Competition

Trombone Quartet Competition

High school students are invited to compete in the SoCal Trombone Day High School Trombone Quartet Competition.  The winning group will receive a check for $200 (as a donation to their high school band program), and have the opportunity to perform during the Trombone Day Finale Concert, featuring Bones West and guest.

Rules:

  • In order to compete, ensembles must be a complete trombone quartet (4 trombonists, any combination of bass/tenor), comprised of high school students (college students are not elligible).  Trombone Day does not organize quartets to compete – groups are pre-organized by students, and/or sponsoring band directors.
  • All quartets must prepare two pieces:
    • Required repertoire: Allegro Maestoso, from Water Music, arr. Karen Marston (Water Music Trombone Quartet Official)
    • Choice piece: Each group will perform a piece of their choosing, in any style, not to exceed 3 minutes in performance length
  • All quartets will perform Water Music together, as a trombone choir, during the Trombone Day Finale Concert (5:15pm).  The winning group will perform their choice competition piece.
  • All quartets will receive comments from the judges.
  • Competitors receive a discount on Trombone Day fees.
  • Trombone Day has the right to limit the number of competitors, based on scheduling requirements.
  • To register for Trombone Day and the Competition, email Len Wicks, at len.wicks@yahoo.com.

Quartet Competition Judges:

Dr. Karen Marston, Mount San Antonio College/Director, International Trombone Festival
Michael Hoffman, Principal Trombone, Pacific Symphony/Cal State Fullerton
Bob Sanders, Bass Trombone, Pacific Symphony (ret)/President, Orange County Musicians/Cal State Fullerton

See you at Trombone Day!

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