Australian trumpeter Geoff Payne has retired from the principal trumpet chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.MORE
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President's Welcome - Cathy Leach
Hello, and welcome to the ITG Web Site! I’m Cathy Leach, fortunate and happy to be the incoming ITG President and want to thank you for viewing our website.
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