Trombone Day 2015

Saturday, February 7th


About Trombone Day
Trombone Day is currently in the end planning stages and is gearing up to be the best one yet of learning and fellowship. We start with the focus on our high school players, but there will be plenty of activities for all trombonist to have a rewarding experience.

To help us become the premier trombone event of the west coast, Bones West has stepped forward partner with the CSUF Music Department. Returning this year is the very popular trombone choir reading sessions open to all players in attendance at Trombone Day.

One of the highlights of Trombone Day is the High School Trombone Quartet Contest followed by a master Class. The day will conclude with a concert featuring the guest artist and friends.

Performances by Bones West, The High School Quartets, and the California State University Fullerton and the Fullerton Community College combined Trombone Choirs.

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10:00 - 10:45
  Combined Concert (Fullerton College and C.S.U. Fullerton trombones)
11:00 - 11:45

Practice Routine Workshops and Reading Session (with Robert Soto and Michael Hoffman)

12:00 - 12:45
  Lunch - Presented by Phi Mu Alpha (High School Quartet Warm-up)
1:00 - 1:45
  High School Quartet Contest (Judges: Robert Soto, Michael Hoffman and Peter Fournier)
2:00 - 2:45
  High School / College Audition Workshop
3:00 - 4:00
  Master Class with Larry Zalkind
4:00 - 4:30
  Quartet Winner Announcement, Door Prize Winners Announced
4:30 - 6:00
  Concert in Meng Hall (Larry Zalkind Recital, George Roberts Tribute with Bones West)


Adults: $20.00

Students, Seniors, and Military: $10.00

Quartet members: FREE

Location and Parking

Trombone Day takes place at Cal State Fullerton at the Clayes Performing Arts Center

High School Quartet Competition

One of the highlights of Trombone Day this year is the high school trombone quartet contest. Quartets will compete in a “Trombone Idol” style venue to be judged by a panel of professional trombonists and educators. All quartet members must be high school students participating in their school’s music program. Quartets will compete in two divisions, one for quartets with all members from the same school and one for quartets with members from different schools.

The contest will consist of an onstage performance of two pieces. The music for the competition will have one required piece, "O Magnum Mysterium", and one piece of their choice that is approximately three minutes in length. The panel will comment on the performance of each quartet and eventually choose a winner from each division.

The quartet contest winner will receive a $200.00 prize to be allocated to their school’s music department. The prize for 2nd place will be $100.00. All participants will receive four raffle tickets each and free admission to Trombone Day.

To sign up for the quartet competion, please email Len Wicks at


To download "O Magnum Mysterium" click the following links >      Parts (PDF)      Score (PDF)


2015 Featured Guest Artist

Larry Zalkind, Trombone

A Yamaha Artist, Larry Zalkind recently accepted an offer From Eastman School of Music to serve on the faculty as Associate Professor of Trombone at Eastman School of Music. Since 1981, Mr. Zalkind has been the principal trombonist of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, and a faculty member at the University of Utah. He has performed with numerous other orchestras across the country including those of Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and Atlanta. Mr. Zalkind has also been a member of the Summit Brass since 1990. He holds the BM and MM from the University of Southern California. Larry Zalkind joins Mark Kellogg on the trombone faculty at Eastman and succeeds John Marcellus, who is retiring following 36 years on the faculty. Mr. Zalkind has released three solo CD’s on the Summit Records label. Larry Zalkind Plays Baroque Music on the Trombone;, Encore!, and Lost in the Stars, working with some of the finest jazz musicians, features the music of Sondheim, Bernstein and Weil.


Door Prizes

Trombone gear and related items will given away again this year in the afternoon. Tickets will be available at registration and throughout the day. Prize winners will be announced during the 4:30 concert.

Door prizes to be announced.


Exhibitors to be announced.



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The 4:30 Concert will take place in Meng Hall

(photo by Foaad Farah)