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International Trombone Week

April 16-23, 2023

ITW’s 20th anniversary is the perfect time to play your trombone, share it with others online or in-person, and have fun. Everyone is welcome!

Commemorate ITW anytime during April. If you let us know how you’re celebrating, you might appear on the infamous ITW map.

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Map of trombone events approx April 2023
Thank you to Sandra Boynton (!) who gets us in the mood for fun every year... 

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Do you need sheet music? We have some (and it’s free thanks to generous people).

Do you need inspiration? Here are some ideas.

  • Host an impromptu garage concert for your neighborhood while practicing safe social-distancing.
  • Go outside and be still for a while. Meditate on trombone goodness.
  • Send birthday greetings via a phone call or via a video.
  • Practice a scale, warm-up, or exercise each day during ITW. We like to play in a different mode-a-day: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian.
  • Collaborate on a recording.
  • Play a thought in all the keys.
  • Give your trombone and mouthpiece a spring cleaning with Aaron Eckert’s helpful guidance.
  • Share a trombone painting or drawing.
  • Sit with Sarah Jo on Classic 107 and learn about a collaboration in Winnipeg. More than 40 trombonists debuted Kristofferson’s piece during ITW.
  • Steep in Trent Hamilton’s Introduction to the Trombone Family.
  • Watch Super Bone’s ITW20 interview with Eric Budd, a multi-instrumentalist from Australia.
  • Re-visit your well-worn copy of Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone.
  • Call someone special and play a jazz standard, like Blue Skies, just because.
  • Share your recital video.
  • Learn to use music notation software and arrange something for a trombone-playing friend.
  • Begin and end each day with a very looooong long tone.
  • Soak up some rich trombone history with Will Kimball.
  • Do a trombone dance-of-joy through your neighborhood.
  • Listen to this beautiful NPR TinyDesk Concert with Ryan Keberle and Catharsis.
  • Write a poem about your faithful trombone stand.
  • Tell your headphones to play trombone music.
  • Bask in the glory of Opera Excerpts! Roger Cutts created a legendary collection.
  • Ryan Keberle and Wycliffe Gordon shared free educational resources and videos.
  • Watch Christian Lindberg’s “Chick’a’Bone Checkout” with Charlie Vernon and Columbus State University.
  • Enjoy Hex Files by James Kazik performed by The Stephen F. Austin State University Trombone Octet conducted by Deb Scott.
  • Post a favorite trombone-related quotation.
  • Share a moody photo of your plunger mute.

Carpe Slidem!