Services for Laura Bruton

FWSO Principal Violist Laura Bruton passed away on Sunday, March 17 – following a lengthy battle with cancer. The celebration of Laura’s life will be on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm at the Village Church of Denton. There will be music and many will speak about Laura.    The Village Church 1106 W Oak Street Denton, TX 76201   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider a donation to the Laura Elizabeth Bruton Viola Scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where Laura graduated in 1983 and/or to the Laura Bruton Memorial Tribute of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra where Laura performed for over 33 years.   Information to donate to the Laura Elizabeth Bruton Viola Scholarship at University of North Carolina School of the Arts:   1) Online donations can be made at https://www.uncsa.edu/giving/  Under the ‘Designation’ drop down menu select “Other” and then write in “Laura Elizabeth Bruton Viola Scholarship.”   2) Checks should be made payable to the UNCSA Foundation Inc. In the memo, write “Laura Elizabeth Bruton Viola Scholarship”       Mail checks to:    UNCSA Foundation       1533 South Main St.        Winston-Salem, NC 27127   Information to donate to the tribute fund

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Freddie Jones

  Freddie Jones is a popular jazz trumpet player and composer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Freddie has taken his trumpet and his group on the road, performing in hot spots from Austin, to Chicago, New York and everywhere in between. He has also performed in Paris, The Hague and Rotterdam.As well as festivals all over US. His band, the Freddie Jones Jazz Group, never fails to pull in the audience and deliver an exciting sound. Jones’ great talent, bred from his musical roots in Memphis, his jazz studies degree from the University of North Texas, and his passion for playing, have earned him a devoted following in contemporary jazz circles. Freddie has shared the stage with such greats as David Sanborn, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Magione, George Benson and Najee. Since 2014 Freddie Jones has been the Official Trumpet Player for the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. In 2010 Freddie founded Trumpets4Kids Foundation to be able to donate trumpets to students who can’t afford them.  

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