Musical Events

events by The Ryan Anthony Foundation

The Mission

Through exciting & unique musical events featuring the talents of brass musicians worldwide, CancerBlows raises both awareness and money to encourage research for cancers with a focus on blood cancers & multiple myeloma.

The music and the mission go on...

There will not be a large scale CancerBlows concert in 2018 but there are several exciting CancerBlows events coming up this summer with more in the works.

CancerBlows will take over the opening concert of the International Trumpet Guild annual convention in San Antonio, TX this May and will be an exhibitor at the trade show. Visit the ITG website for complete details about the conference at A link to purchase tickets to the opening concert will be available here very soon.

The third annual Brews 4 CancerBlows event in partnership with Lone Tree Brewing Company in Denver, CO will take place in early July. More details are coming soon!

The music and the mission go on…

Please donate now to support CancerBlowsand The Ryan Anthony Foundation's mission to use music as a catalyst for hope and healing.


New CancerBlows Merchandise in the Online Store!

Great new CancerBlows designs will have appeared in the online store including a new Travel Tumbler, Magnet, the 2017 Concert T-Shirt and a Hoodie.

You can also preorder the 2017 CD/DVD Combo Pack.


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CancerBlows founder, Ryan Anthony; his oncologist Dr. Brian Berryman and a team of others climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan on July 19, 2017. Ryan's training included climbing Mt. Meyerson, better known as Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In between symphony rehearsals, Ryan climbed 17 flights of stairs over and over with trumpet cases on his back instead of a backpack. It's not a mountain but it's as close as we come in Dallas.

When DSO moved to its summer residency in Vail, CO; Ryan finally had the chance to train on real mountains and, what better way to acclimate than playing trumpet on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring at 8000 feet! Check out the link below to see his photo diary and follow his progress.

Click here to see a full screen version of Ryan’s trek photo diary shown below

Event Beneficiaries

All profits from 2017 CancerBlows: The Legends Return events benefit Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Baylor Health Care System Foundation Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Ryan Anthony

Ryan's Story

Almost two years ago, Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony, had just completed a guest appearance with his old group, Canadian Brass, and wasn't feeling well. After the concert, Ryan told his wife, Niki, that he felt like his entire body was "jangling" as he ran off-stage.

Recent chronic aches & pains had sent the 43-yr old to multiple doctors searching for the cause. Blood tests revealed abnormalities but multiple doctors reassured him that "it can't be cancer" because Ryan was too young to be a candidate for the types of cancers that caused his symptoms. Fortunately, one doctor decided to test for cancer "just in case". The Monday after the Canadian Brass concert, Ryan & Niki got the call that no one anticipates or is prepared for – especially with two young children in elementary school – Ryan had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a terminal cancer of the bone marrow that most often appears in patients 70 and older.

Read Ryan's Full Story View image gallery on Ryan's journey
Event Schedule

Event Schedule

Explore the plans scheduled for the whole event

Monday, May 8: The Principals Recording Session Artists

Accompanied by Imperial Brass

Ryan Anthony

Ryan AnthonyCancerBlows founder; Principal Trumpet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; former Canadian Brass member; International Trumpet Soloist

David Krauss

David KraussPrincipal Trumpet, MET Orchestra

Chris Martin

Chris MartinPrincipal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic

Tom Rolfs

Tom RolfsPrincipal Trumpet, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops

Michael Sachs

Michael SachsPrincipal Trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra

Mark Gould

Mark Gould [Retired]NY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Tom Booth

Tom BoothDallas Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Finamore

Kevin FinamoreDallas Symphony Orchestra

Russell Campbell

Russell CampbellDallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Hughes

Mark HughesPrincipal Trumpet, Houston Symphony Orchestra

Kyle Sherman

Kyle ShermanPrincipal Trumpet, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra

Chris Oliver

Chris OliverDallas Symphony Orchestra

Barry Hearn

Barry HearnDallas Symphony Orchestra

Stanley Friedman

Stanley FriedmanComposer and Former Principal Trumpet of Israel Philharmonic

Imperial Brass

Imperial BrassDallas Brass Band