picture "Extreme Measures" and, most recently, the opening of the 2007 Rose Bowl Parade with Kristen Chenoweth. Along with an active trumpet playing career, Chad is also a freelance conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. As a clinician for Disney's Magic Music Days, every year he has the privilege of working with over 100 high school and college bands and orchestras from all over the world. Chad graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education ('96) and a Master's degree in Conducting Performance ('99) from the University of Arizona. He now resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Susan.|
Chad on lead trumpet with the
Dan McMillion Groovin' High Big Band
"Give It One" (mp3)
Chad at the Warburton Factory trying out
his new Shoop" signature model