Emory & Henry College's Brass Ensembles, including the Trumpet Ensemble, the Brass Quintet, and the full Brass Ensemble were founded in 2003 by Dr. Matthew Frederick, the current Director of Instrumental Ensembles at Emory & Henry. These ensembles have received numerous accolades and honors, including a featured performance at a recent International Trumpet Guild conference and the trumpet ensemble is a two-time semi-finalist at the National Trumpet Competition. In 2008 the brass program toured in Austria and Germany, performing in Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. Alumni from the brass ensembles have gone on to careers in music education, graduate school in brass performance, and many other areas. The Emory & Henry College Brass Ensembles represent the college at all official functions and tour annually.