NWC News Desk

Trombonists: "slide" into Powell March 8 for a trombone festival

Posted February 1, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - Northwest College invites trombonists from across the region to "slide" into Powell Saturday, March 8, for a third annual trombone festival.

"We're looking for trombonists of every age and every skill level," Rick Parmer, an adjunct trombone instructor at NWC, said. "We'll have clinics throughout the day, plus a mass trombone rehearsal and performance. Secretly, we want to put more trombones on stage than there were trumpets at the February trumpet festival here at Northwest."

The 2008 repertoire features selections taken from traditional trombone literature, including "Ave Maria" by Biebl, "It is Well with My Soul" by Philip Bliss and music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Ewazen, Pederson and others.

A special feature this year will be the addition of the Sheridan Tuba Ensemble performing several selections on their own and one selection with the Big Horns Trombones as a group event. "After all," Parmer said "they are really just large trombones without the slide."

The entire day is free for both players and the audience who takes in the 7:30 p.m. concert held that evening in the Nelson Performing Arts Center on campus.

Interested trombonists can request music or get more information by e-mailing Rick Parmer or calling (307) 548-2647.