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Capital Brass guests at next music series

By Staff
special to The Star
Dec. 15, 2002
A tradition of musical concerts continues Thursday when the Capital Brass performs as part of St. Paul's Chamber Music Series.
The concert begins at 12:05 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1116 23rd Ave. in Meridian.
Here is a look at the group.
Robert Cheesman, trumpet
Cheesman has a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Currently a member of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Cheesman has done recording work in Dallas, Atlanta and Memphis, and has free-lanced extensively with well-known entertainers.
Wayne Linehan, trumpet
Lineham has bachelor's degree in music education from the State University College at Fredonia, N.Y., and a master's degree in trumpet performance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He is currently working on a doctorate in musical arts at USM.
He has been an extra with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of the Missouri Symphony Society Chamber and Festival Orchestras and principal trumpet in the Buffalo Pops Orchestra.
Mimi Draut Linehan, horn
Mimi Draut Linehan has been principal horn with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and horn in the MSO Wind Quintet since coming to Jackson in 1983.
She also performs with the Alabama Symphony, the Mississippi Opera and the Meridian Symphony, and teaches at Mississippi College.
She has performed as a soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic and the Mississippi Symphony, as principal horn with the Missouri Symphony Society Chamber Orchestra and an extra with the Charleston, S.C., symphony.
Ken Lyon, trombone
Lyon has a bachelor's degree in music education from USM, where he was a featured euphonium soloist with the USM bands.
During that time, he also performed in concert at the T.U.B.A. International Symposium at North Texas State University. Lyon currently plays bass trombone with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, is active in the Jackson area as a free-lance trombonist and teaches at Velma Jackson Magnet School.
Tex Chapman, tuba
Chapman is the newest member of Capital Brass. He
has a bachelor's degree in music performance from Louisiana State University, and both a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in music performance from USM.
He has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Port City Symphony and the Meridian Symphony, and has worked and performed with the "His Way Homes" Summer Jazz program in Jackson for the past two years.
Chapman is currently the band director at Northwest Rankin Junior High School. 
Sherwood Berthold, percussion
Berthold is principal timpanist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Mississippi Opera Orchestra. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Berthold has previously played with the American Symphonic Wind Symphony, the Atlantic Wind Symphony and the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra.
He also plays drums with "The Bluz Boys" and the jazz-Latin fusion band "Nite People." He teaches private lessons and is the applied percussion instructor at Mississippi College and Hinds Community College.

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