The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets were founded in 2005 by Don Johnson and in 2007 the
ensemble won the National Trumpet Competition in the Historic Ensemble Division. Ever get
chill bumps listening to music? How about a lump in the throat? Ever SHED A TEAR listening to
music? Come to a KBT concert and experience something different!! We will do our best to touch
you emotionally in a concert.  
All trumpeters in the group are outstanding players, but that is not the only reason they were chosen to play in the
ensemble. They were also chosen for their outstanding character. We may have different religious denominations, but
one thing we all have in common is our high standard of moral and ethical beliefs. This makes our church concerts
much more meaningful to us and the audience. It is very satisfying  for us to see someone have a religious musical
experience and actually see them become very moved emotionally during a concert. Please click the link to read more
"About Us".
God Bless you all,
Kentucky Baroque Trumpets and President Lincoln's Own
KENTUCKY BAROQUE                             PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S
  TRUMPETS                      AND                          OWN
Above KBT with the Louisville Baroque Orchestra and the Kentucky Opera
Below, KBT in Baltimore MD. for the
Maryland Early Brass Festival with
host Elisa Koehler

Left, KBT at First
Presbyterian Church
Lexington Ky.
Below, KBT at the National Trumpet Competition. 1st Place in the Historic Ensemble Division
To book
Kentucky Baroque Trumpets
President Lincoln's Own
email Artistic Director
Don Johnson at

Right, President Lincoln's
in Gettysburg at the
National Cemetery Monument
with Steven Spielberg
Performing Arts Directory
In recognition of artistic excellence, KENTUCKY
BAROQUE TRUMPETS has been selected to participate in
the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky
Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by
state tax dollars and federal funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Left KBT Winners of the National
Trumpet Competition. Right, photos
from the movie "Lincoln" Right Sally
Field with
PLO at Lincoln cast party
Above KBT in Comstock Hall Louisville Ky. and Oberlin Conservatory
Above KBT at Brooklyn College N.Y.
Left, KBT was honored to have Will Scarlet, former trumpeter
of the Chicago Symphony, come to 3 of our concerts in
Above, KBT in West Palm Beach Florida
Right KBT in
Baton Rouge
Left, KBT in
Below,KBT was the feature attraction for a
Venetian Ball held at the Embassy Suites in
Lexington Ky.
Above KBT in Spartanburg   S.C.                                        Above, KBT at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville Ky.
President Lincoln's Own (PLO) is  the ensemble used in Steven Spielberg's movie "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day
Lewis and Sally Field. The music you here in the movie is a live recording. It was not dubbed over in a Studio. The
solo played when the crowd sang "We Are Coming Father Abraham" is also a live recording of Don Johnson
playing Eb cornet.
PLO was selected to be in the National Geographic movie "Killing Lincoln". PLO performed in Gettysburg when
Stephen Spielberg gave his speech. The ensemble is available for movie's, concerts, and other civil war events.
Below, PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S OWN in the National Geographic
film "Killing Lincoln" with producer and screen writer Erik Jendresen
and Director Adrian Moat.
Right, President Lincoln's
with Spielberg at the
National Monument in
Gettysburg for Dedication
BelowPresident Lincoln's Own Band performing at the Smithsonian for the Presidential
Inauguration Festivities
Below President Lincoln's Own Band performed for ABC TV
Buy the new
KBT CD that
comes out in
Buy tickets to the KBT concert
with Friedemann Immer and
John Foster. Only $10
Kentucky Baroque Trumpets is going to record it's first CD! Here is your opportunity
to be one of the first to own one and help out KBT.
Please don't wait to buy. We need to
know now, how much money we have to spend on this project and how many numbered
photos to print. KBT will be joined by some of the finest musicians in the world! This
includes Friedemann Immer from Germany and John Foster from Australia. The recording
will take place at Oberlin Conservatory Fairchild Chapel on one of only 3 split key organs
in North America. The organist will be world renown musicologist Steve Plank. Also world
renown violinist Julie Andrijeske will put together one of the finest baroque string
ensembles in the states, but unfortunately she will not be available at that time to record
with us because she has commitments in Boston at that time. We are hiring Stadiumred
recording studios in NY to do the recording. Stadiumred has many Grammies to their credit
and have recorded artists  such as Yo Yo Ma. Most of our music will be music not
previously recorded! This will be a very unique CD.  
Here is your chance to help KBT and get something that will be a limited edition. We need
to raise money for this recording. Imagine the cost of travel, paying string players, lodging,
Stadiumred, etc. This will be very expensive. For people that can buy a CD in advance we
will include a autographed photo of KBT with Friedemann, John, and Steve. To get this
autographed photo and CD the cost is only $60. The photo will be a numbered limited
edition with the CD. Only the people that help us get this start will receive the autographed
photo and CD. This will really help KBT with the initial costs. We will take a check or
paypal. If you send a check please also send me a email at so I can keep track in a separate file. To pay by
paypal I have a link on our website at    To pay by check
mail to Don Johnson 715 Frank Lee Lane Raywick, Ky. 40060.
Pass this on to all of your friends. Share us on facebook.  We record in early June. We want
the CD to be for sale by Nov. of this year. I'm estimating we will need a minimum of
$25,000 to make this happen. It will probably be much more. There will be another link on
our website where you can donate as little or as much as you want.
KBT is in the early stages of establishing
sponsors. We will need sponsors to help with this
project that can afford to help us out much more than $60. We need your support. If you
think you might be one of these people or businesses that would like to help us please email
me and we can talk. KBT wants to make it worth your while in advertising and in other
areas. Maybe you are just a patron of the Arts and want to remain anonymous. We will
respect your privacy. Or maybe you know someone that would like to help us in this way.
Pass the word.
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Thanks from all of us in KBT. We will remember those of you who helped us get started.
Check out KBT and PLO from Don's Facebook page at   Don's Facebook
KBT in Concert with
Friedemann Immer and John
. You can participate and play
your modern trumpet in this concert!
Just make the rehearsal the night
before the concert and you can play a
piece in the concert the following
evening with some of the finest
trumpeters in the world. You only
have to buy your admission ticket and
come to the rehearsal. The concert will
be June 8th 7 pm. at  St. Augustine
Church 235 S Spalding Ave, Lebanon,
Kentucky 40033-1231. Make sure you
email me so I can keep track of all
tickets in a separate file. Just make a
donation above this text.