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Eastman Saxophone Project performed my arrangement - September 3, 2016

The Eastman Saxophone Project performed my arrangement of R. R. Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances." They did a great job! You can hear their performance on YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5aFMBAnu6A
If you'd like to buy this arrangement, you can do that here too! Click on "Products" and scroll through 'til you find it! It's a lot of fun to put together and audiences seem to really enjoy it!

Recording... FINALLY - November 13, 2015

For those who have waited patiently for me to FINALLY make another album, I'm DOING IT! December 8th is my first session. I'm recording music that is near and dear to my heart... music that the saxophone was MADE to play... romantic music... FRENCH MUSIC! YAY!

Will keep you all updated!

Arranging like crazy - November 18, 2014

I was asked to arrange a few pieces for the Saxophone Concert--November 23rd at the Marine Barracks Annex in Sousa Hall. This concert is celebrating Adolphe Sax's 200th b-day! I arranged "Stars and Stripes Forever" by JP Sousa for 10 saxes... sopranino, 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baris, bass. I used 9 saxes (no sopranino) for my arrangement of MIlhaud's "Suite Francaise"-- mvts 3, 4, + 5. There will be percussion too. I used 10 saxes and percussion for Grainger's "Lost Lady Found." They're also playing my arrangement of "Old Castle" by Mussorgsky. This is gonna be a fun concert! Come on out!

Northeast Tour - August 30, 2012

I will be heading up to the Northeast in October for a concert tour with the band. We'll be playing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Should be a lot of fun! I hope I get to see lots of friends and family!

Chamber Concert - February 9, 2012

This week the Marine Chamber Ensembles will perform music for classical lovers and rock and roll fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex located at 7th and K Streets, SE, in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and tickets are not required.

Coordinated by saxophonist Master Sergeant Audrey Cupples, the concert will begin with a clarinet trio by Jacques Bouffil and include Paul Hindemith’s Plöner Musiktag, 1932: “Morgenmusik,” Bohuslav Martinu’s La revue de cuisine, and Silvestre Revueltas’ Homage to Federico García Lorca (1935).

“My goal was to program a lot of different types of music-totally different than anything we normally do,” Cupples said. “The program will end with a composition by Bill Chase titled ‘Bochawa.’ It highlights the trumpet with a rock and roll feel and includes an electric euphonium. People will be singing their way out!”

The concert will also include Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Sexteto místico, influenced by traditional Brazilian street music, and the première performance of Léo Delibes’ Flower Duet from Lakmé, arranged by Charles Gallagher. The saxophone duet is very special to Cupples; it was arranged for her several years ago by Gallagher, her arranging teacher and mentor.

White House - March 27, 2011

Had fun hanging at the White House last week. It was quiet and I got a chance to take a few photos. We played a little rhythm and blues.

News - January 9, 2011

I did not make it to the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium this year. There was no inter-service sax ensemble either.... so no new arrangement. I'm thinking about writing an arrangement or two for sax quartet. We'll see how that develops.

Don't forget to check out my blog... I have been trying to keep it updated with every day stuff. It's http://audreysfancies.blogspot.com

New Blog - April 10, 2010

Take a look at my new blog! I thought it would be fun to blog about everyday stuff... try it out!

http://audreysfancies.blogspot.com

Sunshine and Tears goes on sale - February 25, 2010

So many people are purchasing Audrey's music from iTunes and other digital sources, we thought it'd be a good idea to give people buying her CD a break. That's why "Sunshine and Tears" is now on sale for $9.99 on this website. When you buy the CD version, you get the CD booklet that tells all about the recording, the pieces, and lots of photos. Take advantage of this now, because once these run out there are no more.

Thanks for everyone's support!

New arrangement - February 17, 2010

Audrey just wrote another new Saxophone Ensemble arrangement that was premiered at the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium last month. The instrumentation is for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baris, and bass. It's a somewhat challenging and fun arrangement of Charles Ives' "The Alcott's." This piece is beautiful, emotional, and exciting. Look for it to be added in the BUY page and get your copy!

Audrey is published in Phi Kappa Phi - July 20, 2009

Audrey's article about being a saxophonist in the Marine Band is now published and out there! You can read about her trip to Russia in 1990, her experiences performing at the White House, and her experiences playing with well-known musicians. There's an online version, too!

http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Publications/Forum/summer09/presidentsownband

Thank you Gene - May 28, 2009

Looking for the man who wrote on my guestbook about Lunde - May 8, 2009

I've been getting a lot of spam on my guestbook page. I was deleting the spam and accidentally deleted the entry from a man who enjoyed my rendering of the Lunde Sonata... along with his contact info. If you see this, could you please post again and enter your e-mail address again? Sorry about that!

I waked 26.2 miles last Saturday! - May 8, 2009

I did it! I walked 26.2 miles last Saturday with only a few blisters and a few aches and pains here and there. Not bad! Thanks for your support!

Avon Walk - January 24, 2009

I'm going to walk 39 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I'm doing this in memory of my mom who died of breast cancer at the young age of 48! The walk is May 2-3, so I'll be training a lot over the next few months. Wish me luck!

I need to raise $1800 for this cause. If you would like to donate please go to:

http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR/Walk2009/WashingtonDC?px=4521359&pg=personal&fr_id=1760&s_tafId=321754
Thank you very much!

Inauguration - January 8, 2009

Inauguration is here again! It seems not very long ago that Audrey was performing at the Capitol for President Bush. Once again Audrey will be there for the ceremony and the parade on January 20th. Look for her (and her husband) on TV!

Happy New Year! - January 1, 2009

Thank you for all of your kind words and support throughout 2008!

Wishing you the best year yet,

Audrey

Merry Christmas! - December 25, 2008

Blessings to all of you!

Audrey

Al Gallodoro - October 5, 2008

Unfortunately, a great musician and a wonderful person, Al Gallodoro, passed away the morning of October 4th. It was peaceful and he was surrounded by loved ones.

The world of music will be empty without him! Prayers go out to his family.

Excited about getting to perform under John Williams! - July 17, 2008

Steve and I are performing a concert this week with John Williams conducting! He's a soft-spoken man who is a fabulous conductor! He was nice enough to talk with us, get his photo taken with us and autograph our memorabilia!

Officially Dr. Audrey!!! - May 29, 2008

I graduated Friday morning. My family came to visit and celebrate... and my good friends were there to support me too! We had a great weekend and I never tired of hearing everyone call me Dr. Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement!

Graduation! - May 13, 2008

I'm graduating May 23rd and will henceforth be Dr. Audrey! I love Dr. Who... "the Doctor"... now I can be called "the Doctor" too!

My defense is over! - April 25, 2008

I had my defense Tuesday April 22nd. Things went well... and I passed! I can officially graduate now!

April 19th recital - April 20, 2008

I had my final Dr.'s recital April 19th. I had fun playing works written for Mule or transcribed by Mule. I was shocked to find so much music dedicated to him! He really was a legend... he influenced so many composers and students. My defense theme is, "Marcel Mule: His Influence on Saxophone Literature."

Thanks to those of you who came out to my recital! - April 3, 2008

I had a lot of fun playing for everyone who came to my recital last Saturday. It was great to get to speak with you after the concert! Be on the lookout for more performances...
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