Thomas Jefferson Garden’s Concert, Saturday August 7, 2021, 5:00pm

Get ready for a wonderful musical experience at the pavilion in Thomas Jefferson Gardens! We have two professional musicians who are members of the Van Gilder family visiting Jefferson from their homes in Colorado. Ryan Van Gilder will perform on several trombones. Brightin Rose Schlumpf (wife of Scott Van Gilder) will perform on viola.

Dr. Ryan Van Gilder is an Artist in Residence of Trombone and Assistant Director of Bands at Colorado State University-Pueblo. His duties include teaching applied trombone lessons, directing Jazz Ensemble I and II, teaching a Brass Techniques course, and assisting with the Marching Band and the Festival of Winds. He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado.

An active trombonist, Ryan performs with the Colorado Symphony and regularly as principal trombone of the Pikes Peak Brass Band and Boulder Chamber Orchestra as well as playing with many other groups around the state. He has also performed with jazz musicians John Fedchock, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Wheeler, and Paul McKee.

As a private instructor, Ryan has worked with schools and honor bands throughout the state of Colorado. His students have been selected to the All-State bands and orchestras as well as local honor bands and jazz festivals. During his high school years in Jefferson, Ryan was a member of the Des Moines Symphony Youth Philharmonic and travelled Iowa for two summers with the Luther College Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band.

Originally from Vashon Island, WA, Brightin Rose Schlumpf began her studies in Suzuki violin at the age of six. From then on, she continued her studies in Houston and Philadelphia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude in music at Cornell University.

Following the completion of her first Master’s of Music in violin and viola performance from Longy School of Music at Bard College in Cambridge, MA, she accepted the opportunity to move to Colorado, pursue graduate viola studies as a teaching assistant, and was the recipient of the Gabor Ormai viola prize at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Brightin taught as faculty at the University of Colorado Summer Music Academy and as a teaching artist for El Sistema Colorado.

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July 2021

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  • Grand Open of "Dig it: The 1950s, 60s and 70s"
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  • Greene County Fair
  • Greene County Farmers Market
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  • Greene County Fair
  • Chews Jefferson
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  • Greene County Fair
  • Summer Sidewalk Savings
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  • Greene County Fair
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  • Greene County Fair
  • Summer Sidewalk Savings
  • "Morning at the Museum" Open House
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  • Greene County Fair
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  • Community Blood Drive
  • Greene County Farmers Market
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  • Chews Jefferson
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  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
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  • Greene County Farmers Market
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  • Chews Jefferson
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  • Golf Tournament by Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community
  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • Java & Juice at Sierra Community Theatre
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  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
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  • BOOST Bash
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  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • Historian Chuck Holden, presentation
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  • Greene County Farmers Market
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  • Chews Jefferson
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  • Java & Juice at Art on the Fly
  • Relay for Life Curbside Meal
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  • Rippey Sesquicentennial