NWC News Desk

Trombones are twice as nice this Christmas

Posted November 15, 2010

POWELL, Wyo. - The annual Trombone Christmas Concert has become so popular it’s being offered twice this year. The brass brigade of the Big Horn Basin will herald in the season Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Powell and again Thursday, Dec. 2, in Greybull.

This year’s venues are the Hinckley Library Amphitheater on the Northwest College campus in Powell and the Greybull High School Auditorium. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Christmas and seasonal selections are on the program. Highlights include “Jingle Bells,” “Almand,” “Adeste Fideles,” “Hosts of Angels” and “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer.”  The titles may seem familiar, but the round sound of the all-brass rendition is a new experience for many listeners.

The annual event features the combined Northwest College Trombones and the Big Horn Trombone Ensemble, assisted by several high school trombone players from the area. Smaller ensembles will also take the spotlight for a few numbers. All are under the direction of Rick Parmer, a low brass instructor at Northwest College.

The performers are Jack Nauman from Basin; Christian Allthin, Jim Andrus, Wade French, Ethan Gunther and Bob Wellwood from Cody; Mike Conner and John Henderson from Greybull; Nicole Emmett and Willy Parmer from Lovell; Ron Hunt and Mike Masterson of Powell; and Hayden Woods of Manhattan, Mont.

Admission is free.