Trumpet/Organ Duo

Seipp/Sheets Duo

As you begin to plan programs for the 2019-20 concert season, we hope you will consider inviting the Seipp / Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo to perform. Chuck Seipp, trumpet, and Randall Sheets, organist, are in constant demand, and regularly receive accolades for their innovative programs which engage and entertain audiences. They have performed over fifty concerts in seventeen states during the last four seasons, and have produced three CD recordings. They have been heard at Washington National Cathedral, The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, West Point Cadet Chapel, and will be featured artists at Piccolo Spoleto’s L’Organo Recital Series in June 2019.  In addition to standard repertoire, they regularly commission new arrangements as well as create their own arrangements.  Their diverse programs offer classical, virtuoso, lyrical, humorous, and patriotic works often in conjunction with video presentations and audience participation.  Dr. Sheets is Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery, and Dr. Seipp is a Shenandoah Conservatory Professor and Sergeant Major (Retired) from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”.


We would love to hear from you about Concert Series in your region where our programs may be of interest.  Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact us for any additional information.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Chuck Seipp
Randall Sheets

See us live on our archived performance at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC.

Three Seipp/Sheets Duo CDs available on request.


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Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo

“What They Say”

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo dazzled as they put on a beautifully crafted organ and trumpet recital that covered the entire gamut of repertoire from beloved favorites to even the serious music lovers’ delights. Seipp utilized a forest of trumpets, showed off his virtuosity, impeccable articulation, tremendous phrasing and musicality, and even juggling skills while Sheets pulled out all the stops, displaying great soloistic and collaborative abilities on organ and piano. A truly great performance!”

Randy Lee, Professor of Trumpet, The University of Florida

“The audience loved the masterful artistry of this trumpet/organ duo. It was the highlight of our concert series.”

Gary Lamb-Commander (Retired), The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”

   “You are two of the finest performers anywhere. Fabulous recital from the first note to the last. You are such virtuoso yet incredibly sensitive musicians and everything you play complements the other. What a treat for all of us to see and hear what really is possible and talk about versatility! Your sound is so beautiful and flows so fluently. I have no words to adequately describe what I heard from your duo. Your dazzling technique doesn’t seem technical, just rich, glorious sound.”

Carter Eggers, Professor of Trumpet, Eastern Michigan University, Retired

“Fantastic musicianship, great programming…the audience was blown away”

Jo Hodgin, Commissioner~Virginia Commission for the Arts

 “The Seipp/Sheets Duo played with sensitivity and brio, with comic glee and utter seriousness, with thoughtful attention to musical tradition and an eye to contemporary composition and nuance. They left the audience wishing for more when the concert was over.”

Mark Looker, Director, Kreft Arts Program, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

 “The abilities of this consummate musical duo to connect with the audience on both emotional   and intellectual levels provided the foundation for an inspiring performance epitomizing the very highest standards of programming, musicianship, and musical integrity.”

Roger Stoner-Professor of Music (Trumpet), Retired, University of Kansas

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo presented a splendid concert program, combining tremendous instrumental technique and artistry in all respects along with engaging programming. The balanced program delivered something to appeal to listeners of all types. A wonderful evening!”

 John Helgen-Director/Composer/Arranger, Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN

 Sunday’s recital at Ft. Myer’s Old Post Chapel was an absolutely stunning triumph. Seipp met every musical challenge with a brilliant technique and gorgeous tone, switching among his array of trumpets with aplomb. Sheets proved to be not only a sympathetic partner at the organ and piano but also a virtuoso soloist in his own right.”

Roy Guenther-Professor Emeritus of Music and Executive Associate Dean Emeritus, GWU, DC

 “The Seipp/Sheets Duo varied, exciting and virtuoso performance and ability to relate with their audience are only a few of the superlative      attributes of this duo. Audiences leave with smiles on their faces knowing that they have heard music making of the highest caliber.”

Steven Cooksey-Organ Professor Emeritus, Shenandoah Conservatory

 “It was my pleasure to enjoy the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo recently at First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI.   They are extremely sensitive to each other’s role in this collaborative effort, and there were times that I could not tell who was playing what.That speaks well to Randall Sheets’s use of the organ and to Chuck Seipp’s role as the solo instrumentalist. Their program featured music of many different styles and periods of music for trumpet and organ and was very well received by the audience. This is no ordinary collaboration of musicians: they are well worth hearing if they are performing in your area of the country.”

Steven Egler, Professor of Music Emeritus (Organ), Central Michigan University

 “Your stunning arrangements and variety of repertoire made the evening memorable for everyone. Our community is still talking about your wonderful performance.”

David Reynolds-Department Head, Trumpet Professor, South Dakota State University

“Chuck and Randy refreshed us, inspired us and filled our space with a wonderful combination of an excellent musical presentation and enthusiasm for their art.”

Catherine Nance-Director of Music, St. John’s United Methodist, Aiken, SC

“The concert was fabulous last night! I love seeing the organ put to good use, and played as it is intended. My band students were “blown away” by your playing! Randall’s performance was brilliant! Your performance was extraordinary. We all loved it!”

 Ed Richards-Director of Music/Bandmaster, Randolph-Macon Academy, VA

  “A great musical compliment to each other, combined a fantastic program. ‘Elegy’ will be in my mind’s eye and ears for years to come”        

Jeffery Honoré-Director of Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Parish, New Berlin, WI

“Our audience loved your performance, our best concert ever! An amazing and wonderfully crafted program that ended on such a high and emotional note with the salute to veterans”

   Frank Zimmerman-Concert Series Chair, Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL

“An amazing concert! Astonishing musicianship coupled with your humble hearts exceeded all expectations!”

   Craig Williams-Organist/Choirmaster, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

 “The Seipp/Sheets Duo provided an afternoon of stellar music and convivial entertainment for our concert series in Saginaw. Chuck and Randy are consummate professionals who play with a superb degree of musicianship. The tribute to our veterans was particularly moving.  I had a church member tell me that she was brought to tears by the Armed Forces Medley. Thank you for a most memorable afternoon!”

 Collin Whitfield, Director of Music Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI

 “Thank you for the wonderful tour de force concert you presented in Brevard. Your terrific program was performed with such great skill, technique and musicality. The salute to the veterans was greatly appreciated by those attending. My appreciation for your superb performance!”

Charlie Steele-Director/Organist, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC

“You guys were FANTASTIC! Every place I turn people are still RAVING about it. Your recital is being called a New York night! Thanks to you and Chuck for such stimulating playing. Two great artists make for an unbelievably thrilling evening.”

James Kriewald-Organist Christ Episcopal Church, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA



Trumpeter Chuck Seipp joined the faculty of the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music fall of 2013 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas Tech University from August 2012 to May 2013 and prior to that, performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” retiring in 2012, culminating his 32-year career as Concert Band Group Leader. Sergeant Major Seipp performed in national, presidential and historical world events, concerts and special events in Washington, D.C. as well as funerals and wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. He performed with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band, Herald Trumpets, Brass Quintet and was a featured soloist. Chuck has toured and recorded solo trumpet and organ repertoire throughout Europe with world–renowned organist Diane Bish—appearing regularly on her “Joy of Music” television series as trumpet soloist as well as several performances with The U.S. Army Brass Quintet. Through CJ Seipp Music Publications, he markets his own brass arrangements, many of which have been played and recorded by the Canadian Brass Quintet, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and many groups around the world. Chuck’s recording project of The Wedding Book, a collection of his own arrangements, has proven to be a valuable resource for organists and trumpet players. As an active teacher, soloist, clinician and performer; he has performed locally with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera House Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and leads The Commonwealth Brass Quintet. Chuck holds an Undergraduate Music Education degree from The University of Kansas and both Master and Doctoral degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Catholic University of America. Focus and enjoyment for the past several years has been traveling the country performing concerts with colleague Randall Sheets, Arlington Cemetery Ceremonial Organist, as the Seipp/Sheets Duo. Chuck is a Yamaha Performing Artist.


Randall Sheets began his musical studies in piano and organ while growing up in North Carolina. He holds degrees from Wittenberg University and Bowling Green State University, and received his doctorate from the University of Maryland. Throughout his graduate study Dr. Sheets taught at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution, and later taught at the Levine School of Music, the National Cathedral School, and the Landon School. His scholarly work includes several published articles and many lecture-recitals. In 1986, he was awarded the Liszt Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian Minister of Culture for his work as Festival Director of the Franz Liszt Centennial Celebration held in Washington, D.C.   Dr. Sheets has been Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery for the past twenty years, where he performs over 1000 services a year in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel. He performs frequently with trumpeter Chuck Seipp in the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo. In addition, he is the Organist/Music Director at Culpeper Baptist Church, and Organist for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mount Vernon. Concert appearances as an organist include programs at Washington National Cathedral, The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, West Point Cadet Chapel, National City Christian Church, The Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, McLean, and historic Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia as well as churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa and South Dakota.

Seipp/Sheets Duo

Trumpet and Organ Concert Performances


Mar 8 – The Village Chapel 7:30PM, Bald Head Island, North Carolina

March 10 – First Presbyterian Church 5PM, Savannah Georgia

Mar 12 – Trumpet Master Class, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

Mar 13 – University of Florida, 7:30PM University Auditorium, Gainesville Florida

March  17 –  First Presbyterian Church 4PM, Jacksonville, Florida

April 1 – South Dakota State University 7:30PM,  Brookings, South Dakota

April 4 – Performing Arts Center 7:30PM, Akron, Iowa

April 5 – Dordt College 7:30 PM, Sioux Center, Iowa

May 21 – Country Club Christian Church 7:30PM, Kansas City

May 23 – Trinity Lutheran Church 7:30PM, Topeka, Kansas

May 24 – First Presbyterian Church 7:30PM, Warrensburg, Missouri

May 26 – Kings Way United Methodist Church 3PM, Springfield, Missouri

June 5 – Piccolo Spoleto L’Organo Recital Series 10AM, Charleston, South Carolina

Oct 27 – Culpeper Baptist Church 4PM, Culpeper, Virginia

Nov 8           Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Nov 10         St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX

Nov 12         Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Nov TBD     St. Mary’s, Fredericksburg, TX

Nov TBD     Baylor University


Feb 16         Southwest New Jersey AGO Chapter

Mar              Georgia/Florida Tour

May             Northeast Tour

Fall 2020 – Ohio/Michigan Tour


Mar 18 – Franciscan Monastery, DC 4PM, Commonwealth & National Brass & Organ Concert

Apr 15 – Culpeper Baptist Church 4PM, National Brass Quintet & Organ Concert

Apr 22 – Cedar Lane Unitarian Church 4PM, Bethesda, MD, National  Brass & Organ Concert

May 22 – St. Louis King of France 12:35, St. Paul, Minnesota

May 24 – First Presbyterian Church 7PM, Red Wing, Minnesota

May 25 – Roseville Lutheran Church 7PM, Roseville, Minnesota

May 21-28 – TBD tour venues in the Minneapolis, MN area

June 3 – Washington National Cathedral 5:15PM, Washington, DC

Sept 9 – St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 4PM, Annandale VA

Oct 8 – Village at Orchard Ridge AGO Event, Winchester, VA

Oct 28 – Culpeper Baptist Church 4PM

Nov 6 – Trumpet Masterclass Michigan State University 6-8PM

Nov 7 – Peoples Church 7:30PM, East Lansing, MI

Nov 9 – Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church 7:30PM, Dearborn, MI

Nov 10 – First Presbyterian Church 4PM, Saginaw, MI

Nov 11 – Concordia University 7PM, Ann Arbor, MI


Nov 11- Bryson City United Methodist Church, NC

Nov 10 – The Village Chapel, Bald Head Island, NC

Nov 5 – First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC

Nov 3 – Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC

Oct 29 – Culpeper Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA

Sept 30 – Shenandoah Conservatory Goodson Recital Hall, Winchester, VA

Sept 11 – Village at Orchard Ridge AGO Event, Winchester, VA

Mar 26 –  Franciscan Monastery Concert Series, Washington, DC

May 7 – Goodwin House Concert Series, Baileys Crossroads, VA


Nov 11 – First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Nov 10 – First United Methodist Church, Brookings, South Dakota

Nov 8 – Birdie and Carol Harris School of Performing Arts, Akron, Iowa

Nov 6 – St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken, South Carolina

Oct 30 – Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia

Oct 20 – Randolph-Macon Military Academy, Front Royal, Virginia

Aug 28 – Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester, VA

June 16 – Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA


Nov 15 – Bethany Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

Nov 14 – Holy Apostles Catholic Church, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Nov 8 – West Point Military Academy Cadet Chapel, West Point, New York

Oct 23 – Fairfax City Concert Series, Fairfax, Virginia

Oct 4 – Bradford Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, Virginia


Jan 5 – Christmas in the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia

Oct 18 – Westminster-Canterbury Center, Winchester, Virginia

Mar 13 – Memorial Chapel Concert Series, Fort Myer, Virginia


Nov 10 – Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, Virginia

Oct 6 – Organ Dedication Concert, Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia