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K-State Today

February 3, 2016



U.S. Army Band trombonist to speak about recording technology

By Craig B. Parker

Kirsten Lies-Warfield, the first female trombonist ever selected for the U.S. Army Band, Pershing's Own, will present a lecture on "Sound Your Best: Make the Most of Personal Recording Technology" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in 135 McCain Auditorium. This demonstration is open to the public. She also will speak to the K-State Wind Ensemble about musical career possibilities in the military in the afternoon. 

In addition to being a member of Pershing's Own since 1999, Lies-Warfield is second trombone with the Arlington Philharmonic, is a member of the contemporary music group, Great Noise Ensemble, and plays with the gypsy rock band Black Masala. She teaches low brass students at Episcopal High School and the Bullis School. Lies-Warfield also has performed with the Monarch Brass, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, Chopteeth Afrofund, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, as well as numerous symphony orchestras.

Lies-Warfield's residency at K-State is sponsored by the 5th Recruiting Brigade of the U. S. Army as well as the K-State Bands.