Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thursday Rehearsal

Greetings All
Hope everyone had a great summer.  We start up again this Thursday, with some exciting performance opportunities including a Cathedral concert in Dec., Christmas in the Park, and other possibilities we'll discuss at rehearsal.  Our rehearsal site is changed to Westmont High School, 4805 Westmont Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008-5725.  Our host, Dan Naylor, will meet us in front at 7:30 p.m. and guide us to our rehearsal facility.  See you then for some great music!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A fond farewell

1.  We'd like to bid one of our founding members, Drew Erickson, former Band Director of Santa Clara High School, a very fond farewell and best wishes for him and his family as they make a new life in Arizona.  We'd like to thank him greatly for his generosity in allowing us to use his band room all these years for rehearsals, his hard work and dedication not only for us but for all of his students, and his remarkable musicianship.  He will be sorely missed.
2.  Rehearsals will continue on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Clara High through the summer with a formal concert still planned before school starts.  More activities are being planned for the group, including a concert at the large St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown San Jose that may also incorporate members of the San Jose State trombone ensemble.  Stay tuned.
3.  Our library continues to grow (over 150 great pieces) with more people writing and supplying the group with more wonderful charts!
See you Thursday.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

La Flor de Canela

Hope we can work on this (and others) Thursday.  Here's our arrangement played by a quartet:
Here's a more traditional version:
See you Thursday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

SJSU Trombone Choir Concert

Here's a message from Professor Tom Hornig, trombone instructor at San Jose State University:
We have another trombone event next Monday April 11 at 7:30. The SJSU Trombone Choir will have its spring concert then. I will be performing a solo on that program, and we will be featuring a trombone quartet from Amador High School in Pleasanton. This high school quartet is really special, and that they all are from one high school is remarkable. I believe their performance could prove to be very inspiring for young players.
The concert is free.

Instructors, be sure to let your students know about this performance. We'll talk about carpooling, etc. at rehearsal Thursday night.

SBTC to play St. Joseph's Cathedral

We have recently been invited to play Dec. 12 of this year at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown San Jose, a 45 - 55 minute concert to raise money for the homeless.  It will be part of a series of concerts there leading up to Christmas Eve and starting Dec. 11 with the Symphony Silicon Valley (the former San Jose Symphony).  This is a Monday evening but it will allow us to do the antiphonal works as they should be performed.  Please mark it on your calendar and join us Thursday nights as, hopefully,  we will be performing throughout the year.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trombone Recital

Tom Hornig is a professional soloist with major symphonies, trombone professor at San Jose State, and conductor of their trombone ensemble.  This should not be missed!
I'm giving a faculty recital on  Monday April 4 at 7:30pm: San Jose State University Concert Hall. 


Hope to see you there.


Tom Hornig

"Trombone with Strings Attached"

Tom Hornig, tenor and alto trombones

Liana Berube, violin
Dawn Harms, violin
Darcy Rindt, viola
Elizabeth Vandervennet, cello

The program is mainly music for trombone and strings, plus one piece for trombone alone, and one piece for trombone with recorded synth sounds.

Salve Regina           Georg Reutter
Field of the Dead     Sergei Prokofiev
Serenade                Vincent Persichetti
Improvisation No. 1  Enrique Crespo
Juliet Letters           Elvis Costello
Life Cycles             Jeff Beal

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More of us on Youtube

1.  Thanks to Donna for the video postings of the small group performance at the retirement home.  Great job!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFhUDbwY1HI
2.  Hans Horn sent us a bass trombonists needed note:
 Do you have any classical-friendly bass trombones in your little black
 book of trombonists?  Coastside Community Orchestra is looking for a
 bass trombone for a concert on Feb. 5 with rehearsals on Jan. 19 and
Feb 2. 
If you're free to do this your info will be forwarded to the appropriate source.
See you Thursday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rehearsals start, come join us!

We will be enjoying the best part of our season, reading through hundreds of years of great music written for the trombone ensemble.  Student or pro, everyone will get something out of every rehearsal!
Please come join us this Thursday and every Thursday evening at Santa Clara High School Band room at 7:30 p.m.  New music is in the folders!
For more info go to
See you Thursday.