RESUME

Professional Experience:

  • Elvis Presley Road Shows split-lead trumpet (1976 -1977)
  • Stan Kenton Orchestra split lead trumpet (1978 – final band)
  • Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas Casino de Paris Show
  • Desert Inn Hotel
  • MGM Grand Hotel
  • Sands Hotel
  • Harrah’s Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

Additionally, Bruce has performed in back-up bands for: Tony Bennett, Glenn Campbell, Wayne Newton, The Temptations, Little Richard, James Brown, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Robert Goulet, Juliet Prowse, The Ames Brothers, Melissa Manchester, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Aaron Neville

Achievements:

  • 37 Years brass teaching experience
  • Owner of Bruce Haag Brass Studios 1996 to present
  • Founder- Director of the Pioneer Family Academy Band, Campbell CA
  • Staff at Claude Gordon International Brass Workshops from 1984 -1993. Bruce taught application classes, lectured and performed.
  • Certified Claude Gordon Brass Teacher
  • Concert Tour of Western Europe 1969 with guest artist and legendary virtuoso Raphael Mendéz.
  • Home Church, Campbell CA, Horn Section Lead 1983-2005

Recordings:

  • Stan Kenton: “A Time For Love,” Stan Kenton: “The Lost Concert,”
  • Elvis Spring Tours 77, Elvis Rockin’ Across Texas, Elvis Amarillo

Education:

  • De Anza College, Cupertino CA 1972 -1974 Dean’s Honor List
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas 1974 -1975 Dean’s Honor List
  • Private Instruction – Claude Gordon (Trumpet Virtuoso, 1st Trpt. CBS, Author) 15 years of lessons between 1971 and 1994.
  • Private Instruction – Ron Puckett (1st Trpt. Sands Hotel Las Vegas and 1st Trpt Paul Anka) 1974 -1975
  • Private Instruction – Raphael Mendéz (“The World’s Greatest Trumpeter”) 1969-1970


Read More about my lessons with Claude Gordon and Raphael Méndez and what it was like being on the road with Elvis Presley and Stan Kenton

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