International Trombone Week


Logo for ITW2017 You are invited to be part of ITW 2017!

It’s all about sharing the voice of the trombone right where you are. Here’s how to join the 15th celebration.

Organize or join a local trombone event during the official week (or close to it).

Plan and promote your event using our guide for ITW event organizers.

Tell us about what you’re doing via the ITA event formWe really love putting events on ITW world map. Please tell us about what you will be doing even if it’s a bit outside the official date range.

It’s our 15-year anniversary! We’re marking the occasion with the launch of an exciting global initiative; Trombone Bank will support charities doing inspirational work through music. This year, our award recipient is the Brass for Africa, and ITW participants may (optionally) donate any amount toward this important cause. You’ll definitely want to learn about Johan deMeij’s generous ITW offer as well!

As always, ITW organizers, event participants, and their vast legions of loyal fans will be able to listen to and learn about the trombone, and maybe even perform as part of a massed trombone choir (‘no promises but we’re hoping).

If you need inspiration, past events have included:

  • In-person and online performances, masterclasses, lectures
  • Featured trombone soloists with school bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles
  • High school, college, amateur, professional trombone choirs
  • Solo recitals by performers of every level
  • Performances at church gatherings and retirement homes

Sound (and look!) great by visiting our event planning guide. There you can download the official ITW logo, sheet music, press release template, and more for use in your program. Connect with us to share news of your event via the ITA website, Facebook, Twitter (@tromboneweek #spitvalve).

An all-too-brief history of International Trombone Week:

ITW is the annual worldwide celebration of the trombone. Since its beginning waaaaaaaay back in the olden days of 2003, thousands of trombonists have created and participated in all kinds of home-grown events all over the world.

We welcome trombone beginners to professionals, all ages, secret admirers, passionate advocates, soloists, duos, trombone quartets, brass quintets, trombone choirs, trombone studios, wind bands, orchestras, parading trombone troupes and street bands.

We invite you to make something happen where you live or work this year!