Trombonanza 2010

WHAT: Trombonanza 2010! (Holiday Trombone fun!)

WHEN:  Friday, 12/17/08 1-3PM

WHERE: Papillon Coffee, 67 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA 94549

WHY: Festive Merriment Silly!, To feature the talents of top Bay Area Trombonists, to give young musicians an opportunity to hear some great players!

  • Trombonanza Flyer 2010 - Please share this flyer with anyone who enjoys holiday music, kids, trombones, and OUTstanding coffee! (Coming Soon)

MWM 5 - Live Panel at Summer Music 2010

On Tuesday, July 6th, three outstanding trombonists came and played for the students at Summer Music to promote their upcoming recital at the Lafayette Public Library, July 18th, 7PM. Mr. Timothy Higgins (newly appointed principal trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony), Mr. Paul Welcomer (second trombonist of the San Francisco Symphony), and Mr. David Ridge (principal bass trombonist of the San Francisco Opera) played music that is being prepared for the upcoming recital, conducted an open rehearsal, and participated on a panel discussing music and performing arts along with the Summer Music faculty.

The live panel at Summer Music ( featured musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera), and San Francisco Bay Area Educators and freelance Musicians.

Panel Memebers include: Dr. Jon Brummel, Mr. Timothy Higgins, Mr. Paul Welcomer , Mr. David Ridge, Mr. Troy Davis, Mrs. Danna Mitchell, Mrs. Alicia Telford, and Mr. David Martell.

Questions came from middle school students attending the workshop, while the discussion was facilitated by Dr. Jon Brummel.

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Don't forget to check out:
Tim Higgins Trombone Recital, July 17, 2010 3:00PM in Atherton, CA
The Trombone Triplets (Higgins, Welcomer, Ridge) at the Lafayette Library, July 18th, 7PM, Lafayette, CA

Bill Watrous at Trombone Day - This Saturday, Hayward, CA FREE!

Don't miss trombone virtuoso, Mr. Bill Watrous, this Saturday at California State University, East Bay.

Rarely do you get the opportunity to hear a world class musician playing and giving advice "in your backyard" for FREE.

This event is graciously sponsored by Mr. Dick Akright at A&G Music, coordinated by Mr. Dean Hubbard, and hosted by Mr. Dave Ridge.

Trombone Day is always an outstanding event- Don't miss it!

Full Schedule and details are may be found here.
Details on where it's at, and how to get there.

San Francisco Conservatory Brass Ensemble & Trombone Ensemble

Rarely do you get to hear a brass ensemble with this quality playing in your backyard, for $FREE$.  The caliber of student at the San Francisco Conservatory rivals top students at any institution in the country, and they are under the leadership of Mr. Paul Welcomer, a world class performer and coach.  If you have the ability to catch this performance, you will not be let down. Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

What:  Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Paul Welcomer, conductor

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 8:00 P.M., 

Where: Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., San Francisco, Ca.


Trombonanza Youth Ensemble Music

I have ordered the books for you and will have them available at our first rehearsal. Please bring $5 for your book to the rehearsal. Cash is preferred, but if needed you can make a check out to Jon Brummel. I’ve taken the liberty of preparing the files in SmartMusic so you can practice the parts ahead of time. By using them in SmartMusic you can practice the parts and have instantaneous feedback regarding your rhythm, pitch accuracy, and can practice your part in the context of an “ensemble”. I HIGHLY urge you to download and prepare with these files.

You will need to download, install, and activate SmartMusic for these files to work, then simply download these files and open them up in SmartMusic. I’ll be posting them over the course of the afternoon. Please use these for personal use only, and do not redistribute them. for commercial use.

The arrangements have been done by Mr. Forrest Buchtel, and come from Christmas Time, published by Neil A. KJOS Music Company.  Be sure to right click on the file name, choose "Save As" and end the file name in ".smp" - this will ensure that SmartMusic will open up the file properly.

  1. Adeste Fideles
  2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  3. Joy To The World
  4. Silent Night
  5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  6. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  7. In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)
  8. The First Noel
  9. Angels We Have Heard On High
  10. Beautiful Savior
  11. Away In A Manger
  12. Good King Wenceslas
  13. Deck the Halls
  14. Jingle Bells
  15. O Tannenbaum
  16. Up On A Housetop
  17. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  18. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  19. We Three Kings
  20. God Rest You Merry, Gentleman
  21. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (From The Christmas Oratorio)
  22. Merry Christmas Time
  23. A Song For Christmas
  24. How Glad I Am Each Christmas Eve
  25. The Friendly Beasts
  26. While Shepherds Watch
  27. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  28. O Come, O Come Immanuel
  29. What Child Is This
  30. Lo, How A Rose
  31. As Lately Watched
  32. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  33. The Infant King
  34. Sing Songs Of Joy
  35. The Holly And The Ivy
  36. I Saw Three Ships
  37. Coventry Carol