FAME Jazz Band Member Spotlight

Musician:  Nasir Phillips


Instrument: Trumpet

Current School: Gonzaga College High School

Background: Nasir Phillips started playing trumpet in third grade at Potomac Elementary School in Fort Washington, MD.

Nasir attended Benjamin D. Foulois where he played in the Symphonic Band. He was a member of the Prince George’s County Public School Honor’s Band in the Seventh and Eighth grades; and participated in the Benjamin D. Foulois Jazz Band for three years, grades six through eighth. At Gonzaga High School he played in the band as a freshman and sophomore.

Nasir also plays piano and works diligently to improve his musicianship.

Personal Statement: Participating in the FAME Jazz Band will give me the experience; practice and access to experienced artists who can mentor me and help me fine tune my skills. Additionally, it is providing strong academic support and structure to effectively balance my studies and become a great musician. Finally I want to be a part of this ensemble because I believe it will give me the experience I need in order to be prepared for future opportunities in music and academics.