Trumpet - Brian Anderson - Ringling Bros. Circus Print


"This top is great for lead playing, yet has just enough room in it to let you do some delicate playing as well. Playing with a circus is demanding and I'm called upon to do a variety of musical styles. The show is over two hours long, averaging 9 shows a week for 50 weeks a year and this top keeps me fresh!"

Brian Anderson


Brian "Slick" Anderson graduated in 1988 from Indiana "University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance. His teacher and mentor is professor William Adam. Brian played split-lead with the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros Circus for 6 years and played on numerous cruise ships. He has been with the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus for the past 12 years and currently holds the positions of lead trumpet and assistant musical conductor.


Brian Anderson Signature Model
Inside Diameter
Outside Diameter
Cup Style
Rim Style
Bore Size
.590" 1.058" shallow v-bowl
semi-flat #28