Touch The Spirit

Patriotic and Spritual music for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra featuring Wayne Naus on Trumpet. Includes music play-along track's. To purchase CD and accompanying printed sheet music, go to Music Minus One - Trumpet

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April 18, 2006, National Anthem, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jay's.

Maynard Ferguson

"One of my all time great trumpet heros, the finest trumpet player and band leader I ever had the pleasure of touring and working with"

Wayne Naus

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My Tribute to Maynard

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Playing lead trumpet with Buddy Rich
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Welcome to the official web site of Wayne Naus

Trumpet Player / Arranger / Composer / Educator

Welcome to my web site. On this site I have assembled a collection of my personal memories, musical projects, recordings, performance opportunities, and heroes that shaped my life over the past 45 years. It is in a way a thank you and tribute to the many people who have helped me along the way. It has been, and continues to be, an amazing musical journey. I have been given many musical opportunities over the years that has not only shaped my life, but also saved it. The first opportunity was in 1959 when my father, Jack Naus, an accomplished trumpet player, introduced me to the trumpet. At that time, I had no way of knowing the depth of the trumpet, or the life long journey it was about to lead me on. The second major opportunity came in 1966 when I auditioned on trumpet to enter the Navy as a musician. Had I not mercifully passed the audition, I’m sure I would have been sent to Vietnam and, consequently, not be here writing these words. For that, I owe my life to the trumpet. At that time I vowed to always pursue the discipline of playing and practicing it. The third major opportunity came in 1971 when I was invited to tour and perform with the Buddy Rich band. There have been many more opportunities since then including performing the National Anthem as a trumpet soloist at Boston’s Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox.
I feel extremely fortunate to have been given the privilege of playing a musical instrument all my life and especially one that is mentioned 64 times in the Bible. It is truly “God’s instrument”. I am humbled by it every day and honored to be recognized as a fellow trumpet player by my peers. I hope you enjoy my web site.

Wayne Naus