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Title: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 02, 2004, 10:32AM
If you are new to the The Trombone Forum, welcome! :hi:

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 02, 2004, 10:37AM
To start things off, here's a message that a new member posted a couple of days ago in Forum Suggestions:

NIUbone19
Joined: 03 Mar 2004
Posts: 9
Location: Northern Illinois
 
I'm a new member, so let me start and introduce myself. My name is Brett Marcum, I am a student at Northern Illinois University in the bone studio. I am in the NIU Jazz Ensemble, you may have heard of us. I also play in the Wind Ensemble and sometimes sub in the Philharmonic Orchestra.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Noakley on Apr 02, 2004, 12:32PM
i am kind of new and there are alot here who i have yet to meet. so guess i tell you all alittle about me. I am a bass trombone player who is looking for work so that i can buy a bass trombone(i haven't really played since last spring and i really miss it). i will be starting college in the fall at a community school and then i plan to transfer to a bigger school and go for a degree in music education.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 02, 2004, 12:57PM
i'm not really new, but it's been a while since i've posted regularly, i guess. Apparently, people have been talking about me, though, long before I joined. http://forum.trombone.org/viewtopic.php?t=2954&start=0

That was a little weird. But cool. Hi, Brian and Brandon, if you're still around.

Anyway, I'm Lauren, I graduated in May from UW Madison with my Bachelor's in Music Performance, I mostly play tenor but dabble in bass and mandolin. I'm waiting to hear from one more school about graduate work (McGill), and if they say no (as everyone else has), then I will be getting a teaching job in the Dallas area. Or moving to New York, randomly. I haven't decided yet.

I need a job now, because I'm broke. If anyone is in southern CA and wants to play duets or give me gigs, I'm your woman.

Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bickle on Apr 02, 2004, 01:04PM
Well, are you cute or not?  :grin:  :grin:

(duly noting feminist leanings of recent posts, dons asbestos undies....)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Apr 02, 2004, 01:05PM
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!


Good news, everyone!  Another Futurama fan!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 02, 2004, 01:14PM
Quote from: "bickle"
Well, are you cute or not?  :grin:  :grin:

(duly noting feminist leanings of recent posts, dons asbestos undies....)


 :P

Come now, I'm perfectly harmless. Usually.

ahem:
Quote
Amazon: "Here live vengeful all-knowing leader. She decide mans fates."
Fry: "Is she hot?"
Amazon: "That not important. She all-knowing"
Fry: "In other words: No." *club smack* "Oww!"


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Noakley on Apr 02, 2004, 01:39PM
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!


 :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Apr 02, 2004, 02:32PM
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Quote from: "bickle"
Well, are you cute or not?  :grin:  :grin:

(duly noting feminist leanings of recent posts, dons asbestos undies....)


 :P

Come now, I'm perfectly harmless. Usually.

ahem:
Quote
Amazon: "Here live vengeful all-knowing leader. She decide mans fates."
Fry: "Is she hot?"
Amazon: "That not important. She all-knowing"
Fry: "In other words: No." *club smack* "Oww!"


That was one of the funniest ones. :good:



I'm still realatively new. But, everyone knows me. In the way of formal intro:

Ian, call me Ian,
14,
trombonist,
proud of it,
all around nice guy.  :good:
Been playing for 7 months, though. That's what you get when you waste 4 years of middle school playing the flute... :grin:
And that's about it.
Good.
Got it?
Great!  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 02, 2004, 02:42PM
Hi, I'm Stephen and I've been here for 4 weeks now, so not really "new," but just thought I would introduce myself to y'all.  I was born in Missouri (yes, I am a hillbilly and so are my parents :grin: ) and I just moved to Miami, FL so hlo' everyone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brandon Natelli on Apr 02, 2004, 02:47PM
Contrary to my memeber status I would consider myself new.  Or well, I have never introduced myself...  But am too lazy, so read my profile I wrote for my site...

Quote

Brandon James Natelli is the founder and leader of Bulwark Bones.  A native of Colorado Springs he has always had an intense interest in the trombone.  Recently, upon founding of Bulwark, Brandon has decided to persue a career in music performance.  He hopes to attend Curtis Institute of Music.  Curently Brandon is studying with Thomas Stark and Jeremy Van Hoy.  Brandon is a member of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Rampart High School Wind Ensemble, Rampart High School Jazz Ensemble, Rampart Regiment, and the Mac McNulty Orchestra.  Brandon has recieved superior ratings (all 1s) at all solo competitions attended and superior ratings (1s and 2s) at all ensemble competitions.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Precious on Apr 02, 2004, 03:06PM
Well, here is my intro of sorts...(beware...its long)

I'm 27, married with two kids, and stuck in Kansas (lived here all my life and hate it...I can't wait until my husband gets stationed somewhere else...probably another year here)

I started my musical endeavors at the age of 4, when I started playing the piano...when I was 9 I picked up the violin for a year before band started.  When I was 10, band was an option for kids in my school, and being the chicken that I was, I told the director I wanted to play flute (heaven forbid I was different than the other girls and told them that I wanted to play the trombone).  Fast forward another 4 years and find me in highschool.  I finally got fed up to the proverbial "here" with the flute, and told my director that I wanted to take trombone lessons and switch horns.  Went home to my parents and threw a class A fit until they decided that they would pay for lessons.  I was allowed to play my dad's old horn, an Olds Special.  It wasn't the prettiest horn to look at, but it wasn't dinged up and the slide was fast.  

I played my behind off and 6 months after starting lessons, I took 5th chair (out of 10) in my highschool band.  I worked harder, and 3 months after placing with the band, I took a solo to regionals.  I didn't do the best, but walked out with a 2, and the band director was very impressed...considering 9 months earlier I could barely blow a note.  The next two years I sat 3rd chair (more by choice than anything) and played the bass bone.  I fell in love with the bass...and have yet to save up the money for one.  I went to college, and played in their "not very good band" since I had missed out on the fall semester and couldn't get into the good band until the following year.  I didn't mind too much, I was still playing.  The next semester I was in the marching band, and couldn't get enough of it.  Life at college being what it was, the only classes I bothered to go to were music ones...and despite all "A" grades in them, it wasn't enough to keep me in school.  So I moved out, got married, and then got divorced (might be TMI right now but it has relevance).  During my divorce I discovered that the soon-to-be-ex was going to fight to get his hands on whatever he could...and I didn't want him to try to get my horn, so it went to stay at my parents house.  It stayed at my parents house until just a few weeks ago.  I spent nearly 7 years not playing.  After a battle over the horn (note: controlling parents), I found another Olds at the local music store, it was reputed to be "not the prettiest we have ever seen" but it was a horn, the price was right, and I had the money.  I also got some solo books, a new mouthpiece, and a new music stand because I was sure that I wasn't going to get the other horn from my parents no matter how hard I tried to reason with them.   A few days later I found out that I had won the "let me have it and play it or you keep it and let it gather dust" argument, and now I have two horns.  A 47 year old Special, and a 30 year old Ambassador. I shined the special up real nice and it absolutley sparkles now, I've never seen it so clean.  The contrast between the silver flare and the gold bell is very obvious.  I'll try to get pics taken within the near future if you really want to see them.  Until I found this board I've never seen another two tone bell...and definatley haven't seen another Olds with one.  (If you have an Olds with a two tone bell, I'd love to see pics!!)

I'm working slowly on getting my chops back in proper order, and hopefully in the nearish future I'll be joining up with the city band.  They aren't the best...but hey, I'd be playing right??  :)

Ok, there is my long winded intro...thanks for reading this far!

Regards,
Precious


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: egocentricgenuis on Apr 02, 2004, 04:18PM
Im a senior in high school played bassoon freshman year but our director at the time said he need me on trombone so i learned the trombone.  Im currently have a playing job at longbeach state and the best part is that it is also a pay job.  I play on a P.O.S.  Getzen that doesnt sound as good as I want, But hey i play in the pep band so it works.  I Joined a few days ago and have fell in love with this site.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 02, 2004, 06:23PM
Quote from: "egocentricgenuis"
Im a senior in high school played bassoon freshman year but our director at the time said he need me on trombone so i learned the trombone.  Im currently have a playing job at longbeach state and the best part is that it is also a pay job.  I play on a P.O.S.  Getzen that doesnt sound as good as I want, But hey i play in the pep band so it works.  I Joined a few days ago and have fell in love with this site.

Really wonderful isn't it :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Apr 02, 2004, 07:28PM
Oh no, where are my manners?



Welcome, young and old, to theeeeee gah-ratest show on this side of the moon, that right, a-step right up!

Welcome folks, here's a new world for you.
Enjoy.
 :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBC1 on Apr 02, 2004, 07:53PM
Hey everyone!  No, I am not new, but I just wanted introduce myself as well.  I am a female bass trombonist.  This year (my first chance to audition) I was named a Texas All Stater.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Deborah_Clise on Apr 02, 2004, 10:36PM
I'm semi-new, kind of.  I've also never introduced myself so I figured this would be a fun thing to do.

My name is Deborah Clise, I'm 16, I've been playing the trombone for about 9 years, and I live in the great state of New Mexico (the land of enchantment).  My sophmore year I was associate principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, 5th in state, and 12th in Jazz All-State.  My junior year has seen me as principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, principal trombonist in state (and city), and 10th in Jazz All-State.  Next year I hope to make a higher jazz all-state seating, and keep all my other placements, as well as apply to many top end colleges/ conservatories such as Curtis, Oberlin, and San Francisco.  This summer I will be playing in Carnegie Hall and working two full time jobs.  I also hope to graduate in May of 2005.   :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 03, 2004, 09:40AM
Quote from: "Deborah_Clise"
I'm semi-new, kind of.  I've also never introduced myself so I figured this would be a fun thing to do.

My name is Deborah Clise, I'm 16, I've been playing the trombone for about 9 years, and I live in the great state of New Mexico (the land of enchantment).  My sophmore year I was associate principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, 5th in state, and 12th in Jazz All-State.  My junior year has seen me as principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, principal trombonist in state (and city), and 10th in Jazz All-State.  Next year I hope to make a higher jazz all-state seating, and keep all my other placements, as well as apply to many top end colleges/ conservatories such as Curtis, Oberlin, and San Francisco.  This summer I will be playing in Carnegie Hall and working two full time jobs.  I also hope to graduate in May of 2005.   :good:

My congratulations on your many acclaimations. Only 1 more year though, because everyone knows that once you have done something for 10 years you can be considered an expert on that subject (not yet a master, but still an expert) :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bickle on Apr 03, 2004, 12:01PM
Well, heck, I didn't know that! I'm a trombone expert twice over! Time to go start warping the minds of the next generation!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Apr 03, 2004, 12:05PM
Quote from: "bickle"
Well, heck, I didn't know that! I'm a trombone expert twice over! Time to go start warping the minds of the next generation!


Too late. Hip hop got to 'em first...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 03, 2004, 01:08PM
Quote from: "bickle"
Well, heck, I didn't know that! I'm a trombone expert twice over! Time to go start warping the minds of the next generation!

Uh-oh... dont think that I should have let that slip.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 03, 2004, 07:28PM
Off topic, but Look! I'm no longer a new member. I contribute! I am a contributing member of society (nevermind what society)

Oh, Ive never been so proud of myself. And all that time I could be practicing...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 03, 2004, 08:25PM
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Oh, Ive never been so proud of myself. And all that time I could be practicing...

Pah, practicing, right. :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Labrat on Apr 03, 2004, 08:36PM
Quote from: "StevesBones"
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Oh, Ive never been so proud of myself. And all that time I could be practicing...

Pah, practicing, right. :grin:



 :rolleyes:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Apr 03, 2004, 09:00PM
Quote from: "labrat"
Quote from: "StevesBones"
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
Oh, Ive never been so proud of myself. And all that time I could be practicing...

Pah, practicing, right. :grin:



 :rolleyes:


And all that time you could be working, rat.
 :grin:  :P


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 03, 2004, 09:22PM
I figure, all the good stuff I learn here on the forum is just as helpful as that extra hour of practicing would have been. Sometimes, it's all mental.

Still though, I'm being downright lazy when it comes to trombone. I think it has something to do with having spectacularily failed to get into grad school (although I'm still waiting to hear from McGill...) and being a little bummed out.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 03, 2004, 09:43PM
Quote from: "Valkyrie"
I figure, all the good stuff I learn here on the forum is just as helpful as that extra hour of practicing would have been. Sometimes, it's all mental.

Still though, I'm being downright lazy when it comes to trombone. I think it has something to do with having spectacularily failed to get into grad school (although I'm still waiting to hear from McGill...) and being a little bummed out.

That actually is probably true.  I get so little actual practice done in an hour (because of my little brother :mad: ) that this is probably more beneficial :grin:
(in the short run at least)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Noakley on Apr 03, 2004, 10:31PM
i know this is off topic but i agree with you guy's i am getting alot from these forum and since i dont have a horn i dont feel to bad about using the time i spend here for this instead of practicing but one i get a horn i wont be on here as much  :frown:  but i'll have a horn :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bickle on Apr 04, 2004, 07:31AM
I think Noakley's got the best excuse for not practicing I've heard yet.......


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 04, 2004, 09:25AM
Quote from: "Noakley"
i know this is off topic but i agree with you guy's i am getting alot from these forum and since i dont have a horn i dont feel to bad about using the time i spend here for this instead of practicing but one i get a horn i wont be on here as much  :frown:  but i'll have a horn :grin:

 :confused: Why dont you have a trombone?  Is it in the shop? :confused:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 04, 2004, 10:08AM
Er.... guys....

I started this topic for new members to introduce themselves....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbone62 on Apr 04, 2004, 10:16AM
Quote from: "RedHotMama"
Er.... guys....

I started this topic for new members to introduce themselves....


We do seem to jump off on a tangent rather easily at times, don't we?  :grin:

Perhaps we should let new folks introduce themselves here, and then have a separate    "Getting to Know You"  :sing: section immediately following where we can grill 'em with questions and hop off on as many tangents as we want!  :evil:  :evil:  

Just kidding, that's what Chit-Chat is for, but....could be fun!!

By the way, I think this section is a good idea, RHM!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Laci LeBlanc on Apr 04, 2004, 01:44PM
haha I'm not new either, but I'll introduce myself anyways. My name is Laci LeBlanc, I live in Spring, TX. I had always been interested in playing a musical instrument since I was little. And finally in 5th grade I got my chance. I had wanted to play the trombone cuz um, cuz I seen it on the movie "Air Bud". When I seen it I was like, "yeh that's the instrument I wanna play". So it just kinda stuck with me for years. Well, my 5th grade year I didn't do so great. I wasn't the worst trombone player, but I wasn't the best. It was hard to tell since we didn't have chair tests. I wasn't good at all, yet I thought I was the best. So then when I went on to 6th grade I moved to Texas (where they start band in 6th grade). So I was a little ahead, but not by much. I didn't want to be stuck in beginner band again, so I tried out for one of the advanced bands. Well I bearily made it out of beginning band. I got last chair last band. But throughout the year I worked myself to the top and got first chair and an outstanding player award.
In 7th grade I was at the bottom again, competeing with several 8th graders. That year I made 6th chair 2nd(Symphonic) band and 6th chair Philharmonic(2nd) orchestra. After a lot of practicing and trouble, I finally made myself to the top again. (Only I was not treated that way :mad: )

This year, now that I'm in 8th grade I have always been first chair and I made 4th chair 1st band (Wind Ensemble) and 4th chair Symphony (1st) orchestra. I should have done better though. I really should have been first or second. But as long as you're in the top 5, its really hard to tell whos the best. So now my plans for next year are to make all-state and do decently.  

bassbonechick1 what high school do you go to? I might know what high school that is. plus i'm curious ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Shortstuff on Apr 04, 2004, 02:03PM
I'm not bassbonechick1 but I am a chick that plays bass bone. I go to Goddard, HS in Goddard, KS. We've  been down that way for some marching band contests, have you heard of us? Goddard Lions..........?
Nice to meet you!!! :hi:
Oh yeah, I'm Shanda Wheeler and a freshmen.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SilverPenguin on Apr 04, 2004, 09:14PM
New member here... my name's John, I'm from Youngstown State University where I'm a junior, in a little bit over a week I'll turn 21, and I'm a music performance major on, of all things, the trombone.

I currently play on a Conn 88H-SGX-CL, hence the Silver; my university's mascot is Pete the Penguin, hence the Penguin.  However, the first part of the name probably won't be applicable for too long because I'm hoping to drive down to Massachusetts and purchase one of those custom horn thingies before a long while passes.  ;-)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 05, 2004, 03:15PM
welcome! and yet another futurama avatar! huzzah!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Noakley on Apr 05, 2004, 11:12PM
Quote from: "StevesBones"

 :confused: Why dont you have a trombone?  Is it in the shop? :confused:


No Job = No money = no horn = me not happy


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tboneman77 on Apr 06, 2004, 12:26PM
Hi All,
I 've never introduced myself either so here goes.

My name is Matt,  :hi: I live in Ramsey, MN (dontcha know) with my wife who's a clarinet player/Beginning Band/Middle School band director.  I've been playing for 16 years now and have a B.A. in Music.  I currently play in a community band and generally practice for my own enjoyment.  I play mostly tenor but bring the alto out every once in awhile.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: drahthaar on Apr 07, 2004, 04:53PM
Hi everyone.  I am also a new OTJ Forum member (joined af few months ago).  My name is Ken.  Unlike Laci who is in the 8th grade and who is already playing first chair, I am long since graduated from a PhD program, 55 years old, and I play only from my chair at home.  This is quite a diverse group that meets to discuss musical matters on the Forum which makes the discussion interesting and dynamic.  Besides the trombone I have other bad habits including woodworking and upland game hunting.  My two hunting dogs lay beside my chair when I play, and the young male often sings along for a duet.  I would characterize his style as jazzy, mostly legato, with some stacatto high pitches.  Definitly his own unique style.  Anyway, I am pleased to meet you all, and to learn of your intersting thoughts about music.  Looking forward to getting to know you better.  Ken


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Scott on Apr 07, 2004, 05:38PM
I'm Scott, originally from Peoria, IL...I was a professional musician for  15 years, orchestral, jazz, dance, combos, even country western...you name it , I did it to pay the bills...I burned myself out on a cruise ship at 29, met a girl, got married and sold the horns because we needed the money...15 years later, on a dare, I rented a horn just to see what would happen...3 days later I sounded like something, I got my range back after a week, and endurance back after 2 weeks... To make a long story short, in two weeks I'm quitting my day job and will marketing myself in the area for jazz & society gigs...I don't deserve to be so happy!...I'm not the best & I'm not the worst, but I know the business & I've been assured by 'old pros' in this area that I can make it...We'll see...Wish me luck...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Apr 07, 2004, 09:31PM
Quote from: "Scott"
I'm Scott, originally from Peoria, IL...I was a professional musician for  15 years, orchestral, jazz, dance, combos, even country western...you name it , I did it to pay the bills...I burned myself out on a cruise ship at 29, met a girl, got married and sold the horns because we needed the money...15 years later, on a dare, I rented a horn just to see what would happen...3 days later I sounded like something, I got my range back after a week, and endurance back after 2 weeks... To make a long story short, in two weeks I'm quitting my day job and will marketing myself in the area for jazz & society gigs...I don't deserve to be so happy!...I'm not the best & I'm not the worst, but I know the business & I've been assured by 'old pros' in this area that I can make it...We'll see...Wish me luck...


YOU ARE NOT!!!
WOW! When did you leave?? I was a Peorian until... Feb. 27!
Small world!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: moldycrow on Apr 10, 2004, 05:24PM
Hey, everyone, I'm Chris.  I'm a sophomore in high school and an aspiring bass bonist.   I hail from a little town called Wilton, Connecticut (home of Kristine Lilly, Scott Sharp, Paul Newman, & Joe Pantoliano).  I started playing trombone in 5th grade on my grandpa's old King Liberty from 1936 (he was in the army band during WWII) and have since become a fairly serious player.  My life goals are either to be a pit orchestra bass trombonist or become general manager of the Yankees, although I'll probably end up working in a cubicle somewhere.  I'm a huge sports fan, mainly of the Yankees and, oddly enough, the Cleveland Browns.  I'm notorious in my school for having a beard since 7th grade (abe/chinstrap thing, actually) and a lot of people call me Couch for wearing a Tim Couch jersey every day for about a year.  As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of both the Canadian Brass and John Belushi.  Did I mention I've been known to watch Seinfeld four times a day?  Well, that about sums it up.

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Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bluenite on Apr 10, 2004, 09:17PM
New Member Here. :hi:  Hi, my name is Paul Routledge. I'm from The Pas, Manitoba (or almost the middle of nowhere!) I went to univerisity at Minot State University in Minot, ND. I graduated with a BA in Music 2 years ago. My primary instrument is euphonium though like most euph. players end up doing, I do play trombone on occasion, same with tuba though I don't own a tuba.  Besides doing the been there for the requirements thrown at a music major, I did played euphonium and tuba for brass quintet. Last year I took up the challenge and played tuba parts as written on euphonium which worked out quite nicely.  I played baritone (yes, the real baritone instrument) in The Brass Band of Minot (a British style brass band) for 2 years and euphonium for 3 years.  I do some composing / arranging and played some of my pieces at Minot State and at church.

Currently for employment, I'm a substitute teacher assistant at the middle years schools and a casual custodian; both jobs are on a call in basis aka. I'm looking for full employment and somewhere I can play in a community band, british style brass band. I also play both euphonium and trombone for my church every now and then and a couple of times, I've been to the middle years school to play tuba for their band concerts as well. Its a bit tough staying motivated practicing wise being in a town that doesn't have a band plus $$$ been tight on me so buying new music is a bit of a challenge. I'm confident things will work itself eventually esp. finding full time employment.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: wasabcl11 on Apr 11, 2004, 05:09AM
Moldy Crow Wrote:
Quote
My life goals are either to be a pit orchestra bass trombonist or become general manager of the Yankees, although I'll probably end up working in a cubicle somewhere. I'm a huge sports fan, mainly of the Yankees


EVIL YANKEES!!!!!!!!  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: wasabcl11 on Apr 11, 2004, 05:28AM
Oh wait, I'm a new member. Well, not really new, but I just starting posting a few weeks ago. I found this forum fun and informative. There are so many proficent trombonists that I can get advice from. About me: I'm a freshman in high school and play lead trombone in the school's second jazz band. That's not too shabby, considering that my high school's jazz band is the best in Connecticut and one of the best in the country. Yeah, our saxaphone section played in the All-State Jazz Ensemble. :grin:  :grin:  :grin: I tried out for regionals this yeay but just missed the cut in both band and jazz band, (I screwed in both auditions - oh well -or maybe that's just an excuse) but with my continuing improvment I'm 90% sure that I'll make some regional ensemble next year. As for my trombone, I play a Bach 36 that I bought this January. I'll finish this post with a quote from my school's band director. "When your music department has a budget of $3 million a year, you can do whatever you want."  :grin:  :grin:  :grin: (And by the way, this is a public school, not an art school) I would now like to  thank all of the exceedingly rich people that live in my town.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: father_and_son on Apr 11, 2004, 11:25AM
First post, just joined last week. That should just let me sneak in as a new member :hi:

I'm almost 40 (no, really!!), and played trombone from 4th grade through first year of college. Still have my horn, a King 2B Liberty, had it since 6th grade. Want to get back to playing again, but life gets in the way! Married, two kids, work full-time as a finance director for a trade association. I'm a CPA, but am not in public practice. If I was, I guess I wouldn't be on the OTJ Forum today! Live in SW Ohio, Hamilton County, exactly one mile from the Ohio-Indiana border.

Wife plays flute and piccolo. I forgave her a long time ago for that mortal sin, but still hassle her about it whenever I get the chance. We met through our mutual interest in marching band in college. I found a topic here about whether marching band is real music or not. I have VERY strong opinions on that subject, but will save them for that thread. :good:

Two kids, 10 and 8. My son (the 10 year old) is playing trombone, started last year. Thus, the origin for my "father_and_son" handle. He's playing a beater Selmer horn. It looks absolutely awful. No dents, but nasty looking finish. Sounds OK as student horns go. I found OTJ while doing a Google search on what to look for in a better quality horn. This place has been very helpful in that regard. I've done a few searches on past topics and found some very helpful answers.

I've been searching eBay for horns, and have also followed some of the current threads in the "Instruments" forum here, where you folks are commenting on current auctions. I really wanted to buy that beat up and mangled Getzen for $2,000, but just couldn't when the "Flat Olds" came along at the same time... You people are pretty good with your thoughts on eBay auctions, very entertaining.

Still looking for that replacement horn for my son. I'll keep searching, and if I have a question that I can't get an answer to elsewhere, I'll be sure to post it here. And no, the boy doesn't get to touch *my* horn. I'm more than happy to get him one of equal or better quality, but some things you just can't share...

Tom


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FSU bone on Apr 11, 2004, 11:50AM
I suppose I still count as a new member....so here goes.

My name is Sean McCarthy and I'm originally from Lewisville, TX.  I'm currently at the end of my freshman year of college and have been playing trombone since 6th grade.  I went to high school at Flower Mound High School, where I was lucky enough to be involved in an amazing band program (if anybody went to Midwest this year, then you heard them).
Now I am at Florida State University pursuing a degree in Trombone Performance.  Let's see, how bout some ensembles?  I play in the Wind Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the trombone choir, Jazz for Dancing, the brass choir, and a jazz group that I started call the Bonetet.  I keep myself busy  ;)
I've actually been a member for a while now, but haven't started posting until recently.  And even now, I do a lot more reading than posting, since I only post if I feel I have something worth while to say.  Hopefully I'll get rid of that pesky "new member" in my avatar soon, though!


Oh, and if anyone needs a horn, I'm selling one  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Noakley on Apr 11, 2004, 11:52AM
father_and_son,
 welcome to the forums up until a cupple days ago i was i new user as well


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: PinkBone on Apr 12, 2004, 09:58AM
Well, not being able to resist the temptation anymore, I'm going to introduce myself. I joined a while ago to post a question about problems resulting from mouth surgery (I was freaking out about my wisdom teeth), but didn't start actively posting til a few months ago. Soooo, I suppose I'm new. Ish.

My name is Jessica Wilkerson, and I'm a junior music major at Florida State University. I play in the Wind Orchestra, the University Symphony, and a few ragtag chamber ensembles. Let's see...for a while, I was going to double major, but I got lazy and now I just have two minors. After this semester, I'll have a minor in English and a minor in Russian language.

My goal is to make a living playing trombone...for the first few years, I'm not going to be terribly picky. I'd like to get a decent symphony gig someday and then teach. I love the college atmosphere, and I love teaching.

I'm originally from Martinez, Georgia, which is really just a kissing cousin to Augusta, home of the Masters. Nope, I've never been. :) I went to Evans High School and played in a pretty good band. I love the color pink, in case my name didn't give it away. One day, I want to buy a beat-up horn, strip it, and paint it an obnoxious shade of pink. Maybe with glitter, too. Just because. Heh heh.

Anywho, that's me in three short paragraphs. Yay for the OTJ forums - keeping office workers off-task for years.  :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg1216 on Apr 14, 2004, 02:19PM
I guess you could say that I'm kinda new-ish, well, sorta, but I've never introduced myself.  My name Is Greg Simpson (not related to Bart, Homer, etc.) and I live in Conway, AR (no, I am not a redneck).  I am 14 years old and in the 8th grade.  I play euphonium in concert band and am 1st chair (out of 5, big deal!)  and I play trombone in jazz band and at various churches when needed.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 14, 2004, 06:07PM
Quote from: "greg1216"
I guess you could say that I'm kinda new-ish, well, sorta, but I've never introduced myself.  My name Is Greg Simpson (not related to Bart, Homer, etc.) and I live in Conway, AR (no, I am not a redneck).  I am 14 years old and in the 8th grade.  I play euphonium in concert band and am 1st chair (out of 5, big deal!)  and I play trombone in jazz band and at various churches when needed.

Wow, funny, I'm from Missouri and I am not a redneck (it annoys me when people call me a redneck just because I am from the Mid-West :mad: .)  I also will be entering the 8th grade.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 15, 2004, 03:29AM
Quote from: "SilverPenguin"
New member here... my name's John, I'm from Youngstown State University where I'm a junior, in a little bit over a week I'll turn 21, and I'm a music performance major on, of all things, the trombone.


Happy 21st, Silver!!!! :good:  :good:  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skennedbonechick on Apr 17, 2004, 09:24PM
Hey Guys!!! I'm Sandra a 19/f Tenor Trombone player. I'm currently going to the University of Central Oklahoma and my applied teacher is Dr. Kent Kidwell (Doc). He is awesome and has helped me evolved in to a great trombone player. I'm in the jazz band, symphonic band, trombone choir, and orchestra (whenever they have trombone parts). I enjoy playing my King 607 f-attachment but it is kind of a wimpy horn but love it anyways, it will work until i get a Conn 88H but that won't be for awhile. Well I'm glad to be getting on this forum.  Can't wait to get into it. Talk to you guys soon!! TROMBONE CHICKS RULE! :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 18, 2004, 08:42AM
Quote from: "skennedbonechick"
Hey Guys!!! I'm Sandra a 19/f Tenor Trombone player. I'm currently going to the University of Central Oklahoma and my applied teacher is Dr. Kent Kidwell (Doc). He is awesome and has helped me evolved in to a great trombone player. I'm in the jazz band, symphonic band, trombone choir, and orchestra (whenever they have trombone parts). I enjoy playing my King 607 f-attachment but it is kind of a wimpy horn but love it anyways, it will work until i get a Conn 88H but that won't be for awhile. Well I'm glad to be getting on this forum.  Can't wait to get into it. Talk to you guys soon!! TROMBONE CHICKS RULE! :pant:

Haha, funny my teacher Dr. David Collings goes by Doc as well, funny. :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: elkartian on Apr 21, 2004, 07:27AM
hi mama im a boner from uk i was in the grenadier guards for 25 years and now teaching.i collect trombone and any brass virtuoso type cds now moving on to dvd's lol.at the moment im addicted to ebay and going for a bone 2nite
when i get back from a rehearsal in chelsea london.im brass mad as you can see ,i even bought a mendez cornet because im a huge fan lol ,hey mama i live in chatham on a LUTON RD lol how you doin mama nice pic :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 21, 2004, 06:27PM
Quote from: "elkartian"
hi mama im a boner from uk i was in the grenadier guards for 25 years and now teaching.i collect trombone and any brass virtuoso type cds now moving on to dvd's lol.at the moment im addicted to ebay and going for a bone 2nite
when i get back from a rehearsal in chelsea london.im brass mad as you can see ,i even bought a mendez cornet because im a huge fan lol ,hey mama i live in chatham on a LUTON RD lol how you doin mama nice pic :pant:

Hmmmmm, I believe that someone may be lying about their age with that pic, looks possibly like an older picture from years ago... hmmmmm... or possibly not... but maybe.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mscarey on Apr 23, 2004, 12:33PM
I've been around the OTJ Forum for awhile, but lost my job last summer and now at my new company started up a new OTJ profile. I usually only log on from work because I'm too busy at home to use a computer.

I'm 45 years old. been playing since I was 10. I picked the trombone back in '68 in 5th grade. I chose 'bone because it was the one we always imitated when playing by moving our hand back and forth. I didn't really know what a trombone was.

I went to a small high school in central Wisconsin, my teacher never told me there was such a thing as "all state", so I never auditioned. I did send a tape to a N. Wisconsin honors band once and got in. Also sent a tape for McDonalds all-american marching band, but never heard back.

I played in college too, studying it pretty seriously, but for fun. I wasn't a music major. I majored in Football. All thru college i played in just about everything from brass quintets to symphonic band to jazz band to orchestra. Even made money gigging around town at various churches and venues.

When I got to college my teacher took one look at my Olds peashooter and told me to get a better horn. A kid was selling some old yamaha with an f trigger. It was a 2 tone job with a little larger bore. It took me 7 payments of $50 back in '76, but i paid it off.  That was 28 years ago and I still play the same Yamaha, and I don't even know what model it is.

I play in a church worship band every other weekend with other horns along with the guitars, bass drums and keyboard. The horn charts used to be pretty lame, but they're getting better now. I like playing hard rythyms in the upper range.

Now i have teenagers too that are guitarists and play in various rock bands. I keep asking them if I can play in their rock band but they usually ignore me.

My dreams are to go back and study trombone seriously some day after i get my kids thru college, play in the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, and maybe play professional gigs some day part-time. I'd like to regularly play in a Christian rock band similar to BS&T, a traditional brass quintet, a blues/rock big band and a small jazz ensemble. Until then i won't have any time because I have a telecom engineering career, reff basketball on weekends to pay for my kids activities and music lessons, coach weightlifting and build things like Guitars and Electric Upright Basses and kayaks for my kids.

Mark Carey
Minneapolis, MN


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SinginJohnny on Apr 25, 2004, 09:19AM
My name is John Maresca. I will be 54 in June and I live in New Jersey. I am a relatively new member and I don't play trombone but I sing music from the early to mid 20th century. I sing mostly jazz, rhythm and blues, and music from the big band era. I also love singing harmony and am a big fan of the Four Freshmen. I also love classic rock & roll such as doo-wop harmony singing. Being of my generation, I also sing a lot of 1960s music. I also play rhythm guitar. I have a particular interest in the trombone though I don't know if I would ever get around ot actually playing one. I grew up listening to the sound of the instrument and being enchanted by it. The wide variance of sounds that can be derived from it are simply astounding. I often find myself singing in the same manner as a trombone with the associated slurs and also conciously imitate the warm, rich sound of the instrument. My vocalizing tends to stay in that vein and the smoother the better. I particularly model my vocals on early Frank Sinatra records such as "I'll Never Smile Again" but use my own voice and depart from trying to sound exactly like he did. He is inimitable anyway. Nat King Cole is another one of my major influences as he also has a warm, beautiful sound. I use the present tense when talking of these artists because, for me, they are always here and never diminish. Their music, along with countless other wonderful artists will always be here for us.

One of my favorite trombonists is Tommy Dorsey. Once again, that warm singing sound that he had is the root of my love for the trombone. I also love the sound of Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton with his amazing use of multiphonics using the pixie and plunger mutes. I also think that the fact that more and more women are making themselves known with this instrument is just beautiful. I never believed that certain genders should play certain instruments. That is such a ridiculous concept. Artists such as Annie Whitehead, our host Christine Woodcock, Sarah Morrow, Jennifer Krupa, Gail Brand, Karin and Mimmi Hammar, and many others are bringing a whole new and wonderful dimension to the instrument. I am happy to see and hear them and look forward to their even greater prominence.

Well, that about sums it up for me. I would welcome the opportunity to sing with a big band some time or even sing a duet, etc. with a trombonist. After all, we would both be singing as the trombone is so much similar to the human voice. Keep on playn', people!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: homestar_runner on Apr 25, 2004, 06:58PM
Hi people! :hi:

I am VERY new. In fact, this is my first post.
My name is Hannah, and I live in texas and go to school w/ bassbonechick1.
I play tenor trombone. woo hoo...
I am a very nice person, and I make a good friend.

thats about all you need to know about me...
 :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Chang on Apr 25, 2004, 07:32PM
great, another girl...I mean HI! we love to see new faces, as long as they arn't female...I mean....uh.....oh yes, we have a girl named hannah in our section, are you loud? self concious? or a air head? if so you might be twins. anyways, welcome.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JoeDanger on Apr 26, 2004, 01:47AM
Suppose this means me, too. I'm Joe O'Carroll, a student and trombone player from San Diego. I enjoy video games, movies, fine liquers, and long walks on the beach. I love San Diego because it's a pretty huge military city and the Marine/Navy bands are great to watch at almost every large gathering. I play ska and jazz for fun, but study classical styles mainly, and pretty much just toil away in obscurity. I'm your average Joe, when it's all said and done, pun intended.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JoeDanger on Apr 26, 2004, 01:49AM
A bit off topic...but reading this reminds me that I think I'm the only guy who has no clue what bone I'm playing on. I know that:
1)It's very very old, but oh so sweet.
2.) The etching on this instrument MIGHT say 'LaSette 194X (something or other)'
3.) Yard sales are great. Lady thought it was a tuba. 75 bucks. HAH!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Apr 26, 2004, 04:55PM
Quote from: "homestar_runner"
I don't suffer from insanity...
I enjoy every moment of it! :)

Haha, I love that quote, one of the funniest things ever said (origionally about E. A. Poe right?)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: rooney118 on Apr 27, 2004, 09:50AM
hi im Ron. i'm 2nd trombonist in both BHS Jazz and concert band.  im 16 years old.   ive been playing since fifth grade (about 7 years).   however, i didnt even begin to get decent until i got in high school.  middle school taoguth me absolutely nothing.  now i feel that im not too bad. i play a yamaha tenor and i have recently taken up the tuba.  i also play in a ska band (http://www.purevolume.com/theangrytoasters ).  
 
i think that covers it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Michael Beck on Apr 27, 2004, 12:55PM
I am Michael Beck yes Steve Becks son fo thoes who know him. I am 15 i go to DeWitt High School. My two horns are a conn 88H-O (o/w but its the same thing) that is my symphonic horn that im using for jazz at the moment cuz i like it more than my marching horn. my marching/ pep band horn and it should be my jazz horn but isnt is a Reynolds Contempora w/ a F attachment. thats about it.
-Michael


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBC1 on Apr 27, 2004, 03:20PM
Quote from: "homestar_runner"
Hi people! :hi:

I am VERY new. In fact, this is my first post.
My name is Hannah, and I live in texas and go to school w/ bassbonechick1.
I play tenor trombone. woo hoo...
I am a very nice person, and I make a good friend.

thats about all you need to know about me...
 :)


Hi Hannah,

I feel sorry for you for having to go to school with bassbonechick1.  Someone should do something about her......Still looking for someone though.....:-D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: homestar_runner on Apr 27, 2004, 03:35PM
Quote from: "Chang"
we have a girl named hannah in our section, are you loud? self concious? or a air head? if so you might be twins. anyways, welcome.


Loud, when I need/want to be
Self concious, maybe...
Air head, most definately :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBC1 on Apr 27, 2004, 09:14PM
Quote from: "homestar_runner"
Quote from: "Chang"
we have a girl named hannah in our section, are you loud? self concious? or a air head? if so you might be twins. anyways, welcome.


Loud, when I need/want to be
Self concious, maybe...
Air head, most definately :grin:


Hmm, a SMART air head though....:-P

:-D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: homestar_runner on Apr 28, 2004, 04:20AM
Quote from: "bassbonechick1"


Hmm, a SMART air head though....:-P

:-D


Thank you courtney! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: AndrewsStrad0587 on May 01, 2004, 02:21PM
My name is Andrew Platta. I'm from Columbus Ga (no im not a redneck) I've been playing trumpet for 7 years and I recently found a love for trumpet..weird I know. my school is in need of a trombone section we only have freshman t-bone players and with no experiance in the section I was asked to lead them all 6 of us. I am really excited about playing.

p.s. Brass kicks.. well you get the point   :amazed:  :rolleyes:  :idea:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on May 01, 2004, 02:44PM
Hi Andrew!  Welcome to "THE DARK SIDE"  :evil:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on May 01, 2004, 02:48PM
I'm working on converting my friend. Welcome aboard.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: AndrewsStrad0587 on May 01, 2004, 03:36PM
Im gonna try and so far its coming along great! Thanks for welcoming me!

Also feel free to add me to your AOL instant messengers! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: lutherbone on May 04, 2004, 09:28PM
Well, I'm semi-new myself, but I'll throw my name in here:

I'm Staff Sergeant Paul Menz, United States Army. I've been playing since 5th grade (basically when most everyone in the world starts elementary school band). Did that through middle and high school, and I was an aspiring music education major at Bowling Green State Univ. in Ohio. I didn't get my degree due to reasons beyond my control (although some of it I should have controlled), so for al intents and purposes, i ran off and joined the US Army as a trombonist. Yes, I did go through Basic Combat Training ("boot camp") in 1994 and went to the Advance School in Norfolk Virginia. I was then assigned to the 282d Army Band at Fort Jackson, SC. My trombone playing has taken me halfway across the world (1 year with the 8th United States Army Band, Seoul, Korea), and on top of the world (9th Army Band, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.) Since November, I've been back with the 282d here at Ft. Jackson, where I serve as a trombonist, Operations Sergeant, and associate Drum Major for the Band.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Don Curry on May 05, 2004, 03:36PM
Hey ya'll,

I don't really talk like that, but I'm new to the forum.  I play bass and tenor trombone.  Currently, I'm teaching band in South Texas and play in the South Texas Symphony Orchestra and have for 9 years.  I attended Michigan State and studied with Curtis Olson.  I've done a variety of playing in Michigan and Texas, including chamber, opera, pit orchestra, as well as regular orchestral stuff.  Like to listen to High Anxiety Bones, Randall Hawes, Ralph Sauer, Bob McChesney in recent days.  

Cheers,
Don Curry


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on May 05, 2004, 05:40PM
Cool. Texas is a great place to be in a band. I'm considering checking out colleges down there. Welcome.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: PsychedelicFuzz on May 09, 2004, 07:00PM
Hi, I'm Josh.
         I'm the principal trombone, and lead and jazz trombone at quaint little Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, where I'm a junior music major. Studied under Dave Butler, John Allen, and now Bryan English, along with midi and jazz voicings under Lou Carfa and jazz arranging under Aaron Lington. I do whatever freelance work floats my way, and have a small working group as well.
       Started playing in the 6th grade after I was told the saxophone would be too easy for me and I should play the trombone, but I never made all-state or anything mostly because of a general disinterest in big horns and legit playing. Anyway, I got over that and was lured to a small school by three alumni from my high school. My rig is an Elkhart 88h with a Conn 5gr
and an unidentified Holton with a Schilke 47.
        Besides the trombone, I'm into accumulating random bits of trivia, cigars, and Dallas Mavericks Basketball


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dave_solo on May 10, 2004, 01:38PM
Hey alll!
I be Dave

I come from South Africa (that be in the southern hemisphere)
Been playing since 1997, I play here and there, but still trying to make my mark in a big way on the gig scene in SA (comes from moving around...)

Anyone else from SA?

i PlaY a Yamaha 681B, I like my Yamaha 6891B, I keep it for a while :)
I started playing in standard 6 (grade 8 i think...), went to Hilton College, then started studying at University of Pretoria (translation S.African University = U.S.A College) from 2002-2003
2004 moved down to Durban, studyin at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Kool!

Anyone in S Africa, look me up :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on May 11, 2004, 10:11AM
Welcome to the forum Dave!  Looks like you have quite a background already!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Euphamism on May 11, 2004, 08:53PM
Been here for a week or two now, but I figured there'd be no harm in me posting.

I'm Sean, and I'm not really a trombonist. I sit second chair in the euphonium section at Lycoming College, Williamsport PA. Sat first chair in my high school in Morrisville, PA. I just don't tell people that I was the only euph player there. Oh wait...I just did..drat...anyway, I'm working on picking up tuba, I've dabbled in trombone, but I'm leary on working on it over the summer by myself, don't want to learn anything wrong. Gonna wait to get back to school next year where I a. have access to a trombone, and b. have access to my instructor. I love this site, by the way, it's helpful to those of us who don't play trombone, too.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dave_solo on May 12, 2004, 11:28AM
Hey Sean!

nothing wrong with being a euph player, it's an orchestral intrument too! (i personally stick to the trom).
I am familiar with the "I am the only one!! aagh!" scenario, back in school I was the player picked,



(wait for it)



Because I was the only one!!!
(actually, there was one other trombone player, but he no good!!)

If anyone is ever in South Africa, give me a ring, I can hook you up with da scene here! (there is a reason so many people don't go back......)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on May 12, 2004, 01:08PM
Quote from: "dave_solo"
Hey Sean!

nothing wrong with being a euph player, it's an orchestral intrument too! (i personally stick to the trom).
I am familiar with the "I am the only one!! aagh!" scenario, back in school I was the player picked,



(wait for it)



Because I was the only one!!!
(actually, there was one other trombone player, but he no good!!)

If anyone is ever in South Africa, give me a ring, I can hook you up with da scene here! (there is a reason so many people don't go back......)

I know a guy that used to live in South Africa (went to college there and all) due to his fathers work, but now he lives here in the US.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: phonyreal98 on May 12, 2004, 05:42PM
I'm new, I haven't been here since March!  Do I count as new?  Huh? Huh?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: kwitchyrbelyachn on May 12, 2004, 09:31PM
Hi Ya'll ,

Yes, being from Arkensaw I do talk like that, well sometimes.
My real name is Harold and I've lurked around here for a few weeks, first looking for information on a good Jazz horn to buy and now I find myself rather addicted.  I am a 41 year old computer programmer who still plays just for the joy of playing.   Having 3 teenagers keeps the playing time down to just Sunday mornings in church and other small gigs around the community where I live.   But now that they are driving themselves more, maybe I'll have more time for fun.   :good:
Thanks to all the regular posters on this site who seem to have a vast wealth of knowledge.   This is a great web site.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: hapless on May 13, 2004, 06:08AM
heya!

its gonna be rather messy here! ...come from singapore (and singapore is not in china!!!). thought i'd say it cos everyone i've met on yahoo games asked me that!

heheh...am playing trumpet/trombone in a local ska band, bass guitar in another local experimental band (think sigur ros, godspeed you black emperor!)

used to play euphonium in secondary school and then junior college symphonic bands! but havent touched euph for a long time now  :P


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on May 13, 2004, 01:43PM
Quote from: "kwitchyrbelyachn"
Hi Ya'll ,

Yes, being from Arkensaw I do talk like that, well sometimes.
My real name is Harold and I've lurked around here for a few weeks, first looking for information on a good Jazz horn to buy and now I find myself rather addicted.  I am a 41 year old computer programmer who still plays just for the joy of playing.   Having 3 teenagers keeps the playing time down to just Sunday mornings in church and other small gigs around the community where I live.   But now that they are driving themselves more, maybe I'll have more time for fun.   :good:
Thanks to all the regular posters on this site who seem to have a vast wealth of knowledge.   This is a great web site.

Hiyah, your a mid-westerner like me (or at least I was born in the midwest until our recent move.)  Well welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: on May 13, 2004, 06:39PM
Hey,I'm Jeff,I got to Robinson High School in Texas.I am a Bass Trombone,and band is basically my life.I'm in 9th grade,and made All-State as a freshman here,(which doesn't happen every-day here,in fact I'm the 2nd trombone in 30 years to do it.)

I hope to learn a lot of things over the course of my high-school career,and I plan to go to UNT(University of N.Texas.)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on May 14, 2004, 02:38PM
Quote from: "BassTrombone021"
Hey,I'm Jeff,I got to Robinson High School in Texas.I am a Bass Trombone,and band is basically my life.I'm in 9th grade,and made All-State as a freshman here,(which doesn't happen every-day here,in fact I'm the 2nd trombone in 30 years to do it.)

I hope to learn a lot of things over the course of my high-school career,and I plan to go to UNT(University of N.Texas.)

WOW!  Sounds like your an awsome trombone player, second in 30 years, and this is Texas, its not some tiny state.  Well welcom to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: on May 14, 2004, 07:01PM
Wait,let me fix that,I'm the 2nd freshman at Robinson to do it in 30 years.Still good though.The first is a Jr. in high-school currently.He's an awesome player.

But I still made it to State,which I'm very proud of.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BillyB on May 14, 2004, 07:45PM
I've been here about a week, so I guess I should introduce myself...

I'm from Huntsville, AL- I went to Grissom High School, first chair for 3 years, all state band and principal all state orchestra for 5 years, Studied with Marta Hofacre at Southern Miss for 3 years, transferred to The University of North Florida, where I studied trombone with John Moak, Scott Whitfield, Marc Dickman and Paul Weikle... Studied improv with Bunky Green and Jack Peterson, and arranging with Bill Prince. I worked for Universal Studios Florida and Disney (both coasts, not abroad though) for a few years, Toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and most recently on Bourbon Street and in Destin, FL at John Wehner's Famous Door 5 nights a week for 5 1/2 years. That's the reader's digest version, anyway... I'd start listing people I've played with, but that would take a while, and no one really wants to read it anyway. Currently I play principal with the Huntsville Opera Theater orchestra, Madison Community Chorus orchestra, the Twickenham horns, The Brass Band of Huntsville, I've started working with local high schools and area players to organize a (or several) trombone choir, gig around where I can, and teach privately. I own an Elkhart 88H, 2 Yamaha 691s (one's 18 years old, one's 2) and a Yamaha 612 Bass bone. I love Jazz (my degree from UNF is in Jazz studies) but will listen to most anything. Someone once said "There are only 2 kinds of music- good and bad." I try to stay away from the bad... and encourage the good. Anyone else from Huntsville??


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Andrew on May 14, 2004, 08:39PM
I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BillyB on May 15, 2004, 12:43PM
Quote from: "Andrew Swann"
I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?


Yeah, that's close. Do you ever make it down this way? I did a gig in Scottsboro a few weeks ago... a funeral. The wanted a New Orleans style wake.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dalewjohnson on May 15, 2004, 07:42PM
Hi,  I remember using a Mac SE  to get email posts from the Trombone-L from Missouri.  I havent posted much over the years.  I have had a educational time reading everyone else's posts.  there are some very smart people out there.


I grew up in Billings MT.  in fifth grade a saxophone was twice as much as a trombone so dad bought me a trombone.  I was second trombone in all state my  junior and senior year.  I wanted to do something different so I joined the USMC in 1989 as Infantry.  I was in the embassy evacuation of Liberia Africa and then in desert storm.  Imoved to NC in 1993.  I went to Western Carolina University from 1994-1999.  while I was there I was in the Warner Bros. movie "My Fellow Americans"  with James Garner and Jack Lemon.  I was a Dorothy in the All Dorothy Marching Band.    Check Out My Profile Pic.    It is my one and only professional experience.  it is kinda cool having a W2 from Warner Bros.

Now I am a store manager for Things Remembered.  Take your mouthpieces there to get your name engraved.

I play in a contemporary christian band and i audition next week for the 2nd trombone in the Blue Ridge Civic Orchestra.

IU am also an MP in the NC Army National Guard.   Any other tbn in the Asheville, area drop me a line...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Andrew on May 17, 2004, 02:56PM
Quote from: "wbargetzi"
Quote from: "Andrew Swann"
I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?


Yeah, that's close. Do you ever make it down this way? I did a gig in Scottsboro a few weeks ago... a funeral. The wanted a New Orleans style wake.


I come out there a little but, usually gigs with the jazz band I'm in. But it is the local college so we are done until summer is over.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Conrad Herwig on May 22, 2004, 03:11PM
I've just been appointed Jazz Trombone/Jazz Comp/Arr Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  I've got a limited number of openings for jazz trombone students for 2004/2005.  There is still some scholarship money available for graduate and undergraduate jazz trombone students who apply before July 1, 2004. Rutgers has a world class jazz faculty: Stanley Cowell(Piano), Ralph Bowen(Sax,Jazz Theory),Victor Lewis(Drums), Mike Richmond(Bass),and Vic Juris(Guitar), to name a few. Prospective jazz trombone students would have these faculty members for theory, improv, combo, jazz history, etc., and study trombone, composition, and arranging with me. Any one interested can contact  Lois Fromer at Rutgers admissions: fromer@rci.rutgers.edu or me directly at radjazzmusic@rcn.com. Feel free to visit my web-site at www.conradherwig.com. I would appreciate if you could spread the word that I am now teaching exclusively at Rutgers. All the best


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on May 22, 2004, 06:09PM
Hello Conrad!

Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dubya on May 25, 2004, 08:39AM
Well, I'm relatively new, and I'm still officially a "New Member," so here it goes.

My real name is Alex Wyatt. I'm a Junior in high school in Central Iowa, though I will be a Senior at the end of this week. I've played the tenor trombone since 5th grade. I originally tried out for French Horn (only God Himself knows why, or maybe not), but I couldn't buzz into the mouthpiece to save my life. The lady told me to try a trombone piece, and I've been stuck with it ever since, and haven't regretted it for a second.

I use a Bach 36 with a messed up screwpiece for concert band, and my original King student horn for jazz and marching. I'm learning to play the baritone so that I can march in a drum corp. My favourite horn of all of them is the King, because I feel best with it, I don't know why. I prefer Jazz over all else.

I've been active on the forum for the better part of this calendar year, and have contributed a few posts that total less responses than the smallest thread I've seen from RHM. I'm still trying to find the perfect thread to get everyone's attention.

Oh yeah, and the guy to told me about this site is none other than the great Paul McKee.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: zagerbone on May 25, 2004, 12:44PM
Hey you Guys, Im a new member here... not really because i have been reading this excellent forum over the past week or two. my name is andrew zager and i am in 9th grade in kenmore washington. (this is a suburb close to seattle) i play a getzen 3047 AF and i just bought a 3508 Y custom Jazz. I study under cathy cole (if any of y'all know her let me know!) this year i was principle trombone at our all state band. i really like this forum and have already learned a lot, and im sure i will have questions in the future to ask you.
P.S.- to all of you german trombonists out there i am studying deutsch in HS so i might have language questions to ask.

 :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bluenite on May 25, 2004, 05:19PM
wbargetzi:  Seeing that you play with the brass band of huntsville, you must know Dr. Daniel Hornstein, small world, I know him :)  :good: . He was my euph. private lesson instructor when I went to the college in Minot State University in Minot, ND. I learned a lot from him  :clever:  Please say  :hi:  for me. If he asks who I am, my name is Paul Routledge, that Canadian euph. player from The Pas, MB. I will be moving to Brandon, MB in a couple of weeks or so.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Little Silver Baritone on May 27, 2004, 08:51AM
i'm new.  I was known in high school as the one who did it all.  i started on woodwinds, then moved to brass....i can now play....flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto/tenor/bari sax, baritone/euph, trumpet, and bone.  Um, right now i would be at NIU, but i was rejected after keeping me on a waiting list for four months, and they're going to be sorry they passed me up.  Until then, i'm at home, working, practicing, messing around trying to amuse myself....

that's me in a nutshell, but if anyone has any forum questions or anything related to instruments other than bone, i may be a pretty good resource, as i've done my rounds just about everywhere! :bassclef:  :trebleclef:  :clever:  :confused:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BillyB on May 27, 2004, 09:01AM
Quote from: "bluenite"
wbargetzi:  Seeing that you play with the brass band of huntsville, you must know Dr. Daniel Hornstein, small world, I know him :)  :good: . He was my euph. private lesson instructor when I went to the college in Minot State University in Minot, ND. I learned a lot from him  :clever:  Please say  :hi:  for me. If he asks who I am, my name is Paul Routledge, that Canadian euph. player from The Pas, MB. I will be moving to Brandon, MB in a couple of weeks or so.


We rehearse tonight, I'll tell him hi for you. Cool! Small world... :sing:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Student1(gets an edwards) on May 28, 2004, 05:52AM
Hi everyone!!
I am registered here since april but I think there are not many people who know..tha´s why I write this down here..

My name is Sebastian and I from Germany and 17 years old..from a City called Dormagen between Köln and Düsseldorf (2 realy big citys) I am student at an Gymnasium (you would call it Highschool) but I am also student of Trombone and get Lessons from one of the best trombonists here in the area who played in and with some big symphony orchestras here for many years..
I love playing trombone and practise everyday 2,5 hours..I play a Conn 88HT and in my opinion it is the best trombone at the moment..
In the other part of my freetime I like to play basketball( LA Lakers rulez) with my friends or go into cinema with them..And of course Like to listen to good music classic and Jazz and I also love to play in my band..www.BSK-Neuss.de
I hope I didn´t forget to much..
Many Greetings from Germany

Sebastian


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: KHolz on May 30, 2004, 06:06PM
And now for my introduction:
My name is Kaitlyn Holz and I am soon to be a freshman (I'm 14).  I have my student Yamaha, but I recently bought a Bach 42B, and I'm loving it!  I've been in my middleschool's top band and jazz band all three years, and this year I'm 1st chair in both of them.  I also participated at this year's Illinois Trombone Symposium in the Honors Trombone Choir.  As of this Wednesday, I was studying with Jay Heltzer, but he moved because he is now in the Air Force Band.
I must say, this site is awesome!  And addicting....
And that's me!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mberger on Jun 01, 2004, 06:24PM
Hi all!  :hi:

Thought I should introduce myself here, so here goes.

My name is Morten and I'm from Norway (so please excuse bad spelling and my all-over poor english). I play the trombone in two big bands, the local community orchestra, a brass band (british style) and in my spare time i try to pass my exams at the university. I found this great forum when searching for information about mouthpieces and boresizes and found all the answers to all my questions, so I have checked in almost every day since.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on Jun 01, 2004, 07:05PM
Nothing spelled wrong that i can see!! Welcome!!! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: alby_t-bone on Jun 03, 2004, 04:15PM
Well, I'm registered here since 2002...
But it's a really long time I'm not posting here.  :shuffle:

Anyone remembers me?

Alby from Torino, Italy!!


Greetings to all
 :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bickle on Jun 03, 2004, 04:18PM
I remember Alby!

 :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jun 03, 2004, 09:34PM
I remember Alby too! :hi:

Good to see you back! Why not drop into the Bunker and tell us what you've been up to all this time? :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Magician on Jun 08, 2004, 04:01PM
Hello, I've been here since March but I don't really post unless I think I can contribute something and I never noticed this thread 'til now.

I'm a student from Quebec, Canada. Sadly, :( music education in my school ends in Sec. III but I've continued learning on my own (with the help of the teacher at school) though I'm Sec. IV. Lol, I think I'm the only trombone player who practices now! In any case, if there is one who does, I haven't seen anything. Used to be a guy who played in the jazz band though, but he graduated last year.

I own a Yahama trombone with F-attachment, mechanical lock & traditional wrap, red brass bell and large bore (I forget the exact numbers). Using a gold-plated Denis Wick mouthpiece (again, I forgot the numbers) since I found myself to be allergic to normal mouthpieces. I'd been using a plastic mouthpiece before that, but when I got a private teacher he told me my sound seemed a bit small. I think he was being polite ;) . I wear gloves too because of the allergy :) if you see a guy wearing white gloves, that should be me. Anyway, I'm also using an adapter for the mouthpiece since the music store hasn't received the larger ones yet and I used to use a smaller bore student model.

Hmmm...I also like books, computers and running. I've been learning the baritone (hard thing is pushing those valves and even harder is slurring...I keep catching myself tonguing for the slurs though I don't need to), and snatches (very small snatches) of the alto sax, the trumpet and the clarinet. Forget the flute.

I think this site is unique in all ways. I've looked at resources for trumpets, saxophones and clarinets, and while that search was far from exhaustive, the sites I found had nowhere near the level of information and community provided by this one.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Yeroc on Jun 11, 2004, 11:43AM
Hi, I'm Corey from Winter Haven, Florida. I'm 14. I have a Getzen 747 with a 51D mouthpiece, and a 1954 Holton Collegiate with a 6 1/2 AL. The Holton is in the shop for some slide work  :mad: but I'm using the 6 1/2 to practice for marching season, which is why I bought the lighter holton. my marching band is playing 5 songs from West Side Story. This is my fourth year on the trombone, and I'm doing pretty well.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: engson on Jun 15, 2004, 04:20PM
Greetings!
 
Just wanted to say hello and make a short presentation. After about 10-15 years away from the trombone, I decided to give this wonderful instrument a second (or maybe third) chance. Or should I say... I've got another chance...
Just got a new instrument (an old Holton tenor) and right now I'm struggling to get back to where I once were.  
 
I've just started to play in a Wind Band (is that the correct name for a mixed band with both brass and reed instruments?). I'm from Sweden and please do correct my language if needed.
 
(I'm in my 'golden' age (40+)   and have my musical training in gospel, soul, jazz and church music. I play the piano, some chords on the guitar, a few lines on the bass sometimes and now the trombone again...)!
 
best regards /engson


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: kwitchyrbelyachn on Jun 16, 2004, 06:09AM
Welcome to the OTJ engson.  
I found the key to getting the trombone chops back is of all things......  practice :)
I have such a great time playing now that I wonder why I ever stopped for the time I did.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Farlander on Jun 30, 2004, 07:33PM
Hello there, all!

I'm Farlander, and in my 20s. Started playing the trombone rather late in life, I'm afraid (my first three instruments were piano, violin and guitar, so taking up the trombone involved a huge ... well, paradigm shift). Have been playing for the better part of four years; spent the last three in the third chair at our symphonic band (now pretty nicely established) and orchestra (still in its infancy... I won't say more), so my range pretty much stopped at something like D5 (5 denoting 'middle'); anything higher I had to shift my embouchure to reach -- which I didn't realise was a trombone sin until fairly recently!!!

Well anyway, about three months back I was invited to join a local brass quintet, and it was only there that I learned - to my horror- that at least half the things I'd been doing up 'til now were wrong! SO I've been working like mad to get rid of the said bad habits/technique.... and I'm really quite elated now because I can now actually hit a D6 without too much difficulty, and without shifting in any way!  :grin: I've also finally found my trombone's real voice, which is an exciting thing for me.

So anyway, I'm going to stop ranting now before I make a fool of myself. Cheers.

Far.

PS: I'm currently still playing a Yamaha student trombone (YSL-354), but have been advised to switch to a large-bore horn if I want to continue playing 'serious' music, so I'm kind of shopping around for a decent instrument.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: drizabone on Jul 03, 2004, 03:20AM
Hi,

I'm just back into trom playing.  I learnt to play in a Salvation Army band as a kid.  I played everything except Eupho and fortunately ended up on trombone.  I stopped playing trom when I moved to a new church who just had a guitar,keyboard and drums band.

15 years later ...

I missed the trom so I joined a community Concert Band with the intention of playing second trom quietly until I had worked out how to play again.  Unfortunately the band didn't have any other trombones and they made sure I played the first part, so not only did I have to learn to play trom again, I had to learn bass cleff (I had played treble transposing before) and learn how to play the quite different style of music the new band played.  

I've made lots of mistakes, watched a lot of music go past that I couldn't play but its fun.   We played 76 trombones with a combined group of the local bands and orchestra.  Most of the other troms were Conn trained.  I just managed to keep up.  It was the biggest buzz.  Last week we sight read Lassus Trombone, it was bit scary but woo-hoo.

I play a King 3b which I think is a great horn, but wouldn't mind something a little bigger.

I've been following the forum for 6 months now and have learnt heaps.  Thanks for the great resource.

cheers,
Martin Walter
from Australia, on the right hand side, about a quater of the way up from the bottom.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: connloyalist on Jul 04, 2004, 01:51PM
Guess I better do one here as well  :)

My name is Christine Derksen. Born in New York, have been living in The Netherlands for 32 years now, we moved here when I was 4 (OK, do the math....)

Actually, I am a trumpet/cornet player  :shuffle: Let me rephrase that: I play soprano valve trombone  :grin: Started playing when I was 11 years old, have been playing now for 25 years. I play 2nd trumpet in two different community bands. One I have been a member of from the start the other for just over a year now. The last few years health problems have limited my playing unfortunately, with no improvement in sight. Perhaps to compensate I started a website called The Conn Loyalist dedicated to Elkhart era Conn instruments.

When I came across this forum I joined because I found it very educational with regard to my website, I have made several additions and alterations based on things I picked up here.  :good:  It's nice to talk to a different crowd than just the trumpet/cornet players!

Regards, Christine


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: phonyreal98 on Jul 08, 2004, 09:15PM
Hi, my name is Joey.  I am very new to this forum.  Yep that's right, I'm the new guy because I just got my account reactivated!!!  Yeah!!!  I feel like singing! :sing:  :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 10, 2004, 09:23AM
Welcome, new members! :hi:

Sorry I don't say this every time a new member posts here, but you'd soon get fed up of me if I did.... as you will anyway, if you visit Chit-Chat often.... which I hope you will!  :) It's great to hear from you all, and I hope you'll do plenty of posting in this and the "serious" sections.... :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Jul 26, 2004, 06:50PM
wait a sec...............Chit chat is not considered a serious section?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Andrew on Jul 26, 2004, 07:43PM
Pretty serious to me. Especially the talk of black nighteys. Wait that is Polls.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sbailey on Jul 27, 2004, 04:49AM
simon bailey, living in innsbruck.

i play bass and tenor trombone in various formations ranging from bigband to orchestra. i have a real life as well which involves tinkering with computers -- i've nearly finished my bach degree in computer sciences. i've been playing on and off since i was 8, that was 17yrs ago. i'm not as good as i should be for playing that long, but i'm slowly getting better.

equipment:
  - bach 42B late 1970s
  - yamaha 682G
  - yamaha 322 (not much longer)
  - jupiter 740L

i use klier mouthpieces, sizes 2BK, 4AL and 7CL -- great m'pces. :)

regards,
simon.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sdibel06 on Jul 27, 2004, 08:32PM
:hi: Hello.  i would definatly say im new!  only been here not even a week, still trying to get to know the place.
I heard about the online trombone journal from a guy i met durning our tour of europe on the iam trip.
I am really young, i have been playing trombone for 7 years.  i love playing at basketball games for pep band and in the marching band cuz you can play as loud as you want :)  with out getting yelled at by someone.  
I would most certinally describe myself as a band nerd, as the band room is where I eat my lunch or just totally skip it to either listen to something new we might try or to practice on music.  I have 2 trombones.  My first one, was the one i was issued in 5th grade, a standard yahama, nothen special.  My parents just reciently got me a bach tb200b off of ebay.  Its a nicer horn that i use for concert and symphonic band
Other stuff about me becides my musical talents.  
I am a junior in high school.  I like speech and theater.  i work at a subway (what kind of cheese would u like on that?)  and i luv driving my pos car around with the music as loud as my speakers will let me without fuzzing out lo :sing: l... i am an only kid and i luv to babysit my neighbors.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Shortstuff on Jul 30, 2004, 10:25PM
Hello :hi: . I'm the freaky short, girl who does too many school-involved activities!! I post my wierdness in chit-chat....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mithos on Aug 05, 2004, 08:09PM
hello


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Ladiesman on Aug 07, 2004, 01:37PM
Hi, im Josh, and im an alcoho.... whoops, wrong forum!

Well, ive been here for a while, but id thought id say hello again.

Ive just been recently let out of hospital, read the topic in chit chat to find out more.

I was attending uni, but have decided to take this semester off, so i am now working full time as a crowd controll officer (bouncer) and regulary play with along with a dj on tues nights.

Well, i spose ill be catchin yuse all around sometime or another.

Laters all.....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BandNerd on Aug 07, 2004, 02:31PM
hey everybody, I'm Garrin,
 i've been a member for a month or so and let me tell you right off the bat that i'm a huge bandnerd (as my screen name suggests) and i practice more than any 14 year old should. I live in a little town east of Davenport, if anyone knows where that is. I've been playing for 3 years. I'm into jazz, so all the old people in the region love me. I own a king 3b that was owned by Jack Morgan (if anyone knows who that is), an acient 1912 frank holton, a 62 king, a beuscher super 400, a Thor bone(i don't even know why i have it), and a crappy old bundy.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Darrell_T on Aug 18, 2004, 01:47PM
I have not played a trombone in about 5 years and have decided to pick it back up. I doubt I will pursue it professionally, but I decided I missed playing and needed to get it back. I went to music school for 2 years and never finished due to difficulties in paying the costs of school. Anyway, to make a long story short, I have been gone a long time and I am excited to come back to my first love, which is music. I am looking for an instrument now, since I was stupid enough to sell my Edwards many years ago. (I know, BIG mistake!) Once I find one, I hope to be back in the saddle soon. I have begun by doing some buzzing with a mouthpiece and training my ear to get back into the swing of things. I have also started trying to look up some of the guys I went to school with, hoping I could get together and do some playing.

I have been reading some of the discussions here, and I can see some really great people giving some very good advice. I look forward to contributing to some of these discussions.  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbone62 on Aug 18, 2004, 06:47PM
Glad you've decided to pick back up on your music!  There are quite a few of us here (me included) who've come back to playing after extended time away.  I have found the OTJ to be a wonderful resource, and the people on the Forum have been most patient with me and my dozens of questions!

You SOLD an Edwards!  :eek:  Well, at least now you have the fun of trying out different horns and finding the perfect one---again!

Welcome!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Aug 18, 2004, 06:53PM
Hey, welcome Darrel and glad to hear that you have again, picked up the trombone :good:

Welcome to the OTJ Forum, there are some great guys here with great advice.  Although I wouldn't listen to me very often as 90% of the time I am wrong :grin:

Shame on you for selling your Edwards :dont: but then again who new you would be coming back to the trombone.  Sorry if I sound like I'm playing devils advocate here.

Anyways, welcome.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: homestar_runner on Aug 24, 2004, 04:05PM
welcome, welcome, welcome!  Just don't get into trouble, and have fun on this forum!

(this goes out to all the newbies!)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: phonyreal98 on Sep 05, 2004, 11:07PM
hey homestar runner, relatively speaking, you're a newbie...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: homestar_runner on Sep 06, 2004, 06:32AM
True, but does that mean that I can't welcome people too?

 :frown: (just kidding)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Andrew on Sep 06, 2004, 07:32PM
Quote from: "Stephen Hoffman"
I wouldn't listen to me very often as 90% of the time I am wrong :grin:
At least you admit it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: *Sticks* on Sep 07, 2004, 12:39PM
erm..I'm new. I play a Jupiter Bb/F called Rosie. Bass in school wind band/orchestra/solo stuff, tenor in colliery band.
    That's all the trombone-type stuff I think... :dontknow:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Sep 07, 2004, 01:02PM
Welcome to the forum!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Sep 07, 2004, 06:44PM
Welcome to the forum *Sticks*


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Francis on Sep 07, 2004, 09:48PM
Quote from: "phonyreal98"
hey homestar runner, relatively speaking, you're a newbie...


Relatively speaking.... *you're* a newbie too  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: yellaboo2007 on Sep 19, 2004, 11:07AM
aight I have been here for awhile but hey it's all good ya gotta start somewhere right?

My name is Lydia I'm a 14 year old woman Bass trombonist and I play Tenor almost every chance I get. This is my second year playing and I play in the young but still trophy winning of a Band Station Camp Thundering Herd!! Go Bison!!.....oops sorry.... but anyways I love marching so far and our show is great we took music that we had to memorize for Disney and used it in our show entitled "an American Tribute"  But anyways!!! I LOVE YOU LARRY!! yeah he needs to get on more... sorry again my freidns call me the Queen of Randomnosity.... ok anyone in Tennessee Great job at HGI (hendersonville golden Invitational) It was a blast! and if i met you great and if i didnt all well your loss!!


Psst!!!! for any of ya'll who didnt know i got my silver horn back and have already ran into a Tuba twice and dropped it like three times.... heh heh   :shuffle:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tboner4me on Sep 20, 2004, 05:26PM
Greetings to all.  I have been lurking for a while, but rarely get a chance to post much of anything that matters.  Like many others, I stopped playing trombone (but kept up on piano) during college.  After I got a real job, I did start playing again fairly quickly, and am now playing in 2 community orchestras, 2 community bands, a semi-pro jazz band/big band, a brass quintet, and a british-style brass band.  I'm playing three or four different horns a week, trying to make up my mind which I like the best.  Mostly I use a Bach 42 or King 5B in the orchestras (2nd or 3rd part), an Olds Opera with no F in the bands (1st), an Olds Super or Conn 78H for the jazz band (2nd or 3rd),  the 5B for the brass band, and whatever I have in the car for the quintet.  My daughter also plays trombone in one of the community bands, and my wife plays euphonium in the other, so I get a chance to see them occasionally.  After spending the summer between my junior and senior year in high school at Interlochen,  I made a conscious decision that I would rather enjoy music than hate it, and decided against a music major in college.  That has worked out well, as now I am able to play whenever I want, with pretty much whatever horn I want, and if I don't like playing with a group, I stop.  If only there were more hours in the day - or, if I could only give up my day job, I might be able to practice.  Once in a while.

Phil


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SaxToBone on Sep 28, 2004, 10:37AM
I've posted here a few times, mainly about learning trombone after a good 7 years on saxophone. My main instrument still is and always will be saxophone, but I love learning new instruments, which is why I picked up a trombone for $50. It's at home right now, but I might start playing it whenever I go home on break. I am also considering taking a brass methods class so that I can improve while I'm away from my trombone.

Some facts about me:
7 years on saxophone (mainly alto, some tenor)
About 3 years on clarinet (regular and contra-alto)
1 year dabbling in flute
Approximately 1 week on trombone
Absolute no (well, extrememly little) experience singing. I don't even know if I'm an alto or soprano.

So that's me!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SassaFrass on Sep 30, 2004, 03:50PM
my names Davey C., been playing the slide trombone for a insignificant 10 years...yep...since i was nigh-on 11  :good:
my taste for the music i attempt to play has varied eclectically over the years, now i've got my scopes set on funk, jazz, experimental, and grass-roots...thats right, grass roots...
for the past 3 years now i've been apprenticing under the break-beat scientists Papa-Jonrae Pecoul & and Perry-P (both formerly of Speech out of Atlanta), creating **** from hippity-hop, to jazz-funky, dont stop breaks, and currently playing in Sassaphras:  Jonrae, vocalist/producer; Perry-P, keys/beats; Will (bigg productions), accoustic guitar; Norm, stand-up bassist; Steve, 3-piece drums; myself, trombone.  no way to describe the music other than utterly Funky.
Buzzin' licks out of a '39 Committee Martin .465 bore w/ either a FH #80, Bach 3, or 12c. I learned to play on a beat up Conn, graduated to an indestrucable King, student model (i can't remember what type anymore), when high school rolled around i purchased a Benge 165F, and within the last few years i found my trombone-mate, handcraft committee.
From the ignorant state of Mississippi on the man-made molested coast of G-port.
I'll soon be going off to Renton, in WA for instrument repair, upon completion going to apprentice under ... someone ... or go make instruments at a manufacturer ... but thats all future-tense.
thats about all i can muster up for an introduction.  
i'm glad i sumbled across this forum, it brings information and perspectives together, which is awesome, for t-bone players.
D.C.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jeux on Oct 01, 2004, 05:29AM
Helooooo
My name is andrea...I've been here for about 3-4 weeks so i'm sorta new...
I am originally a euphonium player (now 8 yrs) who is now starting trombone and enjoying it like hell...
I'm studying Journalism and music next year...
My favourite colour is black
Fav. movie: Schindler's List and Beauty and the beast
Fav. clothes: my leopard print boxers and pink fluffy slippers
Fav. music: (general) Jazz, modern and rock

Anys wana know more 'pm' me!!
jeux :evil:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Oct 01, 2004, 09:04AM
Quote
Helooooo
My name is andrea...I've been here for about 3-4 weeks so i'm sorta new...
I am originally a euphonium player (now 8 yrs) who is now starting trombone and enjoying it like hell...
I'm studying Journalism and music next year...
My favourite colour is black
Fav. movie: Schindler's List and Beauty and the beast
Fav. clothes: my leopard print boxers and pink fluffy slippers
Fav. music: (general) Jazz, modern and rock

Anys wana know more 'pm' me!!
jeux

I like your choice of favorite clothes!  There are plenty of other euphonium players here (including myself) so you'll fit in well...welcome to the forum :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Oct 01, 2004, 09:48AM
Hey Jeux, welcome to the forum!  You sound like a very experienced player and I hope you enjoy your time here at the OTJ.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Little Miss Trombone on Oct 01, 2004, 10:14PM
Hey, my name is Danielle, I'm a junior in high school.  My main instrument WAS the clarinet, but this year it's the bass trombone.  I started playing the trombone when I tried out as a clarinet in jazz band, and my teacher handed me a trombone, then 5 months later I was playing the bass trombone.  So, I've been playing the trombone for a year, and I love it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MikeM on Oct 01, 2004, 10:34PM
Hey this is my first post! I've been playing trombone for about six years. I'm currently a senior in HS in San Francisco and hope to attend a conservatory or pursue a career in music. Right now I've got a Conn 88h-CL and use a greg black mp. (i love it but it weighs a ton) My favorite composers are Mahler, Wagner, Rossini, Copland, Holst, Beethoven, etc. I also like a lot of jazz, like JJ johnson, miles davis, tommy dorsey, duke ellington, and a plethora of others.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stephen Hoffman on Oct 02, 2004, 07:58AM
Hey Danielle and Mike!  Great to see you here on the forum.  There are tons of great people here and you will learn emmensly, again welcome
 :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: yellaboo2007 on Oct 02, 2004, 10:35AM
alright this is for a great shout out to all the new folks on here and this is also an update on The Station Camp Thundering Herd we ARE going to Chatanooga for the competiton I think NEXT weekend and i was wondering if anyone is going!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombonequeen142 on Oct 12, 2004, 07:33PM
hullo everyone! my name is mandy (but i spell it mandee just for the hell of it) and i'm in ninth grade. i've been playing the trombone since 6th grade and i love it! i'm actually a pretty good player (or so i've been told) and lol..ya. uh...i'm 14 years old and...lol,idk. i also can play the euphonium and a little bit of the flute. but my true love is the trombone. in 7th and 8th grade i had a brand new trigger bone and i adored it! i even named it Bartholomew! lol...this year i have a new one and i have named it Engelbert Humperdinck. i dunno what came over me when i named him but thats what it is so ya.lol...um...i hate my band rehearsals, yet i LOVE LOVE LOVE doing drill and marching. its like...so terrific to me. lol...i dunno why though. lol...my school's marching band has like 124 people in it...and we have i think....8 bones...not as much as we thought. we were supposed to have 12 but they all moved. there are 2 girls including me! i just uh wanna say that girl trombonists are awesome! lol...me and christine (the other girl in my section who is a junior) seriously play better than most of the guys in our section. lol...we blow louder and can read music and drill better. its great.lol. um...oh yes. our band show this year is "Latin Nights" and we're doing La Suerte de Los Tontos, Bolero, and Malaguena. we just finished all our drill for Malaguena tonight at rehearsal but we still can't put music to it and have it be nice and clean. Malaguena is also extrememly hard!!! our brass head told us that its the hardest marching song ever...but maybe he was just sayin that ya know? lol...we did hear a recording of a drum corps band doin it but i dunno which band it was. we have a competition on saturday and we can only do half of our Malaguena drill...we already have our other songs done. i especially like Bolero due to the fact the trombones have a bit of a soli...even though the mellos play with us.  :~( i personally think that it should just be bones...lol. there is also a solo with our section leader and in Malaguena there is a soli for the our section and co section leaders. our band is also going to the Sugarbowl this year!!! but i unfortunately can't go...so sad! ok...well i do believe i've written enough. lol...im me or "pm" me if ya wanna talk!

amour toujours,
mandee


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: slick07 on Oct 13, 2004, 07:16PM
Hey I joined the forum yesterday and I am currently in the 10th grade and have been playing since the 7th.  Last year I made district honor band and was under the direction of Robert W. Smith himself and we were only the 4th band(I think :dontknow: ) to play his final movement from the Odessey, Itahaca.  As you can probably tell already I would much rather play in a concert setting that march on a football field.  I enjoy marching band but I just feel that it doesn't help me in my musicianship as much as concert does.  I think that the new band director has something for musicals.  His first year(last year) the field show was Grease and this year it's The Wizard of Oz.  Oh, I forgot to mention there are 5 trombones in my section at school, 3 playing 2nd and 2 playing first or 2 playing 2nd, 2 playing 3rd and 1 playing 1st.  I'm not going to get into who's the best player or whatever, that would just waist your time and that would be bad.  Well, I'll start to be a regular poster around the forum.

Cya


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SassaFrass on Oct 15, 2004, 02:13AM
we had to play that wretched song, Malaguena, my 9th grade year in high school.  i dont remember much about it, other than it was ultra easy and got very loathsome after being played about 200+ times -- maybe it got that way after the first recital.  our trombone section was sorry, other than myself and the fella in 2nd chair.  mr. fukaloo, the band director, stressed to the two of us constantly to not play so loud, but we did it anyway to pite him because learning the music was a breeze.  and on the plus side we had the loudest, brassiest bone section (we could never get the other guys to play louder than a whisper, so it was actually a section of two) and blew away the other marching band's bones in our day.  but since we graduated the section lost all its infamy and recently i attended a football game they marched in -- 3 years later -- man, do they ever suck.  you can't even tell a trombone is being played.  but thats high school for ya.  we made it a point to get as loud, nasty, and accurate (if thats possible) as we could to dominate the rest of our pathetic band...we succeeded.

thank the deities i no longer participate in a marching band in any way!
but i was always a pessimist about it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombonequeen142 on Oct 15, 2004, 06:32AM
ahahahaha...i actually LOVE Malaguena! we do this verson thats not really hard...but its hard to memorize and march with. also...the bones have a kick ass solo in the beginning!!! lol...and our band always plays loud..i dun think i've ever heard our band suck. i've been hearing them for 3 years too...since my middle school was right next to the high school. it was awesome. our band always blows away other bands too...like our last game was against Zephryhills...and not only did the football team win 41 to 21, but the our band most definately beat them....lol. it was horrific...they had the worst marching technique, the intervals were all screwy, the music sounded good at times...but that was only sometimes...lol.i feel bad for them.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: freestyle eric on Oct 22, 2004, 11:18AM
hey, i'm eric.  i joined the forum on wednesday, or something.  i'm a junior at the hartt school of music in connecticut, majoring in music production & technology and jazz studies.  i like really beautiful music.  for example: elliott smith, the red house painters, rachel's, dexter gordon, bill evans, and the books.  that's just a smattering.  anyway, i like beautiful music.  i'm not big on discussing equipment... nor technique very much, beyond what it takes to express my ideas.  i'm not really interested in what horn j.j. was playing on what recording or how curtis holds his horn or how high bob mcchesney can play.  i'd rather just listen to curtis's beautiful lines and try and figure out how to play great music like that.  anyway, that should be a sufficient introduction.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: larsggu on Oct 26, 2004, 03:31PM
I guess i'm one of few non-americans here, but still; my name is Lars, i'm 23 years old and live in the south (but still cold) of norway. I guess i just kinda accidentally surfed on this forum and found it to be quite a valuable resource. I just started playing my trusty old Bach 42BO again after a four year break while studying information technology. Right now i play 1st tenor in our local brassband (english style / setup i guess), and i really love it (although it was nice to take a break). I guess my total mileage with the trombone is about 7 years now. Gotta love the dead IT job-market... Gives me alot of time to practice  :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Oct 26, 2004, 05:06PM
Welcome to the forum Lars!  Total mileage of 7 years, eh?  I'm shooting for 70 (still got a long ways to go lol).  See you around the boards...

BTW: How cold is it in Norway this time of year (in your part that it)?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: larsggu on Oct 27, 2004, 04:32AM
Thanks alot. Well, today it's actually sunny and 8°C so it's not too bad. Been raining alot lately though, but that's usual in autumn here.  The forecast says it's going to be colder next week. Closing in on 0°C i guess (brrr). Link (http://www2.nrk.no/nyheter/ver/) <- i live in between Oslo and Kristiansand  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gboneb4 on Oct 27, 2004, 05:53AM
I'm Kinda new, so...I'm Ryan Miller. I'm a freshman studying music performance at Wright State University. I've never really had the urge to do all that "honor band" stuff, so, I don't have much to brag about.  I march drum corps in the summer, and practice trombone all the rest of the year. I've played with several ensembles such as the Toledo Symphony and several well known college ensembles. I was deemed "Gifted in the Arts" by the state of Ohio and have won several national band awards. I enjoy plaing "heavy" classical music such as Wagner and especially Mahler.
Well, thats about all. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombone42t on Oct 28, 2004, 11:03PM
hey.  i'm dan and i've been playing for 9 years which considering i'm only 17 and a senior in high school, it decent i guess.  i sit principle in many groups - from jazz to symphonys.  its all good.  just thought i'd introduce myself and start to get to know you all.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brisko on Oct 29, 2004, 11:42AM
I, too, am new to the forum, although I've been browsing the website for quite a while, now.   I'm Matt James, majored in music performance, blah, blah, blah.... I work as a fleet manager/analyst/job du jour for a large office equipment company (not Xerox!).  I teach a few lessons, play in churches occasionally, and whatever else I can fit in to a busy schedule.  The only group I regularly play with is a trombone quartet that some friends and I formed over a year ago, now.  I also compose music when I have time (which isn't often :frown:  I start more than I finish ).  I have a few things that are done and are decent (and a lot more that's not).
I live in the Minneapolis, MN area.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Woolworth on Oct 29, 2004, 11:54AM
Matt James, from Canton, SD?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brisko on Oct 29, 2004, 12:46PM
Rich:
Umm, yeah, the one and only.  Am I wanted by the law over there?

Actually, I think I should know you.  The name is very familiar.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Woolworth on Oct 30, 2004, 11:40AM
Quote from: "Brisko"
Rich:
Umm, yeah, the one and only.  Am I wanted by the law over there?

Actually, I think I should know you.  The name is very familiar.


I was the trombone auditioner for SD All-State Jazz Band.  I assigned you 1st chair a couple of times?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brisko on Nov 02, 2004, 06:50AM
Don't know if you got the pm-- of course, now I remember you.  I'm amazed you remember me after all these years.  Good to hear from you!

Matt


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBS on Nov 02, 2004, 06:00PM
Hi!
Ive been reading on the forum for a couple months, and finally got around to getting a name, so hello!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on Nov 02, 2004, 08:33PM
Welcome aboard!!! I jumped right into the forum after reading it for one day. I'm a computer freak though, and <3 forums.


Forums are l33tsauce!!!! :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombonequeen142 on Nov 03, 2004, 09:56AM
hello! i just got an email and it said there was a new post and i thought i'd reply coz i haven't posted in a while...lol. welcome...even though i'm quite new myself. lol...i also joined after one day..i'm not a computer freak but i do love my trombone.
 :grin:
-Mandee


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 05, 2004, 02:18PM
Hey I'm new...kinda...i think i signed up 3 or four days ago, whatever! But my name is Amy, and I play the trombone, have been playing it since 5th grade and i lover it! I'm fourteen, a freshman at Tates Creek High School, and...i guess thats it! :)

Amerz

OH! I FORGOT SOMETHING! I'm a ninja!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 02:30PM
Welcome, new members!  :) :hi:

However, Girltromboner, I don't think we need to know this....

"Hullo? My name is Nathan Neely, and I have a small penis."

May I recommend a different siggie?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 05, 2004, 02:37PM
well...it was an inside joke but hey okay thats cool!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 05, 2004, 02:38PM
what the!? i changed my siggie and its not changing!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 02:39PM
Can I help? What did you do?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 05, 2004, 02:42PM
i donno...is it fixed now?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 05, 2004, 02:42PM
AHH! i changed it on my profile setting thing but its not working...did i do something wrong?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 02:44PM
Hang on, I'll have a look....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Nov 05, 2004, 02:46PM
Quote from: "RedHotMama"
Hang on, I'll have a look....

whoa!!!!  

 :amazed:  :amazed:  :amazed:

this is the OTJ, right?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 02:50PM
Sorry, Beau? :confused:

Girltromboner, did you click on "Submit" (down at the bottom of your profile page) after editing your profile?

Anyways, I've taken out the naughty phrase - could you try posting again, please?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 02:51PM
Ah! I see it's gone! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 03:02PM
May I make a comment which is purely personal? To all members?

Well, I'm going to make it anyway!

It would be so, so nice to know your names.

Just your first names would be great!

It feels so horribly bland and impersonal just to have a username. I like to think of us as a family, or at least mates. And I WOULD like to know what to call you. Could you not just stick your first name in your signature? Please?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Nov 05, 2004, 03:06PM
sorry, bad joke on my part.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 05, 2004, 03:17PM
I don't mind bad jokes, Beau!

I just didn't understand it!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbone62 on Nov 05, 2004, 06:16PM
Christine,

I kind of agree that it would be nice to have first names in signatures.  I'll put mine in there, although my name's a bit unusual so there aren't too many of us around.  But I'm with you---I feel like I have friends here, and it would be nice to be on a first name basis.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombonequeen142 on Nov 05, 2004, 06:50PM
hullo everyone! my name is Mandy...lol...but i think thats obvious. lol...yep...ok...lol. ima go post somewhere else now. lol. byebye!

-mandee


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: girltromboner on Nov 06, 2004, 10:16AM
my name is Amy! w00t w00t! :P


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Adurobone on Nov 06, 2004, 10:18PM
Hello Amy... a ninja we can work with.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Precious on Nov 07, 2004, 04:55AM
Quote from: "RedHotMama"
May I make a comment which is purely personal? To all members?

Well, I'm going to make it anyway!

It would be so, so nice to know your names.

Just your first names would be great!

It feels so horribly bland and impersonal just to have a username. I like to think of us as a family, or at least mates. And I WOULD like to know what to call you. Could you not just stick your first name in your signature? Please?


 :shuffle: Well, I would, but (there is that dreaded word again) Hubs prefers that I don't share my name with everyone.  He reads a couple forums too, and doesn't use his name either.  The reason behind it is a very very long story, and one that I'd really prefer not to get into.  :shuffle:

On the other hand, if it makes you feel better, nearly everyone calls me "Precious" off line.  It started in highschool, and kinda stuck.  The last remaining few that don't call me that are immediate family members (Except for my birth family, they call me Harley, but that was my grandfathers doing, even longer story).  I think that there are exactly 5 people on the forum that do know my real name, but 99% of that is the fact that I have become really close with them *off* the forum.  

However, I will extend the offer to the very long, boring story of just why Hubs doesn't want my name out here on the internet to the Administrators, if they so wish to hear it.   If you really feel adventurous, please pm me.

*hugs*
Precious


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: - on Nov 16, 2004, 05:46AM
hi. im new. and you shall never know my name.......although its not really that hard to find out...........


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Nov 16, 2004, 11:35AM
Quote from: "grandiosobsessed"
hi. im new. and you shall never know my name.......although its not really that hard to find out...........

how will i ever sleep at night....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bontrone23 on Nov 19, 2004, 12:47PM
I joinend the forum a couple of weeks ago. I'm a freshman at Fairport Highschool in Ohio. I've been playing since 5th grade. I'm 1st chair in marching band,concert band and jazz band. I  play 3rd part in Lakeland Jazz impact. I'm glad I found this forum I've been getting some good advice. thanks


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jox on Nov 19, 2004, 05:36PM
Hello I'm Xavier Gonzalez (call me Jox) . I'm 16 years old. A philipino immigrant who came to america when I was ten. Year 1999. When I went to sixth grade I decided to play tuba. I started out aweful and then improved to being the best in middle school and one of the best ever in my school. (new school not too old though  :pant: ) In 8th grade I learned the euphonium for Jazz (what was I thinking ?). In 9th grade my first year of marching I marched the sousaphone. Our band that year got Excellents. (not the best or worst) Though the judges gave the baritones and trombones not so good comments they were in love with the two tuba players which were I was lucky to be one of. It was a very great feeling. That concert season I played a little bit of euphonium but then switched to trombone. It was my first year. I admit I wasn't good at all. Then  I  fell in love with the Bass Trombone. An instrument that can express beauty and evil. Though I practiced a little (most of you wouldn't consider this really even practice with the total time) I improved and learned some. I started on a Shilke 60. I thought as a former tuba player It wouldn't affect me I was wrong. I switched to a Faxx 1.5G after getting reccommended to get one. I loved this mouth piece and the bass. A Getzen Eterna 1062FD (might of got the number wrong) though  it was the school's . So I can't play it anymore since my band director doesnt want me to and sorta dislikes me even though I havent done anything wrong at all. :mad:  :mad: . So i'm back to tenor. I'm glad to be a part of this forum  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tenorposaune on Nov 23, 2004, 05:01PM
I guess I may as well post, right?  I'm not really new to the forum - I've been lurking on and off for some years.  But, I just started posting recently, so the username is new.  I'm 23, classical trombonist in Chicago.  My day job is a web programmer (XHTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL), and I maintain Jay Friedman's site and my own.  Feel free to PM me.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbn ervin on Nov 26, 2004, 03:08AM
hi everybody.
The forum has become highly interesting for me since I started "working" someplace with a connection to the net in front of me and a lot of free time.
How are you all?

In my general wonderings through the site I came across this forum.
nice one.
The name thing sounds good to me.
I'd realy rather know the names of people instead of reffering to them as "RGXSUPERbone192" or somehting llike that.
My name is Arnon (as I signed a gfew posts before) and close friends call me ervin as well so my username is not that impersonal.

Anyway, about myself: I'm Israely, studiyng music at the music and dance academy in Jerusalem, working in all kinds of weird jobs that pay the rent.

As people said before, feel free to pm me.

arnon  ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: andromeda527 on Nov 29, 2004, 03:27PM
Hm, not new exactly, but I joined a while back and then never really got involved with the forum.  So I might as well start over.  Senior in high school, playing in several groups, going to All-State Band in February (yay!).  Hope to minor in music in college.  Woo hoo.  My friends and I have come to the conclusion that you have to be kind of goofy to play trombone.  My name is Becky, by the way, since people seem to be on a kick about names.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: KingHorn on Nov 30, 2004, 02:43AM
Hello all; My name is James and I am brand new around here.I played trombone in high school twenty something years ago and want to start playing again.Right now I am looking for a horn here locally but it will probably have to wait till after the Fat Man gets through with me.I played a King in school and will probably go back to one again.Thanks to this site I can go MUCH better armed with info about price,quality,ECT.ECT. Well that about says it all.Have a great holiday season.James :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: kea on Dec 10, 2004, 01:49AM
i'm a hobby jazz man from Sweden living in new zealand at the moment. play tenor trombone and chear lots on piano.

todeloo!
john


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: kea on Dec 10, 2004, 01:57AM
meant to say "cheat"


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: David Gross on Dec 13, 2004, 11:27AM
Quote from: "Jox"
So I can't play [bass bone] anymore since my band director doesnt want me to and sorta dislikes me even though I havent done anything wrong at all. :mad:  :mad: . So i'm back to tenor.

Hi X.G.
I just noticed your post. I think you are reading your band director wrong. It sounds like you have some real talent and he (or she) knows it and needs you on the 1st part. Your director may be annoyed that you don't practice more, but that's probably not serious. If you aren't disruptive during rehearsals you might be surprised to hear the good things the director says about you when you aren't there.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Aaroneous on Dec 15, 2004, 10:53AM
Ok , I already posted a good long intro story in the mpc forum, but here's my official entry and mini-bio:

My name's Aaron. I've been playing t-bone since it was forced upon me in 5th grade. I really completely hated it (bad, bad band directors) until high school, when I discovered jazz, marching band, and a cool BD (thanks Mr G!). Was 1st chair in concert, jazz, & marching... Also started teaching myself guitar & bass around this time... Graduated Rochester Mayo '96...

I went to community college for one year, and then moved to Mpls to play in rock (and funk/jazz/ska) bands. Which I did best with a group called PUAFUA - we recorded 2 albums & played bars all over MN for 5yrs. In that period of time, I became a serious hack. Too much partying and not enough practicing. Now I'm playing (and writing and singing) in a band called Gold Standard, and am trying to get my skills back.

Anyway, nice to meet y'all. I've got a lot of free time at work, so expect to hear a lot from me. ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gjones on Dec 24, 2004, 02:28PM
Hi I am a seventh grader and I LOVE hot jazz. I play a student Blessing Scholastic B23. gjones is not even close to my real name. I live in Portland Oregon. Glad I could join you guys(and girls)
Quote
It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing  :sing:  :shuffle:  


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jeff on Dec 28, 2004, 03:42AM
well i guess i'm not that new to the forum, but i didn't post in this topic before so here goes.
my name's jeff, i'm from new zealand, and i've been working on cruise ships for a few years now (cause there's not enough gig's at home!)
i'm currently at home in auckland for a few months.

pm me if you're from/in nz!!!

cheers,
jeff


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Da Dope 1 on Dec 29, 2004, 09:58PM
Wassup, my name is Dan, I play second in The MPHS Symphonic Band and second in MPHS Jazz Ensemble 1.  I am a sophomore.  The marching band went to Albany, Oregon on Veterans Day and beat the local high schools of Oregon.  We have a very good Jazz Band. Really good Marching Band.  Very small though with about 70 to 100 bandmembers this year.  I wonder if anyone in this forum ever went to MPHS in Washington State.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MikeBassBone on Dec 30, 2004, 12:28AM
Hello everyone, I am Mike G. I play the bass trombone. I live in Roanoke, Texas. I go to high school at Northwest High School (located a mile away from the Texas Motor Speedway). I am a senior, and first chair trombone. Yet I play bass and sit by the tubas, hmmm......

There isn't much fame for my position but I'm the best at our school, plus I love all the low parts, especially in 1st Jazz Band, 2nd Block. (coastline cruise, sweet georgia brown, original people, black orpheus)

My hobbies are the trombone, practicing, playing bass guitar, reading this forum, trying to convince my parents to buy me an instrument/mouthpiece/mute/music book/solo, and xbox, but that never leads to anything good. I do some other stuff but I can't think of it all at the moment.

After high school I have my sights set on University of North Texas, or University of Texas at Arlington, or Southern Methodist University, or anyone else that will let my play my bass bone at their school...

Then I want to join the Army band and get my act really together, then go back to school for my masters in performance and then maybe a doctorate.

I love this forum, I read it all the time and learn many useful things from it. Thank you to all those who gave me their valuable advice, I truly appreciate it.

I've added some pictures, take a look if you want.
Mike's Album (http://forum.trombone.org/album_personal.php?user_id=6772)

Keep up the good work OTJ I love this site.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: slickharp on Dec 30, 2004, 06:46AM
Hello fellow slushpumpers, my name is John Harpole and I am a recent returnee to the trombone after not playing since around 1978. After practicing for about 45 days, I started playing with our worship band at church. As a typical slide geek, I now have my King 2b silversonic ( bought new in 1968 ), conn 88h, and I just aquired a selmer-paris bolero that is getting the Lazarus (raised from the dead) treatment from my local repair-errrahhh-magician. Most of my skills are returning slowly and surely, but it is amazing what you loose over the years, ie. Blue Bells of Scotland was my state contest solo my senior year and I recieved a standing "o" and best in state (Illinois), now I can't get by the first four bars without a !!!^*&#%^*U)@$%(!!!, but I'm still trying. If you see me on the steet, you can recognize me, I'm the middle age guy with a mouth that looks like I've had a rose vase stuck to my lips and just worked it loose. Anyway, I'm really happy to have found you all. (yes I live in the south)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MellowSmokeMan on Dec 31, 2004, 12:20PM
Hello there trombone friends. My name is Dylan King, and I am really a tubist who makes his living as a composer. I work in Hollywood, scoring cartoons for Warner Bros. and do a commercial from time to time. I recently purchased a Yamaha YBL-622 Doug Yeo bass trombone and am loving it. I actually started playing trombone as my first brass instrument.

You can learn more and hear some of my music at www.dylanking.net.

With three tubas in your face!

(http://www.geocities.com/dylanking@sbcglobal.net/PicturesCD/HoldThreeTubas2350.jpg)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: healthytrombone on Jan 01, 2005, 03:36PM
Grant Rummel is a trombonist mainly focusing in orchestral stuff but also very partial to chamber playing, jazz, death metal, and anything else.  Studying with Wayne Solomon at UC Santa Cruz and studied with Dr. Dan Aldag for the first two years at Humboldt State.  You all may be familiar with these schools thanks to Rolling Stone Magazine (see Rolling Stone September 16, 2004 "The Most Stoned Kids on the Most Stoned Day on the Most Stoned Campus on Earth").  Extracurricular activities other than what one might assume based on campus choices that Grant participates in are the UCSC Orchestra (principal), UCSC Big Band, UCSC Contemporary Music Ensemble, and a lot of drinking.  Plans for the new quarter include starting a bone quartet, playing in a brass quintet, drinking and being a really bodacious trombonist.
The surf here is great, being a local and not getting yelled at is almost better.  Grant heart's burritos and films that are good like I Heart Huckabees, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Napoleon Dynamite and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  Plans for farther down the road are to get a BM in music, go to a conservatory to get another piece of paper with his name on it and to viciously expatriate from the land founded by people that were so religious and uptight that the British told them to go away.  Once said goals are completed and that family raising business happens, Grant will succumb to the icy hand of death by being eaten by a 20 foot shark while dropping in on a fifty foot wave at Mavericks while playing the Blue Bells of Scotland with fire shooting out of his trombone while naked.  That would be sweet.
~Grant


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: chewie5010 on Jan 05, 2005, 02:53PM
Hi,  My name is Randal.  I have been playing off and on for the past 22 years.  Live in Albuquerque with my wife and three daughters.  Youngest being being 2 months.  I will hopefully be in contact with the local community band so I can start playing for real again.  I have been reading some very good posts on here and hope to be able to have some input in the near future and learn several things as well.  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: lowbrassbando on Jan 29, 2005, 03:36PM
I'm a new member! I'm a trombonist in High School. (tenor)

I love marching band!

This forum rocks


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Jan 29, 2005, 04:23PM
Hey, welcome to the forum, everybody!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tjtbone08 on Jan 31, 2005, 02:56PM
my name is andrea.  i am a freshman at my high school.  i hit my biggest musical break last year as an 8th grader when i went to PMEA, as a flutist.  good times..........  anyway, over the summer, i picked up trombone.  June 14, 2004.  1st day of freshman band camp.  i believe my first note was  :bassclef:  :line4: .  i'm not sure.  i had know idea what i was doing.  the next day i played a  :bassclef:  :line2: (flat).  it was kind of weird because at the time, well, gimme a break!  i didn't even play for a day!  all of a sudden you hear this dying dog type noise and everyone turns around.  but then once they discovered it was just me, they really didn't care.  a few months later, i bought a brand spankin new yamaha.  his name is Pedro.  i was 2nd trombone for marching band.  i was in the second line......... stupid section leader.  i play 2nd trombone for jazz band II at my school.  there's 2 jazz bands: I and II.  jazz I is better.  i also play 2nd trombone for brass choir.  i play 1st flute for flute choir at my school, there's not much competition.  as of right now, for concert band, i'm back to flute.  i play 2nd flute in concert band.  i can beat every single 1st.  they're all sophmores and cant play for beans.  i want to be in our symphonic band sooooooooooo bad.  however, due to my poor sight reading skills, i'm stuck in concert band :~(  much sadness.  oh well, i'm getting in symphonic band somehow.  i'll get back on the symphonic stuff.  

toodles, andrea


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: zellerbrook on Jan 31, 2005, 04:17PM
My name is Zach and I am currently in the Navy Atlantic Fleet Band in Norfolk, VA, where I've just switched from the ride chair in the jazz band, to lead in the Showband (funk, disco, popular).  It's quite a switch, and I'm having a fun time doing it.
This is a good site and I wish I found it sooner.  I hope to see many from the OTJ Forum at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dddjjj kennedy on May 12, 2005, 10:04AM
hey  ------NEVER TRY TO CHANGE YOUR E MAIL ADDRESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
IN PROFILE  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ouch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GEEZ   ------my  account  whatever went inactive  !!!!!!!!!!!!
so here i am   again under  a new  namr   ///uh  nane //duh  name  
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got  dsl  w verizon  ---and new  robot    i mean  computer  
--powermac  g4  --the keyboard sucks  ----and  otj window  wont go full screen ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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SO  HERE  I  AM      A  ''NEWBIE   ''  AGAIN
 ALONG W THE  OTHER  SLUGS   and  werd slingers  !!!!!!
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truely a humbolting xxxxxxxx perience  
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Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SarahQ on May 12, 2005, 10:28AM
hey DJ welcome to the forum  :P (again) ;)

Welcome to everyone else too, we are happy to have ya!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on May 12, 2005, 11:42AM
DJ, you can enable your account again simply by replying to the email sent to the new address!  I changed my email in the account with no trouble.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stretch Longarm on May 12, 2005, 11:47AM
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LLLLooonnnggg ttttiiimmmeee nnnnoooo hhhheeeaaarrr.

SSSSSttttrrreeetttcchhhh.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on May 13, 2005, 12:12AM
DJ, I think I've reactivated your old account. Please check. Thanks.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: puma on May 15, 2005, 07:55PM
Yay! DJ is back!  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trmbnharper05 on May 18, 2005, 07:23PM
hi. i'm a new member. well, duh. anyway...
i am 13.
i am in 7th grade
i a in  a varsity band( my school is really small so the jr, high and high school band is one)
this is y first year playing trombone
i am aquainted with bassbonechick1(she is in my band and an all stater)
my band went to state for conceert this month
i live in harper texas
i do not currently have a boyfriend....(the guy i like is a trumpet plyer)
not that u guys needed to now that...
 
thats all about me!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on May 18, 2005, 09:13PM
Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brunnhilde on May 19, 2005, 03:18PM
Hey!  New to the forum, new college grad, back in dallas for full-time work (not trombone-related) and am looking for a group to play with.  Who's out there???


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: nevillebeckham on May 28, 2005, 07:50PM
Hi everyone...

Laurel here. This is my 5th yr playing the trombone. In sec 4 now. Playing for my school band and some community band outside. having major exams this year...

Uhhhhhhhh...........

Hate it... If I don't have to study, then I would have tons of time to practice...

Playing 1st chair in school and sometimes outside...

Anyway, I would want to take trombone seriously and hope to get a professional job with it.

Welcome to all the new members around! Hope you have a great time in OTJ! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: blitzbone on May 29, 2005, 09:48PM
Hello,

I am Devin, formerly Devinshires and formerly another screen name I have forgotten.  I mostly lurk, but lately I've been venturing out of my hole and actually posting... don't know why, forums seem fairly intimidating.  Anyways, I am a Junior at Stetson University.  I play bass slide trombone - pm me if you want specs - and piano as a hobby.  I live in Pensacola, FL when I'm not schooling.  Look forward to contributing what I can on this board and getting to know some of you... or finding out we've already met.

Cheers,
Devin


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jack_Teagarden on May 31, 2005, 11:05PM
Hello, I am Jordan Bayles. I am thirteen standard years of age. I am first trombone out of two in a high school of about 500. Horrible, isn't it? I do not personally know anyone else on the forum, though it is quickly becoming my 'home away from home', that is next to startrek.com... I play tenor trombone, a Conn Director right now, though I will soon receive a Yamaha YSL-356g in the mail.
I look foward to good times on the forum.
Thanks,
Jordan


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JoeBob on Jun 01, 2005, 05:21PM
Good evening.  I live in Canada ( the country directly north of USA), province of BC, city of richmond, located on lulu island.  Thats about 3 hours north of Seattle.  I go to a school of 800.  Because of lack of interest, my band class is grade 8-12 (I am 15, grade 9) and I am the ONLY trombone in the class.  Lets see...6 flutes, 3 clarinets 1 oboe, 1 piccolo, 3 trumpets, 1 french horn, 1 baritone, 2 A sax, 1 T sax, 2 bass, 2 percussion, and me.  Not very much.  I started my musical life on french horn, in grade 6.  in grade 9, (feb of this year) I picked up a trombone and tried to play it.,  I liked it, I got good at it quick.  I still play horn, and I also play piano for fun.  I dont own my own trombone, I use the schools.  since nobody else plays it, I basically own it.  It comes home wih me at night, weekends, even the winter, spring, and summer break.  

In class we play lots of different stuff.  Film music, classical, latin, etc...  I also like to transcribe things for trombone, video game music, film themes, classical pieces, whatever.

Outside of school, I am a part of a charity orchestra.

wWell, thats my story!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: chhstbone1 on Jun 01, 2005, 06:19PM
hey guys i am nick
first chair trombonist in my band as a freshman going into sophomore year. i have a new conn 88h with the cl2000 valve. thats about it about me.


band is my life :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jack_Teagarden on Jun 01, 2005, 10:10PM
A school of 800, eh? that is pretty close to mine, though our band doesn't have that much variety. (1 kind of clarinet, 1 kind of sax, 1 kind of trombone, etc.) We also have four unused school horns, as me and my 'number one' use our own, so usually I don't bother bringing my horn to school...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trbntoddo on Jun 02, 2005, 09:54AM
Hi all,

I've been reading about many topics here in this forum for about a month and I've found much of the information very useful. Therefore, I believe it's time to jump in and participate to some extent.

About me:
I've been playing trombone for about 35 years beginning in 7th grade. I've been playing in the same Big Band in our area for about 31 years and playing lead for around 25 of those years. Most of that time was spent enjoying all the parties the band played for. I wasted a lot of time! I got serious about my playing about 6 years ago and since, my interest seems to leaning more toward small combo work. We'll see how that works out but for now, playing trombone is a big part of my life and many more opportunites to play have opened up. I'm the first call sub for another local big band, a local oldies band in the area and the comtemporary worship at my church.

That's it for now. I'll jump in on topics if I feel my experience and thoughts may be of benefit to discussion.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Precious on Jun 02, 2005, 09:55AM
Welcome to the forum!

 :hi:


Precious


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jon Bohls on Jun 02, 2005, 01:07PM
I am a new member as of yesterday.  I am Jon Bohls.  I live in Dallas.  I mostly make my living by private teaching.  I teach 75 +/- lessons a week during the school year.  I also help conduct a trombone ensemble here called SlideShow.  I am the Exhibits Director for the International Trombone Festivals.  I play bass trombone in two groups locally - the Lewisville Lake Symphony and the Texas Chamber Orchestra.  I have three sons that play - oldest and youngest play French Horn, the middle son plays an Edwards bass trombone.  My wife, of 26 years, is an oboist.  What else do you want to know?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: LeaderJim! on Jun 03, 2005, 05:39PM
Hi everyone i am a 15 yr old (well...almost) trombone player from South Australia.
My name is James Bowman (everyone calls my Jimmy) and I am lead trombone of australia's top high school big band. Recently at the competition "Generations in Jazz" i was pick by James Morrison as Lead bone of their Super Band (one band made up of all the best players of the bands that competed.

 I was also chosen as a "Future Finalist" which means i got to go onstage and have a jam with James Morrison and a few other selected kids. "There was only 7 kids out of 65 big bands!!!)

I will be going to Melbourne and Sydney sponsered by B.M.W and in January I will be touring the USA and playing in the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Entertainers) annual conference thing which is rumoured to have people like Sammy Nestico, Bob Mintzer, Gordon Goodwin (or members of his band) and even Bill Watrous (!!!!)

Can't wait. It's going to be a blast. (teeheehee...yes i know...lame joke)

James (Jimmy) Bowman
Lead Bone Marryatville High School Big Band I
Recently gained title of best high school big band in Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mwpfoot on Jun 03, 2005, 06:05PM
Born in 1974...
...grew up on a ranch outside of Brentwood...
...it was a rural town (at the time) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area...
...parents are hardcore sailors...
...seriously, my dad plays concertina and sings sea shanties...
...started trombone in the 5th grade, too many drummers...
...got pretty good and played in county honor bands while in high school...
...lots of fun in the Cal Band at the University of California at Berkeley....
...evolved into a marching band arranger...
...graduated in 1997 with degree in Computer Science...
...worked for a while as a software developer...
...while funk band !Tang rose to decent local status....
...a highlight was opening for The Meters at the Fillmore...
...married...
...band broke up, others rose from ashes...
...experimented with trombone and electronics...
...didn't work for a while...
...various community bands along the way...
...enjoying dixie combo and big band these days...
...self-taught piano, guitar, accordion, harmonica, percussion, ...
...working again as a software developer...
...Mark


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tromboneaddict on Jun 05, 2005, 08:54PM
Hey ya i'm new to the website

I'm 15 and a sophmore in high school.
I live on the beach so i go there quit often and my dad partially hosts fishing tournaments for the state and i enjoy going there.
I've been playing trombone since 6th grade.
I think i'm a cleptomaniac but that's another story......haha well, i just wanted to get introduced to everyone so feel free to send me some messages  ;)  and keep in touch.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FreddyB on Jun 06, 2005, 07:27AM
G'day from Oz.

New to the forum thing, but long time Bass Trom Hack!!

Primarily self taught, so loving this forum thing!! Learning heaps from so much FANTASTIC info. Thanks to every body involvedl!!!!!

I've read heaps and heaps, so will now try to have a bit of input!! (like trbntoddo!) Sometimes I'm a bit too slow to get a word in edgeways. (showing my age) :horror:  :~(  ... but I'll do my best  :)

Still trying to get a grip on all these emoti-thingos and Avatars and what not, so excuse me if I stuff it up :confused:  :confused:

I do the brass band thing with a community band in suburban Melbourne, Victoria.  http://www.moorabbinbrassband.com.au/

Highlight of my playing career (Can you call a hobby a career??) was WINNING the NABBA contest in sunny South Carolina with an Aussie band way back in '94. We did a 2 week tour and got to play with the U.S. Army band and all sorts of exciting stuff.

Anyhoo,

Cheers to all

Neil (Fred) BASSETT


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SteveB on Jun 07, 2005, 08:59AM
Hey folks,

I`m 18, been playing trombone since 5th grade, so I guess about 8 years now.  I`m from the United States, but I`m currently living in the Domincian Republic as an exchange student, although actually, only for the next 3 weeks, then I finally go home.  I play both jazz and classical, and have recently started writing arrangements.  I applied for "Blast!" a couple months ago, but didn`t get in, which was pretty much what I expected.  I also play every summer with the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra (http://www.chautauqua.org/band.html), the band of this awesome group of vaudevillians known as the New Old Time Chautauqua.  I`m not sure if I`m going to persue trombone professionally or not, but I`m certainly gonna keep playing the rest of my life.  I come from a ridiculously musical family (mom teaches piano / accompanies choirs, dad plays it well enough to do so professionally and also plays cello, sister plays piano, violin, oboe, guitar, and sings in a choir.  Insanity) so I`ve been into music my whole life.  Played piano for about 6 years, but quit when I realized how much more fun trombone was.

Nice to meet you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tromboneaddict on Jun 07, 2005, 04:05PM
Quote from: "FreddyB"
G'day from Oz.

Highlight of my playing career (Can you call a hobby a career??) was WINNING the NABBA contest in sunny South Carolina with an Aussie band way back in '94. We did a 2 week tour and got to play with the U.S. Army band and all sorts of exciting stuff.


Neil (Fred) BASSETT


Well, hey give me a message if you ever come back to South Carolina (the state i live in) and i'd be more than happy to hear you guys play.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gowaverlybandbrass on Jun 07, 2005, 06:27PM
Hi there.I'm gowaverlybandbrass ( I sign most of my posts w/ Britt though! :-))
I have been playing trombone in Jr. High Band for about 2 & 1/2 years and I LOVE IT!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Scotty on Jun 13, 2005, 03:43PM
Hi, :hi:

    I'm Gavin Bayles. I'm new with the trombone. I just decided to actually post, rather than just look around at's whats already been posted. The trombone I'm using is a 10-year-old Conn. I am already addicted to looking around, so I hope to post alot.
 
                                    Thankee kindly,
                                                Gavin


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jack_Teagarden on Jun 13, 2005, 03:54PM
He is my brother  ^


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Exotria on Jun 14, 2005, 12:26PM
Well, I'm Exotria, been playing trombone for... five years now.  I'll be first chair next year, except that I'm not that good... I haven't ever had lessons, you see.  However, this summer I'll be taking lessons and actually practicing.

I've found trombone is far more fun when you get to do some awesome high slurs in Robert W. Smith songs.  Or anything that we play nowadays... middle school music was rather boring.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DblHorn6403 on Jun 15, 2005, 06:09PM
Hey there :hi:

A good friend of mine recommended the OTJF since I haven't had any luck finding a french horn forum. So, here I am.

I have been playing horn since eighth grade, and before that I played clarinet. I just finished my sophomore year of high school as first chair horn of the symphonic band. I play tpet in jazz and mellophone in marching band. I will hopefully be learning tbn sometime this summer, so we'll see how that goes.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DAyZ89 on Jun 18, 2005, 10:14AM
heya, am new from the tiny tropical islands of Singapore
 
Born in 1989 and 16 this year

had been play a trombone for nearly 4years in secondary school (high sch).

using a bach 42 stra.

had only touched the trombone since and nv changed any instrument. ha, consider that lucky or boring, ah.

normally play symphonic, concert and some classical and jazz music.

had been around this web for quite some time but only sign up for da forum recently. jz looking ard and reading stuff here and get to know more of trombones and stuff.

feel free to message me, jz looking ard and make more bonie-friends eh ; )


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on Jun 18, 2005, 02:04PM
Welcome!!!

Welcome to the evil bach clan as well.  :evil:


Just a quick question... can you really not chew gum in singapore?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Be Bop Bone on Jun 21, 2005, 08:14PM
Well, I guess this is where I introduce myself.  First off I've been playing the T-bone since 6th grade.  I never was really serious at it until the last year or so.  This summer I'm getting my first lessons since starting the whole thing and boy I've improved more in one month than in 6 months before them.  I'd really like to continue studying the trombone through college, especially jazz, which I believe I'm better at than "traditional" styles.  I pretty much joined to have some questions answered about a variety of things which I hope this group will help.

Cordially,
                Matt


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jun 21, 2005, 09:08PM
Welcome to the forum Matt!  Congratulations on the first post, hopefully the first of many.

As you can tell by the member count, there are many amateur and professional trombonists here that are always willing to help.

Again, welcome - see you around the forum!
Quote
A good friend of mine recommended the OTJF since I haven't had any luck finding a french horn forum. So, here I am.

Your friend sent you to the right place.  Below is a link to a forum that also has several good french horn players around, you may find that forum very useful as well.

http://www.brass-forum.co.uk/


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: hapless on Jun 21, 2005, 10:16PM
Quote from: "VoodooChild42"
Welcome!!!

Welcome to the evil bach clan as well.  :evil:


Just a quick question... can you really not chew gum in singapore?


you can chew gum, but you can never find gum for sale here. weird, but unfortunately true. haha!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DblHorn6403 on Jun 22, 2005, 04:07PM
Quote from: "ParLawGod"

Quote
A good friend of mine recommended the OTJF since I haven't had any luck finding a french horn forum. So, here I am.

Your friend sent you to the right place.  Below is a link to a forum that also has several good french horn players around, you may find that forum very useful as well.

http://www.brass-forum.co.uk/


Hey, thanks a lot! I'll be sure to check it out!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jun 22, 2005, 05:20PM
No problem - my username is the same there too, be sure to say "hi" if you see me around.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sibelius2 on Jun 25, 2005, 07:51PM
Joined the site a few days ago, just discovered this thread...

I'm Rachelle, a junior in high school at NFMHS Center for Arts and Media in SW Florida. I first started music with piano in 2nd grade and then began French horn in 6th grade. In 8th grade I picked up the euphonium for the first time and also made it into the county honor band for the first time. In 9th I picked up trombone for jazz. Now I'm primarily a euphonium player (in marching and concert). I play 'bone for fun on the side plus in my school's top jazz ensemble. I'm pretty dedicated to music and I'm getting pretty good as well. For college, I plan on going to the University of Central Florida and majoring in Music Ed.

So that's me.  :grin:  :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VoodooChild42 on Jun 25, 2005, 11:12PM
O wow for a second i thought you were someone who went to my school and i got scurred.


Welcome!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jun 26, 2005, 06:05AM
Rachelle, welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Labdiscoduck on Jun 30, 2005, 05:29AM
Hello everyone-
  My name is Jeff, I'm 32, and I've been on here for a couple months now (actively).  Joe Jackson and Ben Patterson got me on the site- I play 2nd trombone with them in the Airmen of Note.  I grew up in a little tiny town in Kansas, went to school at the Univ. of N. Colorado for a year, and transferred to N. Texas the rest of the time.  I've been playing with the Note for 8 1/2 years now and love it!  This forum is really cool- I wish I would've had something like it when I was starting out.  Glad to see so many people on here from all over the world!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stretch Longarm on Jun 30, 2005, 08:07AM
Hey Jeff,

I saw you in Portland, (OR) a while back - great job! Welcome to the forum, where we all avoid doing things like practice, work, household chores, etc while we rant, rave, question authority, and discuss equipment we can't afford.

But it IS a great place!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jack_Teagarden on Jun 30, 2005, 09:07AM
Quote from: "Stretch Longarm"
Hey Jeff,

I saw you in Portland, (OR) a while back - great job! Welcome to the forum, where we all avoid doing things like practice, work, household chores, etc while we rant, rave, question authority, and discuss equipment we can't afford.

But it IS a great place!


I just visited Portland. I'm from there, and originally from California  :cool: .


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: LoudBassBoneBloke on Jul 06, 2005, 11:28AM
Hi there everybody!

My name is Nick, and I am a bass trombone student at the Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK.

I have played trombone since I was 11 (nearly 11 years now!) and in that time I have played with Leicestershire county wind bands and orchestras, been a National Youth Brass Band Entertainment Champion with Youth Brass 2000, won Rutland Young Musician of the Year in 2000 and performed the last concert with the Midland Youth Orchestra and the first with the CBSO Youth Orchestra!

I am currently taught by CBSO bass trombonist Alwyn Green and freelance euphonium/bass 'bone player Andy Fawbert. From September I will be learning euph with the CBSO's 2nd trombonist Tony Howe after having Dave Childs this year.

I enjoy just about all sports (I am a Leicester City supporter!) and I am a big fan of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Well that's a little bit about me, hope to talk to you all soon!

Nick


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gpkimzey on Jul 06, 2005, 11:39AM
Welcome aboard.  I can tell by your screen name that your playing style is very timid and very unlikely to ever be too loud. . . . :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dr Stupid on Jul 07, 2005, 12:29AM
Hi there

I go by the name of centralcoastbone, or Ben for short.

I'm somewhere in the middle of a music major in trombone/ I also do a major in communications.
I started as a child on violin for at least six years before my music teacher persuaded me to learn trombone. I've played in all ranges of music, jazz bands, big bands, concert bands, brass bands, orchestras....
I play Euphonium in the local brass band(help out the mainly grey haired members)
I also play electric and double bass. I've started playing the double bass in the string orchestra, so it has a whole lot of new challenges. I also try to keep my violin chops going.

I've been playing bone now for 10 years, minus 18 month break (what was I thinking!)

I've had my Conn 88H (Artist Symphony) for a while now. If I had the money I would have many more horns, but this one has served me well. Now I use a 5G mpc.


Anyway, glad to be a part of the Online Trombone Journal.




By the way, the central coast is the east coast of australia, bout an hour north of sydney


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: LoudBassBoneBloke on Jul 07, 2005, 03:58AM
Quote from: "gpkimzey"
Welcome aboard.  I can tell by your screen name that your playing style is very timid and very unlikely to ever be too loud. . . . :good:


How did you guess that, lol!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ZBone on Jul 24, 2005, 11:52AM
Well, my username is ZBone (Some call me Ziggy, whichever you prefer).  I am 18 and have been playing trombone for about 9 years now.  In the fall, I'm headed off to Youngstown State University in eastern Ohio to major in Music Education.  In my spare time, I also play guitar, piano, euph., etc.  Just wanted to say hi to everybody and tell everyone how great I think this forum is.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BassBoneDude on Jul 25, 2005, 03:23AM
Hi there,
I´m new here, too. So I´ll try (with my bad english) to introduce myself.  
My name is Jurgen,I´m a high school student, in my sparetime I play bass trombone, I´m 22 years old and live ner Cologne, Germany.
Most music I play and listen to is Jazz and big band stuff. But I also play bass trombone in a  symphonic wind orchestra.
My main horn is an Edwards b-454G bass bone, but I really love vintage trombones especially old Kings and Conns. Btw, if anyone has a Conn 48H Connstellation which you would like to sell (for a reasonable price  :rolleyes:  ),please contact me:-).

Hope, you know me all now;-) I´ll try to ad some pictures in my profile later.

So long, Jurgen
 [/quote]


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TBNCharter on Jul 27, 2005, 06:15AM
Latest new-guy here.

I'm afraid I haven't touched by bone in years (Let's keep it family people). :grin:

I was fortunate enough to get to know Tom Brantley, Billy Bargetzi, Mike Browning and so many others while at Southern Miss.  So, although I'm not in the "business" I do still like to keep up the goings-on.

Working as the Office Manager of a nursing home 11+ years.

I thought this forum might afford me the opportunity to catch up a little.

And Billy-High-Note, how goes it?  Haven't heard from you or Squid lately, hear from Tom occasionally.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jul 27, 2005, 06:29AM
Welcome to the forum everybody!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ConicalBellEb on Jul 29, 2005, 07:10AM
Hi. I'm a new forum member, and i want to make a new start.
Any sensible things ive done recently have just got closed down because people dislike my playing style.
I admit i was too arrogant at the start, but even after i changed, people continued to put me down.
im going to make one last attempt to haev people accept me, so im going to start again here, and hope that people can forget all the bad things, so we can all just get along.
if it doesnt work this time well i dont know what to do?

i hope we can get along.
a little about me: im a 34yr old trombonist. i dont like to give away too much personal stuff, but im european. I play on a stagg 77, with schilke 40 mouthpieces.
i sometimes play in a jazz band, and in orchestral ensembles, and i do home recordings also.
i like play at the extreme ranges of the trombone - the low and high ends, and i like to play in a contemporary style sometimes.
im at present working to improve my tone, and  maybe some suggestions from this forum will help. i hope so - i hope we can all help each other to learn.
thx - conical  :trebleclef:  :line4:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombeanbloke on Jul 29, 2005, 07:32AM
Hey Conical try this Forum too.

http://forum.samburtis.com/index.php?sid=bbd08479edbb999ae142c3b56190a612

Have fun,
Bean......... :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jul 29, 2005, 08:47AM
Quote
Hey Conical try this Forum too.

http://forum.samburtis.com/index.php?sid=bbd08479edbb999ae142c3b56190a612

Have fun,
Bean.........

Good forum, another is located at http://www.brass-forum.co.uk (although I still like the OTJF the best).

Again, welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sbord_tom on Jul 29, 2005, 06:20PM
Hello all came to this site a long time ago and forgot all about it. so i can back and signed up.i love all the trombone players no matter what stage of playing thare at can come and talk and help well thats my bit  :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: faskissimo on Jul 29, 2005, 09:14PM
Hey everybody, I just found this thread so I thought I'd introduce myself..

My name is Bruce and I'm finishing up my bachelors degree in Texas.   I have taught privately east of Dallas, and I've gotten to play with several groups off campus, including the Mesquite Symphony and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

I have several axes, but my main horn is an Edwards, with a Griego 4.5 Deco.  I also play an old King 3B for jazz, and I'm kind of undecided on what mouthpiece I'm gonna stick with.  

I've been in and out of school twice, once because of a horrible auto accident and second, to help my father recover from cancer...but I'm on my last 9 or so hours, and I can't wait to be done!

Anyways, I'm really diggin' it here!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sinfonia98 on Jul 29, 2005, 09:18PM
welcome to all the new members!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: 8isgr8 on Aug 07, 2005, 06:01PM
I'm not exactly new here... I've posted on and off over the last 3 or 4 years but apparently forgot my username  :dontknow:

I'm Laura.  I started trombone 25 years ago, majored in music, and played semi-professionally for awhile, including 3 years with a big band and lots of orchestral, ballet, and theater work.  I have also played harp, piano, and flute semi-professionally (art gallery openings, banquets, weddings, that kind of thing.)  "Embouchure dystonia" has unfortunately taken most of my ability to play trombone and flute, so I now do mostly harp, but still think of myself as a trombonist, as it is my first love.

I was playing an Edwards and loved it!

Along the line, I also play/ played bassoon (2 years in the lower level band in high school), clarinet,  saxophone, trumpet, and a little bit of cello and violin (although I've forgotten it all).  

I teach private music lessons on most of the above instruments.  In addition to about 30 instruments in the house, I have 9 children... and no that's not a typo!  :grin:   7 boys and 2 girls.  My oldest son plays piano and cello.  My oldest daughter plays piano, cello, trombone, and a little violin.  My second son plays piano and trombone.  My second daughter does a little flute, piano, and harp.  My third son would like to play cello, flute, and trumpet, but from him on down I haven't helped them much.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Matt Hoormann on Aug 09, 2005, 04:01AM
Hey all, my name's Matt Hoormann.  I'm not really "new", but I've been an infrequent poster under "Darth Brass" for a good while.  I wanted to switch to my real name...well....just 'cause.

I'm 25, married, and a second-year DMA student at UCLA.  I'm originally from St. Louis and my undergrad and Master's are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  My hobbies are composing, acting, painting/drawing, graphic art, and soccer.

I guess that's about it.  You can check out my website at http://www.matthoormann.com

Nice to meet you all!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: zellerbrook on Aug 09, 2005, 07:57PM
Welcome "back" to the Forum, Matt!  Haven't seen you since your first couple years in college.  Good to see you're doing well.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bill Stone (phantomish) on Aug 13, 2005, 03:48PM
I`m not really new I guess, but I haven`t introduced myself and I fell like I am new.  Anyway I was born, Naw I won`t go that far back :grin: My musical background began with the first band my small high school had on a old school E flat alto horn.  My dad wouldn`t buy me a trombone.  I was in about the 7th or 8th grade (not sure which).  The 1st director got in trouble with the bass drummer, he didn`t last long.  The next one didn`t do much, and he didn`t last long.  The next one was a good director.   The school replaced the alto horns with french horns and I made 1st chair.   I kept begging this director to let me switch to trombone, but kept saying he need me on the horn, much to my parents approval.  One day he decided to move for an apt. to a house and I was the first to volunteer to help.   I bugged him to death about switching and finallay he said ok.  I sold one of my cows and my director brought me an Olds Ambassador from the music store.    By this time I only had 2 years left in high school, but I made it up to 2nd chair 1st. and some times 1st chair (battle between friends).  
I entered college to major in music.  I got a full scolarship even though I really didn`t deserve it.  After one year I worked during the summer, played in the compay band briefly until the draft caught up with me. I quickly joined the AF.  I tried to audition for tha AF band, but  It was in January  They put me in an unheated room, gave me the music to sight read, a trombone with a stuck slide and 5 min.  Well being in basic training, I was too intimidated to complain or ask if I could do it later with my own horn, so I didn`t make it.  I was a jet engine technician in the AF, but picked up photography and had part time businesses in down town areas wherever I was stationed.  I stayed in the photography after I was discharged for about 25 more years.  During that time I breifly played with the Texas Eastman Band, moved here and played breifly with The Texarkana Comunity Band, compose mostly of several Arkansas band directors.  I was silent after that  for about 30 years.  My wife and I went to a concert and a long time friend trumpet player was the director.  He and I were freshmen together in college.  He ask me to join the band.  I said are you sure?  I haven`t touched my horn for 30 years.  He just said work on my lip and come on.  I did and have been playing in the "Second Time Around Band" now for almost 2 years and loving every min.   Doing what I have always enjoyed doing most.  I have handicaps, being a 73 year old man, but I`m not the oldest who is a 74 year old one eyed trumpet player who is a great trumpet.   We have about 60 members of which about 8 are trombo[nes  including 2 base trombones.  We are made up of Drs., Lawyers, Dentists, Nurses, retirees, etc.  FUN FUN
Oh yeah,  I have upgraded the Ambasador to an Olds Super, w/Denis Wick 6/BS, but still have the Ambassador.
I didn`t plan for this to be so long  SORRY! :~(    Bill


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bill Stone (phantomish) on Aug 13, 2005, 05:03PM
Hey! I just read my post, own post and thought I must apoligize for all the gramatical errors and misspelling.  Hope you guys will look over it.
Can we get a spell checker here?  Thanks
Bill


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FreddyB on Aug 14, 2005, 01:48PM
Quote from: "Bill Stone (phantomish)"
Hey! I just read my post, own post and thought I must apoligize for all the gramatical errors and misspelling.  Hope you guys will look over it.
Can we get a spell checker here?  Thanks
Bill


This is the TROMBONE forum. Not the "SPALLING IS GRATE" forum ;)  Some of us are just here for the fun and to hopefully learn a thing or two and occasionally have a little input. Not necessarily to be PEDANTIC ;)  he he!

I think it is great you have returned to playing. I know a guy who was playing trom until he was 88!! :amazed:  Played in a local band called the "Huffers and Puffers" here in Melbourne. Unfortunately he passed away a couple of weeks ago. Made it to the ripe old age of 90!! Champion bloke.

Keep up the good work :good:

Neil


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: livecat on Aug 19, 2005, 06:18PM
I was just scoping the new members when I realized my post was among the lost (I had a look at all my posts to be sure).

So,  if you're interested... I've played trombone since 1973,  couldn't imagine not playing.  Over the years I've played in lots of groups,  2nd armored division band 1978-81, Central Texas Symphony (1980-81, principal), a little freelancing in NYC in the mid 80's,  Univ of Nebraska Jazz ensb (lead) and orchestra (principal) in the early 90's , and lots of other groups.  Lately, for the last 9 years,  I've done the bandleader thing with a classic rock horn band here in Lincoln, Nebraska called Nine Live Cats.

Married with two beautiful kids.  

I learn new stuff about playing every day.  Mostly by adding new minor revelations to previous minor revelations to beget larger concepts.  I wish I could put in 4 or 5 hours every day.

I love the forum.  I learn something every time a log in.

Pat


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bill Stone (phantomish) on Aug 19, 2005, 07:10PM
Hey Pat what town in central Texas?  Just wandering, since I`ve been in alot of areas In Texas.
Bill


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Aug 22, 2005, 07:47PM
hey  i  recruited    a couple  of  guys
joe  jackson ///greg waits  
the guy  w  milt bernhart  stories
and prolly  15  more
 latest recruit ---jazzbone9   --isrea  butler
john marcellus's  grad assistant
 selling his edwards sym ten   on products thread
he  is kinda  shy   ///so  welcome  him
 at  the  products   thread    ok
   thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ps  ask  him  for  eastman news  flashes


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skull&crossbones on Aug 27, 2005, 10:25PM
Hey Everyone,

I'm not exactly new, I just don't really post much on here, but I starting to get on it.  Anyway, I'm Chris Hernacki.  I'm a tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba player.  I have an alto trombone, but I'm not going to dignify myself in saying that I "play" alto trombone.  I am a junior at Valencia High School in Valencia, CA (I'm 16 years old).  I've been principal euphonium in the CBDA All-state Honor Band for the past 3 years (2 in the high school band and 1 in the junior high band).  I also made the SCSBOA Jazz All-stars on bass trombone.  I play in as many upper level groups that I can get to within reason (distance-wise).  I play in jazz bands, symphonic bands, jazz combos, symphony orchestras, and just about anything else.  The pic of me is a pic from a group I play in called JazzAmerica that meets during the summer.  Anyway, I think this all describes me pretty well.  I love talking with new people so say hi sometime.

Chris Hernacki


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: joemis on Aug 28, 2005, 09:53PM
I'm glad I "renewed" my membership.  This is quite an active and interesting group and not too shy I noticed.  I played trombone from the age of 13 to 18 - when just before I was supposed to audtion in San Antonio I had a terrible accident which ended my playing days.  Went into Information Systems.  Now retired I am writing light classical music for all kinds of instruments and ensembles.  Most of my success (performances, etc.) has been in Europe especially in the UK.  Can't seem to drum up a lot of interest on this side of the pond.  But I'm having fun and enjoy visiting with you guys often.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: redneckmusician on Sep 04, 2005, 09:10PM
Hey.  I'm still kinda new here so let me tell you a little about myself.  I'm possibly the only smart redneck musician who is an athelete and a National Championaship fisherman.  Let me see.. yep, that about covers it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MarkJ on Sep 04, 2005, 09:34PM
Hi everyone, I'm new but not. I posted for a while about 2 years back but never said too much of anything. In that time I quit high school band after having issues with leadership and band directors who turned me off to playing music. Having always been a ska lover I jumped at the chance a couple months ago to start playing with a band.
I have been practicing more than I ever used to when I had real musical commitments. I think I am still super rusty even after 4 months and after a recent switch from bass to tenor I got thrown off even more.I just started taking private lessons again, which have been a total blast and find myself not dreading going to them like I used to.
My band(link in my profile) recorded a demo over the summer and played a few shows. Nothing is too complex or difficult, and it's not exactly what I want. I would prefer to be playing in a more traditiona soundingl band instead of one of the countless, repetitve punk-ska bands that are out there but it's still lots of fun. In the recordings I played my Yamaha bass trombone, but am currently playing my dad's old besson 2-20 with a 6 1/2 al.
I'm a senior in high school and that's about it.
That came out a bit longer than expected...sorry haha.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: shan XD on Sep 24, 2005, 09:50PM
hey man...
lets me intro myself....
im from malaysia...
maybe thah u all hear don't even hear this
country before....and i just a normally school
band memberz....i was accidenttly found this forum...
when i see this....wow....many register member...many post hear....
i din't even c a forum that same as this forum...many many topic n
post hear....hope i can join with u all hear....and i was a trombonist~~
diz year only 14 years old~~sommore??hmm...im a girl....i love music...
i love band...reallt hope that i can join with u all hear.... :good:  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 25, 2005, 10:45AM
Hello Shan, and hello to all you other new members! :hi:

I'm sorry I haven't said hello to each of you, but I think you would very soon get tired of my messages if I did.

Welcome, all of you!

I hope to see you posting all over the forum. :good:

And thank you, DJ, for recruiting all those new members. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jaws241 on Sep 25, 2005, 12:54PM
well, considering i've been here for half a year now, i cant really be considered 'new.' in fact, i havn't been a 'new member' for a while either.

Anyway, i've never really introduced myself.

For those of you who dont know me..

I'm Jim, i live in western PA, near New Castle, for those of you in western PA. i'm currently 15, sit on my computer the remainder of the time i'm not playing soccer, at school, or practicing.

I play tenor tbone, prefer small bores, I personally own a King 3b/F, a Conn 77h, a 64h, and a Conn Director to abuse for marching band.
just bought a 4h on ebay too.  :grin:

and in case you're wondering about the name, its my initials with an 's' at the end. with some numbers.


jaws


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bowlofchilli on Sep 26, 2005, 09:05PM
Yo!
I'm a 12 year old bonist, been playin for 2 years and I'm in the 3rd year band ( :idea: ) and I have my grand dad's 44H conn. I'm in love with it.

I wanted to play the sousaphone, but I'm a 4 foot 8 tiny little gal... and I can't
even reach the B on 7th position....  :redface:  :frown:

gtg, I'll continue later!
-ms. bowlofchilli


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bri on Oct 17, 2005, 09:48AM
Hey -

I'm Brian and I am an Elementary School Instrumental Music Teacher.  I'm a trumpet player by trade and I'm here to pick all your brains about the ins and outs of playing the trombone so I can help my students better.  

Later...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: breckbone on Oct 20, 2005, 11:32PM
Hi.  I'm Craig Mulcahy.  New to the forum.  Like what I see so far.  Anyway, briefly about me:
I live in the DC area.  I am currently the Principal Trombone in the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.  This is my seventh and last year with the orchestra as I have recently accepted the position of Second Trombone in the National Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to living in DC I played a year as 2nd bone in the Buffalo Philharmonic, completed an Advanced Certificate at Juilliard, played a year as Principal bone in the Tulsa Philharmonic, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Performance from the Univ. of N. Colorado.  
Free time activities include wasting time playing video games, kayaking, hiking, reading, practicing, home improvement, and spending time with my wife, Kathy.  
Turn ons include...oh wait, wrong forum....anyway, I'm looking forward to lurking around and learning as this forum seems to be a great place for both.  I've already logged quite a bit of time just getting lost in several discussions.  

Thanks to the admins for hosting such a useful site!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Oct 21, 2005, 05:01AM
Welcome to the forum, everybody!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbonemaniac on Oct 24, 2005, 12:24PM
Hello everyone.
I'm a Freshman in High School and I have already made 1st chair in the marching band.  Its awesome!   :grin:  This year I'm going on the international Tour with Blue Lakes and I can't wait.  So far I like this forum alot and it has helped me with alot of things.  Talk to you later everyone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BorderBone on Oct 25, 2005, 07:08PM
Hello Everyone!  My name is Jeff.  I am a band director, trombonist - Tenor and Bass and a brass specialist.  I have been playing for 20 Years, Private Teaching for 12 and School Teaching for 4 years.  Been a fan of this site for I while.  I hope my information will help those who did it.  Thanks

Go Astros!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Cul on Oct 26, 2005, 11:02PM
Hey Everyone - I'm Chris.
I'm a Bass Trombonist from Bundaberg Queensland Australia. I have been playing trom since starting in the primary school education system in 1991. I have been a member of various brass bands, orchestras, stage bands, and ensembles since the beginning.
I'll be 25 years old in late November this year.

I joined the Bundaberg Municipal Brass Band in 1995, and have been their resident Bass Trombonist since 1996.
I have an old Bach 50B30 (traditional rotor open wrap), a Conn 88H, and a Yamaha Small bore (my desktop paper weight).

I'm currently a security officer that works in the cash in transit industry, in which we cart all the money between the banks in armoured trucks. I'm currently studying to hopefully join the Queensland Police Service.

Any questions? I have no hesitance in answering them.
Looking forward to chatting to you soon.

Cul


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skaguy42 on Nov 06, 2005, 06:39PM
Here's a little about me...

I've been playing tenor trombone for over 25 years.  Over the years I've pretty much played it all, from orchestra to jazz, big band to rock and ska.

My horns aren't the best, but they work -  A Blessing B88 that I've had since college - my step up from my other horn, which is still my jazz horn, which is an Olds & Son from way back when.  

Rather than throw around names of famous people that I've played with or listing all the lead positions I've had, I'd rather just say that I've played in venues from tiny to filled auditoriums to a packed Soldier Field in Chicago with a mic two inches from the bell.  With the exception of mariachi, banda, etc., I can pretty much say, "Been there; done that."

Gearheads might scoff that I still play a Blessing but at this point nobody's complained about my sound and I don't play enough orchestra work anymore to warrant buying a new (insert your favorite .547 bore/F attachment here).     ;)

Currently I play in city bands, a ska band, church brass ensembles and orchestras, and the occasional sub job whenever they don't interfere with my full-time music teaching job, family, etc.

I've been lurking a while, and I'm really enjoying this forum!  If there's anyone in the IL/WI stateline area looking for a solid tenor bone player, let me know!  I'm up for jamming any style, and I'm not expecting to find paying gigs... I just thought I'd ask!

Ska Guy 42    :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spiralout on Nov 07, 2005, 07:51AM
Hi... I guess this would be a reintroduction.  I was a member quite a while back; so far back that I don't even remember my old SN!  For the old fogies out there, I was there when flute first became a bad word.  :grin:

My name is Scott and I go to the University of Houston.  I WAS a music student, but I had some major complications (bipolar among them) and I just completely lost interest in music.  I hadn't touched my horn for (almost exactly) 2 years until 3 days ago.  I'm in love again!  I'm amazed that all of the muscle memory is still there!

Anywho, I'm currently a photo student (and still a freshman... don't ask  :rolleyes: ).  Hope that covers it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kumdo0770 on Nov 07, 2005, 08:12PM
haha, I registered around a month or two ago, and didn't introduce myself...how rude of me..

Hey guys...name's Bo, a trombone player(-_-) living in the North Jersey Area...I am a Junior in High School, 1st chair in symphony band and jazz band.

I currently play on a Bach 36BO (haha...my name's Bo...BO...haha...nvm..-_-) convertable, with a 5GS for classical and a 6.5 AL for my all-round/jazz music.

I'm probably the only Korean Trombone player...haha, let alone Asian...xD

Nice to meet you all..now, lets get playin dudes!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 07, 2005, 08:51PM
Welcome, all you new members! :hi:  :hi:  :hi:

It's great to have you with us. Hope to see lots of posts from you. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: HerbG on Nov 19, 2005, 10:24AM
For several years, my answer to the question, "What are you doing in retirement?" was: "I play."  Then about a year ago I decided that "play", as in music, is something I should have been doing for at least the past 60 years.  So, I rented a trombone, found a teacher who could handle an aged beginner and started honking away.
What great fun!  
How would Boston's subway system respond to a 70 something busker?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Nov 19, 2005, 10:47AM
Quote from: "RedHotMama"
Hello Shan, and hello to all you other new members! :hi:

I'm sorry I haven't said hello to each of you, but I think you would very soon get tired of my messages if I did.

Welcome, all of you!

I hope to see you posting all over the forum. :good:
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And thank you, DJ, for recruiting all those new members. :)

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THESE   GUYS  ARENT  NEW  !!!!!!!
THEYVE  BEEN  AROUND  THE   BLOCK  A  FEW  TIMES  !!!!!!!
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Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: NadavNirenberg on Nov 19, 2005, 11:01AM
hey guys,

i'm hardly new (i've seen the site plently of times) but only recently started posting a tiny bit.  My name is Nadav Nirenberg, i'm 20 and study Jazz Performance on trombone at Mcgill University in Montreal.  I mostly play in jazz/bigband/funk/latin styles.  I grew up in NYC, learning the trombone through the public school system, no private lessons, and still return to NYC every so often to play/hang.  Hmm what else....I play a tiny little Holton 60/65 from the US Navy in WWII for jazz/lead and a Bach 42B for most everything else.  anyways i'll see you guys out there

                                                                  Nadav


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 20, 2005, 05:51AM
Hi, Herb and Nadav! :hi:

Quote from: "dj kennedy"
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THESE   GUYS  ARENT  NEW  !!!!!!!
THEYVE  BEEN  AROUND  THE   BLOCK  A  FEW  TIMES  !!!!!!!
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Well, maybe I'd rather not know how many times they've been around the block, DJ, but if they're new here, that's good enough for me!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: getzenguy on Nov 20, 2005, 09:09PM
So I'm Jay. Been around for a while I guess, just never ran across this thread somehow....? The place looks great, the best mods in the world. Its amazing how motivating this forum can be, and how quick I can get AWESOME advice! Mama is nuts, just to add that, but I'm definitely lovin' her. Thanks for your support, we ALL look up to you. And DJ, you're the man.

Oh, I'm 16 and a freshman at FVSU, in middle GA. Going to Columbus State (like the thing says) in the fall. Not that anyone really cares I guess. oh well.

Thanks for the opportunity to impart what little knowledge I have, and for helping gain knowledge 10 fold everyday.! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 21, 2005, 12:18AM
What, me, nuts????? :amazed:
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:grin:

Hello, Jay! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Tom on Dec 06, 2005, 04:54PM
Hi,

My name is Tom, and I live in California. I'm 20, and want to learn the trombone. This site was recomended to me by a friend, and seems like a pretty awesome resource.

I'm always on the lookout for any good advice/tips for a beginner.  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombone2010 on Dec 10, 2005, 05:26PM
Hey. I'm in hs school band (marching/concert) and I live in Mississippi. also, I'm a girl trombonist!
*Katie*


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tangegg on Dec 19, 2005, 07:13AM
Hi everyone! Yes I'm a new comer of course :pant:

I am a boy in Hong Kong and I'm 15yrs old.
I've played trombone for 5yrs and piano for 9yrs and I've stopped.

Now I'm playing in Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonic(Hope that someone know it=P)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Dec 19, 2005, 08:44AM
Welcome, everybody!   :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dmitri_K on Dec 20, 2005, 01:06PM
hi there! my name is Dmitri. i've been playing double bass since i was 15, but last summer i decided to switch to trombone, 'cause i couldn't find a good soloist for my band..

i just was wondering- are there any other russian members in this forum?


ps- sorry, my english is kinda limited.. :frown:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Dec 20, 2005, 02:57PM
Your English looks good to me, Dmitri.  Welcome to the forum!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: watermailonman on Dec 31, 2005, 02:53PM
Okay since I’ve now found the right thread to introduce myself I’d better do it. I’m a Swedish trombone player and actually joined the forum in 2004 but haven’t posted anything until now. I have studied trombone at the Royal Academy of Stockholm for four years and then worked as a part time musician and a part time teacher for 13 years. I would say I’m a semi-professional player. Since 1996 I’ve been working as a computer consultant. At the moment I’m back to studying again and will get my diploma in engineering in 2007. I hope I can be of use in this forum.

Happy New Year!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Chocobo on Jan 09, 2006, 07:28AM
HI everyone!!!! :hi: I am from Malaysia. In case you haven't heard of it, it is located just North of Singapore. AM I the first Malaysia to be here?? :grin: I am 16 this year, am is still a senior high student. For your info, I played the euphonium for two years, and today, I took my first step in euphonium - trombone doubling!!So there are still many things I dont know. HOw everyone here will help me!!!!I am very interested in music and wish to pursue music to a higher level, but Music scene in Malaysia is tough. Hoping that you all can give me comments on my choice, sice there are many pros among you.

And nice to meet all of you!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DidacticTM on Jan 24, 2006, 07:42PM
Hello! Let me introduce myself.

I'm a thirteen year old trombone player. I just started playing the trombone about 4 months ago (for high school concert band). I still don't understand some things about the trombone, but I can ask here!

I also play the piano. I've played for 8 years and am on the verge of becoming a teacher  (GO ME  :cool: )

Besides music, I also like basketball.

Cheers  :clever: (hehe)
/DidacticTM


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: pancake9173 on Jan 28, 2006, 04:00PM
Hey everyone,

     I have been playing for 4 years now I think, I'm in 9th grade, and am part of my schools top band, jazz band, and marching band.  I go to The King's Academy in case any of you have heard of it.   and lets not forget The Magic of Orlando where I'm marching Euphonium(it sucks but I love it so much)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dmitri_K on Jan 28, 2006, 04:15PM
:hi:  :hi:  :hi:  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 29, 2006, 02:49AM
Hello everybody! :hi:

Welcome to the forum! :)  :good:

Chocobo, you're not quite the first Malaysian here - there's Yuen Li....

http://forum.trombone.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2352


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kronia on Feb 02, 2006, 07:45PM
Hey everybody, My name is Chris, but i use the name Kronia for my online things. I live in Oregon, hopefully will go to college in Washington (PLU) next year. I really like living in Oregon for one reason: the Monette shop, I have been there once and met Dave and the crew, really nice guys. I play a Getzen Custom Series 3047 AF with a Doug Elliot LT101, LTG, G8 mouthpiece for wind ensembles/symphonies/small groups, and a horrible old King with a Monette TS-6 (a little over compensation, but i plan on buying and Edwards lead bone soon) for jazz. I love playing with people better than I am, especially for legit stuff. Hope to talk to you all later!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: woulverine on Feb 07, 2006, 08:34PM
Hi, My name is Ian Wiley from Auckland, New Zealand.

I play a Conn 88H with the Manukau City Concert Band. I also play for the occasional stage show.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: C-Bone9000 on Feb 07, 2006, 09:29PM
I'm not new, but I haven't posted for about six or seven months, so I thought I say a quick hello.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Molefsky on Feb 16, 2006, 09:29PM
Hi,  my name is Michael.  I've been picking through this site since I was in high school but only recently registered (I wanted in on the action).   I'm a classical player who cringes at the use of the word "legit".  I have nothing but respect for musicians who express themselves in the myriad of idoms that are not exclusive to european classical music.  I play solo Bb trombone with the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band and I'm the trombonist for the Elemental Brass Quintet(the Eb, pronounced E-flat).  Doesn't get much more european than that!   :rolleyes:

    My parents are both classical musicians who don't really have much respect for wind instruments in general (I was a rebellious teenager :pant: ).  I believe that classical music is in trouble (at least in the U.S.) and is well on it's way to being a dead art form.   I also think it's laughable to hear/read comments that snub or seem to snub "commercial" players.   Anyone that would like to discuss this more with me can "pm" me or chat with me on aim.  my SN is Trombonefsky.   ...I love to debate...

     As far as equipment goes, I like to keep it simple.  I play a Conn 88h with a standard bach 5g that i've had since high school.   For jazz and some chamber playing I have a nice King 3b with f-attachment.  I use a Bach 5gs on the King.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: wobbles on Feb 16, 2006, 11:47PM
Hi my name is Robert, but my friends call me Wobbles. Long story short I wobbled as I learned to walk again after breaking both of my legs in a motorbike accident. Ha ha!?

Ive been on the forum for a few months but I thought I should introduce myself. I play trombone (obviously) with the Royal Australian Navy Band. Ive done 7 years so far. I play mostly jazz including lead with the big band, but I also play bass bone a lot. I also MD the big band. Im turning my attention to classical playing at the moment as our main symphonic player just left. Lots of great experiences in this role including a heck of a lot of travelling. Ironically not much on a ship.

I also play with a few bands in Melbourne including big bands and latin bands. I also do alot of horn section work with various bands. Very busy!!

My horns are as follows:
Bach 16
Bach 36B
Bach 36BS
Bach 50B3
Bach 50T3

It may appear that I am a Bach man, but im in the process of buying an old Conn 88H and a new Shires bass bone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: LtDonny on Feb 19, 2006, 10:34PM
Alright:

I am Don Johnson (no relation to Miami Vice) and I like trombone!

I am a tenor trombonist.  I have had 3 years so far (this is my 4th) of playing the trombone, and many things are going great!  I just finished concert band with songs like 'Rollo Takes a Walk' by David Maslanka, 'Snakes' by Thomas Duffy, 'Cluster Fluster Bluster March' by David Holsinger, and 'Air for Band' by Frank Erickson.  They are all great, but Rollo, I must say, gets a little monotonous after the first few hundred times of playing it.  My favorite by far is the Holsinger piece since it is much trombone oriented. ^_^

Now I am in pepband.  Fun!  Our songs are as follows:

-Louie, Louie
-Our fight song [which sounds mainly like 'The Victors' from Michigan State]
-The Star Spangled Banner [of course ^_~]
-Final Countdown [LOVE that song!]
-The Impression That I Get [Another great song]
-Barbara Ann
-Shout It Out [Where is it in the movie Drumline?  I didn't hear it!]
-Championshop (CbS Sports Fanfare & Theme)
-The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
-Get Ready for This
-All Star
-Smoke on the Water [My favorite BY FAR!]

Love pepband...  I also want to join our school's jazz band, but am unsure if I can now...  Signups ended at the beginning of the year.  I can probably persuade my band director, he is a nice guy, funny, and doesn't care much about mistakes except fixing them.  He also punishes us with Simon Says when we do bad things (literally).

I also love to learn the themes from video games on my trombone...  I also practice some keyboard.

My trombone has a Holton 12C mouthpiece (works for me!) and the trombone itself is a Getzen...

We only have three trombones in our band...  At least we are all decent and try our hardest.


TROMBONE PRIDE! ^_^


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skarabaeus on Feb 20, 2006, 06:11AM
Hello
I'm not totally new here. Got some good advice here about a trombone I wanted to buy, but had the money planned for other stuff. Bought it - thanks to you people from the forum. I love it (both, the new bone, and the forum).

My name's Kaspar Hensel. I call myself skarabaeus, because the ska did it to me!

Played the trumpet for about 14 Years, then tried the Trombone (say, 3 Years ago with interruptions) without ever really laying aside the Trumpet. Reason for the change: Funk.

Founded a ska band. A trumpet player was easier to find, so trombone's my position since then (2 Years ago). I do also arrange the brass-section in the Band.

Met Rico Rodriguez at a concert. Want to be a professional Musician - cannot decide between trumpet or trombone.

I'm funny, but my posts can be weird.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: AxSlinger7String on Feb 25, 2006, 05:26PM
My name's Chris, I'm 16, I've played guitar for almost 6 years, since then I've picked up bass guitar, alto sax, french horn, marching percussion, and for the last 9 months I've been playing trombone and it is now my primary.  I play on a yamaha student horn owned by my school but will be getting my own (probably either a King or a Conn) pretty soon.  I popped out  :trebleclef:  :line5:  for the first time ever today and I'm very proud of it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dcoliver on Feb 26, 2006, 11:12AM
Hello everyone. I've been on trombone e-mail list for some time (almost 10 years), and have finally taken the plunge to seriously join the OTJ Forum discussions.

I play tenor and bass trombone, having starting playing again about 9 years ago after a break of 17 years after I graduated from high school.

My "day" gig is engineer, but I also play in the Denver Concert Band (also its webmaster and past President) and play bass trombone in Swing Inc., a big band.
I've also recently gotten more serious about electric bass again.

I recognize many names on various posts, and look forward to meeting many other trombonists on the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 26, 2006, 11:29AM
I haven't said it recently, so "Welcome" to all new users! :hi:

We look forward to your interactions on the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: muzikman on Mar 01, 2006, 04:00PM
You all will see that my name is Scott Hartman, but sadly I'm not the one that teaches at Yale.  :~( Yes please call me schroeder, weird but I like it! I joined the forum in January06 and love it! I'm in Orlando, Florida (right near disneyworld). Off topic, if you want a vacation in a tropical place, don't come here! It may not be as hot as Arizona, but its REALLY humid. Your clothes literally stick to your skin :eek: .

Long live the OTJ forum!
-Muzikman


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: andycat on Mar 05, 2006, 06:58AM
Hi All, :hi:

I'm a lurker in the past but just registered!

I'm Andy Cattanach, from Preston, Lancashire, in the UK.

I'm primarily a tuba player but also Bass Trom as well.

I sit behind a Yamaha 613H with Yeo Signature mouthpiece, and Besson 992 BBb Tuba with a Mike Finn MF3.

Play anything from Opera, 10 piece brass, Brass Bands, Big Bands, Shows, Orchestras on both instruments.

As an example, in the last month I have done a week on the show "Crazy for You" (Bass trom/Tuba), the RNCM Festival of Brass with the Fodens Band (Tuba), and a concert with Brahms Requiem/Puccini Messa de Gloria (Bass Trom). Variety is the spice of life!

I Tutor and conduct several Youth Brass Band's in the area, and teach a little when I've time. By day, I'm a Network Manager for a large Technology College as well as running the brass ensemble etc.

Great Forum, I look forward to contributing!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TxTbone on Mar 13, 2006, 01:25PM
Quote from: "RedHotMama"
If you are new to the OTJ Forum, welcome! :hi:

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)


:clever:

Howdy frum Texas, ya'll.  I am new to the forum here, but know many of the names I am seeing from good ole Trombone-L.  I am 58, in my 30th year as Professor of Trombone at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  I tour regularly with Keith Brion and His New Sousa Band, lead a community based big band called the Night & Day Orchestra, and perform seasonally with the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

I am also proud of my 4-year association with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. (1971-1975) where I was trombone section leader and one of 4 tour soloists on several national tours.  

Married, with children.
Could be a TV reality series!
 :hi:

--Dr. Wayne Dyess
Lamar University
Beaumont, Texas


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dcoliver on Mar 13, 2006, 09:56PM
Good to see you on the forum, Wayne! There are some nice areas that I often check (history, instruments, and meaning to get to more).

I'm hoping RedHotMama might move the "new members" area to the Town Hall. I figure if I'm obedient and good enough, just maybe...
 :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TxTbone on Mar 14, 2006, 12:02AM
:dontknow:


I reckon TOWN HALL might be as good a place as any to have folks to introduce themselves.  I just know I spent a good 30 minutes trying to find my way to my post to check if it made it through cyberspace.  It did.  Imagine that.

Forum type of trombone discussion is going to take some getting used to by this old trombone-L guy.  I'll figure it out.

Can't have more than 7 positions, right?
 :pant:

--WD


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 14, 2006, 01:18AM
Hi there, Wayne. The forum *is* easy to use, honest! When you're entering a post, the section you're entering it into is listed at the top of the reply box. Immediately after posting, a message will come up saying "Click here to view your message", or if you wait a couple of seconds, the system will take you to it automatically. To find it later, or to see if anyone has responded, all you have to do is scroll down to that same section and look for a "New post" indicator - an orange icon - to the left of the topic you posted in.

If you want to find all your posts, click on your profile icon - situated bottom left of each of your posts - then, in the profile, click "View all posts by TxTbone", and voila! Clicking on any of those posts will take you straight to the topic in which it was posted.

We've just been looking at a different type of forum, with a view to moving servers, and it was a *lot* less user-friendly than this one! Also, I personally find the forum format easier that the undifferentiated email-type of list - it means that, if I don't want to, I don't have to read *any* instrumentation topics.... :P

With ref to where this topic should be placed - I'm not sure. It doesn't really belong in Comments and Suggestions, which should be used for what it says, or in Announcements, which is reserved for Admin use. I guess I put it into Chit-Chat because introducing oneself is largely a social activity, and the Practice Break is the place for members to socialise. I'll see what the other moderators think.

Welcome all! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Pteranabone on Mar 15, 2006, 09:00PM
Hello,

My name is Richard Carson.  I joined a few weeks ago and have found this to be a great information resource and a fun diversion.

I started playing trombone in 1976.  I played at Lindberg Elementary School, Skelly Junior High, and Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I also played in the All-City and All-State Jazz Bands during that time period.  I took lessons from the late Roger Fenn, a wonderful man.

I played in the jazz band at the University of Tulsa from 1984 to 1988, and studied trombone, composition, and improvisation with Vernon Howard.  In the TU band, I had the opportunity to play with guest artists Bill Watrous, Conti Condoli and Makoto Ozone.  I went to law school at the University of Oklahoma, and briefly played in Irv Wagner's trombone choir and broadway show band, before sucumbing to the demands of law school.

For the last fifteen years, I have played only sporadically.  Highlights include my participation in the Phantom Horns, a horn section that has played in various configurations.  Fun gigs include playing and recording with local rock band Sybil's Machine including a gig at Cain's Ballroom (of Bob Wills and Sex Pistols fame) and opening for the country rock group Molly Hatchet.  Another weird gig was serving as a temporary replacement player with a Salvation Army Band, playing the bass bone part on my Superbone.  I also have played in church orchestras.  I'm not good enough to make a living playing trombone, so I don't ever try to compete for paying gigs.  However, I really love trombone, and jump at the chance to play with a group.

My main horn is a King 2B.  I also play a Superbone, as discussed above.  Recently, I was excited to learn that the horn I played through elementary and junior high before relegating it to marching band duties in high school is a Conn 10H with a Coprion bell, manufactured in 1956.  It is now in the shop for a minor tune-up, thanks in part to advice from you good folks in the forum.  I look forward to returning it to frontline service.  I also have a Jupiter soprano trombone, which I can't do much with.

Some great trombonists whom I have had the pleasure of hearing in concert include:  Bill Watrous, Steve Wiest, Maynard Ferguson (several Superbone solos), Urbie Green, Steve Turre, Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Delfeayo Marsalis, The Capital Bones, Buddy Morrow, Alex Iles, James Pankow, and Tom Garling.  The top on my list of living trombonist who I haven't yet heard in concert is Slide Hampton.

To whoever is responsible for starting this forum and keeping it going, and all of you posters who make it valuable and enjoyable, Thank You!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: windofdeth on Mar 28, 2006, 12:30PM
:hi:  hithere. My name is Mike, ive been playing trombone for almost 8yrs now. i belong to a small community band and have been playing with them for about 2 or 3yrs.

Besides Trombone i play piano;guitar;violin and concertina. the next instrument i takle though will probably be bagpipes.(my mom plays bagpipes)

I was just searching along for a trombone community and found this great site. So i think im going to like it here :grin:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Mar 28, 2006, 01:28PM
Welcome to the forum!   :hi:  :good:

We have a number of bagpipe fans on the forum; don't mind the ribbing from the others!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Stretch Longarm on Mar 28, 2006, 04:10PM
(pssst! - Brian - don't encourage 'em!) ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Darth_Bone on Apr 07, 2006, 10:54AM
Hi,
my name is Janca (thats a guys name in case you were wondering it's czech ) I joined the forum a while ago and boy is it great!!! I've learn't such a lot just reading other posts!!! and I'd love to really contribute to this vast library !! well.. someday

well.... I live in Sri Lanka. thats just south of India you know the country which had the first woman prime minster. any way.... I've been playing for around 4 years now. but sadly Brass musicians are rare in Sri Lanka  :frown: well there aren't alot of pro's around 4 or 6  :frown: the rest are all papara band (watch a game of cricket)
there wouldn't happen to be any trombonists form Sri Lanka here would there?
any way that's my corner or the world but it's amazing to here the things you guys do!! wow!!

  keep it up!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lord Trombone on Apr 07, 2006, 04:46PM
HI  :hi:  I'M NEW THOUGH.....mmmmm .. OK BYE  :confused:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bach 42 on Apr 12, 2006, 02:41AM
Well, I guess I need to give an introduction since I've been reading on here for a long time but just recently became a member


Name: Robert, (Bob to most people)

Life story: I'll try to be brief, I've played trombone for the better part of 17 years, born and raised in Ft Lauderdale, FL and studied with Tim Conner all throughout high school. I Was a member of Florida All State band in 1994 and won auditions to USMC bands and Army bands as a senior in high school, I didn't graduate on time and lost both of those opportunities. I spiraled downward and ended up as a drug addict and alchoholic. I became a christian in 1998 and drums became my primary instrument playing in church. Played trombone off and on for specials and things but not too seriously. I recieved my licence as a minister in 2000 and in 2001 I moved to Glasgow, Ky witch is where my wife was from. I now am a computer programer for a company here in Ky. and am a Youth Pastor for a small church. I recently began playing trombone seriously in fall of 2005 and am currently studying with Lee Blakeman who is the professor at Western Kentcky University.  Although I don't attend college he is gracious enough to let me play with the trombone choir and I'll also be performing the 2nd movement of the Grondahl Concerto and the t-bone studio concert at the end of this month.  Although I made alot of mistakes I wouldn't trade my life experiences for anything, I have a beautiful wife, a beautiful 4 year old daughter and a great relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. My goal is to be doing ministry full time and freelancing on the horn part time. I currently play and old 1975ish Bach 42 Strad(as the name implies) straight tenor and and hoping to move to a 42BO eventually. I woundn't trade the sound of that old 42 for anything I just would like to have a trigger to make some more notes availible. So much for brief, hope to be getting to know all of you soon, I'm outta here!


Bach 42

 :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BlueTrombonist on Apr 13, 2006, 10:32PM
So I'm a Sophomore in High School. Besides playing Trombone im an avid historian. Music is the most important thing to me and schools I want to go to are Berklee, Indiana U, Juliard, the Naval Academy, or West Point. I want to do something in music. I'm currently in AP Music Theory. Not to toot my own horn but I believe I'm a pretty good Trombonist and a decent composer. Cheers.

BlueTrombonist


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: hccobb on Apr 19, 2006, 07:44PM
*wave*

I'm currently a band director in Gainesville, FL. I'm a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, AL and still continue to play pretty regularly. My primary "instrument" is bass, but I'm starting to get much more into tenor for jazz and combo. I do a lot of arranging and some composition for all forms of ensemble. Of late I've been doing big band, but I've done some very respectable concert band, trombone, marching band, and chamber arrangements and works. If anyone here is looking for that I'm always willing to get with you and talk about it.

Otherwise I'm just here to talk about all things music/trombone. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg waits on Apr 21, 2006, 12:25PM
:hi:  Welcome to our humble little corner of the internet Hc!

May your experiences here be as illuminating and entertaining as mine have been (so far!).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: nvstoep on Apr 21, 2006, 12:49PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here but thought the introduction thread was nice.  I played trombone from fourth grade through high school, was first chair at almost all the honor bands I played in, and when I graduated decided to dance (ballet) for a few years, figuring that I could always come back to music.  A few months later I decided to try playing trumpet and did that until two months ago, which ended up being eight years.  That pretty well destroyed any hopes of a career in music I guess, but I am still enjoying ballet so that is not a problem.  The trombone has come back incredibly quickly, and I think I am better now than I was (with the valve sound in my head the slide precision is 10x better).  I will probably look into taking lessons sometime soon, as I remember how helpful Buddy Baker was when I studied with him.  Plus it just helps to play for somebody I think.

Anyway, I look forward to getting back into touch with fellow musicians.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg waits on Apr 21, 2006, 03:45PM
Welcome to the OTJ forum, NV.  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Apr 21, 2006, 04:14PM
Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ewells483 on Apr 29, 2006, 10:48AM
Hi everybody,

My name is Eric

I've been watching the forums for a year or so. I finally decided I would join, that way if I come up with any questions I can post.

I'm a student at Northern Arizona University, studying until the end of this school year with Peter Vivona. He's retiring next month. I'm currently working on my B.A. in Music Ed. I plan on earnign an associates in music technology, and eventually I plan on earning my master's. What I get my master's is undecided at the moment.

My equipment:
Bach 42BO w/ Doug Elliot mouthpiece
King 2B Jiggs Whiggs model/ 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece

My interests:
I love playing both Jazz and Classical styles, and I'm also interested in shout band music, but do not have the opportunity to do that just yet.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg waits on Apr 29, 2006, 01:29PM
Welcome to the OTJ forum Eric!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: 300hsbw on May 19, 2006, 08:40AM
In case you don't know yet, I am a tenor and bass trombone player, although now I mainly play bass.   I like concert band music, and I REALLY enjoy British brass band and orchestral music.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: french_horn on May 24, 2006, 07:27PM
Hi everybody,
I'm Alexandre, french guy living in Québec... Playing trombone in a local rock band with reggae ska/ska influences (playing horn since 13 years), working part-time as a brass/woodwind tech and studying in guitar making (nobody's perfect, isn't it?). I was a regular reader of the forum, and decided to participate...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on May 24, 2006, 07:32PM
Hello Alexandre - welcome to the forum!  I'm glad you decided to register, see you around!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: 300hsbw on May 24, 2006, 07:42PM
I agree with Jeremiah - welcome, Alexandre!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Shadow446 on Jun 15, 2006, 10:46AM
Hello everyone! I'm new here, so I thought I post a bit about myself.

My name is Christopher. I live in Orlando, Florida, USA. I'll be a sophmore in highschool this year, and I'm looking forward to another great year in highschool.

I play a 20-30 year old bach (seriel # is in the 50,000's) Its a used student horn, and I've had it for 4 years. I'm looking to upgrade to a bach 36B or maybe a 42B. I use the standard 6 1/2 MP that came with my trombone.

I also play the piano pretty well, and alittle guitar (when I say alittle, I mean.... well, alittle).


Thats pretty much me there, I'm looking forward to being here, the people I've already talked to are awesome.


-Shadow


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: 300hsbw on Jun 15, 2006, 10:58AM
Welcome to the forum, Christopher!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Xenophile on Jun 17, 2006, 04:17PM
Hello, hello!

I am a high school student in Central Iowa, and I joined right after I got home from a Jazz Camp.  One of the moderators here was working with me in a sectional.

As for the horn I play, it is a Large Bore Yamaha Xeno (thus my user name (phile means love in Latin, in case you don't know) here); model number YSL-882GO (Gold Brass Bell, Open wrap) with a 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece for jazz and a Peter Sullivan for Concert.

I'm an aspiring Jazz trombonist and composer, currently working on a piece that I'm going to submit to the Jim Widner Big Band to see if they might perform or even look at it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jun 17, 2006, 04:21PM
Hey there! Welcome to the forum!

(Which moderator was it?).

And welcome to all you other new members as well. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Xenophile on Jun 17, 2006, 04:24PM
It was Thomas Matta.

He's probably one of the main reasons I plan on going to the camp again next year.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: 300hsbw on Jun 17, 2006, 07:08PM
I'm glad to hear that you liked your trombone instructor at the camp!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sebastian on Jun 19, 2006, 11:50AM
Hi there!

I am a 15 year old boy from Norway.
I mainly play  tenor trombone, but there are big chanses i'm getting a bass trombone during this spring/autumn.
I play on a Bach 36BO, which i have had since christmas, and i play in 2 bands, and i'm most likely gonna start in another band during autumn. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kragus on Jun 21, 2006, 09:42AM
Hello. I just turned 58, and have only been playing (again) for a few months. My daughter is at Shenandoah Conservatory (Vocal Performance, visions of opera), and left her Yamaha 356 behind. She stopped playing after Jr. High. I hadn't played since my sophomore year in HS, but figured I'd give it a try again. I was never very good back then (I was always more involved in vocal music than instrumental), but always enjoyed playing. I also play guitar, and have recently discovered the thrill of the pit band. A good friend is a musical director for various schools in the area, and has gotten gigs for my wife (bass) and myself. Unfortunately, there aren't enough opportunities for guitar in many musicals, so I thought I'd try to increase my options for playing. I found a teacher in my area and have been working on getting back into shape. My range is still kinda wimpy (top and bottom), but it's coming slowly. My teacher says my tone is pretty good, so that's encouraging - I'd rather sound good in a limited range than sound like crap all over the place. Anyway, I've found this to be a great resource and am glad to be here.  Dan


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombonedude88 on Jul 05, 2006, 10:53PM
HI Everyone

I've been playing trombone for 8 years and the last 2 1/2 years on bass trombone(man i love it) and im going ISU for music this fall. In 5th grade i wanted to play trumpet but my music teacher said my lips were to big for it and said i should play trombone and im sooooo glad she did that for me b/c its changed my life!! Ive been in concert band, jazz band, pep band, marching band, and made it to all state as the bass trombonist of the honors orchestra and hopefully this summer im going to play in a pit for Fiddler on the roof!

Not much else to say, but im really excited to be part of this and its only been one day and ive learned soo much already :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MoominDave on Jul 28, 2006, 12:43AM
You know, I never did get around to posting in this thread?

I'm 26, living in Oxford in the UK, modelling tokamak magnetohydrodynamics for a living (not quite sure how that happened, it seems fairly implausible). I've played piano since I was little, brass since I was 8 (euphonium), and trombone (bass) since I was 13.  I now play on brass for most groups in Oxford, and some in London, on whichever of alto, tenor, bass, contrabass trombone, euphonium, bass trumpet, or tuba is desired. I have a nagging feeling that taking all this more seriously than the day job isn't how life is supposed to be run, but I'm enjoying myself! My girlfriend (also an inveterate brass doubler) is moving in with me in August,  which is maybe not strictly relevant here, but it's a thought that makes me very happy  :)

[edit] Oh, and I'm not the Dave Taylor in NY... Maybe I should add a line to my sig to explain that to those who become confused...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Miss_Rochut on Jul 28, 2006, 10:03AM
Hello all!
I'm listed as a "New Member" so I suppose this applies to me :)!
My name is Emily and I'm part of the graduating class of '09. I've played trombone for 5 years now and I'm absolutely in love with it. I fell in love with jazz when I went to a Tommy Dorsey concert at a local venue in 6th grade and I've played it ever since. I want to someday be a Professor of Trombone at a major university. My passion since I can remember was to attend Juilliard. Let's see...I can't reach 7th position...I adore sightreading...and bascially that's all I have to say for now. Oh, I love OTJ and all the great advice I get from it!!!!!! Thanks to everyone who spends time helping us beginners, and band teachers/private teachers are the greatest!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spunkytrombones on Jul 30, 2006, 10:47AM
Hey, I'm not totally new but I haven't really introduced myself here so I will.

My name's Alymay, I'm a high school junior from MA. I have been playing trombone since fifth grade (French Horn before that) and it is a huge part of my life. In the future, my plan is to double major in pharmacy and music, so I can have pharmacy as my paying job and music as my fun job as I jet off to med school to get my M.D. I also may decide to teach high school health, because the world doesn't have enough sex ed teachers comfortable talking to their students about sexuality. I know this is ambitious, but I anticipate challenges

When I am not in a rehearsal/practice session, class, or studying, you may find me on stage acting or singing in my barbershop quartet or the church choir (I'm a U.U., and though I'm not what you'd call "religious" in the traditional sense, spirituality is a fundamental part of my personality).

Nice to meet y'all!

-Alymay  :sing:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spunkytrombones on Jul 30, 2006, 10:51AM
Quote from: "Miss_Rochut"
Let's see...I can't reach 7th position


Me either! A good trick that i've learned is to slide the slide up with your fingers past the grip to get that extra inch or so. There are also ways to lean in your shoulder to extend your arm that extra bit. Because I've practiced these so much, if I extend both arms out, perfectly relaxed, my right arm goes considerably further.

If all else fails, that's what F valves are for!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Miss_Rochut on Jul 30, 2006, 01:25PM
Quote from: "spunkytrombones"
If all else fails, that's what F valves are for!

Amen to that!! My F trigger has saved me trouble/made me lazy. Now on my Bach it's quite a bit more difficult for me to get 6th and 7th positions in tune. I'll be trying that technique and practicing my trigger-less horn more often because I'm looking for a good old reliable jazz horn for my junior year (hopefully sooner), and I don't want to have a lazy arm for those tricky B naturals!  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spunkytrombones on Jul 30, 2006, 01:46PM
Quote from: "Miss_Rochut"
Quote from: "spunkytrombones"
If all else fails, that's what F valves are for!

Amen to that!! My F trigger has saved me trouble/made me lazy. Now on my Bach it's quite a bit more difficult for me to get 6th and 7th positions in tune. I'll be trying that technique and practicing my trigger-less horn more often because I'm looking for a good old reliable jazz horn for my junior year (hopefully sooner), and I don't want to have a lazy arm for those tricky B naturals!  :good:


I have that problem when I play my Bach, if I ever want sixth position I usually overshoot because I'm worried about it (seventh position with the extra stretch method usually is fine), but usually when I switch over to my old yamaha student model I am fine, probably from years of being triggerless. I am definitely a jazzer at heart, too, but I want to play bass trombone eventually, so I don't find the triggerless horn thing an issue.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kittie on Aug 25, 2006, 08:45AM
Hey everybody,  :grin:  my name is Kelsey and I'm a new member (obviously).... I've played the trombone for about six years now, and I am a senior in high school. I also play a lot of other things... tuba, baritone, trumpet, flute, bass, piano... stuff. I live in Michigan in a very small town. I play a Conn 88H that I just got... the Christmas before last, if I remember correctly.
I plan to go to college and study music, probably education.... I love the trombone (whoo!). I'd like to talk to all of you people  :P


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Flybone on Aug 25, 2006, 09:07AM
Quote from: "Kittie"
I'd like to talk to all of you people


That definitely comes under the heading of be careful what you ask for...

Jump in, have fun,take it all with a grain of salt.

 :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ThePhobiaViewed on Aug 28, 2006, 07:55AM
Hello everyone. Let's see, I am a sophomore at Montoursville High School in Montoursville, PA. I've played trombone for 5 full years now. I've been playing baritone for about 2. I also play some electric guitar and bass as well as keyboard (which I don't like learning songs on, I just play random stuff and it usually sounds pretty good actually). I also have a trumpet but I don't play it that often. I'm not involved in any bands outside of school but the Repasz Band is nearby so if I ever get enough free time I may look into that someday. I don't think I will major in music in college because I'm #1 in my class and probably could go farther with a science degree than a music one.
 
I play tennis which my band director probably isnt too happy about because I'm the only good trombone and since our tennis team made it to the state quarters and me and my brother made it to state doubles I missed like 5 wednesday practices in a row and I dont have band in my schedule at school. I will listen to pretty much any type of music. Its not uncommon for me to go from listening to my circus screamers cd (the best cd i own) to Chevelle (which is where my cryptic name came from) to Christian Lindberg (my favorite trombonist).

That's me  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: nickrex37 on Sep 03, 2006, 09:57AM
Hey im a senior at Franklin High School in Franklin, PA. I've played trombone for 2 1/2-3 years after switching from clarinet (i really sucked at clarinet). Im in jazz band, marching band, pep band, concert band, and play with our town band. Im drum major of our marching band. i wouldn't consider myself amazing at trombone but i did go to district jazz band last year so i guess im not that bad. I really wish i would have started playing trombone earlier. I play a Conn 88 HO and im an avid Maynard Ferguson fan so i have a Superbone, which i sort of know how to play, but the whole combination thing can get really confusing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dise on Sep 28, 2006, 06:12PM
Good day!  I'm Lee Dise.  Originally, from Newport News, VA.  Lived all over the country.  Done all sorts of things.  Finally settled down across the river from Newport News, in Virginia Beach.  I studied at various colleges, have a degree in music from Wichita State (1976) and did some graduate work in Pittsburgh, where I studied with some of the Pittsburgh Symphony guys -- Bob Hamrick, Bill McGlaughlin, and the late B.B. McCulloh.  Spent four years at the Travis AFB band in Fairfield, CA.  Met my lovely wife there, the former Debbie Wallace from Glendora, CA, and have been happily married for 23 years.  I've been playing trombone for so long, I ought to be good at it by now.  I haven't given up quite yet.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Pteranabone on Sep 28, 2006, 06:42PM
Quote from: "nickrex37"
i have a Superbone, which i sort of know how to play, but the whole combination thing can get really confusing.


Yeah, I got one too about twenty-two years ago.  I usually switch between valve and slide.  I sometimes use the combination like an F-attachment to play low Eb to low B.

Welcome.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Pteranabone on Sep 28, 2006, 06:45PM
Quote from: "dise"
I studied at various colleges, have a degree in music from Wichita State (1976) and did some graduate work in Pittsburgh, where I studied with some of the Pittsburgh Symphony guys


I assume you're not referring to Pittsburgh, KS. :grin:

Welcome to the forum.  It's a great place.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dise on Sep 28, 2006, 07:02PM
Quote from: "Pteranabone"
I assume you're not referring to Pittsburgh, KS. :grin:

Welcome to the forum.  It's a great place.


That's right.  Isn't that Pittsburg, Kansas?  No silent 'H'?

I meant Pittsburgh PA, home of the mighty Steelers, the unmighty Pirates, "jumbo" sandwiches, and potholes by the bazillion.

I loved the Pittsburgh Symphony.  Still do.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: thunderingtrombone11 on Oct 07, 2006, 11:35PM
Hey my name is Danny, and Ive been playing trombone for about 6 years now. Im a freshman trombone major (bass) at Marshall University. (hence the 'thunderingtrombone'), a member of the Zeta Eta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and winner of the John Philip Sousa Award.
I started playing trombone back in 8th grade as my 3rd instrument (trumpet, tuba, then trombone), and now here I am today.
I currently own a Blessing B-128 pea shooter, but Im probably going to sell it soon. In high school I played on a Bach 42BO but when I graduated I had to give it back to the school. Right now Im playing on a Yamaha YBL-331 single rotor bass and am looking to buy a horn sometime soon.
I like playing anything from jazz to classical, and really dig the modern stuff. And thats about it.

peace, love, and Slide-o-Mix.


-Danny


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BassBone09 on Oct 09, 2006, 06:25PM
Hi, my name is Griffin. I live in Willis, TX and play the Bass Bone. I am a sophmore in high school. I love playing (almost more than eating) lol. I play a school owned Conn 112H with a Schilke 60 mouthpiece. I am trying to get enough money to buy an Edwards Bass Trombone. Comes to around $5,217.50. Lol I have the 50 cents so i'm almost there! I am first chair at my school. The other bass trombonist is one of those people that couldn't care less about band, but stays in it anyway. I am setting my eyes on the prize this year, I plan to make state. Last year, my freshamn year I made 4th chair @ Area. That's a result of a really bad audition by the way. So ya, how yall doin?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bonnet on Oct 11, 2006, 10:18PM
Ok, I am really out of place with all of you outrageous kids who are still in high school and have been playing for six years or something! - and probably already play better than I'll ever play! ... but here goes.

I started playing trombone this past February and play as much as I physically can - main limiting factor is left hand and arm pain, secondary limiting factor is embouchere getting wasted. That's OK, both factors make me take care of myself.

I'm a bit of a mid-life crisis story. Way back in the 5th grade, I took violin lessons for half a year and (thank God) learned how to read music. Then - it was the early 70's - my family moved out to what we in Alaska affectionately call "the bush," where I spent my life 'till 18. This was fairly unimaginably far away from a town (40 miles by boat from the nearest village of 300 people) or city (150 miles by float plane from the nearest town of 15,000), so let's just say that band or orchestra was not a real option. No joke, we were the only family on an entire island, and our nearest neighbors were 5 miles away - by water.

My high school education was by correspondence courses, BUT ... I had a great friend who at times lived in the area, and she played recorder, so we played duets together often when I was 16, 17. I created my own music class and got credit for recorder music from my correspondence school.

Then I moved back to the real world at 18 and spent the next 25 plus years getting along and actually just figuring out how to survive in that real world, got a degree in chemistry, spent 10 years as an analytical chemist, of all things (I know there is another lab rat out on this forum somewhere), and now have ended up in software development (of all things).

But through it all, I have always LOVED BIG BAND and LOVED MARCHING BAND (sorry for those of you who cringe at Marching Band, I can't help myself, I just love Sousa). Not to mention love jazz. But it is really, really hard to find a way into playing music if you miss the middle/high school years. So I finally decided that you really do only live once (here's the midlife crisis part), and I bought a cheap trombone, started taking lessons, actually marched in last year's fourth of July parade (I did a lot of what I call slide-synching (we have a small volunteer marching band and they will take anyone)) (note the nested parentheses for all you math and software types), and now am playing with our student symphony (we are also blessed with a student symphony that will take just about anyone).

Thanks for this totally cool forum. You guys (and gals) dispense with the best advice, and also just let yourselves have fun (why else would you be trombone players?).

BTW I love the instrument.

- Michelle


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Nov 03, 2006, 08:56PM
Hi peoplz people :hi: I'm Gemma :grin:
My Music story: I'm a band geek freshmen at Taos High! I've played the baritone for the past 4 years and have just started playing the trombone. I live in a small town in New Mexico ware no one seems to care about music. However I still LOVE my tiny 20 person band, and my 1 person section. I've come from a family of musicsions, and have grown up around music, so I jumped into band first chance I got in 6th grade :good: I was originally planing on playing the Tuba like my great grandpa but it was too big for me, so my director handed me a baritone and I've bin happly playing it ever since. I quickly became obsessed and now practice a few hours a day. even though I know I'm not going to make it, I'm auditioning for the New Mexico All-State Band. Recently my ant and uncle got me a Trombone, and I'm working on learning it now :grin:

About me:
I live in taos New Mexico. I'm in 9th grade. I love drawing, band, Baritones, and Trombones.I'm a Cartoonist. My favorite color is red, fav animal: dogs! fav food: Mac'n'Cheese. I love to practice my baritone: so there for I'm a geek :good:  :grin:oh ya and just so you know the reason why I'm such a bad speller is because I'm dyslexic


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 04, 2006, 04:13AM
Welcome, all you new members! :hi:

It's great to see you on the forum. Please don't be shy about posting.... :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: L Johansson on Nov 20, 2006, 12:02PM
Hi, my name is Love, an actual swedish name (not att all related to the emotion and pronounced vastly different). I'm a MSc working in software development in Lund (Sweden), and in my spare time I play in student orchestra as well as a military band. Would like to play in a Big Band as well (since it's closer to my personal taste in music), but then again the week only has so many hours...

Owns a Yamaha student bone and a really nice Bach 50B, which is what I've been playing for the past years. However, since I got put on principal a few months ago I've picked the Yamaha up again.

Been playing for about 7 years, with 11 years of piano lessons preceeding that.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: J R 1309 on Nov 29, 2006, 06:29PM
Hi everyone,
I used to be a forum member about 5 years ago, but I seemed to have lost touch and what not, though I would still visit from time to time just to read up on the various topics. 
I am currently working on my Master's in trombone performance at UNM. 
Besides practicing, I usually spend time in front of the computer arranging various pieces for various brass ensembles (I think I should get them played someday) and sometimes hit the bars after a performance or rough day of playing.
Anyway, it's good to be back.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trav1s on Dec 05, 2006, 05:47AM
 :hi:
Travis here, a 34 year old intern pastor in Iowa.  I have recently picked up the trombone after 5 or so years off.  I started college at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio as a music major but finished with a religion/history major. 

Currently I am borrowing a NICE Conn 72h from a member of my congregation that plays on an Edwards Bass.  :-0  While the Conn is a nice horn,it is too much for me. I want to get a large bore tenor (probably will be a Xeno) to replace the Bach Strad 36B I sold about 3 years ago. I purchased it new in 1986 when I switched from trumpet to trombone.  I think that horn is somewhere in the Columbus, Ohio area.

I picked up euph in college and walk both sides of the valve/slide fence  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 05, 2006, 06:00AM
Hello, you guys! :hi:

Welcome! :smile:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ajp on Dec 06, 2006, 06:35PM
I guess I'm not technically a new member, but it's been a while.  A very long while.

I'm Allen.  I'm from Little Rock.  I'm fresh out of college, working as a high school/junior high band director.    On the side, I do freelance teaching and performance.  I'm in the Little Rock Wind Symphony and a big band called Jazz Xtreme.

And I like what you've done with the place.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 07, 2006, 01:41AM
AJP! Where you been, man? :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: slick07 on Dec 16, 2006, 11:37AM
i'm not new either, but it has been awhile for me also
i plan on checking in here at least once or twice a week
sorry, life has had me bogged down
and for anyone who doesn't know...
i'm Ross and i play trombone. still in high school(but not for long)
the new forum looks nice


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: richy on Dec 24, 2006, 10:07AM
Not exactly new but have been browsing (lurking) for some time now.
My name is Richard, I am 32 years old and am based in Hampshire in the UK. I mainly play Bigband but am now doing some bass trom with a local amateur orchestra.

It is good to see such a good natured and helpful bunch of people on the web, nice to be a member of the comunity  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 24, 2006, 12:02PM
A fellow Brit! Welcome! :hi:

Now you've made that all-important first post, don't be shy.... :)

Same for all you other lurkers.... :razz:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spaghettibone on Jan 12, 2007, 01:25PM
Hi everybody!

Great site and forum!

It's a big pleasure to join this community!

All the best

Daniele

PS visit our italian forum (I'm moderator there...) www.iltrombone.it

CIAO!!!!! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jan 12, 2007, 01:28PM
Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Hotz on Jan 14, 2007, 09:34PM
Hey everyone, I guess I might as well start posting here (I started writing a comment about mouthpieces, but realized I was rambling something fierce, and wasn't even keeping to my own arguement, so I'll just save it for another day!)

My name's Glenn, and I'm currently a freshman at Ithaca College studying to be an audio engineer (Sound Recording Technology is the official title).  It's a BM degree, so I'm a full fledged music major...setting myself up for a fulfilled, yet severely poverty stricken life.  Currently playing a Conn 88H and a Getzen 3508R, and there's over 6" of snow outside (about time!) 

Cool...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Falkon on Jan 25, 2007, 03:26PM
Jim here.  I'm a college student getting back into trombone for fun. 

I play doumbek, tabla [barely], some djembe, and I tried learning trumpet, but I just don't seem to have trumpet lips.  I'm in school for my Bachelor's in Computer Engineering.  I'm also an avid cyclist.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Jan 25, 2007, 07:26PM
:hi: hey welcome to the site new people :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: woodsonbbone on Feb 03, 2007, 07:56PM
Hey everyone, my name's Chris...just joined the site a few days ago but so far I really like what I see.  I'm a sophomore at my highschool where I'm playing the bass trombone and loving it.  Lookin forward to participating in the site, having a place like this is a really great idea.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Musical mystery on Feb 05, 2007, 07:31AM
Hey everyone, my name's Chris...just joined the site a few days ago but so far I really like what I see.  I'm a sophomore at my highschool where I'm playing the bass trombone and loving it.  Lookin forward to participating in the site, having a place like this is a really great idea.
Welcome Chris! I'm a sophomore too.

And welcome everyone actually!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VBone on Feb 05, 2007, 05:06PM
Hey people, I'm Tori, and I like to type a lot. So mine is pretty long, I'm long-winded. ^^

Umm, musically:
I started with the violin in first grade, and I continued through second grade, but it bothered my chin and shoulder. Little children are such wimps. =) My mom decided a year or two later that I needed to learn piano, so she bought me a keyboard. I never took lessons on that, and it was pretty much a complete failure until a child prodigy of a piano player moved in next door and started to help me along. I stopped playing in fifth grade, when I decided that I wanted to play flute in beginning band. I wish that we would have had the oppertunity in elementary school to try different instruments. Anyways, I went through a year being one of the better flute players. When I got into middle school, I used my elective for drama not band, which was dumb. In 8th grade though they offered band as a second elective and I took the oppertunity, and picked up the flute again. I started to reteach myself, when I switched to high school band though I nearly died. I hadn't learn to count rhythms and any not above a high C was just not happening- we need good middle school band directors. Freshman year I struggled, but it was thought I'd switch to the French horn. I picked up guitar and bass also, I left guitar though to focus on my bass since I like the sound much better. (I'm a bass line kinda' gal) Now as a sophomore I've gotten /much/ better at the flute, one of the top 5 or so in symphonic band. This past November though I decided I wanted to switch to the Euphonium, however for anyone who has ever looked at the price of a Euphonium I had to choose an alternative if I wanted to play a low brass. Naturally I chose trombone. I'm going to band camp over the summer, planing to play trombone, and I hope to start lessons shortly. I'm also really enjoying getting back into the piano.

In the future musically, I want to be a Middle School band director, and hopefully kids won't end up with the same problems musically that I had. High school music should be fun.


(As a side note that no one cares about Freeze Frame is now on "Everybody hates Chris" and that was one of our stands tunes last year.)

Otherwise:
I like to play video games: World of Warcraft, Soul Calibur, and Guitar Hero,are the first that come to mind. I also like Horseback Riding. Sorry for being so long winded.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Feb 05, 2007, 06:21PM
Welcome to the forum Tori!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FlamM on Feb 14, 2007, 09:32PM
Hello or "Salut" as we say here so you must have guessed that I am French.

I am 27 and have played the trombone for 17 years but that's not my job. I am currently trying to finish a PhD in physics after an engineering degree.
 I play in different bands : concert band (http://harmonie.eybens.free.fr), brass band, symphonic orchestra (http://www.lorchestre.com) and bass quintet (the links points to french websites but it may interest some of you)

Another detail : I have a Bach 42AG.

I think that's it and I am glad to participate to this forum.


ps : any other french speaking people on this forum ?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 15, 2007, 12:57AM
Welcome! I think that a number of our Canadian members, and some of those resident in Germany, also speak French.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassbrassplaya on Feb 16, 2007, 12:08PM
So hello everyone..:)

A long time ago I have been a member on this forum and liked it a lot but now that I came back it has  changed a lot...to the good :)..so cool to be here, again.
My name is Sebastian and for the older members of the OTJ my former nickname wa STUDENT1(GETS AN EDWARDS). Well as I said I was in a lot of stress during to university preperations and so I did not log in for a long time. Also I found my older acount not to looks very professional, which is what I want to be here, so I simply made a new one...and...TADA, this is me, back again.


So for the ones who do not know me yet, my name is Sebastian and I am 20 years old and livin in the western part of Germany. I am a bass trombonist and WILL START WITH MY PROFESIONAL STUDIES OF THE BASS TROMBONE AND MUSIC(Music performance major) in April. I play in a concert wind band , and am playin  with a big band on a regular basis (GIGS). Furthermore we play with some brasssplayers as an ensemble on weddings and so) and I play with different amateur level symphony orchestras.  Besides playin bass trombones for hours I also HAVE TO PLAY :( the piano. My hobbies besides music is watchin and playin basketball, goin into clubs at the weekend if  I do not have to play a concert the next day, and goin to cinemas chilling with the friends swimming and reading.

 SO NICE TO BE HERE; AGAIN :)










Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Feb 16, 2007, 12:19PM
Welcome! I think that a number of our Canadian members, and some of those resident in Germany, also speak French.

Don't forget Lou2CV and our Belgian contingent (Slidennis and Johnny_Verhoven).  We also have a resident of western Switzerland who drops by from time to time.

I worked for a week in France (Limours) but it was quite a few years ago.  I can still read and understand French, but my written and spoken skills are quite rusty.

Sebastian - welcome back!  I was wondering what happened to you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sfboner on Feb 16, 2007, 12:20PM
^  ENJOY that piano playing!!  I had to do it in college also, but it was OK not to take it seriously.  I didn't - and now it drives me crazy that I can't play piano worth a damn.  It sure would be useful for teaching lessons.

I've been meaning to get around to introducing myself in this thread - hopefully soon.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sebastian on Feb 19, 2007, 10:55AM
Cool, someone with the same name as me :)
I didn't know you before, but hey, welcome back! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BStro on Feb 19, 2007, 03:48PM
hello, i just found this thread.
i found this site while doing a google search for a doubble belled trombone ( i saw a picture of one and wanted to know more about it) .  i've been playing trombone for a few years in lovley minnesota... that's about all.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg waits on Feb 28, 2007, 07:56AM
I would like to welcome our newest member. His name is Russ White. When I saw the name as a new member I wondered could it be the same Russ White that was in high school with me in 1971! He was an upperclassman I met in band when I was a new freshman. He was one of the few older cats in the trombone section who weren't total jerks! He was very encouraging to me and a real cool guy.

He embarked on a career with the fire department, and retired a chief. And now he is playing trombone again! Please no jokes about hot jazz!  :D

He can give more details re: his return to the trombone fold for himself, but I just wanted to say that I am very happy to have stumbled upon him again!

Welcome Russ!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VBone on Feb 28, 2007, 03:09PM
I would like to welcome our newest member. His name is Russ White. When I saw the name as a new member I wondered could it be the same Russ White that was in high school with me in 1971! He was an upperclassman I met in band when I was a new freshman. He was one of the few older cats in the trombone section who weren't total jerks! He was very encouraging to me and basically a cool guy.

He can tell his own story about returning to the trombone fold, but I just wanted to say that I am very happy to have stumbled upon him again!

Welcome Russ!  :hi:

That's amazing!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Feb 28, 2007, 03:13PM
Great story - welcome Russ!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Another Dave on Mar 03, 2007, 10:23PM
Hello Everybody,

My name is Dave Lohman and I turned in my school rental when I left high school.  That was 33 years ago.  I had the same band director, Mike McNallen, from the 5th through 12 grade and he was a trombone player too. 

I never meant to be away this long. 

Anyway I rented a trombone about 10 days ago and it's kind of like falling in love again. (shhhh don't tell my wife!!)  My son has been playing bassoon for about 3 years and after chaperoning his youth orchestra retreat last fall, this desire to get back just kept growing and growing and here I am.

Thank you all for the informative dialogue I've found here.  As I research different instruments, find answers to technical questions that come up, I keep finding myself getting sidetracked in here!!



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: greg waits on Mar 03, 2007, 11:04PM
Welcome Dave! It's like you never left.  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: David Schwartz on Mar 04, 2007, 12:48AM
Quote from: Another Dave
My name is Dave Lohman and I turned in my school rental when I left high school.  That was 33 years ago.  I had the same band director, Mike McNallen, from the 5th through 12 grade and he was a trombone player too. 
:good:  My own public school band directors were trombone players and great influences.

Quote
My son has been playing bassoon for about 3 years and after chaperoning his youth orchestra retreat last fall, this desire to get back just kept growing and growing and here I am.
A neighbor of mine took up cello as an adult about the time his kid started playing in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Good idea.
Welcome back!

An Other Dave.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: spitvalves on Mar 06, 2007, 03:17PM
Hello!  I just joined the forum.  I'm looking forward to posting and reading. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 06, 2007, 03:58PM
Hello! :hi: Welcome to all you new members.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: wilson mckeown on Mar 06, 2007, 04:48PM
hey everyone, my name is ian mckeown, and i'm a first year university student. i'm about to embark on a plan for next year that involves one year of as much trombone playing in the community as i can handle, and then it's off to one of the more recognized music universities around my area (southern ontario, canada).

so, i figured this place would be a good step towards the possible devotion of my career to the trombone.

...it sounds crazier when you read it.  :razz:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MikeBassBone on Mar 10, 2007, 04:11AM
This is awesome, I shipped off to basic training, and when I got to the Army School of Music, I found out the OTJ forum disappeared. But I guess I found it again, I am surprised I remembered my password. So I suppose I am not new member but it has been a while since I have been here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Russ White on Mar 14, 2007, 11:49AM
Well, since Greg gave me such a nice intro and lead-in, I guess I need to make it official and introduce myself. Greg and I did indeed attend the same high school, and I can proudly say that I was one of the first trombone players he blew past on his way to what has obviously been a long and distinguished career. Congratulations and Kudos to Greg. After high school I did a couple of years at a community college, and then 2 semesters at NTSU before going on the road to "learn what being a musician was really about". Oh yeah, the arrogance of youth. After about 4 years as an incredibly mediocre trombonist, I realized that if I was ever to be a good trombonist I needed to spend an awful lot of time in the woodshed, not on the road. Returned home with the intent of joining the fire service because it provided a job that made a contribution, and allowed significant free time to pursue the horn without the pressure of having to pay the bills with it. Then I met my wife, and all of that free time I thought I was going to have went right out the window.

It's now 25 years later, I'll be retired at the end of May, and now I really will have that free time to return to the horn. I've scoped out a couple of community college jazz bands to play with, have found excellent insructors for both the horn and jazz vocabulary, and am looking forward to jumping back into my music with both feet. My interests are in the jazz arena, mostly big band and trombone ensembles. I'm trying to decide whether I prefer my dual bore Olds Recording or my straight bore 3B, and I picked up a very old large bore King ( eqivalent to a 4B, but so old it doesn't have a slide lock)because the new guy in the community college band gets the bottom parts.

Love this forum, and didn't find this post 'til now because I was having fun in other areas. Glad to be aboard. - Russ White


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 14, 2007, 11:55PM
Welcome, Ian and Russ, and welcome back Mike. :hi:

Welcome, too, to all those new members who haven't yet posted. Please don't be shy! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: chs2010 on Mar 22, 2007, 11:52PM
BAM!


Well I've been on trombone forum for a while, but never really did anythin on it. So....
I'm Diego, i'm a freshman at Clinton High school, our bands pretty good lol
I'm lookin for a 3047af getzen trombone, so if yall know of any good prices, please let me know.

Peace


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 23, 2007, 06:54AM
Hi Diego, and welcome!

Is there any particular reason for a Getzen 3047AF?  There are an awful lot of very good trombones out there from other makers.  Why not try some of them?  Conn 88H, Bach 42 (T, A, or B), Yamaha Xeno (882) or 682, and many more.  Also, if you aren't used to one, try a conventional rotor in addition to the Axial (Thayer).  Not everybody plays the Thayer and you may find the regular rotor feels better.

You might want to check out our resident dealers at hornguys.com (SFTrombone and Slipmo), Dillonmusic.com (Steve Dillon), ACMETrombones (BACHorndoctor), and DJ Kennedy.  You will probably get the best price for anything from one of them, and it will be properly prepared prior to shipping (as opposed to the "big box" guys like WW&BW or Giardinelli).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: chs2010 on Mar 23, 2007, 08:31AM
Yeah, I played on a 3047af a few weeks ago. But the only problem is money is looow for me right now, so I'm not planning on buying one of those til my late junior and senior year of high school. But man I did like the bachLT42b but just, the way they've made them since the strike, I dont want to waste my money on an instrument that's not up to their usual quality. I'm going to loook for a used one, that's in pretty good condition...

Diego


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kaspar389 on Apr 22, 2007, 08:27AM
My name is Kaspar, seriouslly it is. I live in the Suburbs of chicago  :good:

Im graduating middle school this yr, and all through it Ive been playing the Trombone(A little more than 3 yrs)


I love it, alot. Im in our school top jazz band, playing lead trombone. I love soloing, and Ive won multiple awards doing it. I also play in the school band, also first chair. In my opinion though Jazz Band > Regular Band.

When I started in the summer of 5th grade, I had a Bach Student Trombone(Beginner). I played that until the beginning of 8th grade. Then I got a Yamaha Alegro F Trigger(Intermediate). Anwway, all my teachers and stuff were telling me I should upgrade for highschool, so yestoday there was a big sale at the music store(Quilan and Fabish) and I got myself a  Bach Strad. Windy City(42BO) with a Bach 6 1/2 AL Mouthpiece.



Thats me

Now its the end of 8th grade and


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MAZ on Apr 30, 2007, 02:41PM
Hello everybody, my name is Matt, and I’ve been playing the trombone for about 10 years (minus a break of about a year).  I started playing in elementary school and kept with it all the way through High School.  I actually started a degree in music education before realizing that a career in music really wasn’t for me.  So, I transferred to a school closer to home, changed my major, and took a break from the trombone.  I actually just started playing again about 2 months ago and am enjoying it now more than ever.  I look forward to posting on and learning from this forum in the future.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 30, 2007, 03:08PM
Hello Matt and Kaspar, and hello to any new members who haven't posted in this topic (and particularly, to those who haven't yet posted at all!).

Welcome, and we look forward to future interactions. Once again, please don't be shy. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Calluin on May 01, 2007, 03:33AM
Hello and have a good day or night or whatever you now have on your side of Earth  :)
I am from the Czech Republic and I attend...well something like comprehensive school - the final grade. Music is my long-pursued hobby - I play the piano and the trombone. Although I am in IIIrd grade of the 2nd level in piano class (that is 10 years), I think my piano skills are inferior. :-) 4 years ago I was suggested that I try playing the trombone, because the dance orchestra I play in had none. I must say I like it more than a piano, mainly because of the tone - it is said that the trombone's sound is closest to human voice. So now I play mostly swing in the orchestra (actually a big band playing music for dancing :)) and I'm trying to improve my skills so I can handle the 1st trombone part properly (at the moment our leader writes the scores according to our capabilities). And one day I will play the Little Brown Jug solo as Glenn Miller played it! :D
I have quite old trombone, but still good (enough for me) - it is an Amati Kraslice hybrid :) The slide part is Yamaha (probably a piece that did not fulfill their standards, it is rumoured that Yamaha sends those to Amati :)) and the bell part is of German origin. My first mouthpiece was Yamaha 48, large and comfortable, but recently I have bought Vincent Bach 15 - it suits me better as I have to play higher and higher in the orchestra and the sound is better. My teacher asked me if the edges aren't too sharp, but then he said "There is no accounting for tastes." (I hope it is the right translation :))
Now I will learn the English music and trombone terminology so I can discuss it with you guys  :)
After Maturita (Czech final exams - it is like A-levels) I will have plenty of time to practise and to discuss here :) So cross your fingers on 24th May 8:00-11:30 GMT +1  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: nivek on May 09, 2007, 03:37PM
Hello. I play Trombone(obviously). I shall move far away from "here" once old enough. I started Trombone September of 05(my 6th grade year) I have been first chair everytime for regular school events. I was in district band 05-03-07 through 05-05-07. I had my thirteenth birthday 05-06-07. Anyway... I like concert and Pep Band. I masy join Marching Band next year, if I get better than what I am now. All my friends are in band. One can honestly be a Psychopath, but very entertaining, another likes to creep people out by doing such things as biting people. I love playing the Trombone and I excell at it, and I rarely practice. There are only 2 Trombones in my Grade. We will be playing Overlords, a Song For Friends, and Pirates of the carribean for our Spring concert.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on May 09, 2007, 03:41PM
Welcome to the site guys :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Thomas Matta on May 21, 2007, 06:52PM
Has DJ Kennedy ever made the trip over here to TFF?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on May 21, 2007, 07:25PM
Has DJ Kennedy ever made the trip over here to TFF?

He sure has!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Jun 07, 2007, 06:53AM
JUST  GOT  BACH  FROM  VEGAS  ITF  --- -WHERE  WERE  YOU  ??????????????????????????????
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ocassionally  i  might  peep  something  besides   instruments  //accessories 
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lotsa  content  of all  kinds  on the  moose lodge
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much time to follow   all the soaps
read all the  newspapers
watch all the  new  movies coming out
read latest  novel
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DID  SEND  NEW MEMBER  //////KAI WINDING WIFE   A  PM
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AND RECRUITED 
JOE  JACKSON
BRUCE  SMITH
ROY BARNES
AARON CHANDLER

latest recruit
CAROLYN  JOHNSON ---met  her  and spent some time w her and her  friend birdie  at the  ITF


Has DJ Kennedy ever made the trip over here to TFF?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BoneFather on Jun 10, 2007, 12:39PM
Hello to all of you.  :hi:

Don't know how important trombones are in your family life, but to me (or us) it is.

I met my wife because we were in the same section at the university orchestra. We were both King players, so that matched well, and we decided to stay together. We maried and moved, and as there were no good community bands in our new neighbourhood, we both stopped playing.

And then the kids came. We decided to introduce all of them to music (even our 1.5 year old twins have cheapo instruments :)). So when the time came the oldest had to find a band, I took up playing the trombone again. But I switched to my wife's 4B Silver Sonorus in the process.

In the mean time, the two oldest sons are also playing trombone. The second started on alto, and recently needed to move to a larger imstrument. So he's inheriting the small/medium bore of the older, who just got a large bore. While ordering the large bore, my wife got me a bass trombone for my 42nd birthday "just for fun". Well, I loaned a bass for some gig, and she saw I had fun doing that and these Chinese instruments cost next to mothing these days.

Oh well, so I'm the head of a family where 4 people can play the trombone, and we've accumulated 6 instruments in getting there. I assume that justifies the nickname "BoneFather"  :pant:

JanR


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jun 10, 2007, 04:34PM
Welcome, Bonefather.  We also have Bonedaddy, Ben Patterson, who is in the USAF Airmen of Note.

How are you finding the Chinese instruments?  Our feedback has been that they are hard to play and don't hold up.  You willing to put your Chinese bass against the King 4B?  (Btw, I had a 4B Silver Sonorous (not sterling silver bell; just a silver plated horn.)

FWIW, the only non-American trombone in my collection is a Yamaha 682; almost everything else is King, Conn, Holton, and Martin.  Oh, yeah.  I have a Whaley-Royce (Canadian music dealer) G-Bass from 1930; may be a Boosey, or it may be something else.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BoneFather on Jun 10, 2007, 11:36PM
How are you finding the Chinese instruments?  Our feedback has been that they are hard to play and don't hold up. 

I'm in Belgium, which is obviously in Europe. We typically get these instruments from vendors on Ebay Germany. Although we also got a chinese French horn from the UK a few weeks back. We don't stick to brass, We also have a chinese digital piano we bought in Germany, and we have imported over a dozen chinese string instruments for ourselves and family/friends.

There are some larger music shops in Germany who import these instruments, and put their own name on it. The Jinbao bass can or could be bought at least under the following names: Cantabile Brass, Behrensbach, West-Coast, Fasch. I'm sure you could find them under even more names if you look hard enough.

If there's interest, I will open a topic in the instruments forum on the instruments we have experience with. But the summary is simple: if your plan is to audition for a major orchestra, you likely don't want to use these. But for guiding kids through their first 5-8 years of playing, and/or for playing in not-so-high-level community bands they'll do more than fine. Heck, I wish I would have had that small/medium double bore with F-valve Yamaha clone when I started to play. I had a Conn Director but there are several reasons why I prefer that chinese clone for starters.

Quote
You willing to put your Chinese bass against the King 4B?   (Btw, I had a 4B Silver Sonorous (not sterling silver bell; just a silver plated horn.)

Given that our (shouldn't say "mine" - technically it's my wife's instrument  :rolleyes:) 4B is a sterling silver bell, there's not much I would put against it. Although I wouldn't state the 4B SS is an easy instrument to play. Took me some time to get used to it. But once you master it, it's a joy to play - and hear. It's not a "modern" sound, but it holds its own.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: scallywag24 on Jul 06, 2007, 05:43PM
Hi there. My name is Alex Silver. I'm a trombone player from Sydney, Australia. Looking forward to posting some stuff soon.
Cheers
Alex


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Jul 06, 2007, 06:14PM
Welcome to the forum, Alex!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Woolworth on Jul 13, 2007, 07:26AM
I see that Phil Teele has joined our hallowed ranks.  Welcome, Mr. Teele! 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Jul 13, 2007, 10:15PM
dont  everybody  pm   philteele  at  once   :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JebediahSackbutt on Jul 25, 2007, 08:38PM
Hello everyone I am Craig Perkins. I love music especially playing the blues in both my schools jazz bands. I play 3rd in the top Jazz group (will be 2nd next year because the trombonist who is 1st in all state is graduating) and I will be playing 1st in the lower group. I also play in the marching band where I got my nickname from. I will also be trying out for my region band next year and the solo we have to do has got some weird rhythms so wish me luck! It is Andante et Allegro by Barat. Well I look forward to meeting all of you.


Sackbutts  rule!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jul 25, 2007, 09:03PM
Welcome to the forum!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Hags888 on Aug 01, 2007, 10:42AM
Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this forum, and I'm a trumpet player by trade (gasp!  Let's not stone him yet...hear him out!).  I managed to pick up a "soprano trombone" (some of us call it a slide trumpet...) recently and boy has it been giving me a run for my money.  It's pitched in Bb just like my regular trumpet and my normal mouthpiece fits in the receiver, but after that...it's a totally different world.   Anyway, I'll be enjoying reading up on the forum and may post a few questions.  I'm glad to be here!

Scott


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 01, 2007, 12:31PM
Hey there, Scott! Welcome to the forum! :hi:

Don't be shy about being a trumpet player here - it's all brass, after all. :)

I also have a slide trumpet, but haven't managed to play it yet. If I could squoze my trombone mouthpiece into it, then maybe I'd get somewhere. :(


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: conductorjonz on Aug 02, 2007, 05:34PM
Well...I'll chime on on this.  My name is Greg Jones and I decided to start playing again after being off the horn for a while. (15 or so years.)  I don't know why I decided to play agan, but I'm having fun learning all the basics again.

I have a 1938 King 2B Liberty, a Getzen Super Deluxe - Tone Balanced (curvy bracing and all), a King 3B (new), a King 4B (new) and a King military issue Liberty model, an Olds Recording slide/valve trombone, oh and a Holton Revalation too.

God willing, I wont have a need to carry them all to one gig.  It would look like the Paul Whiteman band with all the mutes, etc

I live in Toledo with my wife Erin and dog Bear.  I work in broadcasting and also part-time for the railroad as a bridge tender.  The bridge is a good place to practice undisturbed.

I check the forum nightly and find it's a great source of info.  Thanks to all who contribute!

Greg


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 03, 2007, 02:43AM
That's a lot of kit, Greg! :eek:

Here's a :good: for the new King 3B. I've never played a horn I liked better.

Welcome to the forum! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: conductorjonz on Aug 03, 2007, 03:07AM
Thanks!  I always played a King horns.  They take a ton of abuse!  The 4B is just a "new thing" to try I guess.  But so far I like it quite a bit.  I'm a big guy...I need a big horn.

The Getzen may hit the Ebay market soon, the Holton is display only, I play the Kings while practicing or playing.  I can't resist them!

Greg


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassbone12 on Aug 17, 2007, 07:27PM
Hey everyone! I'm Chris (there seem to be a lot of Chris's here for some reason... :confused:) but yeah...just joined a few days ago and didn't see this thread.  I'm a junior in high school and play the bass trombone  I've already taken a lot from the forum and I look forward to posting more!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Aug 17, 2007, 08:48PM
Hi Chris.  Glad you like our "house".

Please feel free to ask questions and to chime in on topics.  We don't think there are any "dumb" questions except for those you don't ask.  And everybody can provide information (please make sure you know what you are saying, though!).

Make sure you read the Terms of Use and have a grand time.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Early Anderson on Sep 02, 2007, 11:22AM
If you are new to the OTJ Forum, welcome! :hi:

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)

OK,,,Attention everyone, I called RHM last nite and she was not at home, no doubt at a gig.

I heard her voice, and is a lovely voice, indeed.  She has some strange & foreign accent and does NOT sound like she is from Brooklyn.

I hope to see her soon since I am making a trip to London and other European destinations.  Including a big band and jazz festival (also trombone) in Tuscany, Italy.  At a lovely town called Ambra (AR)...y'all come!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 02, 2007, 11:37AM
Hello, Early! :hi:

I was at a jazz festival - not playing with my band, although I did do a turn at one of the jam sessions - and just got home a couple of hours ago. My accent is old-fashioned BBC English - goodness knows why, seeing as I was born and still live in an industrial town. At least, it was industrial until Margaret Thatcher disposed of all the industries in the UK. :( I hope we can meet up. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Sep 02, 2007, 11:52AM
Hey, Early, welcome.  Or is it welcome back?  I seem to remember seeing some posts by you back about the time of the WTC incident.  Back then we were the Online Trombone Journal Forum.

Still, looking forward to learning at the feet of a master.

(Incidentally, I am from Brooklyn.)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Rich M on Sep 04, 2007, 10:37AM
Hey, guys (and gals). This is Rich from Fresno, California. I'm a high school English teacher who played trombone from 4th through 12th grade (concert, marching, jazz). I haven't played a horn since high school, but about 5 years ago I realized that something was missing in my life: playing music. I bought a cheap bass guitar because I figured I could still read bass clef music and I had always wanted to play in a rock band. Since then, I've bought and sold a lot of basses and equipment, but I still missed playing my old trombone. Recently, I stated poking around on ebay and on a whim, bid on an old H.N. White "American Standard" horn. I didn't really think I would win it, but I did, so now I'm excited about owning a horn again. I belong to several bass guitar forums, and I'm looking forward to learning a lot from all of you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 04, 2007, 11:25AM
Hello Rich! :hi: Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Sep 04, 2007, 11:45AM
Welcome to the forum!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Sep 04, 2007, 06:41PM
welcome new peoples :D  :hi: just make yourselves at home :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: CraigDanco on Oct 04, 2007, 07:38AM
Hello all.  I'm not really a "new" forum member, but a returning one from a long absence.  I've been occasionally lurking for a while, but I think its time to come back in a more active way.  Looking foreward to some witty repartee as it were....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 04, 2007, 07:41AM
Welcome back, Craig! :hi:

Looking forward to hearing from you. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Son of Elkhart 88H on Oct 08, 2007, 09:12AM
Hello everyone. I'm not a new member, per se. I registered ages ago, and lost the URL, forgot about the place, and only just a few hours ago found it again. Yes, I really am Elkhart 88H's son, and he introduced me to the trombone back in grade school.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 08, 2007, 09:16AM
In that case, another "Welcome back"! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBNate on Oct 14, 2007, 08:37AM
 Hi my name is Nathan
 I'm a student at Ridge JR. high and I play the bass trombone


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Oct 14, 2007, 11:39AM
Welcome to the forum Nathan!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 14, 2007, 12:12PM
Yes, welcome, Nate!

Nice doggy. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBNate on Oct 14, 2007, 12:31PM
 It's from the internet  :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jimmy on Oct 16, 2007, 02:48AM
Hello I'm Jimmy. I'm 16, from Adelaide, Australia. I am at Marryatville High School, and play lead bone with their 1st Big Band.

:D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 16, 2007, 03:20AM
Hi Jimmy! :hi: Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBNate on Oct 17, 2007, 12:54PM
hi Jimmy :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Oct 17, 2007, 05:14PM
Jimmy, welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: pazuni on Oct 20, 2007, 02:15AM
Hi,

I'm not exactly new but I never did introduce myself.  I didn't see this thread before tonight so that's the reason.  I have only one loyalty, and that is truth.  My philosophy is if that creates conflict so be it.  I'm sort of Aristotelian/Socratic in my outlook.  I neither welcome nor shy away from controversy.  In Los Angeles where I live, I am one of the most vocal critics of the union local and the RMA (Recording Musicians Assoc.) leadership. 

The reason for that is because between the RMA and Local 47's control over contracts and pricing, most of the recording work has left Los Angeles.  Most of it has gone to Prague, Bratislava, London, Seattle, Salt lake City, Canada, Houston, Hungary, you name it.  Why?  Because we live in a buyout world (whether we like it or not) and Local 47/RMA policy is 'no buyouts anytime under any circumstances.'  What that means is, to quote the liberals, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

In other words, for those of you understandably confused at this point, there are only a handful of the recording elite working in LA anymore.  And they're enjoying the full Monty -- back end payments, double, triple scale etc., while a large population of musicians in Los Angeles -- and good musicians -- are unemployed.  It is a travesty.

We don't have a free market here in LA.  Shame on us.  The rank and file are allowing the elites to run most of the work out of town.  It is a disgrace.

So maybe you heard it here first?

Aside from all that I've played bass trombone all over North America, Europe and Japan with all sorts of groups.  I've been fortunate to have wonderful opportunities.  I strongly encourage younger musicians to go for maximum glory, but I will also tell you the truth as I see it.

All the best,
Paz   


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Oct 20, 2007, 06:13AM
Thanks for sharing your experience, Paz.

It's long been an axiom, especially in the big markets like LA and New York, that it is as much "who you know" as "what you know".  You can't just walk into a theater on Broadway, play a great audition, and be hired.  Somebody has to recommend you.  I'm sure it's the same at the studios in LA.

One point of difference I'll make is that there is no limit to the greed of the guys hiring musicians.  I see this again and again, even in a small market like here in the sticks.  People all think that since musicians are having "fun" playing, they'll do it for free.  They don't seem to treat the sports players, who also are having "fun" the same way!  If they only appreciated the work that has to go on behind the scenes (hours of dedicated practice, rehearsals, etc.) maybe they would be willing to treat musicians like they treat everybody else.  Ahh, but why should they change the philosophy of centuries :dontknow:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: pazuni on Oct 20, 2007, 12:10PM
That's for sure Bruce.  And musicians are in part responsible for this because they are often so eager to do some playing they will just give it away.

That's one of the reasons markets are important, in my view, because as screwy as it all gets at least its not so likely to be controlled by a few people or by union strong-arm tactics.

I remember when I lived in NY, which is also a strong union town, it wasn't so bad because there were seemingly more differentiation in the business and more contractors.

Paz


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Oct 20, 2007, 03:14PM
pazuni, welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: G.Finch on Dec 03, 2007, 10:44AM
Hello!

I am from Suffolk, in England.

I go to Ipswich School, I am the first trombone in the 2nd orchestra. (There is only 1 trombonist, which is me)

I plan to join the Big Band sometime soon, when I'm a little better.....

Our school has 4 trombonists, out of ~800 people.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 03, 2007, 10:57AM
Hello!

Welcome to the Forum! :hi:

Sorry, I just corrected a bit of your spelling.... :) :razz:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Dec 03, 2007, 02:15PM
Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: G.Finch on Dec 04, 2007, 10:03AM
Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombownage on Dec 11, 2007, 04:23PM
 Hello. I'm Trombownage. I know my user name is extremely cheesy, but meh.  :D
I am currently a tenor trombonist. Not the best, but I'm defiantly improving every since I got into marching band. I've been playing ever since 6th grade and I'm now a freshman. You can do the math to find out how many years I've been playing.
 I'm curretly 1st chair in my band, but it doesn't mean much because not many people in this band really care. =P
That's a little info. on me. I guess I'll be seeing you around the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Dec 11, 2007, 04:26PM
Welcome to the forum Trombownage :hi: Don't be shy about posting :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombownage on Dec 15, 2007, 08:47PM
Thanks. I'll try to post daily.  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: HellsTrombones7 on Dec 20, 2007, 01:06AM
Howdy Hey!

I am 21, I live in Cardiff during term time and Manchester in the off season. I am currently studying at the RWCMD.
Quartets seem to be my thing, have been for about 3 years so I have got a couple together lol!

Anyone on BTS will know me as HT7! You guys here can call me that too!  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 20, 2007, 01:50AM
Hello! :hi:

Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Pyrepapayabeast on Dec 23, 2007, 04:42PM
What about if we're a reeeeeeeeeeally old member and we're just coming back ... that count??   ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Dec 23, 2007, 07:09PM
Welcome back!  What are you up to?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 24, 2007, 01:07AM
What about if we're a reeeeeeeeeeally old member and we're just coming back ... that count??   ;)

Hey! Of course it does! Welcome back! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: zemry on Dec 24, 2007, 08:13PM
What about if we're a reeeeeeeeeeally old member and we're just coming back ... that count??   ;)

Long time, no see type!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Pyrepapayabeast on Dec 26, 2007, 08:21PM
It's good to be back around the forum.  I don't even know where I've been ... or where I am ... *gets existential n' stuff*, but I'm still playing a ton!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bonefide on Dec 27, 2007, 09:12PM
 :hi:

Loving that wave smiley.  So welcoming.

Hey, I'm Rob.  Been tromboning for 7 years, and hopefully it'll get me into a college where i can learn to trombone for the rest of my life.

The amount of expertise on this forum is pretty remarkable, not gonna lie.  I like it.  :D

So yeah, I'll be around.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 28, 2007, 02:11AM
Hi, Rob! :hi: Welcome aboard.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: play_louder on Dec 30, 2007, 05:45PM
I just saw that the latest new member was 'Trom Bone'. Wow. I would have thought all the simple, trombone-related user names were long gone - but apparently not!

Anyway, hello Trom Bone, if you do venture in here anytime soon. Good to have you around!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 31, 2007, 12:11AM
That surprised me too!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Tim Skinner on Dec 31, 2007, 08:59AM
Hi, I'm Tim. I've been playing since around 1985. Played pretyy consistently for several years and ended up studying at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with the teacher there, Jay Castello.
After that my playing has been sporadic and I'm asd to say my 88h and the 1960's 48h I inheirited from my Dad have lived in the closet for the last 2-3 years. I got asked to play some Christmas music at a few churches this year and re-found my love for playing. In short, I'm back and looking forward to tapping into the wealth of knowledge that appears to exist here.
Anyone else here live in York Region? (just north of Toronto)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Dec 31, 2007, 09:50AM
Hi Tim, and welcome.

We have a few Torontans (Torontoans?) here.  If you skim some of the posts, you may find them (I can't name anybody offhand).

Good luck getting back into playing.  Use your local music store or University to get some leads on ensembles to join.  I think there are amateur bands all over the world and I can't believe there isn't at least one within 50 miles (80 Km) of you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BobbyBoneless on Jan 03, 2008, 09:07PM
Howdy all!

To a number of you, I will be "new."  Some of you will think, "We didn't get rid of him with the forum change over???"  To all, however, I say hello.

Since the last time I logged in here, many things have changed.  I finished my internship, and am now a fully licensed (but unemployed) teacher of social studies.  I'm subbing when and where I can.  We moved to Midland, MI this past July.  Nice to be back up in this area.

Along with umpiring Little League baseball, I began officiating football this past fall.  My middle son joined Cub Scouts last year.  This year, all three of my sons are involved in Scouting.  I am volunteering as the Assistant Cubmaster for the pack, and the Unit Commissioner for the troop which my oldest son has joined.  I had been in scouts in my youth.  I had forgotten how much I love the world of Scouting.  In many ways, I feel like I've come home again.

I've decided to go back to school and add a math minor to my certification . . . hopefully this will make me more marketable.  Teaching jobs are sparse enough here in Michigan.  Social Studies jobs are not to be found.  And if someone retires, there are a ton of resumes for each position.  Not a good time to be a teacher in Michigan. 

At any rate, it is good to be back.  I look forward to catching up on what is going on in the world of trombones and trombonists.  I need to find some good, new trombone compact discs.

Happy New Year to everyone!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 03, 2008, 09:51PM
Hi there, Bob! Welcome back. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jan 04, 2008, 10:06AM
Hi Bob.

When I was investigating going into teaching when my Engineering job went bust, I found out that the schools here in New England (and maybe where you are, too) have several "critical shortages" of teachers.  Over here it's Math, all the Sciences, and (surprisingly) Music.  I find Music to be rather odd because all my music teacher friends seem to be the first ones to get the pink slips when budget cuts have to be made.

Welcome back and keep active.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jan 04, 2008, 10:37AM
Welcome back Kotter Bob!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Alex Ashbourne on Jan 05, 2008, 03:46PM
hello all forum members

my name is alex, i just joined the forum after reading it for a few days. i play the trombone and my main interests are in jazz, but i also like playing classical music as well. i am still in highschool, grade 11, and i am planing on graduating and going to university for a BA in jazz performance.

cheers,
alex


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jan 05, 2008, 03:50PM
Welcome to the forum, Alex! Can I ask what schools are on your list for jazz performance? (Just curious)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Alex Ashbourne on Jan 05, 2008, 03:51PM
i am thinking University of Toronto, or Brandon University


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Roger Anderson on Jan 13, 2008, 09:59PM
I'm basically new here and love it.  I wish I'd been here a long time ago.

I'm a music teacher in Arizona and about halfway through the coursework for my Doctorate in Music Education at Arizona State University.

I studied trombone with Bob McAllister (Phoenix Symphony -- retired), Tom Ervin (past ITA President), and Lewis Van Haney (I had one lesson before he passed away and I played at his funeral).

I also play tuba.  Though I've never formally taken tuba lessons, I did audition my way into Pat Sheridan and Sam Pilafian's Access All Areas Tuba Camp in 2002 on both Euphonium and Tuba.

When I play trombone, it's my Holton TR158 Van Haney model.

When I play Bass trombone, it's an F.E. Olds NS22D.

Euphonium?  Yamaha YEP641s.

Tuba?  Besson 995CCs and (soon to arrive) Willson 3200s F tuba.

I'm also a member of the Conductors Guild as well as ITEA and ITA.

With all that, I teach 4th-8th Grade band in the Scottsdale Unified School District and assist with a community band at a local community college.

I love everything low brass and am thrilled to find a decent trombone forum to be a aprt of.  All the oher trombone message board I've been involved in have been dead.  No one posts anything, much less anything interesting. 

tromboneforum.org is awesome.  I love it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Roger Anderson on Jan 13, 2008, 10:03PM
And if anyone's interested, I have a myspace page at  www.myspace.com/AmmonRog

It'd be great to hear from great trombone players.

ROG


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jan 13, 2008, 10:03PM
Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombonaut on Jan 14, 2008, 01:23AM
Just found this topic and it seems to be a good reason to say Hello! to everyone here. :good:
My name is Mikhail Kapustin. The information about me is avaliable at: http://www.trombonesonline.com/artist-trombone/mikhailkapustin.htm  :)
Everything there is correct except that last autumn I got a new bass trombone Yamaha YBL-822G Xeno.  :cool:
Since 1997 I live and work in Finland, but now and then visit my native town St.Petersburg (Russia).
I´m also a Moderator at the Brass Forum at: www.brassmusic.ru


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 14, 2008, 01:31AM
Welcome, Roger and Mikhail! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Manexbi on Jan 21, 2008, 01:47AM
Hi, I'm Manex Berzosa. I´m from Ordizia, in the Basque Country, in Europe.
I have just find this page. As most of you are Americans I wanna tell that I'm shocked with your school bands.
I went to visit some friends to California and while I was in Alamo, near San Francisco, I had the chance to see some high school bands and high school jazz combos. I was really surprised down here, in my country, high schools doesn´t have bands (very few towns have a band in may area), of course, marching bands are usually smaller in The Basque Country (10-15 musicians, you know this is a small place) but what really made me to feel interested in those American bands was the great show they offer. Since that day I have discovered the "battle of bands" and the "trombone suicide", I have see how many sousaphones can you have in the same band...
As you see I´m still shocked!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 21, 2008, 02:52AM
Welcome, Manex! Great to see another European here. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jackofalltrades on Jan 23, 2008, 09:49PM
Howdy all! I recently picked up my t-bone after a 20 some year hiatus. I HAD a King 3B silversonic w/F attachment. Someone broke into my car and stole it. This was in 1979. After that I inherited my dad's E.K. Blessing and his King euphonium. My dad was a music instructor. He graduated from San Francisco State, and taught elementary band so I had a good background to start with.  Both instruments are over 50 years old and in excellent condition. (He saved his paper route money to buy the euphonium). After being bugged for several months to join the local community band I showed up trombone in hand. I was told they needed more players in the trombone section. When I showed up, I found out I WAS the trombone section. We play several concerts throughout the year for the senior center. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jackofalltrades on Jan 23, 2008, 10:05PM
Manix Wrote "I have see how many sousaphones can you have in the same band... "

There is a show here called "California's Gold" hosted by Huell Howser. It airs on the local Public Broadcasting Statins (PBS). At Christmas he did a special on Tuba Christmas or check this out... http://www.tubachristmas.com/ Totally awesome  :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 24, 2008, 03:51AM
Welcome, Jack.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Jan 24, 2008, 06:16AM
Welcome to TTF!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Manexbi on Jan 25, 2008, 07:08AM

There is a show here called "California's Gold" hosted by Huell Howser. It airs on the local Public Broadcasting Statins (PBS). At Christmas he did a special on Tuba Christmas or check this out... http://www.tubachristmas.com/ Totally awesome  :good:

I saw the web and some of the you tube videos of the tuba thing... thats amazing!!!
If al the basque tuba players would get together we won't be even the half of them...
Thank you for the new experience...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BamaBandWitch on Feb 13, 2008, 06:41PM
I'm a horribly misguided valved soprano trombone (translation:trumpet) player that has been talked into joining the forum.  I am a new band director so I do at least own a trombone.  My mother (a trombone forumite) proudly tells me from time to time that trombone was really my first instrument.  This is quite damaging to my trumpet ego, but I at least managed to test out of the trombone portion of class brass in college.  Mom credits that to trombone "lessons" at 18 months old.  I credit it to being a trumpet player which automatically makes me good at everything (at least in my own mind).  Must go to bed now since it is getting late and a certain trombone player *coMOMugh* let me go into music education of all things.  That will be a rant for later, though.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Feb 13, 2008, 06:50PM
Welcome to TTF!  :hi:  You are not the only trumpet player here, rest assured.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Alvabass on Feb 16, 2008, 06:45PM
Hi everybody. My name is Alvaro and this is my first post.

Well, I'm not a trombone player (http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/k/peepwall.gif). I'm a bassist (electric and upright) who loves the slide trombone, but never took the time to learn how to play it. I had my first and last lesson when I was twenty, playing loong low Bbs in the first position. Unfortunately, I wore braces at the time and the next day the pain made me desist. Maybe some day I'll give it a try again, just for fun.

I have plenty of experience transcribing music for horn sections. I've played with tropical music bands from the beginning of my career (although I'm a rocker at heart) and deeply got into adding new tunes to the band's repertoire by transcribing all sorts of tropical songs. I particularly enjoy transcribing Salsa songs, and three or four-trombone Salsa bands are the best for me.

I'm proud to tell that I'm the one who introduced Christian Lindberg to the whole trombone community in my town. Nobody here knew about him, and I was fortunate enough to catch him on a late night TV broadcast playing the reduction of the Motorbike Concerto "A Short Ride On A Motorbike" and it was a huge impact for me. I consider myself the biggest non-trombonist Lindberg fan in the world, although I still have lots of stuff to hear from him. Again, I can tell for sure that nobody ever heard about him in my town until I got my Lindberg CDs "The Virtuoso Trombone" and "Trombone Odyssey" around 1994.

I joined this forum specifically because I want to share and hear opinions about a trombone-related work I've just done (New thread on that coming soon), but anyway I hope to keep coming to learn about one of my favorite musical instruments, at least in theory.  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 17, 2008, 12:14AM
Hi Alvaro! :hi: You're not the only bass player here either!

Welcome to the forum. You'll be picking up that trombone again in no time.... :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BPatrick on Feb 20, 2008, 04:50PM
Hi everyone!  :hi:

I'm a second generation trombone player that lost his way (and his horn) about ten years ago.  The urge to pick up and start playing again has recently started and it doesn't seem to want to go away. 

I played for about 8 years from late elementary school until I was in boot camp in Chicago.  I was very big into jazz, but also played concert, pep band, and marched.  Once I got into my first military school, I found that I didn't have the time to dedicate to anything other than learning.  Time passed and I found myself more and more distant from the urges.  Before I knew it, they were all but gone.

Recently I started listening to jazz again as background music while reading, and found myself listening to the music more than reading the words on the pages in front of me.  I started digging around on Itunes for some of my old favorites (Count Basie Orchestra and J.J. Johnson mainly), and I realized how much I really missed playing. 

In the course of looking around for horns, I came across the website and found a ton of great information here.  So, I decided to make an account and join in on all the fun. 

I'm in the process of looking for a small/medium bore jazz horn.  Hopefully I can find one that fits me soon and I'll be back to playing again.

Cheers!

Brad


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Feb 20, 2008, 07:15PM
Hello Brad, and welcome.

You will find a lot of us who had to stop playing for anywhere from a few months to a few decades and then start back.  The common thread about us returnees is we all can't imagine why we stopped.

You will find lots of fellow travelers who play in Jazz bands ranging from Dixieland (Scott Bentall, RedHotMama, and me) to Swing bands to full Stage Bands.  Styles of all types.  We have some famous people dropping in from time to time.  Robin Eubanks has his own "thread" and we can hero worship and also follow what he's doing.  Plus Josh Roseman, Scott Bentall, Alex Iles, Mike Suter, and the list goes on and on.

Come in, sit down, and learn.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 20, 2008, 11:46PM
Hi Brad! :hi:

Welcome to the forum, and welcome back to the trombone and to jazz!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: shadesuk on Feb 21, 2008, 05:06AM
Hi.  My name's Mark.  I have recently picked up my trombone after a break of 22 years!  I played as a teenager reaching grade 8 and playing in the Essex Youth Orchestra and Youth Jazz Orchestra.  I have joined an orchestra for late starters and returners and have just started having some lessons.  It's all coming back very slowly but I'm having fun which is the main thing.  Any tips for strengthening my embouchure will be gratefully received!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 21, 2008, 06:47AM
Hey, another UK member! :hi:

Post your embouchure queries in the Beginning and Returning Trombonists section - I'm sure you will get lots of useful responses. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lance Handsome on Mar 03, 2008, 10:16AM
 :hi:

I'm a software engineer who's been traveling about the country on various contracts. My primary instrument is the cello, but a friend at my previous contract in MA loaned me one of her old beater trombones. Although I've wanted for decades to learn the bone, I figured I should use the time to work on being a better cellist. When opportunity knocked, though, I answered, and now I'm hooked. Someone gave me his beat-up old Silvertone (older than me!) and I took a few lessons before leaving MA. Now I"m in the Fullerton, CA area, looking for a teacher. Nobody at Cal State F'ton has gotten back to me, so if anybody on this board is local, or can recommend a local teacher, I'd appreciate it.

Lance


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 03, 2008, 10:33AM
Hi there, Lance! :hi:

Welcome aboard. You'll find you aren't the only cellist/trombonist here - keep a look out for Play Louder.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 03, 2008, 10:38AM
Actually, Play_Louder is a violist but he's still part of the Wire Choir.

Lance, get in touch with Forum Member John Sandhagen.  He is at Cal Poly and runs a repair operation there.  We have lots of great players and teachers in the LA area and I hope John or someone else there can make recommendations.

Alex Iles, who is a regular player in the motion picture studios, is a regular poster here.  He goes under the name LX.  Maybe you can contact him as well.

Good luck.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 03, 2008, 10:41AM
Oooops! Sorry PL. I knew it was big and that you scratched it....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lance Handsome on Mar 03, 2008, 02:41PM
Tx for the suggestions. I used to play the viola myself...then I wised up.  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 03, 2008, 02:47PM
Tx for the suggestions. I used to play the viola myself...then I wised up.  :D

Yeah.  You can still use your alto clef skills on trombone! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lance Handsome on Mar 04, 2008, 06:26AM
My thought exactly...but are alto trombones that common? I know the Air Force Band back in MA has one, but don't know how many lesser groups could be expected to have one.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Mar 04, 2008, 06:52AM
Plenty of tenor trombone parts (usually 1st, occasionally 2nd, sometimes even bass) are written in alto clef.  Some of the parts are appropriately played on alto trombones, but not usually.  (Some of those parts actually ARE played on alto trombones in various groups.  The 1st trombone player in the community orchestra I play in uses an alto occasionally.)  So your alto clef skills will do you in good stead in orchestras.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 04, 2008, 07:00AM
My thought exactly...but are alto trombones that common? I know the Air Force Band back in MA has one, but don't know how many lesser groups could be expected to have one.

Ahh, another veteran of the Air Force Band of Liberty (formerly of Pease AF Base in NH and currently of Hanscom AF Base in Mass.)?

I have a bunch of your former colleagues playing with me in various groups.  Many are now part of the Air National Guard Band on Cape Cod.

Back on topic, alto clef is common, but there is usually no need to use an alto trombone.  Case in point: I just did Brahms 1st Symphony last Sunday.  The 1st part is labeled "Trombone Alt" and is written in alto clef, but the part doesn't go above A  :altoclef: :space5: and can easily be played by any competent tenor player on a tenor.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lance Handsome on Mar 04, 2008, 07:11AM
I'm not with the AFBOL, but my teacher retired from same after 26 years. I wasn't aware they were at Pease, but yes--they're at Hanscom now. I worked at Lincoln Lab and so was already on base at lesson time. At one point, the gate inside the lab beeped, having detected my horn case and assuming it to be a person trying to tailgate in. "Aren't these things set to detect trombones?" I asked, but the security folks ignored me.

I took one lesson from a young guy in the BOL and he mentioned the alto that the band had bought, I think for a Renaissance brass ensemble.

Speaking of competent tenor players: forgive the dumb question, but what's the average time it takes to develop the embouchure for high notes? I can usually hit F above the bass staff, and even a G if I don't care what it sounds like, but I know that's still kind of low. I've only been at this for 6 weeks, but my enthusiasm's still high and impatience is kicking in.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 04, 2008, 09:33AM
I'm not with the AFBOL, but my teacher retired from same after 26 years. I wasn't aware they were at Pease, but yes--they're at Hanscom now. I worked at Lincoln Lab and so was already on base at lesson time. At one point, the gate inside the lab beeped, having detected my horn case and assuming it to be a person trying to tailgate in. "Aren't these things set to detect trombones?" I asked, but the security folks ignored me.

I took one lesson from a young guy in the BOL and he mentioned the alto that the band had bought, I think for a Renaissance brass ensemble.

Speaking of competent tenor players: forgive the dumb question, but what's the average time it takes to develop the embouchure for high notes? I can usually hit F above the bass staff, and even a G if I don't care what it sounds like, but I know that's still kind of low. I've only been at this for 6 weeks, but my enthusiasm's still high and impatience is kicking in.

Uh, oh!  Another candidate for Mouthpiece Acquisition Mania :razz:

Most beginners can't go much above G for the first couple of years.  Part of it is that they are still young, part of it is because they won't practice, and part of it is because you need to develop your embouchure.  Were you born knowing how to hold the cello bow? ;)

There are exercises that can help you build your upper register.  When you start taking lessons again, your teacher can probably give you some stuff that will help you get higher pretty fast; at least up to the Bb above that G.  From there it takes a lot of hard work.

We have a lot of younger players here who also don't want to work for their range and they start buying mouthpieces.  A 12C helps the upper register (because it is smaller; sorta like using a half-haired bow to play piano) but then they can't play the low notes so good.  So now they get a 3G for the low notes.  Now you are swapping out mouthpieces for every phrase and your embouchure has no clue what to do.

I probably don't have to preach to you that you need a good teacher or coach to learn.  Lots of guys out there in LA-LA land; you should be able to get someone to work with you.  Maybe ask Ralph Sauer; he's not as busy any more :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lance Handsome on Mar 04, 2008, 11:16AM
It's funny how trombone-mad I've gotten. As previously posted, I put off doing anything for decades, but now that I've dipped my toes into the drool water, I want more, more, more! I know it takes practice, but I can wait; any time in the next 5 minutes will be fine.

As for mouthpieces, I was told to get a Bach 6.5 AL, which I did. I bought another one (a 4, I think?) because it was in the "used" pile, and there's the one that came with the horn, but I've been using the 6.5 only.

Hey! Tenor clef, unlisted but available! :tenorclef: It's me.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: andrewc90 on Mar 07, 2008, 02:37PM
Hey everyone,

Well I'm new, in a way. I was a part of the old otj forum probably about 2 years ago or so when I was looking to get a new trombone and find out info on it. I found out that the site was moved, however I couldn't seem to remember any of my account information :dontknow: So I made a new one haha :D  Well its nice to be back on here again and see all the fellow trombonists.  :good:

How do you make it so your signature is attached?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 08, 2008, 06:55AM
Welcome back, Andrew.

If you haven't been here for a while, we did a purge of all accounts that had not logged in for 2 years and your old information may be gone anyway.  Don't worry about it; we like you as you are. :good:

If you go to the Profile tab under User Center you will find your profile.  There are options to change your profile information and one of the options is "signature".  Whatever text you put in your signature is placed at the bottom of every post.

Good luck.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Mar 08, 2008, 07:08AM
Welcome back Andrew!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Vone on Mar 23, 2008, 01:03PM
I joined a few days ago and have been pretty active on this site. I am in high school and mainly a tenor trombonist. My horns are in my signature. I play bass trombone for my local orchestra, but I am performing the David concertino in April on tenor with orchestra accompaniment. I spend most of my free time practicing. I play 1st trombone in my local trombone ensemble. I am currently searching for a teacher in my area. I live about an hour north of Tampa, Florida. I commit to practicing 4 hours a day at the least and its frustratiing not having someone there to tell me what I am doing wrong. I am happy to be a member and and hoping to learn from the other members and offer what advice I can give.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jdklatt on Mar 23, 2008, 01:41PM
Hi,

I joined a few days back; I enjoy reading so many diverse messages. I would love to find some brass musicians near Aurora, IL. I play Tuba and trombone, many years of experience.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dave Tatro on Mar 23, 2008, 01:52PM
Welcome to the forum, you guys! :hi:

Vone, I live in St. Pete. I can't think of anybody teaching in your area offhand, but I'll keep you in mind and if I hear of anybody I'll let you know.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: USATrombone on Apr 30, 2008, 01:45PM
     Howdy yall, Im 29 from South Carolina and am currently stationed in Germany playing tenor and bass trombone in for the army in several different ensembles.  Have been doing this army thing for over seven years now and am going to stick through it til retirement.
     I play on a bach 42 and a greenhoe-bach 50(my baby).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Apr 30, 2008, 01:51PM
Welcome, USA Trombone.   :hi:

We have a lot of Military players here and I'm sure you can find a lot of kindred spirits.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Precious on Apr 30, 2008, 08:27PM
:hi:

You don't have to be insane to join us...we'll train you. :D

All silliness aside...welcome to the herd, or umm...fold...or...you get the hint. 

Glad you could join us!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Exzaclee on May 02, 2008, 10:40PM
Just noticed this was here, thought it'd be rude of me not to formally introduce myself;
   My name is Zac Lee, I am a professional musician (Trombone and Euphonium/ Keyboards) and composer/arranger.  I am currently playing a cruise ship gig in Hawai'i.  I play mostly jazz and "commercial" music although my current gig involves playing a fair amount of film cues (?) and other pseudo-classical stuff. 
   I am currently working on music for a few albums worth of original music: a big band project that i am using for an audidtion for the Gil Evans Fellowship (if the rumored collapse of IAJE doesn't kill it) and a few smaller projects that i hope to have finished in the next year or so (A dectet project tentatively called "RedEarth", a 7-8 piece called "Vicious Poindexter" and my own self-titled quintet.)
   I have a myspace site if anyone is interested in checking out some previous recordings.  They aren't altogether finished and my playing on some of them isn't too great because i made the mistake of quitting for two years to play piano.  But they'll give you an idea of what we're working on... if you're interested.  It's not everybody's cup of tea.

  http://www.myspace.com/viciouspoindexter

anyway, i love the forum and would spend more time on if i didn't have to spend 10 cents a minute while at sea.  i honestly didn't think there were this many other tortured souls out there.

keep playing, but give me all of your Williams' :evil:

Zac


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: metalmojon76 on Jun 06, 2008, 05:50PM
Hello everyone, just thought I would introduce myself as many others have and also thank everyone who is responsible for this site.  My name is Bryan (Mojon will do) and like so many other stories here, i am making my trombone return after a lengthy time away.  I have a twin brother who is also in the same predicament as myself, in fact he is the one i can thank for this return to music!  At 31 years of age and not having touched a horn since 17, I was at first skeptical of how this was all going to take place.  Having sold my Conn 88H while in some hard times in life, I was left with only a student model, which was stored at my brother's house.  He came across his trumpet, mentioned the idea to me of a comeback, and we were off to the races!  Never having lost my love for music, i picked up the bass for a few years while i was away from the 'bone, even dabbled in some writing/composing on the piano for a bit, but it was always about the 'bone.  My horn arrived earlier this week and I'm already looking for a pro model, I'm not looking back this time!  Again thanks for the site and all the fantastic info and stories, I have thoroughly enjoyed it! :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Exzaclee on Jun 06, 2008, 06:18PM
welcome!

 :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jun 06, 2008, 06:20PM
Welcome to TTF, Bryan, and welcome back to the bone! :) :hi:

And welcome, Zac, too! (Sorry I missed you earlier!) :) :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dr.icarus1342 on Jun 10, 2008, 03:15PM
hi! :hi: i'm brandon. just another smart aleck teenage trombonist. the weird thing is is that that my favorite trombone i own is an old, terribly dented, about to fall apart bass trombone. i got it, started using it, fell in love with it, and a week later my parents got a shiny new alto? (or tenor, or something without the tubing my bass has). but seeing as i already had a trombone, and they hadn't given me the alto, they kept it for a year and tried to sell it. didn't work.seeing as it was just collecting dust, they handed it over and i use it occaisonally. hoo-ray! i'm also very active in my school's band, concert band, jazz band, marching band, and currently  :amazed: SUMMER BAND!!! :amazed: today was the first day, but i did it last year, and forgot everything.  


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: stingaree on Jun 26, 2008, 09:35AM
My name is Brian Finigan, from New Orleans and New England and now living in New Mexico and playing Western Swing with the Curio Cowboys from Albuquerque. I've been in NM since the 1st of April and am always looking to meet trombonists and other musicians because I want to form a New Orleans style (jazz) brass band with a southwest flavor-sort of a combination of gumbo and burritos with mucho salsa and lots of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Anyone in NM who would like to swing into this hot mix is welcome to contact me and we'll get together somewhere in the shade. I need 2 trombones, 2 cornets, 2 reeds, bass drum, snare drum and bass horn, more or less. I want a N.O. beat with southwestern repertoire which would include western swing and Latin-American tunes.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bobertthebone on Jul 09, 2008, 10:45AM
Hi.
I'm another not so new member to therapy. :evil:
High school blah blah blah...
So is it just me or is it odd that the religion topic has more views and posts than anyother topic (including the rules for posting that everyone is supposed to read)?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jul 09, 2008, 11:07AM
Hi.
I'm another not so new member to therapy. :evil:
High school blah blah blah...
So is it just me or is it odd that the religion topic has more views and posts than anyother topic (including the rules for posting that everyone is supposed to read)?

We actually have several religion posts, most of which started when somebody decided to inject Creation Science into a discussion that might or might not have had some reference to Evolution.  Plus we have the "genuine" Religion topic that has been burning for several years.

Seems nothing generates heated discussion like Religion or Politics.  And you'll see both being flogged to death.  Eventually you will learn the various players here; the liberals and the conservatives; the Jesus Freaks and the atheists (and several degrees in between).

If you want to indulge in the mud fight, by all means have fun.  If you don't, feel free to ignore it all.  Just remember, if you choose to go into one of those discussions and you get blindsided by somebody -- you have been warned :good:



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Zingriego on Jul 14, 2008, 07:15PM
As you can see in my subject, I'm new here!
Umm, how to start?
Well, I'm currently a second-year graduate student in trombone performance.
I go to a top 10-Music Conservatory.
I've been playing for 9 years, used to play flute.
Check out my profile to find out about my gear.
I'm adept at both Jazz and Classical but enjoy playing Jazz more!
I can also play alto trombone and get a sound out of alto sackbut, although I doubt I'd be that good now since I've had quite a hiatus.
I try to be a jack of all trades and uninhibited when it comes to versatility among different genres of music.
I guess that's it. I love music and my trombone AND Musicology (I intend on pursuing my Doctorate in that) so, yeh.
That a good enough intro?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Jul 15, 2008, 12:01PM
I've been playing for 9 years, used to play flute.

That's quite a change.  Why did you switch?  Trombone is cool; flute is cool; I'm just curious.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Zingriego on Jul 15, 2008, 12:29PM
That's quite a change.  Why did you switch?  Trombone is cool; flute is cool; I'm just curious.

Actually, it is not as big a change as people might think...
The embouchure is virtually the same, just a little more pursed on flute.
And then, no transposition is necessary, just a clef change from treble to bass.
I struggled with that quite a bit because I did not even know other clefs existed but once I got it, learning tenor and alto clefs was a breeze. It took about 2 days (per each clef) of regimental study to learn those.

Anyway, the reason for my switch was that I wanted to be in the Marching Band at my high school. There was a quota for flutes in the band which had already been met and since I didn't play piccolo, I needed to either learn or play something else.
The band was strapped for low brass (like always) so my director gave me the option of trombone or marching baritone.
I chose trombone because I remembered this old Donald Duck cartoon in which Pete was enraging the Gods with his unwieldy squawking on the trombone. The Gods gave Donald the power of electricity to shock Pete and inevitably make his stop the raucous.
I actually found the video on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32r_iocHV3E
So, that is the video that inspired my choice. I always loved the trombone...and it was because I saw this cartoon as a kid, haha!
How many people can say that?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Danobone78 on Jul 21, 2008, 07:38PM
I am new. My name is Dan, and I play on a Bach Omega tenor t-bone with an F attachment. I really like the sound of a good big band, but love hot jazz as well. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: CRamirez89 on Jul 21, 2008, 08:02PM
Hi my name is Christian and I play on a King 2B+ all silver plated horn. It is a .500 bore with a 7 3/8" Bell. I use a Marcinkiewicz 5G Woll for classical, and King 11C for jazz. I go to Fullerton College under the direction and guidance of Dr. Greg Woll.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Jul 21, 2008, 08:48PM
Welcome, Dan & Christian!!!
 :hi:



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Griffin on Jul 23, 2008, 09:52PM
Hi I'm Griffin. Formerly BassBone09.

I tried to stay away from the forum but it keeps bringin' me back.

For the record the reason I had my account deleted was because I felt I was on here too much, not because of something I said...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jul 24, 2008, 04:42AM
Welcome back, Griffin.

We were wondering why you left.

Part of growing up is learning how to apportion your time between things you need to do and things you like to do.  I can tell you this is a lifelong struggle.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bonearzt on Jul 24, 2008, 05:49AM
I just have a simple request that people identify themselves with at least their first name.

I feel uncomfortable replying to tromboneyadayada or jazzyadayada.

Thanks & WELCOME newbies!!

Eric


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 24, 2008, 06:22AM
Thanks Eric!

Yes, I've requested the same thing in the past. Although I can understand the need for some anonymity on the open internet, it's much friendier if we can at least be on first name terms on this forum.

Welcome to all new members, including those who haven't yet introduced themselves.... *hint*


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: grock on Jul 24, 2008, 06:24AM
I'm Greg


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jul 24, 2008, 06:46AM
I'm Greg

Hi Greg.

Welcome to the 12-step Trombone Withdrawal Program...  Oops, I mean the Trombone Discussion Forum.

Note: there are a lot of us who own too many instruments.  I'd need to be a millipede with 20 mouths to be able to play all my gear!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 24, 2008, 06:49AM
I'm Greg

Hi Greg. :hi:

Please could you put this information in your signature, for those of us with a memory problem?

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: grock on Jul 24, 2008, 07:18AM
Done.  I hope it's there...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 24, 2008, 07:20AM
Yup! Excellent - thanks! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dave Tatro on Jul 26, 2008, 02:35AM
Hi I'm Griffin. Formerly BassBone09.

I tried to stay away from the forum but it keeps bringin' me back.

For the record the reason I had my account deleted was because I felt I was on here too much, not because of something I said...

Glad you came back. Good man! :good:

Time management is important. So is learning to savor life's pleasures (like forum use) in appropriate amounts. ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Jul 26, 2008, 09:44AM
Hi I'm Griffin. Formerly BassBone09.

Last we knew, I think you were trying to decide whether or not to get a new teacher.  How's that going?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Griffin on Jul 26, 2008, 11:17AM
I've been kinda takin a break from the bone this summer. Not too good I know but I haven't had a lesson since the beginning of June.

My valve section is getting repaired at the Shires factory. (Has been for like 3 weeks now) :/

I don't think I'm gonna switch teachers now. I only have 1 year of hs left and I've heard lots of good things about my teacher in the past. I think he's my best option right now. I can't really drive down to Houston although I know that would open up a lot of possibilities.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BobM on Aug 12, 2008, 03:10AM
Hi,

Have just joined, and live in South Devon UK. Am just in the process of writing a new bio, so hopefully will post that soon.

In the meantime here is a Demo that I've been working on for a while..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wguEI0MJwKQ

Love the Site,

Bob M.
 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 12, 2008, 03:17AM
Hi Bob!

Welcome to the forum!

If you were to drop into the jazz festival in Bude, August 23rd-30th, we could meet up for a pint....

http://www.budejazzfestival.co.uk/

[edit]

Hang on.... you say Watford in your profile....

(I was playing in a pub in Watford on Sunday and will be doing so again next Sunday!)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BobM on Aug 12, 2008, 07:26AM
Hi Christine,

Oops, I don't live in Watford, I was born there, filled the form in rongly.

This year might be the first year in about the last ten, that I won't  be playing, but may visit for a few days.

Who will you be playing with?

Cheers,

Bob M


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 12, 2008, 07:52AM
Who will you be playing with?

Hi Bob,

I'll be playing with my own band (excuse me whilst I quote the website)....

"CHRISTINE and THE STACKYARD STOMPERS  A welcome return of Christine Woodcock’s exciting classic band from the East Midlands, featuring Norman Field  (Sun, Mon)"

We aren't from the East Midlands, but I didn't think it was worth correcting them!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BobM on Aug 12, 2008, 10:59AM
I see that you're playing on the 25th, I was going to travel down that day, after a nice trip to the dentist..  javascript:void(0);



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Rodolfo on Aug 23, 2008, 01:56AM
Hello,  :hi:

I´m new in this forum, i´m live in Portugal and i´m playing trombone to. Sorry my language, but my english not so good like your´s...
I want talk to you and meet new people, and i want to learn some ting´s with you...




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Aug 23, 2008, 07:04AM
Hi, Rodolfo.  Usually this kind of post goes in the "New Forum Members" thread, and maybe one of the Administrators can move it.

Please don't worry about your English.  It's much better than my Portuguese.

By all means have a look around and see if we have answers to your questions.  If you can't find exactly what you need, post a question.  If you put it in the wrong place, don't worry.  One of us will move it for you.  Just please don't post the same question in several areas.  One of our rules is that you can only put a question up once.  The second one has to be a different question.

Tell us a little about where you play.  Are you in a Street Band?  Orchestra?  Do you play a valve trombone or a slide trombone?  We are all interested.

Above all else, have fun.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Aug 23, 2008, 07:34AM
Usually this kind of post goes in the "New Forum Members" thread, and maybe one of the Administrators can move it.

So moved.

Welcome to the forum, Rodolfo!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RobMagee100 on Aug 23, 2008, 11:57AM
Hi All,

I've been really enjoying this forum, learning a ton as well!

Quick Biography... Born in Seattle, moved to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe now) Missonary station with Mom and Dad at 5, back to Seattle at 14, George Fox College in Oregon 1978 - 1980 (trombone performance major), married twice, widowed once, currently engaged. Occupations: Store floor cleaner, Security guard, Video Arcade manager, Stripper, and for the past 15 years, Computer Technician, working for the Oregon Department of Education. Once I retire from ODE, I intend to work on trombones as a hobby, supplimental income.

Musical Background: Mom was classically trained vocalist. Her Uncle, Carleton Booth, was a well recorded tenor in the 40s, music director for the Billy Graham Crusade for a number of years. Mom always had great music around, playing. Sang in various choirs and ensembles through high school. Casually played guitar, no band instruments. Saw Bill Pearce play the trombone live at my sister's college in 1977 and decided that I HAD to do that!

Quit playing about 2 years after college... didn't know about community band scene... just focused on church stuff which was few and far between... practicing in an apartment didn't work since I didn't know about practice mutes either.. Finally and sadly sold my King 3b. 25 years later got a beautiful 1937 Olds Super from Ebay, started playing again.

Currently happily playing with the following:
Keizer Concert Band, Keizer Big Band, Marion County Community Band, Willamette Valley Concert Band, Salem Pops Orchestra, Celebration Brass Sextet, and various wedding and other impromptu groups.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Aug 23, 2008, 12:13PM
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...stripper...

Whoa! You can't drop something like that in there without any elaboration! Was that the "remove finish from old furniture" kind of stripper, or the other kind? :amazed:


BTW, welcome, whatever your occupation is/was. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RobMagee100 on Aug 23, 2008, 12:21PM
Hee hee... I wondered if anyone would notice... Well, my second wife was an "exotic dancer", and she got me to do a few shows as well. Though it was fun, and I'm glad I tried it, I decided that it wasn't a profession for me, it was far more nerve-wracking than fun. Girls as an audience are far crazier than guys, BTW!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Aug 23, 2008, 12:28PM
Bet that went over big with the missionary parents.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RobMagee100 on Aug 23, 2008, 12:36PM
Uh.. well, the stripper wife put me solidly in the Black Sheep category, so we didn't interact for years. We've healed those wounds however and are great friends again, though our world views are quite different.

Jenny was a great person, just had a lot of issues, but then again, so did I at the time.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Rodolfo on Aug 27, 2008, 02:49AM
Hi, Rodolfo.  Usually this kind of post goes in the "New Forum Members" thread, and maybe one of the Administrators can move it.

Please don't worry about your English.  It's much better than my Portuguese.

By all means have a look around and see if we have answers to your questions.  If you can't find exactly what you need, post a question.  If you put it in the wrong place, don't worry.  One of us will move it for you.  Just please don't post the same question in several areas.  One of our rules is that you can only put a question up once.  The second one has to be a different question.

Tell us a little about where you play.  Are you in a Street Band?  Orchestra?  Do you play a valve trombone or a slide trombone?  We are all interested.

Above all else, have fun.


Hi again, :-D

Well, i´m playing a stradivarius bach, a slide trombone. I´m have learned trombone in a "Orchestra", in Portugal we call that a Filarmonic Band.
Now i want learn some of improvise, i´m play to a litle of electric bass but i like more the trombone.
What or how i´m start to learned ou practice to improve...
I´m want learn improvising because of dixieland...  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Aug 27, 2008, 07:33AM
There are a few threads on "playing jazz".  I don't have the time to do a search for you (thinking your English may not give you what you are looking for).  Look for a link in our Links section for a Jazz Improvisation series (probably under Education).

One place to go and listen is a site called Red Hot Jazz (http://www.redhotjazz.com).  There are recordings of many of the great American players from 100 to 75 years ago.  Especially look for trombonists like Kid Ory, Eddie Edwards (part of the Original Dixieland Jass Band), George Brunies, Miff Mole, and Jack Teagarden.

When RedHotMama gets back from the Bude Jazz Festival, she might chime in with more info.  Also, send a PM to Forum Member Graham Martin, who plays a lot of Dixieland (they call it Trad) in Australia.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tgate on Sep 01, 2008, 02:40PM
Some later Dixie trombonists I like are Jack Delaney Bubby Castigliola and Santo Pecora.

Bill


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Nelsfoltz on Sep 01, 2008, 04:42PM
Hi everyone. I just joined the forum this week and it seems like a really nice group of folks. It's great to have a place to hear what everyone's chatting about in the trombone world.

As far as bio information, it's all on my myspace page and websites...don't want to bore anyone by repeating stuff. The short version is that I'm originally from Pittsburgh and have lived in NYC since '92. I'm a freelance player and play mostly broadway shows but over the years have worked with folks like Maria Schneider, Barry White, Aretha Franklin and most recently Deborah Gibson and Steely Dan. Have also been fortunate enough to record a number of solo/duo records as well.

Looking forward to chatting with old friends and meeting new ones. All the best to everyone!

Nelson


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Cul on Sep 11, 2008, 02:39AM
Hey Everyone. I joined up to the forum several years ago, but its been a long while since I last accessed the forum. This was mainly due to workload and my busy band schedule. So, just adding another post to say hello (again) and that I'm back! :)

Just a refresher: I play a Bach Strad 50B30 Bass Trom, with a Schilke 59 mouthpiece. I have played with the Bundaberg Municipal Band since 1995.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 11, 2008, 02:47AM
Hello, Nelson and Cul! :hi: :hi:

New members and forum returnees, welcome! :)

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I want to see some photos of Rob doing a strip whilst playing the 'bone.... :pant:

However, he might want his hands free because, as he said, women are a MUCH naughtier audience than men.... :amazed: :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RobMagee100 on Sep 11, 2008, 09:27PM
That was 20 years and several pounds ago! Thank goodness we didn't have YouTube back then!!!   :redface:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: rachelhorn on Nov 22, 2008, 09:20AM
Hey, I'm new to the forum as of this morning. I'm looking at taking music, or music and journalism next year in university. I'm from the east coast. Looking forward to learning from this excellent forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 22, 2008, 09:28AM
Welcome, Rachel! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 22, 2008, 12:26PM
Hi Rachel :hi:

I like your double major.  You planning to sing your stories? ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Silvertone1938 on Dec 14, 2008, 11:03PM
Hello, all. I already made a small post of introduction in another thread, but I might as well drop one here as well.

I'm a long-time lurker on this site, but for reasons unknown I only just joined recently. I'm a broad area music major in the University of Wisconsin system (I'm kind of between campuses at the moment) purely for the enjoyment of playing. I haven't really thought through whether I'd like to play or teach (or both), so right now getting a music degree is just for the sake of getting it. I am an avid lead player in the big band setup, though my improv skills certainly leave a lot to be desired. My legit chops are ever-improving, and with the help of my prof I'm gradually sifting the scoops and tongue-stops out of the Morceau Symphonique. This place is certainly an active and supportive community, and I anticipate being around quite frequently.

And for the record, my username does in fact indicate the horn I play. My axe was the find of the decade on eBay: it's an all-original King 2B Silvertone whose serial number (21xxxx) dates to around 1938. The slide is a solid 9.5 out of 10, and the sound and control across the board are unbelievable. It came with its original M21 mouthpiece, and the combination is one the likes of which I have never encountered in any other setup I've tried. I also have the good fortune of playing a school-owned Elkhart 88H which my university bought new in the early 60s. I am not eager to return that horn at the end of the semester, and I'll be in the market for one as soon as my (extremely meager) finances allow.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: rachelhorn on Dec 18, 2008, 05:35PM
I like your double major.  You planning to sing your stories? ;)

Thanks, and of course! haha, the two actually go together fairly well because I'm attracted to the two for similar reasons. There's just not a lot of work right now for specifically music journalists. I'd like to gen more into the political side of things and experiment. Who knows. I'm looking forward to it :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dtkeith on Dec 19, 2008, 05:04PM
Hey!
I am dtkeith, high school aged trombonist (along with others) from Cincinnati, Ohio. My personal horn is a Conn 88H, and I also play my school's bass trombone in jazz ensemble and concert band. I found this forum looking for sheet music online (reel big fish to be specific), and I am so glad I found this site. Looks like a great resource, and a great place to kick back and network with other trombonists. I also enjoy drumming, and I am on my school's winter drumline.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Dec 19, 2008, 05:06PM
Welcome to the forum!  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: oldvalveguy on Dec 20, 2008, 08:46AM
I'm a newbie here.

I'm from Wisconsin, (we just got 11 inches of new snow today), and play an old Couesnon valve trombone, after being away from it for too many years.

I have had two valve trombones that I owned, after playing the baritone horn in school. I don't remember what brand my first was, but when I lost interest in playing and times were tough, I took it to a pawn shop. Sometime later, I asked who had bought my trombone and was told "Jabbo Smith", an old Milwaukee jazz musician. My wife later bought me the Couesnon that I currently own as a surprise birthday present, and I started to play again. Some years later, I became friends with a local dentist that I met in a scuba diving club. We became great friends and when he found out that I played the valve trombone, he told me that he once fixed the teeth of "Jabbo Smith", so that he could play the valve trombone!! Small world huh? I later participated with my friend in many traditional jazz events in the MidWest. In recent years, we have been going to an annual 3-day, weekend jazz jubilee in honor of Bunny Berigan. Muscians from around the country come to Fox Lake , Wisconsin (Bunny's home) to honor him Last May was the 100th anniversary of his death. It is a great time. I also found that Bunny's newphew, Kaye Berigan, plays weekly in Milwaukee with The All Star Super Band, and conicidently, he was the band that played at my daughter's wedding, 13 years ago. Wierd, how things happen.

I am a grandfather, with two chidren and three grandchildren. I am a retired accountant and current do Web site development in my spare time. www.artgals.com (http://www.artgals.com)

I look forward to getting to know you all in the coming months! Thanks!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 20, 2008, 09:14AM
Hello, and welcome. :hi:

Wow, a Jabbo Smith connection! What an absolutely amazing trumpet (and trombone) player. My own classic jazz band plays a few of his numbers, such as Michigander Blues, Crooning the Blues, Little Willie Blues (we tried Jazz Battle at one time, but it was just a bit too tricky :eek:). My trumpet player and I were in Chicago in 1999, playing at a Bix Beiderbecke jazz festival and a few other venues, and we met a really old lady hauling an oxygen cylinder. She wheezed, "Do you know any of those Jay-bo Smith numbers? I was his girlfriend. Well, one of them...."  :D I don't think they called him Jabbo for nothing!

For those of you who don't know him, here's my usual link....

www.redhotjazz.com

http://www.redhotjazz.com/rhythmaces.html


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: schipper on Dec 22, 2008, 03:24PM
hey! I posted this a couple days ago in another forum since I didn't see this handy new member sticky. Silly me! Anyway, here it is reposted.

I'm new around here so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Liz and I live in San Diego. I've been playing brass instruments *COUGH* for 30 years now. Started with trombone, switched to trumpet, got braces in high school and went over to the euphonium. I went to college for a couple of years as a euph performance major (yes, this is the lucrative career move you're all imagining) and after college I played in a really good wind ensemble in the Denver area for a number of years. Euph was pretty much all I did up until last year when I decided to pursue the trombone again. I played on a borrowed Benge for a few months and then purchased a lovely Kanstul 1588. These days I'm getting more calls for my trombone skills, such as they are, than I am for euphonium. Most recently I've been playing with two different orchestras here in San Diego as well as a wind ensemble.

I look forward to participating in this forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 23, 2008, 12:11AM
Welcome to the forum, Liz! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: rebone on Jan 06, 2009, 06:49AM
Hi all, glad to find the forum as im returning to playing the bone after a 30 year break.Havent played a lick since college but luckily kept my 88h and a small bore connquest.I guess my interest was peaked by my daughter playing the t-bone in her HS band.Last night myself,my wife (horn player) and daughter joined a semi-local commmunity band( Texarkana,Texas).First practice was a blast.....never thought it would be a family thing though!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Jan 06, 2009, 06:52AM
Welcome to the Forum, and also welcome back to the trombone!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Newbass on Jan 07, 2009, 08:15PM
 :hi:Hi all :hi:

I am also new here (imagine that :-0)

I have have been learning trombone for about 6 years now, I play in my high school band (I am in year 12 this year). I participate in the schools concert and stage (jazz) bands and I enjoy it a lot[/font]


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jan 07, 2009, 08:29PM
Hi, Newbass, and Welcome :hi:

I notice you have been asking questions.  That's what we are here for.  If somebody else asks a question you know the answer to, please feel free to answer.

Make sure you read the Terms of Use. 

We don't allow horseplay, especially in the Content areas, but the Practice Break is a little less formal.  Also, if you want to say something negative about someone or something, please be specific.  Saying "Bruce Guttman is an awful player" is not nice.  Saying "Bruce Guttman is an awful player because he can't play 'Carnival of Venice' with all the variations" is a little more reasonable.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: koolkalang on Jan 10, 2009, 07:15PM
Hey, sup everybody, new dude here.

I've been lurking around a lot for a long time, and then today I basically failed an all-district audition, so I decided "what the heck" I'll join this forum, and maybe learn something...



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jan 10, 2009, 07:30PM
Hi Kook.  Welcome :hi:

You can learn a lot by lurking.  You can learn a lot by asking.

How did you fail your audition?  Was it lack of confidence?  Nerves?  Just don't know as much as the other dudes?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Jan 10, 2009, 08:34PM
welcome welcome welcome :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: koolkalang on Jan 10, 2009, 08:43PM
Hi Kook.  Welcome :hi:

You can learn a lot by lurking.  You can learn a lot by asking.

How did you fail your audition?  Was it lack of confidence?  Nerves?  Just don't know as much as the other dudes?


It was kind of half nerves, and half not being prepared. Plus, there was a chance that if I was able to get in to this particular all-district thing, then another chance was gonna go by, a state governor's school program over the summer, which had its' audition RIGHT on the concert for the all-district thing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sundancer on Jan 11, 2009, 12:58PM
I started trombone (the ONLY instrument I desired) in 7th grade when my sister came home with a permission slip to join band in 4th grade.  I had wanted to play for a long time and I guess my mom decided it wouldn't be fair to let my sister play and not me.  I played until 1973 (my 3rd year of college-majoring in music ed) then dropped out of CMU and got a job.  Didn't really want to teach music and didn't have the nerve to play recitals to get that performance degree so I left my trombone days behind.  I would have loved to play in some sort of community band through the years but I worked afternoon shifts and couldn't attend rehearsals.  I sat 1st chair in concert band through junior, high school, and college and would have been in CMU's wind ensemble if my private lesson teacher in high school hadn't convinced my mom I couldn't "handle" the Conn 88h.  The 88h was the trombone required in order to be in the wind ensemble and my mom got me a Conn 79h for college.  Therefore, I could only be in concert band.... Anyway, to make a long story short, I retired last January and moved from Michigan to Tennessee and the community I live in is starting a community band!!  I'm starting back on my old Conn 79h (tomorrow) after nearly 36 years and am sooooo excited about it (and nervous).  I've been trying to get my wind and embouchure back.  I hope my high notes come back because I really would like to continue playing 1st chair parts.  Since this is a brand new band I don't know if they'll have auditions or not and don't know how many trombonists will show up.  By the way I was the first female trombonist in my town and many more girls took it up after seeing me in the band!

Imagine No Religion


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Jan 11, 2009, 01:24PM
Welcome to the forum, Sundancer!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jan 11, 2009, 03:20PM
Welcome to the Forum, sundancer!  I didn't realize, though, that Tennessee was formerly Michigan.  I was certain they had always been different states.   :evil:

Yeah, I know it means that you used to live in MI and now live in TN.  My mother was born and raised in Jackson, MI, and my wife was born and raised in Memphis, TN, (which, by the way, is near Jackson, TN) so I have connections to both of your states.  Two of our three children were also born in Memphis and all three were mostly raised there until we moved to Oregon.  And my wife and I both play trombone, so there's even more of a connection with you.  Hope you enjoy the Forum, learn a lot, and share your knowledge and experiences with us.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sundancer on Jan 12, 2009, 06:16AM
You know, I just turned my computer on and was looking at that Tennessee (formerly Michigan) thing and thought of the same thing you thought.  I guess I should change it to Tennessee.  Don't want to confuse anyone. :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jan 12, 2009, 10:06AM
You know, I just turned my computer on and was looking at that Tennessee (formerly Michigan) thing and thought of the same thing you thought.  I guess I should change it to Tennessee.  Don't want to confuse anyone. :good:

And you gotta be careful around here!  Trombone players tend to be easily confused!!!   :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Just Ken on Jan 18, 2009, 10:24PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm new here and I'm returning to the horn after being away for a while. I graduated with a music ed degree almost 20 years ago. Taught one year in public schools and embarked on my second career. I went to law school at Arizona State (and played in the symphonic band while there, lawyer hating flame suit donned). I work now for a regional health consortium in Alaska where I grew up.

I have an Abilene Conn 88H that I'm extremely attached too.  I thought about getting a nice shiny new horn or suitable vintage horn, but mine plays and sounds great and is all the horn that I think that I can handle.  I dabbled in doubling on bass bone in college and had a 50B3--after college I traded it in for a Fender Stratocaster (AKA as my Jimmi Hendrix wannabe days, good times).  Besides this post, my first posts were in the Food and Drink section (what does that say about me?).  I've been digging this site since I stumbled across it and have seen some old friends posting here and folks that know friends of mine.  (Wade, bass bone player in Seattle, lived on the same street as I did while in high school and we, obviously, played together in h.s.; and Ben Griffin plays in the Coast Guard Band with a college school mate of mine (Vince Y).

. . . Love the community here and hope to fit in while I rediscover my horn and wish something as cool as the internet was around when I was in school . . .

Just Ken.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Jan 19, 2009, 07:25AM
Welcome Aboard, Ken! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JH on Feb 02, 2009, 08:07AM
Hi everyone,

I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks (and learning a lot!), maybe it's time to introduce myself. I'm Jussi, a very new trombonist.

I played bass (both double and electric) semi-professionally through my twenties. Mostly jazz, rock, theater gigs, and so on. (Jazz was what I always enjoyed the most, but other kinds of gigs usually brought in more money.) Then other things happened - career outside music, getting married, having kids - and suddenly I just wasn't playing anymore. And the longer I'd been away from the bass, the worse I sounded when I did try to play. So mostly I didn't bother. I'm sure some of you have been there.

Then... a few weeks ago my wife asked me, out of the blue, if I wanted a trombone for Christmas :-0. She knew, of course, that it's always been my favourite wind instrument - I guess she thought I needed a new hobby! After thinking about it for a few minutes, I said yes. I knew absolutely nothing about trombones, so I got on the phone with a friend who played 3rd trombone in a big band I used to play in. And in a few minutes we had worked out what I needed: a small bore straight tenor. So I told that to my wife. That was three days before christmas, and those days were long... I don't think I've been as eager to get my presents since I was about five years old. :)

So, for christmas, I got a brand new King 2B+.:pant: (Pearls before swine, I know, but at least I can't blame the horn when I sound like crap...) I spent most of the holidays making noises with it, and tried to figure things out using the method books I could find at the local library. I was self-taught as a bass player, but I didn't want to go that route now, so I found a teacher. I've now had two lessons, most of which we've been just buzzing our mouthpieces, but it's already made a huge difference to my sound. I'm now practicing about 30-60 minutes a day (my lips can't take more than that), and I'm absolutely loving it. My first aim is to get enough control over the horn to dig out my old Aebersold play-a-long records, maybe in a couple of months I'll be there...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Feb 02, 2009, 08:43AM
Hi JH, and welcome to the Trombone! :hi:

Patience and persistence will get you where you want to go.

Once you figure out what sound goes with what setting of lips and slide position, you will be off and running.  Especially since you already read music and you probably will remember a lot of your bass (both kinds) stuff as you go along.

I don't hesitate for a minute to give an adult a professional grade instrument to learn on.  For the most part adults are much more careful than kids, so I don't expect you to do the stupid things I see that ruin perfectly good instruments (like using it for a crutch, spearing it into the football turf, or slamming it into stands/chairs/other trombones.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JH on Feb 02, 2009, 09:18AM
Once you figure out what sound goes with what setting of lips and slide position, you will be off and running.  Especially since you already read music and you probably will remember a lot of your bass (both kinds) stuff as you go along.

Thanks for the welcome! I haven't really been away from the bass that long, only some years. I'm still thinking of all melodies as patterns on a 4-string fingerboard. That's one thing I need to unlearn, it takes too much time to translate between instruments!

I forgot to mention one thing in my introduction... I must be doing something right with the trombone, because just the other day my 4-year old son told me he wants to start playing a horn too. :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tooterpreacher on Feb 04, 2009, 06:08PM
Guess I should'a started here before I posted my first topic.
I'm new here and am excited to see something like this. It's been 40 years since I've played but I've started up again and am excited about this forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Feb 04, 2009, 07:02PM
Welcome anyway.

Please feel free to brows, lurk, or ask.  We have many accomplished players and teachers here who can answer most reasonable questions.

We have some world-class brass technicians who can talk about repairs and modifications.

We even have a resident physician who can answer questions about anything trombone or health related (but no prescriptions and no diagnoses).

There are some questions we cannot answer:

Why do I get this buzzing sound?  Sometimes you need a live audience with a teacher.
Which horn is better: Brand A or Brand B?  If both are comparable instruments the answer can be either one.

Now that the Search function is working again, try looking for answers before you open a new topic.  If a search does not give you the answer to your exact question, post it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FerhyaSlide on Feb 12, 2009, 12:54PM
Totally OFFTOPIC:

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Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassbonegal on Mar 03, 2009, 01:09PM
I am Yvonne Rowe.  My husband is on this forum (Norm Rowe) and encouraged me to get on since I also play trombone.  I started out on tenor trombone back in 6th grade and upgraded to bass trombone in 1986.  But I also play piano and have been playing piano since age 4.  My music "education" is basically experience, nothing really formal, except for piano lessons, recitals, etc. while growing up.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 03, 2009, 01:32PM
Welcome to the forum, Yvonne! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 03, 2009, 01:51PM
Yvonne, you let him play oboe?! :eek:  You must have a very firm constitution.

Allow me to welcome you to the forum as well.  Trombone families are especially welcomed here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Mar 03, 2009, 05:48PM
I am Yvonne Rowe.  My husband is on this forum (Norm Rowe) and encouraged me to get on since I also play trombone. 

Yes. Norm talks about you.  I wonder how common trombone playing couples are.  My daughter tried to teach my wife to play trombone, but it wasn't a great idea.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbone62 on Mar 03, 2009, 07:36PM
I wonder how common trombone playing couples are. 

You could start a poll and ask!  :) 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassbonegal on Mar 06, 2009, 07:04PM
Yvonne, you let him play oboe?! :eek:  You must have a very firm constitution.

Allow me to welcome you to the forum as well.  Trombone families are especially welcomed here.

Actually, I was the one who took my father to his credit union and got the loan so that we could buy the oboe.  By him taking up oboe, I got to move from tenor trombone to bass trombone.  And it just adds that much more interest to our contributions to whatever musical group we're interested in playing with.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 06, 2009, 07:56PM
I am Yvonne Rowe.  My husband is on this forum (Norm Rowe) and encouraged me to get on since I also play trombone.  I started out on tenor trombone back in 6th grade and upgraded to bass trombone in 1986.  But I also play piano and have been playing piano since age 4.  My music "education" is basically experience, nothing really formal, except for piano lessons, recitals, etc. while growing up.

Glad you finally joined in!  Keep coming back.  You'll find a lot of neat and interesting folks here - some of whom you've already met in person (John Sandhagen, JohnL, Ralph Sauer, Steve Ferguson, Anthony Cecena).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Mar 08, 2009, 06:52AM
By him taking up oboe, I got to move from tenor trombone to bass trombone.  And it just adds that much more interest to our contributions to whatever musical group we're interested in playing with.

Do you two ever stay home and play duets?  I'll be teaming up with an oboe player for a while, and wonder if you have any words of wisdom.  (My inspiring words were "Bring your oboe" and "pretend I'm a bassoon".)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 08, 2009, 09:44PM
Do you two ever stay home and play duets?  I'll be teaming up with an oboe player for a while, and wonder if you have any words of wisdom.  (My inspiring words were "Bring your oboe" and "pretend I'm a bassoon".)

Duet on recorders (tenor and bass):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufk_YLwRtSU

We've done all sorts of other duets (trombone, euphonium, vocal, piano, solo with accompaniment).  There's also a video of us as part of a recorder trio, another video of Yvonne and our daughter singing a duet, and others.  Just check out our other videos for them and more.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Mar 09, 2009, 07:26PM
Duet on recorders (tenor and bass)

That's really cool.  I wonder if my wife could handle recorder.  She likes playing with us, but lacks the wind.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 10, 2009, 04:32PM
That's really cool.  I wonder if my wife could handle recorder.  She likes playing with us, but lacks the wind.

The bigger the recorder, the more air it tends to take.  She should go with soprano and/or alto and see how it goes.  You can get decent plastic ones for a very small amount of money (especially in comparison to the cost of a decent trombone).  Aulos and Yamaha are two of the biggest makers of good plastic recorders.  You can also check eBay for the Woodnote plastic recorders.  That's what we were playing in the video.  And recorders are one of the easier instruments to learn how to play.  (But like any other instrument, they take time and practice to learn how to play WELL.)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JonnoBrittain on Mar 12, 2009, 10:06AM
G'day

I thought I'd introduce myself. My name's Jonathan and I've been playing trombone for about 10 years now.
I'm largely self taught as I didn't take too well to lessons when I first started out. But along the road I picked stuff up playing with my Dad's jazz band and I don't think I ended up half bad. Of course, I've still got a long way to go and I hope to make a living as a profession trombonist one day. I play with the West Australian  Youth Jazz Orchestra which I enjoy immensely.

I love all kinds of music, but I'd have to say my greatest passion is funk playing. So rhythmic, dirty and soulful. It was a Fred Wesley solo that inspired me to take trombone seriously and I hope one day I have half as much groove as he does.

I look forward to meeting some of you and learning a thing or two about trombone along the way.

Take it easy :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 12, 2009, 10:15AM
Hi Jonno.  I think I welcomed you in another post, but welcome again :hi:

You will find some really fine jazz players and teachers here.  Feel free to post lots of questions, but check first to see if it has been discussed before.

Have fun and happy learning.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ConicalBellEb on Mar 22, 2009, 07:17PM
Dear Jonno,

Dear Others,

Welcome to our humble abode!  :hi:

Please make yourselves at home (but not too at home).

CBEb


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 22, 2009, 07:40PM
welcome, be sure to check out the Bunker in "chit chat".  and be sure to ask any questions you have, but you might want to do a search to see who else might have asked it first. :evil: :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: demeyj on Mar 26, 2009, 07:16AM
Hello,

My name is Jonathan and I'm a beginning Belgian trombonist. I play timpani and snare drum in a local band near Bruges. You could ask me why I would start to play a new instrument and why I chose a tenor trombone if I'm already into percussion and drums. Well I am still very much interested in percussion, but there is something that a trombone can give me which drums and timpani can't: melodic freedom. (I don't play other mallet percussion) Before I started playing the trombone I knew that a trombone had no valves and plays very naturally to the human ear, much like string instruments. I'm playing for about one year and a half now and I'm still loving it more and more. My teacher is a former trombone player (he had to stop for medical reasons) and has been a great help to learn playing.

I hope to enjoy the talks and articles at this forum!


   


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: HeRoze on Mar 26, 2009, 07:21AM
demeyj -
Welcome to the forum!
-vic


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 26, 2009, 07:39AM
demeyj, I also want to welcome you to the Forum :hi:

You might want to contact Forum Member Spock.  He lives in Australia, but he also plays percussion and trombone.  You might find a lot in common.

We also have quite a few Belgians here.  Some are native and some are transplants from other European countries.  Plus one American who is playing in the band for SHAPE.

We are a world-wide community and it becomes interesting to see how people elsewhere on this planet get along and find places to play.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 26, 2009, 08:48AM
it is also interesting to see how people in other parts of the world react as opposed to those in the States.

(even our English "friends" ;))


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Mar 26, 2009, 09:19AM
Also contact Johnny Verhoeven, who lives in Belgium, has a degree in percussion, is working on a degree in alto trombone, and may have (I don't recall) another degree in trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 27, 2009, 10:39AM
Hello,

My name is Jonathan and I'm a beginning Belgian trombonist. I play timpani and snare drum in a local band near Bruges. You could ask me why I would start to play a new instrument and why I chose a tenor trombone if I'm already into percussion and drums. Well I am still very much interested in percussion, but there is something that a trombone can give me which drums and timpani can't: melodic freedom. (I don't play other mallet percussion) Before I started playing the trombone I knew that a trombone had no valves and plays very naturally to the human ear, much like string instruments. I'm playing for about one year and a half now and I'm still loving it more and more. My teacher is a former trombone player (he had to stop for medical reasons) and has been a great help to learn playing.

I hope to enjoy the talks and articles at this forum!
  

I'll add my welcome to the Forum too!  Hey, I certainly have no problem with a percussion player taking up a brass instrument!  The instruments I most frequently play include tenor and bass trombones, euphonium, oboe, recorders, and drum set.  Hope you find the trombone as enjoyable as most (if not all) of the folks around here do.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: demeyj on Mar 27, 2009, 10:46AM
Cool to know that it there are a lot more ppl who play brass and percussion!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tsmart on Apr 09, 2009, 09:42AM
Hi, newbie here.....

Name is Troy.... Played trombone 6th - 12th grade, and 4 yrs in College (84-87 - that shows my age  :( ).

Always loved the Trombone, and own a few as well. 3 of my 4 kids have played the trombone in Public School, and my last child starts playing this coming yr..

I love Olds horns.... would love to own a Super and an Oprea, but of course I have kids, thus I don't own one yet (maybeone day). and I would like to have a Conn Coppercournium one day - pretty horns.

That's it, besides that - I'm a duck hunter.. full fledged.  :D

T.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BFW on Apr 09, 2009, 09:49AM
Welcome to the forum, Troy!

I'm a duck hunter

Trombones make pretty good duck calls, I'm told.  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Apr 09, 2009, 09:54AM
Hi, newbie here.....

Name is Troy.... Played trombone 6th - 12th grade, and 4 yrs in College (84-87 - that shows my age  :( ).


T.

welcome youngster,  I promise not to hold your age against you.

the folks around here are pretty accomodating, he(double hocky sticks) they even put up, most of the time, with me. 

feel free to ask questions, make comments and suggestions, don't worry about dumb ones, I, and others, can cover that territory.

 :evil: :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tsmart on Apr 09, 2009, 10:03AM
Youngster?
I sure wish I felt like one!  :D
Gonna be a grandpa in Oct... and my body already feels like one. :dontknow:

Thanks for the welcome, and I'm sure i can help w/ the dumb questions along the way. I already racked up 1 for the day. :D

Troy


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tsmart on Apr 09, 2009, 10:06AM
Welcome to the forum, Troy!

Trombones make pretty good duck calls, I'm told.  :D
Duck calls.... bwahahahha....

Get all mine from this dude...
http://www.allenblivencalls.com/

And a lot cheaper than a horn. :D

T.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JonnoBrittain on Apr 09, 2009, 11:07AM
Welcome to the forum, mate :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Apr 10, 2009, 12:53PM
Youngster?
I sure wish I felt like one!  :D
Gonna be a grandpa in Oct... and my body already feels like one. :dontknow:

Thanks for the welcome, and I'm sure i can help w/ the dumb questions along the way. I already racked up 1 for the day. :D

Troy

Yes, youngster!   :good:

I used to be a grandpa and they were from our youngest who was born when I was 36!

Glad to have you with us.  Love that grandkid!  You never know how long they'll be around.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 28, 2009, 09:52PM
Hi all-
I'm not new. I've just been gone a long, long time. How is everyone? Lesse, what's new with me? I got my masters nearly two years ago from UNT, started a brass quintet, moved to Minneapolis, left the brass quintet, am now looking for freelance jobs or anything else that might be awesome! There's a lot more to my story than that, of course. How is everyone? Miss me?  ;)

Cheers,
Valk


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 28, 2009, 09:58PM
Hey! Welcome back, Valk!  :hi:

I hate it when members disappear :( and am really happy when they come back. :)

Even if it HAS been four years and their last post said (with reference to a particular beer), "I am going to hunt it down tonight. I will let you know what I think"....

That must have been some STRONG beer! :razz:

Please drop into The Bunker, or anywhere else that seems appropriate, and let us know what else has been happening.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrie on Apr 28, 2009, 10:10PM
So strong I don't even remember what beer we were talking about! Four years! Okay, I'm off to the Bunker, thoroughly chastened by my long absence.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 28, 2009, 10:19PM
:)

Plenty of good beer there too!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Apr 29, 2009, 08:41AM
So strong I don't even remember what beer we were talking about! Four years! Okay, I'm off to the Bunker, thoroughly chastened by my long absence.

you forgot the beer,

well, they let me in so I guess they will let you in, but next time, bring some beer, or better some SMS


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JonnoBrittain on May 04, 2009, 12:32AM
:)

Plenty of good beer there too!

Come to Australia. Nothing like an ice cold Cooper's.


Title: Newby here
Post by: Angus on Jul 13, 2009, 12:04PM
Hi all,  :cool:
I've been a long time lurker on this forum. From what I've read the experiences and stories that are passed around this forum often touch a common chord with me and my own past experiences. Often thinking to myself 'yea, I remember that' or 'I did that' or 'I saw that'. So I decided to join a couple of days ago.

By no means would I ever consider myself even an amatuer musician but there was once a time when I aspired to make a living in music either educating or with my axe, or both. I did my serious studying and playing in the 70s, but by 1980 I was done, disappointed and disallusioned by it all and by myself.

Though I gave up on my dream I never really put my horn down, doing about a half dozen gigs a year with/for family or friends over the last 29 years. (captive audiences can't be that critical)

Then, about 2 years ago I found myself wanting to get a little more serious, so I started it all over again, from the beginning. I pulled out my books - Arbans, Mantia, Colin, Remington, Schlossberg, Rochut, Blume, Blazevhich and on...........
and playing has become fun again.

I'm slogging through right now and don't quite know my destination yet, but I'm lovin' it.

Anyway, I just thought I'd say 'Hey' to you all.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jul 13, 2009, 12:10PM
Hi and Welcome. :hi:

You know we have a thread in the Chit-Chat section specifically for new members to sign in and introduce themselves:

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,5758.0.html

If you want, I can merge this thread into that one.  Send me a Private Message (PM).

Meanwhile, feel free to ask questions in the various locations as you run into problems.

Note: Now properly merged.  Hope everybody arrived safe and sound.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mouse on Jul 15, 2009, 10:03AM
I suppose I should have posted here a while ago oops  :/

Anyways, my name is Chris; I'm a pre-pharmacy major at my local college, a pharmacy tech at a local pharmacy and a trombone student. I've played for quite a while but started getting serious about two years ago. I play equal amounts of tenor and bass (depending on what is needed and what opportunities I have) as well as some trumpet (or soprano trombone :D ) and tuba on the side.
The horns I own are on my profile.
So, hi ^^;


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jul 15, 2009, 11:37AM
Hi Chris.  I know this thread often reads like the introduction to a 12-step program, but it is a good way to introduce yourself.

We have lots of folks here ranging from beginning kids to young (and not-so-young) professionals, retreads, and even a couple of older beginners.  Look around, learn, and feel free to ask questions.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Jul 15, 2009, 01:43PM
Hi Chris!  What tuba do you play?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mouse on Jul 15, 2009, 02:18PM
At the moment I'm playing on a YBB-321 that I'm borrowing from a pal for over the summer, I don't own my own tuba due to the sheer cost (I don't have the $ to slap down for a tertiary intrument.) It's a bit old and beat up, but I have enjoyed it all the same. This last spring I had the opportunity to play a Miraphone BBb rotary valve tuba and it was a blast, but it too was only borrowed from my school for limited time. Oh well

and thank you Mr. Guttman, there is a lot to this place and I'm still exploring and amazing myself at the wealth of knowledge here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Jul 15, 2009, 04:39PM
At the moment I'm playing on a YBB-321 that I'm borrowing from a pal for over the summer, I don't own my own tuba due to the sheer cost (I don't have the $ to slap down for a tertiary intrument.)

I know that feeling.  I would love a tuba to play around with, but have trouble justiying the expense.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mouse on Jul 15, 2009, 06:24PM
If I could I'd much rather have a Contra :D but again money is an issue. I can at least borrow a tuba, I don't think there is a single contra in the state, maybe... but unlikely.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mobius on Jul 23, 2009, 12:17PM
Hey There,

Just thought I'd introduce myself...
I'm an ex-band geek who's trying to re-learn his instrument after an 11-year hiatus.
I'm also a graduate-architect in the Denver, CO area, and I'm thinking about auditioning for some of the community orchestras in my area in mid-august.

Any advice, encouragement, suggestions, criticisms, or monetary donations would be most welcome.   :good:

See you all around the forum...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 24, 2009, 01:39AM
Hi there, Darren! :hi:

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll get the first four of your requests, but not all sure about the fifth!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jul 24, 2009, 05:24AM
Hey There,

Just thought I'd introduce myself...
I'm an ex-band geek who's trying to re-learn his instrument after an 11-year hiatus.
I'm also a graduate-architect in the Denver, CO area, and I'm thinking about auditioning for some of the community orchestras in my area in mid-august.

Any advice, encouragement, suggestions, criticisms, or monetary donations would be most welcome.   :good:
See you all around the forum...

1.  advice - yeah, give me some

2. encouragement, yeah, I'll take it.  its been almost 30 years since I played

3. criticisms, if you must

4. monetary donations, I'll take all I can

whoops, did you mean that I should give you advice, encouragement, criticisms, or monetary donations?

well, if I must, how about 3 out of 4? No donations - sorry

welcome and please learn, comment if you wish and be assured you are welcomed here.

what type of "oldish tenor" do you have?  some of us have real "oldish tenors"

 :evil: :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mobius on Jul 24, 2009, 07:32AM
that's why I said old-ISH...  not "old".   :)
Its a Blessing, and it was my Dad's before he died.  I believe he bought it about 10 years ago, but I'm not sure if he bought it new or used.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mobius on Jul 24, 2009, 07:37AM
I'm sure you'll get the first four of your requests, but not all sure about the fifth!

Aww, Please??  (In my best Monty Python voice)

Well, it was worth a try, wasn't it?   :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MooreBones on Jul 31, 2009, 11:25PM
Hey all, I've been lurking around this forum for the past week or two, and I have to say everything I've seen here seems great, so I decided to join (mostly so I could download the remmington playalong  :/).

I'm an undergrad engineering student who is also part of the small group of trombone players at UVA. I play tenor and bass depending on what's needed, most recently I've been playing bass in the University's Orchestra, and this year I'll either be playing tenor or bass in a trombone quartet, so I'm excited. I am thoroughly enjoying the engineering curriculum, and that'll be what pays the bills once I graduate, but music is my passion.

I am not exactly a "serious" trombonist. I want to get better by all means, and I work towards it consistently... I just don't necessarily have time to practice hours a day during the year. That said, my teacher (who I think is currently playing in the Alessi Seminar!) is great, and I hope that between the many things I'm learning from all you guys along with my lessons, I'll be able to keep getting better, and having fun with it!

-David


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Aug 01, 2009, 05:08AM
Hi David, and Welcome!

You will find a number of kindred spirits here; folks who decided that we love music but it won't pay the bills so we do something else as a "day job" and enjoy music as an avocation.  Doesn't mean you can't be good at it; Charles Kavalovsky, former Principal Horn in the Boston Symphony, was a PhD Physicist before he won his audition.

In fact, you will find a few of the "Returnees" who played in school and stopped to develop careers and then came back when we suddenly figured out something was missing in our lives (like me).

Good luck.  Come in, ask questions.  Even if you want to ask about Engineering; we have folks in many branches.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 01, 2009, 10:26AM
welcome David

I, as a returning newbie, would ask you to consider something else, it is entirely voluntary on your part, but I'm sure you can do it.

Share your experiences with others.

You may think you have nothing to add, but I'm willing to bet virtual drinks at the Bunker (don't worry, BGuttman will buy regardless of who wins the bet) - that you do.

so welcome, enjoy and let us have the benifit of your experiences, wisdom, wit, and knowledge.

 :evil: :D





Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Aug 02, 2009, 04:50AM
I, as a returning newbie, would ask you to consider something else, it is entirely voluntary on your part, but I'm sure you can do it.

Share your experiences with others.

Allen, in this vein, how is your playing coming along?  I assume the 6H is still your primary axe?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Aug 02, 2009, 01:09PM
Hey all, I've been lurking around this forum for the past week or two, and I have to say everything I've seen here seems great, so I decided to join (mostly so I could download the remmington playalong  :/).

As the poster of the playalong, I'm very flattered! :pant: Welcome aboard! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JonH on Aug 09, 2009, 12:56AM
Hello. I'm new here and to the trombone. My name is Jon. I played trumpet years ago, but I really love the mellow sound of the trombone. So, at 52 years of age, I decided to try and learn to play it. How am I ding? You'd have to ask Walter, who I have the pleasure of having as teacher.
I rent a bone now, but I will be buying one as soon as I learn what I should be buying. Any help there would be appreciated. Cheers.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 09, 2009, 02:23AM
Hi Jon! Welcome to the forum. :hi:

And congraturlations on having Walt as a teacher.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 09, 2009, 03:49AM
Hello. I'm new here and to the trombone. My name is Jon. I played trumpet years ago, but I really love the mellow sound of the trombone. So, at 52 years of age, I decided to try and learn to play it. How am I ding? You'd have to ask Walter, who I have the pleasure of having as teacher.
I rent a bone now, but I will be buying one as soon as I learn what I should be buying. Any help there would be appreciated. Cheers.

Ask Walt,  try as many as you can.  Ask Walt about DJ.

good luck

and welcome



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Aug 10, 2009, 08:53AM
I rent a bone now, but I will be buying one as soon as I learn what I should be buying. Any help there would be appreciated. Cheers.

There are plenty of good trombones out there, and plenty of threads in the "Instruments" forum discussing them.  As far as musical instruments go, trombones are not horribly expensive.  This makes me happy.  Since you are just starting, your concept of who you are as a player, and who you want to be as a player is likely to change and develop over the next several months or so.  I don't know if this affects what you should be buying.  Renting can get expensive.  I guess what I would do is buy a used, name brand, student (or "step-up") horn, while patiently shopping for the dream horn.  The flip side to this is there may be no better inspiration and incentive to practice than playing an instrument that helps give you the sound you've had in your head (and maybe even improves on it).  When you try instruments, some will speak to you much more than others.  Have fun playing and buying!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tsmart on Aug 10, 2009, 09:38AM
 :hi:   Welcome!

And I second what Slyfox said - ask about DJ.  :good:

T.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: OAK on Aug 12, 2009, 08:43PM
Hello everybody :hi: :hi:

When I was in 5th grade I started out with the Baritone. I played that big old thing for one year. The next year I switched to saxophone. I played that in school for 2 years. In 9th grade I began to attend a church band which is made up of beginning players all the way to professional players. The skills that I have learned from my previous years came in very handy. After I got the basics down, I become very good at playing. :cool: Unfortunately I am not very rich nor do I grow money on trees. :( So my trombone is very inexpensive. It is a used king trombone. In fact it is my second one because they are very cheaply built. The first one is letting out air through the section where it meets the bell. Repairing it would cost just as much as what i payed for it. The second king is in a lot better conditions. The fittings are a bit more tight. I believe this one is going to come apart soon too. Leaking air in a trombone is a bad idea. :( Enough about that. The highest note that I can play is  :line6: 3 higher than this one. The lowest is this one  :lowerspace1: This is using an 11m mouth piece. Mouth piece is seriously scratched up. I do not recommend anyone buying a used student instrument. (or maybe i have bad luck??) :cry:

Well that's just me. See u all on the forums  :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Aug 13, 2009, 05:06AM
Hi, OAK and welcome :hi:

Student level horns aren't necessarily cheaply made (unless they say "Made in China"), but they do see a hard life and a used one is likely to have a lot of problems.  The King 606 is one of the better student horns out there.  If your horn has a curved bell brace (Tempo or top-level King) it might be worth a lot of money to repair.

You will see a lot of references to a guy named DJ Kennedy.  He is a great source for inexpensive but playable instruments.

One note about talking about range.  We couldn't do a lot of ledger lines so we use something called the "Grand Staff" (this is what the piano players use).  In the Grand Staff,  :bassclef: :line6: =  :trebleclef: :lowerledger1: .  So for example F 2 lines and a space above the bass clef is  :trebleclef: :space1: .  Now, is your top note that F or is it a ridiculously high C that I can't even put on our grand staff?

Either way, you will find a host of great suggestions on how to play better.  One of the best is to find a teacher and take some lessons, even as an adult.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Aug 14, 2009, 07:36PM
Hello. I'm new here and to the trombone. My name is Jon. I played trumpet years ago, but I really love the mellow sound of the trombone. So, at 52 years of age, I decided to try and learn to play it. How am I ding? You'd have to ask Walter, who I have the pleasure of having as teacher.
I rent a bone now, but I will be buying one as soon as I learn what I should be buying. Any help there would be appreciated. Cheers.
Hey, Jon! :hi:

Jon's doing pretty good for someone who just started playing. Just trying to get the good habits going at this point. He looks like Steve Turre (a LOT!), but without the long braid down his back, so he's got that trombone player look down! :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SuncoastMama on Aug 18, 2009, 05:46PM
Hello hello!!

My name is Bex and I am a bass trombonist. I started out on piano at age 7, switched to the flute and piccolo at age 11, and added tenor trombone at age 12 so I could play in the Jazz band. During my stint in middle school, our Jazz band was invited to play at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, Jazz Sous Les Pommiers in Coutances, France as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Talk about starting out strong! The year after that European tour we were invited back to France to play our big band charts for the 50th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. It was the single most memorable gig of my life. Those first 3 years of playing brass and cranking out the jazz charts really shaped and influenced me.

When I went to high school I wanted to march and my band director talked me out of marching flute and into marching trombone. Same with my chair in Symphonic band. He was so wanting me to improve that he lent me his personal horn which was my first foray into bass trombone. It was a single rotor Bach and I loved it! The year after that the infamous Holton TR-181 was purchased by the band program for me to use. I earned the nickname 'Big Mama Trex' and loved playing sweet and low!

While in school I participated in Jazz band, Symphonic band, Marching band, the church brass choir, the St. John's River City Youth Band, District Honors Band, participated in FBA competitions and various Solo & Ensemble contests.

After high school I never played again and had no desire to until this summer. I didn't have a horn anymore and didn't have the time to pursue attaining one, it seemed. I have always loved music, jazz especially. I was reunited with my love when I was following DCI this year. Being recently divorced I've rediscovered hobbies and interests that had fallen by the wayside, music being at the top of the heap. I also decided that I want to instill a love for music in my two children, and as with most things the best way to teach is by example. All of these things pointed me in one direction: the bass clef.

The fire has been fanned and I want to play again! I couldn't remember the kind of horn I played in school and while I was trying to Google my way to an answer, I found this forum. Yay! I don't know when I will start playing again as I need to get a horn first and then make space in my schedule between going back to school myself and raising kids. I know one thing though, I cannot wait!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 18, 2009, 05:55PM
Hello hello!!

My name is Bex and I am a bass trombonist.

Hi, Bex, and welcome to the Trombone Forum!!!  My wife was born and raised at the other end of TN (Memphis) and is also a bass trombonist (although her primary instrument is piano).  Enjoyed reading your story.  Plenty of folks around here to chat with and learn from.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariTrom on Sep 05, 2009, 09:14AM
welcome welcome welcome one and all :sing: Now start posting :clever: dont be shy ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 07, 2009, 07:24AM
welcome welcome welcome one and all :sing: Now start posting :clever: dont be shy ;)

Well said, Gemma, and seconded. :good:

HOWEVER....

Where is the report of YOUR summer drum corps tour???? :clever:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 07, 2009, 10:00AM
to paglarize someone who told me to slow down when asking for someone else to fill us in on their recent activities.

slow down there RHM.  Gemma will fill us in when there has been time.


OR ELSE THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES....



we want details, we want the dirty low down, we want stuff you didn't even tell your best friend.


limited to instrument playing of  course, none of that personal detail junk any how. ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jenparks on Sep 09, 2009, 03:24PM
Hello There,

I'm a native Texan who just likes music. Let me know if there are any trombone concerts coming up in the Houston area. I'd really appreciate it. For all the musicians who have the guts and dedication to pursue their dreams...God Speed!

- Janese


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Sep 09, 2009, 08:04PM
Hi Janese, and welcome! :hi:

Many Forum members post their upcoming concerts on our Calendar, so you can scan through to see who is playing in your area.  We also have several members in Houston.

One group you could probably check out is The Woodlands Concert Band (I think we may have a link to them in our Links section; if not, you can search for them using Yahoo, Google, etc.).

Hope you find our Forum a fun place to visit and a great place to learn.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: layzboy2011 on Sep 17, 2009, 12:53PM
Hi, my name is John, I have been playing trombone for 12 years (since 5th grade) I have not however been on the internet for all of those years and when i found this sight I thought it was the best thing ever... it still is!!! lol. I recently took a break on the bone and am currently working on building my chops back up. I am also looking for a professional series straight horn...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 17, 2009, 01:03PM
welcome to the forum

I'll be the first to tell you to try out as many trombones as you can

if you are looking to get an experienced vintage trombone, read some posts by DJ Kennedy.  Admittably his style is unique but he is the guy that is willing to talk to you about vintage trombones and he has provided good service to myself and others.


figure out what you want, what you need and ask questions.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Sep 17, 2009, 01:05PM
Hi John, and Welcome! :hi:

If you are looking for a new trombone, check out the Classified Ads.  Lots of nice instruments there.  Also, find Forum Member DJ Kennedy.  He specializes in used instruments.  It may not look great, but it will play great.  And it will be a lot less expensive.

Meanwhile, browse around.  Try to find the answer to your question in an older thread, but it you have a specific thing you want to ask (but not "which trombone is  best for me" or "which trombone is best") feel free to ask.  Note that the two questions I mentioned are impossible to answer: without hearing you play a particular instrument we can't judge its suitability (and even then we really should be live with you); and given there are literally dozens of brands that are currently being used by active professionals it's clear that no one instrument is "best".


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Chris Butcher on Sep 24, 2009, 11:03AM
I'm new here, a trombonist living and playing extensively in Toronto, Canada. If you get a chance check me out on my website http://www.chrisbutchermusic.com/ (http://www.chrisbutchermusic.com/)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Sep 24, 2009, 11:07AM
Hi and welcome :hi:

Feel free to wade in on the Pedagogy board.  We have a lot of very experienced folks and others who are running into new situations that they need help to solve.  If you need help with an odd student, or can help somebody who has a problem with one that you have already dealt with we welcome all.

We also get a lot of posts in Practice Room with similar issues.

And if you are planning to perform somewhere post a Notice and put it on our Calendar.  Maybe you can get a few more Audience.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sflomb on Sep 30, 2009, 07:57PM
Hi. I have been playing trombone since 4th grade, and I am now in 9th grade, and I am always trying to get better, because I am nowhere near the best.
I hope to see you all on these message boards :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Sep 30, 2009, 08:42PM
Hi and welcome :hi:

Just a minor point.  It's always good manners to see if your question has been asked before.  If you don't understand what was said in the older thread you can ask a cogent question pointed at understanding terms or whatever.

We have a nifty search function that you can use two ways:

1.  Search puff cheeks will return any post that has both the words "puff" and "cheeks" in it, not necessarily together.

2.  Search "puff cheeks" will only return posts where "puff" and "cheeks" are adjacent and in that order.

Do a little research here on what you want to work on.  We have suggestions from world-class teachers on things to do for different problems.

You say you want to get better.  The best way to do that is to take lessons from a good teacher.  If you try to teach yourself you will not learn efficiently, and may develop some bad habits that may hold you back later.

Good luck with your playing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TboneRex on Oct 02, 2009, 05:33PM
Hey everyone, my name is Jon, just started playing my trombone again after 20+ years.

I played all through High school, and did a year with the Cornell Big Red Band.  then I packed up the horn, joined the Army, and didn't play again until I got "volunteered" to play with an alumni Band for my high school's 125th aniv.

Anyway I enjoyed playing again and joined a local community band that would put up with me while I'm getting my chops back.

I'll probably be in the market for a new (to me) horn next spring before the summer concert/parade season starts, and this site is just what I was looking for to help me decide what to get, and also lots of advice on getting back into the swing of things. 

Thanks in advance for the help.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Oct 02, 2009, 06:41PM
Hi Rex, and Welcome! :hi:

There's lots of information here.  Surf.  Browse.  Learn.  Then if you can't find the exact answer you need, ask a question.

Above all else, have fun! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Oct 02, 2009, 08:34PM
yep, have fun, tell a joke or two and when you are ready for a different trombone, check out DJ Kennedy. he has a reputation for having some vintage experienced trombones which many people find fits their needs.

may not fit yours but don't forget to give him a shout when you start looking.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sylverbone on Oct 04, 2009, 09:31PM
Hi All!  This isn't my first post (mis-posted elsewhere) so those who've already said 'hi' back need not feel obliged to do so again, thanks.

I'm returning to the horn after a 22 year absence.  I've recently been working with a pro player who retired and is also getting back into the thick of it.
My current horns are two King 606's. One stays in the closet...just needed it for parts to create frankenbone, a single playable horn.  The other bone is a Sears Silvertone that I picked up thinking it might be a King...WRONG!  But, it WAS made in Elkhart by Conn or Buscher (one of those) and sounds beeeoootiful!  Just needs some work...it's in the shop just now.

I was never a great player but I can tell that my sound now is better than it ever was and I'm enthused to be getting back to playing.  I'm afraid my high school band teachers (well, two of them) were more interested in THEY'RE band than they were interested in instilling a love of great symphonic music in us.  I had forgotten why I wanted to play in the first place.  My work friend has been guiding my playing. Even though I don't know how my speed is compared with my junior year, I think my understanding of the instrument (partly due to this forum) and my musical knowledge are much greater than it was back then.  I started playing at age 10 and quit half way thru my junior year.

My main interested are in 30's/40's, jazz, and I still have some interest in classical, and dixieland styles.

Lastly, I'm looking forward to borrowing a friends Benge 190F sometime soon and learning to play a large bore and an F trigger.

Swing Heil!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jheld on Oct 13, 2009, 08:16PM
Hi everyone, my name is Jordan, and I'm a high school senior.

I've been playing for about 7 years. I still play on the same beat up, used horn that I started with, so I'm definitely in the market for a new horn.

I like to play many different styles, such as jazz, marching, classical, and ska; and I'm in all the bands and ensembles my school has.

I plan on majoring in Music ed. when I go to college next year, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can about playing my instrument before I go there.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ktsound on Oct 17, 2009, 08:51AM
OK, as a new guy I will give a shot at introducing myself.

I am Keith and live just outside Jacksonville in NE Florida (US).  Played piano as a kid and bone in grades 6-12, graduating HS in 1981, and then you gotta have a "pro" horn before college.  Right?  Bought a used '69 Elkhart 88H and had NO idea what I was doing.  Sometime around '79 I had discovered jazz and at the same time Jacksonville began hosting a "real" jazz fest each year.  I saw Urbie, Dizzy, Maynard, and many many others over the next decade and just WOW.  After a year in college I picked up elec. bass to play with some local guys and eventually that replace my bone as my main axe - probably not the worst decision, as I was only OK on T-bone. I FINALLY found my true calling though behind a mixing console (ca. 1990).  Being a musician is a huge asset behind "the desk".  Ultimately, I made my career designing and selling AV and Lighting systems - mostly for churches ('cause Lord knows they need the help!)

My 17 yr old daughter will be finishing HS in 2010.  She is a wonderful F Horn player- probably attending Univ based in part on scholarship offerings.  My son is 4 years behind - picked up trumpet 18 months ago and has never looked back. Ol Dad wasn't exactly thrilled with that horn choice until he had been playing for about two weeks and sounded like he had 2 YEARS experience :good:.  I have to admit it is a natural fit.  He is also a jazz fan - so there is some hope.

So after all these years, I want to play with my son and play in our brass section at church - maybe join a community band.  I posted under "Instruments" looking for some direction concerning my old 88H.  It has hardly been played in 15-20 years.  At least I am old and wise enough now to know that I don't need an 88H (never really did...).  I think this forum is fantastic, and will probably be in and out as much as time affords.

On a side note; anyone with AV questions can feel free to contact me directly.  Happy to discuss that gear as well.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Saitoblues on Oct 17, 2009, 04:11PM
Hey there, joined a few days ago but is just posting in the forums now. I'll give it a try in introducing myself.

My name is Ake Saito and I was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan; so please excuse any grammatical errors, my English isn't yet perfect. I am 23 years old, and I have played the trombone since I was very little, around 5-6 years old, and I just recently took up the bass. My family was always very busy but my mother wanted my brother and I to be musically talented, my brother plays the cello. We ended up in the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in around 2006. I quit however when I decided to move to Hawaii. Due to family issues as well, I needed to escape my father. I now work for the Honolulu Symphony and I compose some music on the side.

Right now I am in a friend's symphony where probably no one has heard of since it's not known and it's name sounds more like a rock band than a symphony. Since this is my friend's symphony it's basically make up with college students that want to make music with friends. Our director/conductor is also a student. It's a fun activity. It's called Project X if you're wondering. Haha.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Oct 17, 2009, 07:00PM
welcome to the forum

having fun while playing trombone????  doesn't get much better than that.  keep it up.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tbone62 on Oct 17, 2009, 07:27PM
Welcome to the Forum!  :hi: I'm glad to see you guys joining us and I hope you find as much useful information and enjoy the community here as I have over the years.  



  


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mark Auty on Oct 18, 2009, 04:27AM
Hi

I'm another late starter to trombone (wrong side of forty). Been playing about 8 years and now play fairly regularly in a town concert band, brass quintet and big swing band. Been lurking on this forum for a couple of years & picked up loads of useful information so thought I ought to join the forum properly. I like most kinds of music including  jazz in it's various forms including dixieland, swing, cool/hot etc., classical, blues, rock etc. Not so keen on country & western though...

By the way, I've always been intrigued by scientists that are also musicians - are there many out there in the forum ether?

   


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 18, 2009, 04:36AM
Hi, Mark, and welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to stop lurking! :hi:

Several forum members are scientists, including MoominDave, Bruce Guttman and myself. This gives you a physicist, a chemical engineer and a biologist, respectively. What's your discipline?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Oct 18, 2009, 04:45AM
By the way, I've always been intrigued by scientists that are also musicians - are there many out there in the forum ether? 

If we include mathematicians, I'm sure there are plenty.  Actually, it's years since there has been interesting mathematics in my job as a software engineer.  Every time I've had a job that required my background in computational geometry, it went away.

As a returning trombone player, I'm somewhat intrigued by those of you who start playing trombone as adults.  I stopped playing trombone as an incipient adult.  Spent years fiddling around with other instruments without really getting anywhere.  Finally got back to where I seem to belong.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mark Auty on Oct 18, 2009, 04:51AM
Hi RedHotMama

Thanks for the welcome and there are other scientific/musical hybrids out there. Not sure how to categorise my job. I suppose my discipline is microscopy (optical, electron, atomic force)as applied to food. This involves a fair bit of physics (interaction of electromagentic radiation with food materials), biology (interaction of people with food) but probably mostly chemistry, specifically physicochemical properties of milk constituents. Sorry if this sound long-winded - if I'm at a party (a rare event, being a scientist)I just tell people: "I look at food" and invariably get a blank stare for some reason....

 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Oct 18, 2009, 04:53AM
welcome to the forum.  I had to give you a personal welcome

Irish, trombonist, and quotes Robin Williams,  :) :) :) :good: :good: :good:


I think you will fit right in.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mark Auty on Oct 18, 2009, 05:11AM
Sly fox

Thanks again for the warm welcome. Sorry to disappoint you but I am actually English - will you still like me? We came over to Ireland in 1997 and I really started trombone by accident. My wife plays clarinet and she joined a town wind band. Then my son started cornet and I had to listen to their recitals. I was not "in to" that sort of music but thought I would rather play something than listen! The band needed trombones so I decided to take it up. I should perhaps mention that I had played violin, piano & guitar as well, so it was probably easier for me than someone without any musical training. I get have regular lessons with a trombonist - essential for progress in my view. The range, timbre and incredible SOUND of the trombone is what keeps me going.

still like Robin Williams though....

ps Cork Jazz festival is happening next week - any of you folks coming?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 18, 2009, 05:32AM
An excellent reason to take up the trombone, and in fact very similar to my own. Enjoy the Cork festival.... are you a Guinness drinker?

....if I'm at a party (a rare event, being a scientist) I just tell people: "I look at food" and invariably get a blank stare for some reason....

Ditto with the parties. However, I tell them, "I work on insects", which usually gets some sort of response. Everybody has an opinion about insects!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mark Auty on Oct 18, 2009, 05:59AM
RHM

Have been known to drink the odd pint or five. Prefer real ale (not readily available here) but a fresh pint of Guinness is the next best thing. We (Big Band called Tuxedo Junction) are actually playing in the jazz festival this year so I'll lay off the black stuff until the gig is over..

Re: Parties - I guess then a killer opening line would be "I work on insects AS food.."


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Oct 18, 2009, 06:25AM
Mark

2 outta 3 ain't bad.

 ;) ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombonehawaii on Oct 18, 2009, 10:24PM
Hello everyone  :hi:

I'm not really new here, posted about 65 posts before doing this  :/

I will start by introducing myself. Hi! I'm W. Jordan Y. Goto, Jordan is cool, I in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I have been playing the trombone since 7th grade, now a first year in college. Currently, I play for my university's Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble as 3rd chair. I recently auditioned for the Royal Hawaiian Band and now sub for parades.

I also compose on the side for concert band and orchestra. I am awaiting the status of my first composition that I sent in to get published.

I have a Bach 42B (nicknamed "Stradi") with a yellow brass bell and just recently got a new Shires Pro Select (nicknamed "Axie") with a axial valve, gold brass bell, and wide slide (last new one that I know of that has an axial valve) which I purchased from the hornguys. I like my Shires better  :evil:, much easier to play. I use a Denis Wick 6BL Heritage and am awaiting my Hammond 12M mouthpiece.

If you have any questions or just want to chit-chat, PM me  :D

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Saitoblues on Oct 19, 2009, 02:43AM
Thanks to those who welcomed me. Welcome Jordan, great to see you here as well.  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ogasdd on Oct 20, 2009, 03:17PM
Hi :hi:
I'm new....

Well I wont really say my name here.

I am Junior in high school and know almost nothing about trombone even though I've been playing since 6th grade..>
Have a Edwards trombone I bought when i was Freshmen.
I kind of practice and dont now I am really bad.
Last chair in 2nd band so I'm going to practice again and try to get at least 1st chair.>

I joined because I believed this forum community is friendly and willing to help out fellow trombone player.
Sorry for rambling. I was kind of in mood to talk today so>.. S


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 20, 2009, 03:19PM
That was quick! I've only just approved your account! :good:

Welcome, all. :hi:

If you don't currently have any music-related questions, please feel free to post, on any subject, down in the Practice Break.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Oct 20, 2009, 04:31PM
Hi :hi:
I'm new....

Well I wont really say my name here.

I am Junior in high school and know almost nothing about trombone even though I've been playing since 6th grade..>
Have a Edwards trombone I bought when i was Freshmen.
I kind of practice and dont now I am really bad.
Last chair in 2nd band so I'm going to practice again and try to get at least 1st chair.>

I joined because I believed this forum community is friendly and willing to help out fellow trombone player.
Sorry for rambling. I was kind of in mood to talk today so>.. S

I didn't notice any rambling.  Nice to meet you and good luck.  Unfortunately, you are correct the only way to improve is to practice, practice and practice.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tizzletrombone on Oct 20, 2009, 07:00PM
hello, my name is Tony Rinaldi.  I'm currently attending the California Institute of the Arts and studying under James Miller.  I have played with the Eastern Music Festival, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Debut orchestra in LA, the University of New Mexico Wind Ensemble, among many other smaller ensembles.

On a side note I'm trying to locate the Grondahl with the full orchestral score and parts.  Would anyone know where online I might be able to purchase this??????  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks everyone!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Oct 20, 2009, 07:23PM
Hi Tony, and welcome :hi:

You might want to post your question about the Grondahl in the Music, Concerts, and Recordings board.  I doubt anybody reading this thread is going to reply here.

If I remember, the Grondahl is only available for rental (and the rental will cost like a purchase :( ).

Good luck.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mrt88 on Nov 06, 2009, 03:40AM
Hi i'm mark i just found this thread lol

I'm an IT student but i've been playing trombone for 10 years and play with Carlton Brass Training Band, Nottingham Wind Ensemble and the Nottingham Trent University Concert Orchestra

i signed up for brass lessons in school and wanted to play the trumpet but couldn't get a note so the brass teacher looked at my build disapeared for a second and came back with a trombone i played a really beautiful  :bassclef: :line4: and i've never looked back, after a couple of years playing bass clef tenor i joined a brass band and moved on to bass trombone which i love and can't think of myself playing anything else


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 06, 2009, 04:10AM
Hi, Mark, and Welcome :hi:

Your story is so typical of all of us.  Most kids are not as familiar with trombone so we all tend to look for the flashiest brass instrument which plays high and loud (and, unfortunately, too often lousy).

Many of us move "down" to something more reasonable.  Trombone is a great instrument with good properties.  I play primarily trombone, but cover euphonium and tuba as well. 

Come back often and learn.  Research old posts.  Ask questions.  This place is a great resource with some pretty impressive people reading and answering questions.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Nov 06, 2009, 04:24AM
welcome

you will find lots of expertise here, (and then there are folks like me), so enjoy.  you can learn alot and have some fun as well.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Posaunistin on Nov 08, 2009, 04:12AM
I've been cruising this site for about a month and decided it was time to join in. I started playing trombone in 6th grade many years ago. Like a number of others, I intended to play the trumpet, but my dad said my lips would get too fat (I 'think' he was joking) so I decided to go instead with the trombone. Wouldn't change that decision for the world! I played through high school and spent one year with the U. of Rhode Island marching band. I transferred colleges, and didn't play for a few years. After college, I went to work for DEC computer company and joined the DEC Big Band. I never had trombone lessons other than basically learning the positions, so DEC was a real eye opener. I met my husband in the band (e-bass). We moved to Denver, then to California, kids came along and our instruments just never seemed to make it out of their cases. We moved to Switzerland 12 years ago and live in an area where music is rampant. The company my husband works for sponsors a concert band/big band so we've started up again. After 25+ years of not playing, it was painful. But we've kept at it and are now at least reasonably competent amateurs. Both boys are in university and we have more time, so we've added another band or two :-) and have been moving more into swing. I play a lovely old Conn 8H but may look for something a bit brighter for the swing band. Hmmm, think there's a forum on this topic I need to go and check! Bis bald, Lynne


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 08, 2009, 04:29AM
Hi Lynne, and Welcome! :hi:

There are a LOT of us (including me) who came back after a long layoff.  We even have a few ex-DEC people here ;)

Where in Switzerland are you?  I worked with Ciba-Geigy in Basel (bought a machine from them) and made several trips there.  We had a Swiss band from the French section (not Basel) come over and play with a community band I am a member of.  They were celebrating their 175th anniversary! :amazed: :good:

Browse the boards and see what helps.  We have some GREAT people here who would love to help you get your "chops" back.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Posaunistin on Nov 08, 2009, 08:07AM
Hi Bruce and thanks for the nice welcome! I'm sure there are a number of ex-DECies out there. There were a lot of us and we do get around.

We live in Riehen which is a small village (20,000) adjacent to Basel. We're the finger of Switzerland that pokes into Germany. Basel is a great place to be an amateur musician. There are more possibilities for playing than I have time. Which Swiss band came out to Hollis? One of the groups we play with (Feldmusikverein Basel, www.fmb-bigband.ch)is 125 years old. They have a very cool initiation ceremony (involves lots of wine and a special chalice  :D). We even have our own Stammtisch (special table) at one of the neighboorhood hangouts in Basel. You have to have been around for a while to get allocated one of those! On the FMB website, if you click on Fotos and then scroll down to D-Herten-Rheinfelden, I'm the (short) trombone player closest to the camera. We play in some very interesting venues, including under the big-top for the Swiss national circus. It's a wonderful group and the music is fun (swing).
My current goal is to get chops as I probably never really had them  :-0 I'll start with lessons again after January when the gigs start slowing down a bit. In the meantime, I appreciate all the info from the folks posting on the boards. There's certainly enough to keep me busy!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 08, 2009, 10:27AM
Hi.

I bet the gigs start picking up again in late February as you get ready for Carnaval.

The group that came here was in Windham (the band I'm in there is the Windham Community Band).  I have a CD of theirs, but seem to have misplaced it.  The name was something like Musique Harmonie and I think the town they were in was close to Lucerne.  One of the members was from Windham and was the reason they visited us.

Baselers are right at the corner where the French and German parts of Switzerland meet, so most people there seem to speak both German and French as well as English.  I was also impressed that I could really get around by walking.  My hotel was in the center of town and it was only about 15 minutes walk to the Ciba-Geigy building.

Plus, there is one of the finest musical instrument museums I've ever seen at the Schola Cantorum.  And a great music store, Musik HUG.  I bought my wife a nice music box there.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Posaunistin on Nov 08, 2009, 10:55AM
Hi Bruce,
Basel is a great place to live and as you said, it's multi-lingual. Our biggest problem with learning German is that so many Swiss speak flawless English. German, French and Italian are the three official languages of Switzerland, and it's a core part of schooling. Though, there is quite a move afoot to give students the option to take English as their third language. In Basel, kids learn French very early and the local dialect is loaded with French words.

The public transportation system here is phenomenal. We used to have three cars in California and have been doing quite nicely with one here. And, we walk, a lot! It helps to offset all that wonderful chocolate and cheese :good: Basel is loaded with museums, I think we're up to 35 or 36. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't yet been to the musical instrument musuem. Somthing to put on the list for a rainy weekend. I am heading to Musik Hug late December to try out some mouthpieces and maybe also a smaller horn. They have special rooms and you can stay as long as you like - dangerous!
Gigs start up again in the spring. Carnaval(Fasnacht) is really for the groups called Cliques. I don't know if you've ever heard them 'play' Guggi music. It is quite something and not recommended for anyone with perfect pitch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMCRs2kYMtY). It's fun to watch them and we never miss the parades. Let me know if you're heading this way again.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 08, 2009, 11:40AM
My last trip to Basel was the week before Fasnacht.  There were clique meeting rooms all over the place.  Somebody gave me a card that could redeem for a drum lesson or a horn lesson.  I'd probably do better than most without any lesson, though.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Posaunistin on Nov 09, 2009, 12:12PM
Hi Bruce,

Trust me, the point of Guggi musik is not to play well! Belong to a clique is like having a favorite soccer/baseball/football team. Whatever clique you grow up with, you stay with for life. "Music" is somewhat incidental  :) Fasnacht this year is Feb. 22 through 25, just in case you're interested!

The drummers in the area are usually pretty good. Basel hosts a team called Top Secret Drum Corp. Give a look for them on Google, they are pretty amazing.




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Nov 09, 2009, 01:34PM
When I arrived in Basel the last trip there was a Fasnacht parade in the Italian section (way south) and it was on TV.  I heard some awful bands and some not too bad bands.

No way I can get to Switzerland for any reason this year.  I'm part of that large number of 0ver-50s who were laid off in droves as Manufacturing moved to China.  With no income, there are no plans for trips.  If I ever get a chance to go to Europe again, I'd love to revisit Basel.  Maybe we could connect.  I'd also like to renew friendship with the folks at Kuster Manufacturing (the makers of the machine I bought).  Plus, I have to go back to Fischerstube (sorry, no umlaut here).  GREAT beer, good food!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: cb56 on Nov 11, 2009, 08:00AM
Hey folks. Been lurking here for a week or so and thought I'd go ahead and join up. Don't play much bone anymore since I bought a bass guitar 30 years ago it took up most of my playing time. I do get it out about once a year and stuggle with it. Started playing whe I was 8 (I'm now 53) and actually gigged quite a bit in my 20's Big band and dixieland mostly. If I could find a part time dixieland gig in Illinois, I'd consider playing more often.
My main horn when I was younger was an Olds super. Nice horn but I sold it when I inherited my Dad's King 3B. Shouldn't have sold the Olds. Still have the 3B but it's pretty beat up. Still plays though. I actually went to school to study music and trombone but that didn't last long. My instructor was more of a classical Tbone player and didn't like my "upside down" embochure. Told me I'd never get any better so that was the begining of the end of my trombone playing career.
Some of my favorite players were/are JJ Johnson (of course)Kai Winding, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Wayne Andre is nice too. I was also into Wayne Henderson of the Jazz Crusaders and Jim Pankow from Chicago. That's about it. MaybeI'll get my horn fixed up ad join a band someday.
cb


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: wmflyer on Nov 11, 2009, 05:07PM
Hello to all!

I've been on the forum for awhile but have never introduced myself properly.  At any rate, my name is Curt.  I was a pretty good trombone player in high school, but college, the Army, a subsequent job, and 4 kids kept my musician's hat hanging on a peg in the closet (right above my trombone).  After more than 20 years off I played a couple times but nothing regular that would have gotten me in shape.  Then about 5 years ago I joined the wind ensemble at the community college.  This turned out to be a great choice, as the composition of the group is about 40% professional musicians / music directors, 25% students, and 35% adults who just like to play.  Enough talent to really challenge me, yet very tolerant of those at a lower skill / experience level who are there to improve.  My first year was spent getting in shape again and relearning my horn. 

After the first year my involvement in the local area picked up quite a bit.  I've bought a new trombone, learned to play the euphonium (and bought one of those too!), continue to play in the original wind ensemble as well as in summer community bands, play 2nd trombone in our regional symphony, mastered tenor / alto clef, and typically play in a couple theatre pits each year.  My kids think I'm a bit crazy as I practice more than they do.   But I can also honestly tell them that I am a much better musician now than I ever was, and music is something you can do long after you have to hang up your baseball bat and glove.

I've been very impressed with the helpfulness and enthusiasm of those on this site.  This is a great resource for any player, and I appreciate the opportunity to join in!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jethompson on Nov 12, 2009, 10:20AM
Hi everyone!

John here.  Just signed up but have been viewing the forums for a few weeks.  I started playing trombone when I was 9 and played up until I was about 28.  I'd been thinking about getting back into it for quite a few years and so have just bought a King 607 from a work colleague whos daughter had gone off to university and lost interest in playing.  It's not in the best condition and had been in the attic for 5 years, but it'll do for now (it was a bargain).  Finally got around to giving it a bath last night, so now looking forward to getting some serious practicing done.

In the intervening period I've not been musically dead and have kept the sight reading going by playing guitar, bass guitar and handbells (yeah, call me wierd :D)

I was looking at getting a Conn 8H or 88H but, having tried them out, realised that I wasn't quite up to playing those anymore (high notes and low notes were ok, but realy struggled with the middle register).  After reading some of the posts on here I decided that a .525" would probably suit my current situation/standard a bit better.  When I was at Uni I was holding down 1st Trom on a .562" single trigger Yamaha with a DW 4AL, even with alto parts.  It's going to take some time to get my chops back to that standard!

I had a long spell in the Salvation Army and have played everything from BBb tuba to Bb cornet at some time or other in anger.  Was just starting to practice with Enfield Salvation Army Band in the UK when I gave it all up because of a long-distance relationship :cry:.  Anyway, I'm back in the game and chomping at the bit!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Nov 12, 2009, 10:22AM
welcome and keep after it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Parnopaeus on Nov 13, 2009, 09:36PM
Hi everyone!

My name is Lauren, and I'm one of those people with a music degree who didn't go into a career in music. I got a Bachelor's Degree in music theory and music psychology, but it was really just a formality. Now I'm a PhD student in linguistics, but I think I play my horn more now than I did when I was in music school! I am endlessly fascinated by the overlap between my two primary fields of interest, but maybe that's a topic for a later time.

I was brought here by your forumer bickle, who shares a stand with me in a local band when he deems us cool enough for him... ;) He suggested that I join and, after a week or so of trolling, here I am.

I play on a Conn 88H-CL with a rose brass bell, and the mouthpiece I play on is, oddly enough, the gold plated 4CL that came with the horn. I cycled through a bunch of mouthpieces, not wanting to believe that the default was the best one, but I couldn't deny the sound that comes out of that thing. Now I'm spoiled by gold plated mouthpieces and will never go back!

Anyway, that's me and my introduction on the introduction thread. I look forward to getting to know you folks. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Nov 13, 2009, 09:50PM
welcome and enjoy the forums


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 14, 2009, 01:45AM
Welcome, John and Lauren! Great to have you aboard.

I'm glad you found the Practice Break, the place to talk when you don't have anything musical to say.... or, as some of our more staid members would have it, when you don't have ANYTHING to say.... :razz:

Hey, John, I see you're just down the road from me! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: philLL on Nov 17, 2009, 03:57AM
Hi, my name is Philipp,
I started playing 10 years ago, first on euphonium, 4 years later I added trombone, but now I mainly play trombone and would call myself a trombone-player rather than a euphonium-player.
I am part of a wind orchestra (www.spasshamma.net (http://www.spasshamma.net)) and a brass ensemble.
I already got some very good advice and information on this forum so I am very happy to be a part of the forum now.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Nov 17, 2009, 08:56AM
welcome to you and all newcomers, don't be shy and give us the benefit of your opinion(s)please.

If it doesn't concern trombones that is fine, join us in chit chat/politics/games or whatever you want.

heck they even let me post so your posts will be welcomed I'm sure


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: vlc on Nov 19, 2009, 10:33AM
Hi to all! My name is Victor Crook. I live on a farm near a small town in Northern Oklahoma. I am a retired mechanical engineer and have resumed playing after a 50+ year layoff. I have made a couple of posts in the Returning Players forum and have gotten some excellent advice from you members, but had neglected to introduce myself here. I played a 1939 vintage Holton all through school ( my Grandmother bought it new for me ). My brother was able to rescue it from the attic of our late Mother's house. The old Holton was pretty well used up, so I bought a Holton TR-158 to practice on. I found that my lung capacity wasn't up to what it was earlier in my life, so on the advice of some of the members here I bought a couple of Martin Imperials and a Conn 4H to try a small bore horn. ( I bought two Martins hoping to obtain enough parts to make up one good horn. ) Eric Edwards is currently putting the Conn and one of the Martins back into playing condition. The good SlideDr in Georgia did a fantastic job on the TR-158 slide, so I sent him the other Martin slide. He emailed me last night saying the Martin slide has been a real challenge, but still thinks he can put it into good playing condition. I enjoy all kinds of music, especially classical jazz (Dixieland, Ragtime, etc.), march music and the Classics. Thanks to all who have been such a help to me getting started again. Vic


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mbeach on Nov 20, 2009, 08:56PM
Hello all -

My name is Matthew Beach, I'm new to the forums but after a friend showed me an ad for a great gig bag (which I bought)I got kind of interested and decided to jump on with you guys!

Currently I am seeking my degree in Bass Trombone Performance from the University Of Arkansas, and looking for at Grad schools right now. I love playing in any venue really. But I do enjoy playing in Big Bands and Jazz Combos the most. I love going to jazz festivals in my area and making the occasional trip to the bigger ones.

Can't wait to get to posting!

Matt Beach


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 21, 2009, 05:11AM
Welcome, Vic and Matt! :hi:

Two more jazz enthusiasts, excellent.

I look forward to your future postings.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: glissandogal on Nov 29, 2009, 04:06AM
Hi!  I'm not exactly "new" around here, but I never really got a chance to introduce myself.

I'm Melissa.  I'm a high school student from Illinois. I am the section leader of the entire low brass section in my band (which is only 5 people--private school).  I've been playing trombone since I was about 10 (and I am STILL playing the same trombone I did then!).  I'm not a great trombonist, although I usually do well in competitions.  I'm currently considering minoring in Trombone Performance in college--if I can ever get a better horn!



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Nov 29, 2009, 05:35AM
Hey, Melissa! :hi: Good to see you back.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Nov 29, 2009, 06:56PM
Hi!  I'm not exactly "new" around here, but I never really got a chance to introduce myself.

I'm Melissa.  I'm a high school student from Illinois. I am the section leader of the entire low brass section in my band (which is only 5 people--private school).  I've been playing trombone since I was about 10 (and I am STILL playing the same trombone I did then!).  I'm not a great trombonist, although I usually do well in competitions.  I'm currently considering minoring in Trombone Performance in college--if I can ever get a better horn!

You could be very lucky Melissa.  You should do a search in the members list for DJ Kennedy.  He lives near St. Louis on the Illinois side.  If you live in the right part of Illinois you could be close.  (having grown up in east central Illinois, I am very much aware how far you could be from St.  Louis.  For those not in the know, Illinois stretches N/S from north of NYC,NY to south of Virginia Beach VA.)

DJ has helped a number of people who were interested getting vintage trombones at good prices.  If you are interested, contact him and set up a visit so you can try some out.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: planeman09 on Nov 29, 2009, 08:09PM
Hi all :hi:
 My name is Corey I'm in 8th grade.I go to Rainbow middle school in Rainbow City Al. I just joined the forum earlier this week. I'm second chair in my middle school band. I'm last in the high school jazz band and marching band.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 01, 2009, 01:20PM
Hi Corey! Welcome! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: physio on Dec 07, 2009, 10:51PM
I've been a member for a while but have never introduced myself!

I'm a hobbyist now based in Melbourne, Australia after moving from Auckland, New Zealand where I played mostly Big Band stuff in the Rodger Fox Big Band.

I play a vintage bach 6 VII and a new Yamaha 891Z.

Currently only playing on my own as I don't have any contacts in the local scene here. If anyone reading this has any big band contacts, I'd love a sit in!

best

Ben Sheat


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Dec 10, 2009, 08:50AM
I'm last in the high school jazz band.

Last as in fourth trombone?  Last trombone gets some great parts!  I'm playing last in my orchestra, because I've got the biggest instrument.  I'm loving it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Dec 10, 2009, 08:56AM
isn't the "last" chair the bass trombone spot?  that is how it is in my son's band at least.  he plays the school's Conn 112H.  Lots of folks here like playing bass trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Dec 10, 2009, 09:33AM
isn't the "last" chair the bass trombone spot?

Yeah, typically.  If a bass trombone is not available, the position goes to the person most willing and able to play the bass trombone parts. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: planeman09 on Dec 11, 2009, 01:33PM
Last as in fourth trombone?  Last trombone gets some great parts!  I'm playing last in my orchestra, because I've got the biggest instrument.  I'm loving it.
Third. We dont have enough players to have four. We do have cool parts though
.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassboneb4 on Dec 11, 2009, 01:46PM
Hi All.

I've been lurking around here for a couple months now.  My name is Jeff.  I got my first trombone in 1969.  It had a lot of rot...but it was mine. From there I got a few really old falling apart horns through grade school and high school until I bought a horn in 1977.  It's an Olds Studio...nickel plated.  I still have that horn and the slide is as perfect now as it was the first time I picked it up.  Until a year ago there wasn't ding in it (a little accident with the horn stand put a very small ding in it).  I played that horn through college, then packed it away except for a once a year college marching band reunion and an occasional church gig.

My horn allowed me to do some traveling that I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. When I was in 7th grade I got to play in Richard Nixon's second inaugural parade.  In college I went to London to perform at Royal Albert Hall with our college marching band.

I'm now playing bass trombone in a couple community bands.  It has been a lot of hard work to try to get back to where I remember myself being when I played all the time.  But it has been fun at the same time.  I look forward to seeing how far I can really go with my horn now that I'm a bit more focused.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kargin on Dec 15, 2009, 05:04AM
Greetings all!

It is a pleasure to be here with anyone that plays any instrument.

I am 25, a combat medic with a nursing license in the Army and began my relationship with the trombone in 1995 as a 5th grader. I played through high school where I got to go to Disney World with my high school band twice. Since 2002 I have played in local church bands and most recently with the Bethesda Naval (Volunteer) Band which, aside from me, is filled with amazing musicians.

It has been 6 years since I played regularly and have just picked up my Jupiter JSL 536 with F attachment serial 36XXX 'bone I am now dedicated to improving my playing ability and hopefully start branching out to bass trombone in the next year. I recently purchased an old 39XXX Buescher silver toned "U.S.Q.M.C." stamped horn from apparently WWI, I look to restore it any play it for military type arrangements. Before I found the great list telling how to find the approximate age of the horn I looked and bought an auction self-proclaiming the horn and case were original Buescher from the '40s-50s...come to find out it is slightly older than the 39XXX as its serial is 38XXX So...hopefully that maybe year difference will be acceptable as a period specific horn and case from WWI.

Any tips, tricks, suggestions and other are welcomed by me. Thanks for being here group!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Dec 15, 2009, 06:08AM
pms sent


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Nolabone on Dec 15, 2009, 01:03PM
I'm Phil.  Not long ago I happened on to this great forum. Had no idea there was such a rich source of great info and dialog for trombonists. You folks have inspired me to pick up my 20 year old, basically unused LT 16M and start the long road back to making music.

Like many others here, I am returning to the 'horn' after decades of doing everything else but practicing and playing.
 
The short version my story is that I worked my way through college playing trombone, bass, and singing with various jazz and commercial show bands back in the late 50s/early 60s. Got to see the world, lived the musician's life, made some serious money (for a college guy), and got a B.S. in music education which I used for exactly one year. 

Fast forward to now:  I'm semi-retired, living in a great place for hearing and playing jazz trombone (near New Orleans), and am determined to recapture some of what I used to have as a decent trombone player.

I sincerely appreciate what this forum is all about and am really excited to be here!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Eclipsius on Dec 15, 2009, 03:03PM
:hi:
Hello,
my name is Frank, living in Berlin, Germany. I have to admit that I'm a trumpeter "gone astray": I've decided that it would be a nice thing to play the t-bone, too. I tried a crappy old Olds Ambassador and just fell in love with the sound! So now I've got to get used to bass clef and also to operating the slide... The partials are not really a problem. I'm having fun and this seems to be a nice place to get some information.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: evan51 on Dec 15, 2009, 03:37PM
:hi:
Hello,
my name is Frank, living in Berlin, Germany. I have to admit that I'm a trumpeter "gone astray":.....
Welcome, Frank! But, really, the correct phrase is "I'm a reformed trumpet player!"  :good: Best wishes with your trombone journey.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tavic on Dec 16, 2009, 06:40AM
 :hi:
Hey all, I'm 32 and live in the OKC area. Recently, me and good friend of mine (trumpet player) were sitting around chit chatting about the old days (13 years or so ago) and discovered how much we really missed the experience of playing in the marching/concert/jazz bands of the schools we grew up in. So after a week or so of dreaming about the past, we've decided to see about gathering up a crew of folks and see about getting a jazz group together...So, far we've have people interested, but first we need to see if the skills are still there... Its been twelve years since I've played...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Dec 16, 2009, 11:13AM
the old days - 12 to 13 years ago


listen JR.  >:(



good luck, let us know how it goes.  :good: :idea:

relearning after 30 + years (and yes I know there are other in the same or older boat)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TenorTrombone30 on Dec 16, 2009, 03:05PM
Let me introduce myself,

I'm Martyn Booth, 30 years old, deaf person, I come from England, UK, I still live in Wigan for 29 year all my life, I just love Trombone so cool like Jazz.  but I will learn myself if I can on the Abracadabra Book of Bass Clef hee hee, oops....I live with my mum and dad.....I have a instrument...I play Bassoon for 5 year but decided to quit in 2005 or 2006(not sure)....I have other fun to play is Trumpet, Bass clarinet, Bass gutiar, French Horn, Oboe, and Bassoon which I get the key off cos it is very old say 1970's or 80's.....So I decided I want to play Bb Flat Trombone is Yamaha YSL 354 after Christmas I save money first hee hee...I can't wait to excited I sill adore to play that cool instrument. 

I will let you know if I send you on next year but I don't know which topic this forum i can type.

Cheerio,

Martyn


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Goddardo on Dec 19, 2009, 09:50AM
I'm Mark, 20 years old from England. Been playing for a fair amount of time, mainly in small brass ensembles with a little jazz and wind playing thrown in. Very much a one trick pony; the trombone is the only thing that I can play reasonably well but at least it allowed me to terrorise the woodwind players...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bonez on Dec 21, 2009, 04:22PM
Hi, this is going to sound ridiculous but does anyone know how I can create my own post? I cannot figure it out, but I figured out how to reply to this one.

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 22, 2009, 12:09AM
:D

Don't worry about it, Logan! To add a post to a topic, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Reply" icon, bottom right. Alternatively, enter a reply in the "Quick reply" box below that and click "Post". To edit your post, or to quote someone else's, click the "Quote" or "Modify" icon at the top right of the post and click "Post" or "Save". To create a new topic, get onto the home page of the section in which you want to post, look to the right at the top and click the "New topic" icon. Easy. :)

Welcome to all you new members, and a special "Hello" to those from England! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Dec 22, 2009, 12:44PM
To start a new topic, all you have to do is go to the appropriate forum, and click on "New Topic".


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Eupher on Dec 22, 2009, 02:19PM
I guess I missed this thread when I signed up, which was some time ago. But I have so few posts I probably still qualify as a noob.

I'm a retired Army euphoniumist/trombonist. Played far more euph than trombone, until after retirement when I learned that there isn't a great market out there for euph players. But I'm stubborn, so I played a lot of amateur euph stuff and absolutely became addicted to Brit-style brass bands. Played a lot of orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles.

About 4 years ago, in addition to my tenor, I bought a bass trombone and started playing in a local orchestra, counting rests. I loved it so much I bought a calculator.  :eek:

To complete my transition to the ultimate knuckle-dragger, I recently bought a tuba and founded a brass quintet. I'm playing far more tuba and bass trombone and a lot less euph now :cry: but I'm still having a good time.

My horns:
Sterling Virtuoso euphonium
Bach Strad 42OG, with a lightweight slide
Conn 62HI bass trombone
Mirafon 184 tuba in BBb




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lan on Jan 06, 2010, 01:06PM
Very long overdue but here I go. My name is Landon Dale, I attend Forrest County Agricultural High School, where I lead a small low brass section (1 Tuba, 2 Trombones, 1 Bari Sax). I play on a during-strike 42BO with a variety of Schilke mouthpieces. I play lead trombone in the Jazz Band (A section of 1...no I'm not kidding). I am also a soloist in the Carey Institute of Fine Arts. I plan on a Dual Major in college in Computer Sciences and Music Education. If there is anything else you want to know, do not hesitate to ask!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jazz on Jan 11, 2010, 08:29AM
Hello!

My name is Olof, I'm a 17 year old bass trombonist from Sweden who's been playing for almost eleven years. I started out on an alto trombone when I was seven years old, and then continued with the normal tenor trombone for another eight years. When I learnt that hitting to lower notes instead of the higher notes was alot more easy and sounded alot better, I immediately switched and begun playing bass trombone which indeed was a good choice, I couldn't be happier.

The music is my main hobby, I'm trying to play as much as possible during the week when I'm not busy with other stuff... there is usually time for about seven hours of practice per week, in big bands aswell as marching bands.

I'm currently in possetion of an old Holton TR-181, I'm borrowing it from HvMkY (Hemvärnets Musikkår Ystad which means The Swedish Home Guard Band of Ystad) which is in an horrible conditon. Not only is the slide "locked" all the way down to the third possition because of damages on the slide, but the finish is all messed up, there is some serious rusting on the lower part of the slide (I had it repaired, it used to allow air to espace through a rust hole) and it is incorrectly built, the valves require a hefty adjustment (about five centimeters!) when pressed to stay in tune... this is why I am on the look out for a better horn, perhaps, someday I will find it.

I will try my best to visit and post on the forums, you seem like a nice bunch of guys!

Jazz


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 13, 2010, 12:17AM
Welcome to Allen, Landon and Olof! :hi:

We look forward to your posts on the forum. Don't be shy!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Slidermanic on Jan 22, 2010, 04:21PM
Hello. : )

I go by Slidermanic here. I'm a freshman in High School, and I've been playing the trombone for about 5 years, so I'm a greenie. I'm in the Jazz band and Concert band there. I especially love Jazz band. I've found that I have a certain flair for jazz music.

Music is basically my extra-curricular. I try to get involved in as many bend-related activities as I can. : )
As for my trombone, I own a Super Olds. I don't know much about it.... but it's funny. I came across this site because of my trombone! I was trying to find a pic of my trombone on the web, and I clicked on an image of a trombone that looked exactly like mine. Once I clicked on it, I found the picture was actually part of a post here on The Trombone Forum, so naturally I had to join so I could talk about it.  :)

I'm looking forward to being part of this community!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombone404 on Jan 30, 2010, 02:57PM
Hello, I am Joseph and I am a freshman in high school. I am in the School Concert band and I play guitar in the Jazz Band. I have been playing trombone since the sixth grade and I hope to improve my skills and possibly go to college studying music. I am glad to be a part of this community. My trombones are a King 606 and a Blessing BTB-88.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jan 30, 2010, 05:24PM
welcome and good luck.  have fun playing your guitar and trombone.  perhaps you might be able to switch off and play trombone in jazz from time to time.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Vinnie R on Feb 05, 2010, 03:18PM
Hey, folks, the name is Vinnie.  I've been playing for 7 1/2 years, I'm currently a music ed major in Jacksonville, Fl., but plan to switch to Jazz Performance or something of the like after transferring to a larger university.  I'm playing Big Band and combo lit on a YSL-354 and symphonic and orchestra stuff on a 682B.  I have come to realize that if you want to know something, ask someone who has been doing it for longer than you have.  That's pretty much what I'm here to do.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Feb 05, 2010, 03:38PM
welcome

and believe you me, there are members of the forum that can learn from you too.  (me for one)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: cookinTboone on Feb 09, 2010, 03:32PM
Hi Everyone
   Just joined the forum but been playing quite a while. im late 40s... played in high school and college. Picked the horn back up a couple of years ago and started playing with a local big band. Now im in the DC area and really wanting to start doing small combo jazz work and just gigging some in general. Been playing a nice trigger yamaha large bore with the rose bell... 648R maybe??? Just got a Martin standard from 1941 off Ebay... been looking for info on this horn but been pretty unsuccessfull so far... Ill have it in a day or two so Ill see how it blows then.
   BTW, olds with the "tone ring" are pretty common... lots of them were made.... pretty decent horns actually... So thats about it! Anyone in the DC NOVA area, say hello! Looking for Real book jams and hopefully some gigs this year to suplement my regular chef job.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Synchronicity2084 on Feb 11, 2010, 10:14PM
Introit

I'm Kim Smith, a.k.a. Kimster, 54, married, and I'm a Trombone-O-holic. Graduated with BA in Applied Music from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia, 1978 (studied with Micheal E. Powell, and Ron Baedke). I play in several community groups such as the Bastrop Community Orchestra - 23 members strong and doing Ravel's "Bolero"! - as well as playing in the St. Edward's University community orchestra for Vaughan-Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem", and finally our Church brass group at First Baptist in Pflugerville, TX.

I own an older Conn 88H with a Griego 3M Deco mouthpiece, a Conn 44H (Vocabell) with a Jet Tone STD mouthpiece, a Maestro (Chinese) Bb/F/Gb/D Ind. Dbl. valve, silver-plated bass with a Griego 2 mouthpiece, and finally a Berkely Winds (Chinese) Eb Alto with a Conn 3 mouthpiece but considering switching to a Griego 11 Deco.

I'm a big fan of Griego mouthpieces because they help give focused partials and tend to "purer" in tone due to their high mass. For instance the 3M Deco has a rim diameter of that of a 3G BUT, let me finish, it has a MEDIUM cup depth that still keeps the high range and, in addition, a larger throat than a 5G. This corrected a pretty thin sounding mid range on my 88H and helped "fatten-out" my low range!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: burko on Feb 12, 2010, 08:27PM
Hey guys,

My name's Burke, and I'm in the Huntsville, Al area. I play a good ol 1960-somethin Conn 88h. My dad was in the million dollar band at alabama, and the 88h is what he played. I can read music fine, but my tone is just... hgbnevminjemivxjmrnfeefmwion... I kinda need some help on getting my tone to sound good. I'm gonna post a thread looking for some help. I'm 14, btw. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 13, 2010, 04:29AM
Welcome to Michael, Kim and Burke! :hi:

It's really excellent to see new member posts from three members who cover an age range of 14 - 54. :good:

I look forward to reading posts from all of you. And don't forget - any time you don't have anything musical to say, the Practice Break is the place to be! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Feb 13, 2010, 05:13AM
Hi there folks:

here is a thread to check out and perhaps contribute to:

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,44914.0.html

and please do a search for "naming trombones", you might like that too.

welcome to the forums.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: littlebuster29 on Feb 14, 2010, 10:09PM
Hey guys, My name's David I'm 22 years old and I'm from Texas' pinky toe, Brownsville. I've been playing trombone since middle school (that puts me at bout 10 years) but I didn't really start taking it seriously till about 3 years ago. When I graduated from high school, I stopped playing, but after just one semester away from music, I realized how much I really loved playing trombone. I have now played in just about every ensemble available at the University of Texas at Brownsville. I'm not terribly good at trombone, but I'm quite flexible. I usually play on my Edwards with a Bach 4g or 2g mouthpiece, but I think I enjoy playing on the YBL-830 that I borrow from the school with a gold plated Bach 1g a lot more. As much as I love playing, I don't have a preferred style of music; I think that puts me in the category of "Jack of all trades, master of none".

I first stumbled upon this site in search for a valve trombone for my new musical endeavors and everyone here seemed to be very knowledgeable, so I figured this would be a great place to learn about anything trombone related. I hope to become an active member and contribute as much as I can, although it may not be much.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Feb 14, 2010, 11:18PM
Welcome, David!  I did my graduate work up the road a ways at SFA back in the 70's.  I understand the "jack of all trades" routine all too well.  I tend to be all over the place with "doubles" (even triples, quadruples, and more).  Hope you enjoy the Forum and share your experiences and insights as well as profit from those you find here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: myclam on Feb 27, 2010, 02:03PM
Hello Forum!

My name is Mike. I started playing trombone in 1979 (5th grade) and continued through college, where I got a Bachelors in Music Business from DePauw University. Since then, I have primarily been a percussionist and vocalist, playing in a few bands here in Portland, OR. I started playing the trombone again 3 years ago, and have started getting serious again in the last few weeks. I have my first trombone "gig" in 18 years on March 13, 2010.

Looking forward to getting to know folks and rekindling my passion for this twisted hunk of metal.

Mike Lambe



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 28, 2010, 02:27AM
Not twisted, Mike! It's sensuously curved.... :razz:

Welcome to the forum - we look forward to hearing from you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Feb 28, 2010, 08:52AM
Hello Forum!

My name is Mike. I started playing trombone in 1979 (5th grade) and continued through college, where I got a Bachelors in Music Business from DePauw University. Since then, I have primarily been a percussionist and vocalist, playing in a few bands here in Portland, OR. I started playing the trombone again 3 years ago, and have started getting serious again in the last few weeks. I have my first trombone "gig" in 18 years on March 13, 2010.

Looking forward to getting to know folks and rekindling my passion for this twisted hunk of metal.

Mike Lambe


Welcome to the Forum, Mike, from the other end of the state!  Great to have you here.  And if you're ever going to travel down the coast, let us know and maybe we can have lunch.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Lyz on Mar 01, 2010, 09:16AM
Hey everyone!

As my username suggests, my name is Lyz. I'm 14 years old and I live in Rotherham in Yorkshire in the UK. I'm about as much of a newbie as you can get - I literally picked up a trombone for the first time five days ago! Despite this, I've adored the instrument since I was tall enough to put a Glenn Miller record on my Grandad's vinyl machine - I'm so glad I finally got the opportunity to learn it!

My school has equipped me with a Besson BE1030 - although this could change as I might be given a different trombone on Wednesday. Due to the dire shortage of trombone mouthpieces at my school, I am currently using one from a euphonium - which I dislike, as I feel like a bit of a prat when trombonists ask me which mouthpiece I use and I have to explain! XD

My real ambition with the trombone is to eventually play in a swing orchestra or a big band... that is the genre of music I've loved ever since I first heard 'In The Mood', 'One O'Clock Jump' and 'Fly Me To The Moon'. I can't think of anything I want to do more!

I know I'm only just beginning - but I'm already getting really addicted to this wonderful instrument and I'm sure you guys will be a lot of help to me while I'm learning!

Lyz Brown


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 01, 2010, 09:56AM
welcome to the forum.  you will find that you will have alot of company on your side of the pond.  Check out RedHotMama for one.

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=399


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 01, 2010, 11:29AM
Hi, Lyz! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Fireshadow on Mar 02, 2010, 09:47PM
My name is Shiloh and I am new to the forum. I am 27 and live in NW florida. I havent played the Trombone since my senior year  in 2001. I own a Conn 88H-NT, I began playing my 6th grade year and played all the way up till I was in a serious car accident in Sept of 2001, i ended up having 2 reconstructive surgeries on my upper lip soo I can no longer play. But I have kept my horn in excellent shape and thinking about selling it, but have no Idea of the value. I know that the NT model was rare, being the bell is nickel. If anyone can help me out I would be greatly appreciative.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 02, 2010, 10:51PM
My name is Shiloh and I am new to the forum. I am 27 and live in NW florida. I havent played the Trombone since my senior year  in 2001. I own a Conn 88H-NT, I began playing my 6th grade year and played all the way up till I was in a serious car accident in Sept of 2001, i ended up having 2 reconstructive surgeries on my upper lip soo I can no longer play. But I have kept my horn in excellent shape and thinking about selling it, but have no Idea of the value. I know that the NT model was rare, being the bell is nickel. If anyone can help me out I would be greatly appreciative.

Welcome, Shiloh.  What a bummer!!!  However, even though you may not be able to play trombone any more, there are other things to keep you musically active: recorder, guitar, percussion, singing, etc.  There are plenty of folks here who can give you professional opinions on your instrument.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Burn on Mar 06, 2010, 08:12PM
Hi folks,

I'm Darryl from Australia, I guess I should get the bad stuff out of the way.

I don't play Trombone.

I infact play Trumpet and Euphonium and have been doing so for the last 24 years.

Now onto the reason i'm here!  I recently obtained a Besson Trombone (came here to find out more info about it, that's another thread though) and will most likely use it to learn how to play it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 06, 2010, 08:47PM
well, better late than ever.  good luck on learning how to play.  don't know where you are at "downunder" but we have a few members in Austrailia and one or more in NZ as well.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Xenethon on Mar 11, 2010, 08:29PM
Hi all, after surfing on this forum for hours, I guess I'm ready to do my first official post!

My name is Maxime, I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and I am primarily french speaking.  I am 36 and started playing at 13, so that's a few years under my belt, but many more to look forward to! 

My main trombone accomplishment was working with the Canadian Navale Reserve Band with which I played for 12 years, long enough to pay for my flying lessons (I work in the aviation industry now).  I will listen to all kind of music, as long as there is a trombone playing  :D

I own a 1959 Besson 10-10 with which I played full time for only 2 years (20 years ago) and have been playing a Yamaha 648R ever since.  I typically play with a 2G mouthpiece whenever I dont have to play higher than counter Bb  :trebleclef: :line3:, so I guess I am gifted considering that I play only once a week with a jazz band (as bass trombone with my 648R...).  When I play high stuff, I use a 5G, but my sound suffer so much that I try avoiding it at all other cost!

When I picked up my trombone last September, It had been 5 years since I had played with a band last, but the fever has got me again!  Now, I am looking to buy a brand new trombone (now that I dont play for a living anymore I can afford to buy a new trombone...)  So far, I am clueless as to what I will buy, so its an exiting time for me!  I dont even know if I will buy an Tenor trombone with an F-attachment or a second-hand bass trombone :confused:

I have been reading quite a few threads, and the amount of experience and knowledge here is flabbergasting!  Exactly the kind of thing that keep people looking for more.  Keep up the good work!

P.S.  Anybody out there owns a Yamaha Xeno Alain Trudel edition?  I am looking for impressions.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 11, 2010, 08:35PM
welcome and enjoy the forums


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Baron von Bone on Mar 12, 2010, 04:21AM
Hi all, after surfing on this forum for hours, I guess I'm ready to do my first official post!

Welcome aboard dude! and welcome back to the deranged world of the sliphorn. A lot of us took years off as well (decades for many of us), so we can certainly identify with you there. Feels good ... eh?
 
Please feel free to liberally teach us French words (I mean liberal as in frequently ... or amply ... don't wanna upset anyone).
 
Enjoy!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Midonir on Mar 12, 2010, 07:31PM
 Im 13 and i dont really ahve my own trombone but i have 2 triggered trombones at my middle school and im 1st chair in concert band and 2nd chair in jazz band, and the 2nd or 3rd best trombone player on campus. But i feel as if im not good enough even though im better than the others, i see on youtube many trombone players who have a nice brass-like sound and tongue really fast and hit every note high and low easily. my problem with the trombone might be tongueing, high notes and playing legato..
 im planning on getting my own Silver trombones that have a trigger. Any one have any tips for me?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Mar 12, 2010, 09:06PM
have confidence in your abilities and practice, practice, practice.  you have found a great resource here at the forums to help you out.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: a.ritchie92 on Mar 14, 2010, 08:39PM
um, I'm Anthony, 17. Play a Bach Strad from some time in the 70s. It might not look nice, but it has personality. I've looked around here for awhile and posted a bit, but feel the need to formally introduce myself! I play in my highschool band and all the options it has to offer. I audition for everything that comes my way. My dream is to play in the Boston Pops. However, that's unlikely scenario so I'll just pursue the mundane career in music :D

I can be an awkward kid at times; isn't every trombone player though? ;) I live in a tiny town called the middle of nowhere but I love it. You're tired of hearing about me though! Bye!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ParLawGod on Mar 14, 2010, 10:51PM
Welcome!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: the grumbler on Mar 17, 2010, 01:49AM
Hello, I'm a structural engineer from Switzerland.
I've been playing brass instruments for nearly 20 years, starting with trumpet as a child, going on as I grew up to euphonium and finally switched to tuba.
To broaden my horizon I recently started doubling on bass trombone. I'm dreaming of sitting in the trombone section of a big band playing all that cool swing stuff from the forties. That of course requires some more practise. In the meantime I'm just having lots of fun.
So long...
Roman


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 17, 2010, 01:54AM
Hi there, Roman.

Welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombone14 on Mar 18, 2010, 07:43PM
Hi, I'm Mark. I've played Trombone for 9 years now. I strive to sound more mellow than French Hornists and play higher than Trumpeters. You know the "stupid" Trombonist (if there is such a thing) who joins the cocky trumpeters in "who can play the highest" before rehearsal starts? Thats me... I've joined this website to learn from the experience from this community.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: cheesemonkey on Mar 21, 2010, 06:34PM
 :D Hi yall! I'm cheesemonkey, or chris, or whatever you'd like to call me! I'm actually a more of a tubiste than anything else but I'm learnin trombone. First chair at my highschool (though that isn't saying much being a total of 4 tubas.) I also play just about every other band instrument except french horn and trumpet and also play upright bass and piano. Outside of music I'm mainly a movie lover and food lover (as long as its vegitarian friendly.) I look forward to bein here on the board!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Mar 23, 2010, 08:02AM
No worries!  Sometimes tuba is cooler than trombone.  I love the heavy metal.  In orchestra we tend to coexist as one happy section.  I would love to have a tuba to use in my band sometimes.  Unfortunately tubas are too expensive to get one as a toy I may or may not use.

My daughter is complaining about one of her section mates switching to tuba, but it seems like a good move to me. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bragsm71 on Apr 20, 2010, 07:40PM
Why hello there  :D

The name's Matt Bragstad.  I play an Edwards T396-A (aka the Alessi model).  I absolutely love Edwards instruments, and I hope to get enough cash this year to buy a jazz horn and eventually an alto horn from them as well. 

I actually began music in the 4th grade (on Baritone horn, then a Euphonium my freshman year of high school).  In my sophomore year of high school, I wanted to join the jazz band, so my best friend taught me a concert Bb scale on the bone.  I was pretty much self taught from there until my junior year, when I started private lessons.

Now I am currently a freshman Music Education and Trombone Performance Major at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I am principal trombonist of the Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, and Co-First trombone in the top Jazz Ensemble.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Apr 20, 2010, 08:51PM
:D Hi yall! I'm cheesemonkey, or chris, or whatever you'd like to call me! I'm actually a more of a tubiste than anything else but I'm learnin trombone. First chair at my highschool (though that isn't saying much being a total of 4 tubas.) I also play just about every other band instrument except french horn and trumpet and also play upright bass and piano. Outside of music I'm mainly a movie lover and food lover (as long as its vegitarian friendly.) I look forward to bein here on the board!

Welcome, cheesemonkey or chris!  I started on tuba too, even made first chair All-State, got full rides at the Music Academy of the West, and, while being the tubist with the Santa Barbara Symphony, took lessons from Roger Bobo.  While in college (and while studying with Bobo, who agreed that I was probably making the right decision), I switched over to bass trombone as my primary instrument.  I play other instruments as well and it's a blast!  You have company here.  Feel right at home.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Apr 20, 2010, 08:54PM
Why hello there  :D

The name's Matt Bragstad.  I play an Edwards T396-A (aka the Alessi model).  I absolutely love Edwards instruments, and I hope to get enough cash this year to buy a jazz horn and eventually an alto horn from them as well. 

I actually began music in the 4th grade (on Baritone horn, then a Euphonium my freshman year of high school).  In my sophomore year of high school, I wanted to join the jazz band, so my best friend taught me a concert Bb scale on the bone.  I was pretty much self taught from there until my junior year, when I started private lessons.

Now I am currently a freshman Music Education and Trombone Performance Major at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I am principal trombonist of the Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, and Co-First trombone in the top Jazz Ensemble.

Welcome to the forum, Matt.  I started as a tuba player and, like you, took up trombone my sophomore year of high school.  Looks like you really took off with it - much sooner than I did - and are doing well.  Great to have you here!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Raven on Apr 27, 2010, 06:49PM
guess it's my time to post here

Well i'm kind of an anomaly of a player at my own school.  last year i kinda sucked but i worked hard over the summer -- i learned slurring and i multiplied the quality of my tone a thousandfold by the start of my senior year...  yet i was still unable to get into our school's wind ensemble as a trombone.  so I was stuck in their symphonic winds as a Euphonium player like i was the entire time I had been at the school.

One time during mock all-state auditions (I live in Maryland), i impressed my teacher and he decided to put me as ringer.  Albeit for one song; Reed's Russian Christmas Music.  I'm also third trombone in our primary jazz band...  but now he's putting me in wind ensemble for all of our music and symphonic winds for all music.  Which makes me happy.

I had also participated in playing Handel's Messiah with the choir and orchestra at my school, and Pit Band for West Side Story.  We did the broadway score, too, not that watered down high school crap.  Our head trombonist even began to admit recently that I'm getting better than her, but I still have a very very long way to go especially hearing myself play lately.  but i plan to practice a bunch more to get ready for college wind ensemble life so you need not worry about that or tell me to practice.

Regardless, I've been playing Trombone 7 years and Euphonium about four, and i plan to continue Trombone through college.  I'm doubling in music performance (ideally) and math (i got into UMBC's meyerhoff program!).  short history of the past year in my life with music

so hi


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Brassian on Apr 28, 2010, 10:15PM
Hello Trombone Forums!

I'm what you could call an instrument enthusiast, I've always wanted to make a living just messing around with horns all day and I almost was resigned to going to a 4 year school for a business degree BUT then I met a Band Instrument Repair Tech who showed me the light. You can fix instruments

After doing a little research and talking to some local techs I find myself shipping of to the northern corner of Iowa to get 2 years of training  :clever: I'm currently finishing my 2nd semester.

I play tenor and bass bone and all other brass instruments to some extent, but playing bass trombone gives me the more enjoyable experience.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BoneZone on May 02, 2010, 11:43AM
If you are new to the The Trombone Forum, welcome! :hi:

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)

Heya! I'm Amelia Z. aka BoneZone (teehee) I'm just tickled that there's a TROMBONE FORUM! I am SO happy!!

So, here's me: I'm like the only female in my school who can play the bone. When I tell people in honor bands about how rare bones are at home, they are sooo shocked! I've recently realized that I'm addicted to playing and I need assistance on getting where I wanna be  :D other than that, i like drawing, writing, and eating pie.

C ya later! have a good day, too :pant:



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on May 02, 2010, 12:09PM
welcome to the forums.  you might want to search out baritrom who is a cartoonist as well as a trombonist, she is in the lat Year of High scHool  iy soUnds like You may Have a lot in common.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BoneZone on May 03, 2010, 02:37PM
welcome to the forums.  you might want to search out baritrom who is a cartoonist as well as a trombonist, she is in the lat Year of High scHool  iy soUnds like You may Have a lot in common.

:bassclef:Oh cool xD Yeah, it's a major hobby of mine, drawing. I'll look her up. Thanks  ;)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Matt K on May 06, 2010, 08:39AM
Hello trombone world!

I'm majoring in music education at WVU, and am looking forward to talking trombone in the forums!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on May 06, 2010, 12:34PM
Hello trombone world!

I'm majoring in music education at WVU, and am looking forward to talking trombone in the forums!

Great to have you here, Matt!  Look around, join and/or start some discussions.  Learn from us and let us learn from you.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JSBassTrb on May 23, 2010, 12:09PM
Hey all, I am Jordan. I currently am a 10th grader, almot 11th, and I play bass bone. Just got myself a Yamaha 830 Xeno <3 love it


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: cmbarker on May 26, 2010, 12:26PM
Hi I'm charlotte.
I'm new!
I love playing trombone. I play in the school orchestra, wind band and jazz group. I'm hoping to audition for the county wind band in october.
I also play piano and I'm a generally nice person.
 :idea:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on May 26, 2010, 01:02PM
Greetings Charlotte!  I think the more I play around with other instruments, the more I love playing trombone.  I don't know why that is.

I think my daughter will be playing in an all county band next year.  That should be fun.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: cheza on May 30, 2010, 04:37AM
hi all

my name is zac i have already met some of you and some of you have helped me out a bit.
i play trombone 2, 3, or bass trombone parts on my 1970's king 4b f attachment tenor, some of you have already helped me deciding what bass trombone to buy i am hopping to find another king trombone maybe a 7 or 8B.
i play in the millenium marching band (new south wales state marching band) i am auditioning for the state wind orchestra on bass trombone. i also play in my senior school ensambles and bass trombone in the school stage band


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on May 31, 2010, 02:28AM
And a :hi: to Jordan and Zac! Great to have you here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bassbone1229 on Jun 09, 2010, 09:33AM
Just got back from having a lesson with James Markey up at Juilliard. He is a cool guy and a great teacher and having another lesson with him at ITF. Can't wait


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: stutzand on Jun 12, 2010, 01:53PM
Hey, my name is Andrew. I'm new to here and what to get more involved in the trombone world. Hence, this forum.

I go to Eastern Washington University. Anyone over there? Doubt it. Haha.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Jun 12, 2010, 04:34PM
We do have people here who live in eastern Washington State.  You should find some kindred spirits here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jun 12, 2010, 06:01PM
Hey, my name is Andrew. I'm new to here and what to get more involved in the trombone world. Hence, this forum.

I go to Eastern Washington University. Anyone over there? Doubt it. Haha.

 :hi: welcome Andrew, you know you are quite threatening  ;) ;) ;) (please note the  ;)s and don't get mad)

25 post/day  :amazed: :eek:

at that rate (almost twice mine) I think you will catch me real quick, if you keep it up.

seriously, glad you are here and that you are finding interesting stuff. :good: :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: stutzand on Jun 12, 2010, 08:43PM
:hi: welcome Andrew, you know you are quite threatening  ;) ;) ;) (please note the  ;)s and don't get mad)

25 post/day  :amazed: :eek:

at that rate (almost twice mine) I think you will catch me real quick, if you keep it up.

seriously, glad you are here and that you are finding interesting stuff. :good: :good:

Mostly topics i started.  :razz:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jeffrey Acosta on Jun 14, 2010, 12:32AM
Hi everyone.

My name is Jeffrey Acosta, and im in my Last Year of High School at Maples Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Uh, I dunno what else to say, so Ill just say some basic stuff about me I guess :p

Im in 3 Jazz Bands, 3 Improv Groups, 1 Concert Band, 1 Concert Choir and 1 Chamber Choir at my school. I also auditioned for the Honor Band for the Province, and I am the Lead Trombonist in the Manitoba Senior Honor Jazz Band, and the previous year before that when I tried out, I was third trombone, so yay me. I also had my worst audition for Brandon University, and made it in. yay me again.

I know how to play the Trombone (Mine is a Yamaha Xeno YSL-882GO), and I also taught myself how to play Trumpet and French Horn and I also taught myself how to read treble clef.

I also dont have any private lesson experience at all (which people I tell find it extremely surprising seeing as I have good tone and my tone in my upper register, up to  :trebleclef: :space3: ). For concerts, I play at hte local optimist festival in town, along with high school concerts, and I have also been to the International Music Camp in 2008 for Jazz Week, and I have played in Brandon, Manitoba and Banff, Alberta. Last Sunday, My school held a concert at a downtown venue outside of school where we played the ENTIRE Basie-Straight Ahead CD in order, and I played lead on every single song with only less then a minute in between each song, with a 5 minute break after Magic Flea, and also playing 3 more songs on lead before the CD Album list concert as an opening act and it was such a fun time. I also designed the posters to promote the show by putting our jazz bands sweater on Count Basie on the cover of the album. I can show it if anyones interested :p

So yeah, thats basically it for me. Sorry if I ask dumb questions, Sometimes I dont know what some musical terms are, or some of the more popular method books or stuff like that are and etc, but I am extremely keen to learn.

I cant wait to learn more and be apart of this community :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jun 14, 2010, 03:51AM
welcome to the forum

regarding "dumb" questions.  I own the copyrights on all stupid/dumb/obvious questions.  However, I do allow others to use them without charge.  So go ahead, but I seriously doubt that you will ask that many.  Alot of us have already asked a few (?) so don't forget the "search" functions.

stick around, jump in where you like.  The Chit Chat section is great for a change of pace, Politics  can be fun depending on your "cup of tea", and of course you can learn alot, and we can learn from you, in the other more musical sections of the forums.

have fun. :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jeffrey Acosta on Jun 14, 2010, 02:21PM
welcome to the forum

regarding "dumb" questions.  I own the copyrights on all stupid/dumb/obvious questions.  However, I do allow others to use them without charge.  So go ahead, but I seriously doubt that you will ask that many.  Alot of us have already asked a few (?) so don't forget the "search" functions.

stick around, jump in where you like.  The Chit Chat section is great for a change of pace, Politics  can be fun depending on your "cup of tea", and of course you can learn alot, and we can learn from you, in the other more musical sections of the forums.

have fun. :hi:

Thanks for the welcome :)

Just so I know, is it against the rules to reply to a topic that hasnt been replied to in over a year? Because theres a thread about Leather Trombone Grips that I wanted to reply to, but if I remember correctly, its last post was in like, 2007, so I wasnt sure if I was allowed to reply to it or not because it has been so long.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jun 14, 2010, 02:25PM
first notice that I don't have any authority to give permission

go ahead if it is tied into the original thread. 

I think the search function should be used more often and if we don't need to reinvent the wheel why do it.

by the way, I searched "trombone grips" and went down the page and found threads  with leather trombone grips in 2010, and 2009 before I quit


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jun 14, 2010, 10:29PM
Hi Jeffrey,

You're welcome to respond to any topic you like. I've just resurrected one from 2008! It's much better than starting a new topic, because it will already contain answers to questions which may interest other new members. The only problem with these older topics is that any links within them may no longer work, and with some really old ones, the fonts can be a bit odd. Go for it....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mooseman08 on Jun 22, 2010, 09:45AM
:hi: My name is Brandon and I attend school at UAPB. No I'm not a music major but i do love playing my trombone.


PS: Can someone point me in the right direction as to where to go to on the site to ask for help to improve my musicianship  :dontknow:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jun 22, 2010, 10:23AM
Welcome

try "teaching and learning" sections. 

altho you can learn alot on any section.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ntxbone on Jun 26, 2010, 02:11PM
Hi everyone.  :hi: My name is Kristopher, I joined the forum a few months ago but just now found this new members thread.

I'm a quarter-life career changer; I foolishly stopped playing trombone after high school and followed a different path in college and my career. I started playing again fairly recently and will be starting college again this fall, this time as a music ed major. My primary interest is jazz, but I do also enjoy concert band and orchestra music.

Also, I wanted to say "Thanks!" to the regulars and mods here who have made the forum such a great resource. I lurked here for years before finally joining; it's really amazing how much trombone knowledge there is here!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JSBassTrb on Jun 26, 2010, 02:15PM
Welcome Kristopher, it is a pleasure to have another trombone player join. You can learn about EVERYTHING on this forum. Good luck in college! I am in only in high school.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jun 27, 2010, 01:32AM
Hi everyone.  :hi: My name is Kristopher, I joined the forum a few months ago but just now found this new members thread.

I'm a quarter-life career changer; I foolishly stopped playing trombone after high school and followed a different path in college and my career. I started playing again fairly recently and will be starting college again this fall, this time as a music ed major. My primary interest is jazz, but I do also enjoy concert band and orchestra music.

Also, I wanted to say "Thanks!" to the regulars and mods here who have made the forum such a great resource. I lurked here for years before finally joining; it's really amazing how much trombone knowledge there is here!

Hi, Kristopher.  Not only good to see another "face" here, but one who is repenting from abandoning his trombone and is even a Texan!  I got my B.A. in TX and was paperwork away from an M.A. at SFA when we moved to TN.  Never got back to finish it, though.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jun 27, 2010, 01:36AM
Hey, my name is Andrew. I'm new to here and what to get more involved in the trombone world. Hence, this forum.

I go to Eastern Washington University. Anyone over there? Doubt it. Haha.

Not in eastern WA - in SW OR.  But I have a son in Federal Way.  Still not eastern WA but a lot closer than I am!  He plays French horn, though.  Not trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jun 27, 2010, 03:42AM
...  He plays French horn, though.  Not trombone.

 :eek: :eek: french horn  :eek: :eek:

<calming down>

Norm,

he is your son, forgive him, and hope, there is still time for him to see the light. ;) ;) ;)

<welcome new comers one and all, humor is allowed on TTF.  however you are free to judge how successful attempts at humor may be.  and for those from certain parts of the world, feel free to substitute "humour" for "humor">


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jun 27, 2010, 09:59AM
:eek: :eek: french horn  :eek: :eek:

<calming down>

Norm,

he is your son, forgive him, and hope, there is still time for him to see the light. ;) ;) ;)

<welcome new comers one and all, humor is allowed on TTF.  however you are free to judge how successful attempts at humor may be.  and for those from certain parts of the world, feel free to substitute "humour" for "humor">

Yeah, I know.  He's always wanted challenges in his life and what better challenge than French horn?  After all, you start out with three strikes against you: you have to play left-handed (okay, that's not a strike if you're left-handed to begin with), you point it backward, and then stick your hand up the bell.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ntxbone on Jun 27, 2010, 11:50AM
Hi, Kristopher.  Not only good to see another "face" here, but one who is repenting from abandoning his trombone and is even a Texan!  I got my B.A. in TX and was paperwork away from an M.A. at SFA when we moved to TN.  Never got back to finish it, though.

Hi Norm. I attended summer band camps at SFA during high school and was really impressed with their music department. I would have applied there if I weren't tied to DFW due to family reasons. East Texas is really beautiful, I always enjoy driving through that area.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jctb1337 on Jul 03, 2010, 02:01PM
Hello, My name is Jason.  Not much to say.  I currently finished high school and will soon be attending Texas A@M University - Kingsville to study music.  I found my primary style interest to be jazz, but i aslo like to play classical and ska.   :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jul 03, 2010, 02:49PM
Hello, My name is Jason.  Not much to say.  I currently finished high school and will soon be attending Texas A@M University - Kingsville to study music.  I found my primary style interest to be jazz, but i aslo like to play classical and ska.   :hi:

Gonna be an Aggie?  You have my sympathies and condolences.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jctb1337 on Jul 03, 2010, 07:32PM
Gonna be an Aggie?  You have my sympathies and condolences.

Actually i'm gonna be a javelina.  I'm going to a branch of Texas A@M University, not the one in college station.  The university im going to is in kingsville.  I actually prefer the one i am going to.  Thanks for the reply and interest


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jul 03, 2010, 10:02PM
Actually i'm gonna be a javelina.  I'm going to a branch of Texas A@M University, not the one in college station.  The university im going to is in kingsville.  I actually prefer the one i am going to.  Thanks for the reply and interest

So you'll just be a semi-Aggie.  I was a Lumberjack (SFA) in grad school, just up the road a spell.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Joe_Guarr on Jul 04, 2010, 04:25PM
Hi everyone  :hi: Not a "new" member, so to speak, but it's been about five years since I was a regular visitor and everything looks so different. Finished up a music ed degree at Michigan State last spring, and I could be teaching your children in the very near future  :-0


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Jul 04, 2010, 04:58PM
why would you come to Kansas????? ;) ;)


good luck on getting a job. :good: :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 04, 2010, 10:34PM
Hey, Joe! Welcome back! :) :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Joe_Guarr on Jul 05, 2010, 07:42AM
Hey, Joe! Welcome back! :) :hi:

Thanks! You'll be happy to know that I've developed a taste for vodka in my absence  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 05, 2010, 05:04PM
Excellent! I'm glad to hear you've been spending your time wisely.... :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BMadsen on Aug 03, 2010, 06:50AM
Hey Everyone,

My name is Bradley Madsen - I'm a new member, but have read and "lurked" for years now.

I'm a graduate of New School Jazz ('05), currently doing Master's work in Classical bone at Brooklyn College, and am trying to break free of the shackles of a day job in order to blow my shape-changer for a living. Currently I play tenor bone (King 2B's and a Bach 42B) and euphonium (ugly but servicable Conn), but I'm adding a bass to my arsenal very soon, and hopefully after that a Tuba.

Look forward to participating in the discussions!

Brad


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 03, 2010, 11:38AM
Hello Bradley,

Welcome to the forum! :hi:

I've been following your topic - very best of luck with freelancing in NY. I'm sure it'll be extremely hard work, but rewarding.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BMadsen on Aug 03, 2010, 01:31PM
Thanks RedHotMama!

From everyone I've spoken to, I know it will be a lot of work. However, it will be a lot more fun!


Title: NEWS FLASH: Trombonist Joins Online Trombone Forum
Post by: Jaime Parker on Aug 15, 2010, 01:28PM
Greetings, Fellow Trombonists!

Jaime Parker here, and as per the instructions for new members, I'm introducing myself to the forum. I've been spying on you guys for years, but haven't felt the urge to join until recently. Quite a site! I love all the wonderful buttons.  :hi: :D :pant: Anyway, I plan to explore the site's wonderful resources and hopefully make a few (semi-) useful contributions in the near future.

About me:

I play the trombone. Tenor, mostly. I guess you could say I'm one of the world's very few full-time big band trombonists. I've been on the road for the last two years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, in which I play 2nd trombone. I also sing with the Moonlight Serenaders and I'm the band's Assistant Road Manager. Let's see, other stuff I've done: I played lead & solo trombone for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for a number of years, was the 2nd trombonist for the Greeley Philharmonic for a few more years and have done a bunch of commercial work in Orlando and Denver, as well. I did my undergrad degree at the University of Central Florida with Roy Pickering, and have a MM with a dual-emphasis in jazz studies and classical performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where I studied with Nat Wickham, Dana Landry and many other fine musicians.

Umm...what else? I once randomly met Jim Pugh in an elevator in Nagoya, I can touch my nose with my tongue, I can belch the alphabet in 17 different languages, and I'm a great kisser. OK, none of that's true except for the Jim Pugh thing. I DO run the GMO's brand-new Facebook page, and I'd love for everyone to go check it out. Can I get away with posting a link here? Beg for forgiveness later, I guess... http://www.facebook.com/glennmillerorchestra (http://www.facebook.com/glennmillerorchestra) It's actually a pretty cool resource for anyone who's interested in the band or in Glenn Miller, as is the band's website, the URL of which I bet you can figure out on your own...

And as much as I enjoy talking about myself, I'll stop here. Cheers!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ddickerson on Aug 15, 2010, 01:36PM
Welcome!!!

But hey, we can't let you off too easy!

You didn't say what trombone you play, have played, and wish you could play. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Jaime Parker on Aug 15, 2010, 03:37PM
"Its a piece of metal--bend it to your will." -Buddy Morrow


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: evan51 on Aug 20, 2010, 10:03AM
Finished up a music ed degree at Michigan State last spring, and I could be teaching your children in the very near future  :-0
I'll bring him in and lock the doors!  ;)

Nice to see you again, Joe! Best of luck in landing in a good place and congratulations on earning your degree!  :good:

Go easy on the vodka, son--pretty soon you'll be using Leonardo Da Vinci paintings for your avatar.  :/


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 20, 2010, 08:43PM
Finished up a music ed degree at Michigan State last spring, and I could be teaching your children in the very near future  :-0

Not MY kids, you won't!!!  (They're all out of school, two in their 30's and the third almost there.)  Congrats and good luck!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Revwrona on Aug 22, 2010, 06:31AM
Hello,

   I have lingered around here for over a year now and never got off my ass to say hello.

    My name is Scott "Rev" Wrona from just outside good ol Detroit Michigan. In 2007 I formed a jazz band and from 2007-2009 I lead it as their drummer and manager.  In 2009 my carpal tunnel was getting rather bad in my wrist so I had to finally give up playing the drums.   I love playing music so I decided to go back to something I dabbled in back in grade school and an instrument my band didn't have...the trombone. 

   Since Nov. of 09 I have been working my ass of on the trombone getting back in to the grove and trying to keep up with my band mates.  Fortunately I all ready knew the songs, my music theory and all the jazz (haha pun).  I still knew my slide positioning with a little reminder and just been working on my endurance and embouchure.

There ya go thats me and my trombone in a nutshell.

 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 22, 2010, 09:34AM
Hello,

   I have lingered around here for over a year now and never got off my ass to say hello.

    My name is Scott "Rev" Wrona from just outside good ol Detroit Michigan. In 2007 I formed a jazz band and from 2007-2009 I lead it as their drummer and manager.  In 2009 my carpal tunnel was getting rather bad in my wrist so I had to finally give up playing the drums.   I love playing music so I decided to go back to something I dabbled in back in grade school and an instrument my band didn't have...the trombone. 

   Since Nov. of 09 I have been working my ass of on the trombone getting back in to the grove and trying to keep up with my band mates.  Fortunately I all ready knew the songs, my music theory and all the jazz (haha pun).  I still knew my slide positioning with a little reminder and just been working on my endurance and embouchure.

There ya go thats me and my trombone in a nutshell.


Glad to have you posting!  Thankfully the carpal tunnel hasn't hit me or I'd have to get rid of my drum set too.  But I was doing trombone for a while before I took up drums.  Either you have your photo flipped horizontally or you play left-handed.  You have some good company in that department.  I've played straight tenor left-handed some and it's fun, but that doesn't work very well with valves.  I mostly play right-handed.

My mother was born and raised down the road a ways in Jackson.  Had a sister-in-law and brother-in-law-in-law (?) who lived just outside Detroit.  Don't remember which suburb, but I believe it was a two-word name.

Don't be a stranger!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Revwrona on Aug 22, 2010, 10:37AM
Don't be a stranger!!

  I am not going anywhere, I plan on playing for a good ol long time.   The carpal tunnel was hitting my thumbs the worse.  I remember working on my moeller method and the pain just kicked in like a jack hammer. I don't have too much of a problem playing.  I hope you never go through with carpal tunnel, it isn't fun.
  You are correct with the photo, I do play the trombone as a lefty.  It was funny, the first time I set up the horn in front of my 1st teacher he looked at me funny and asked if I knew what I was doing.
   Been to Jackson, as for the two word city, it could be just about anything.

I will be here for a long time, I have found some VERY useful information here.

Scotty




(quote fixed by admin)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 22, 2010, 11:24AM
I am not going anywhere, I plan on playing for a good ol long time.   The carpal tunnel was hitting my thumbs the worse.  I remember working on my moeller method and the pain just kicked in like a jack hammer. I don't have too much of a problem playing.  I hope you never go through with carpal tunnel, it isn't fun.
  You are correct with the photo, I do play the trombone as a lefty.  It was funny, the first time I set up the horn in front of my 1st teacher he looked at me funny and asked if I knew what I was doing.
   Been to Jackson, as for the two word city, it could be just about anything.

I will be here for a long time, I have found some VERY useful information here.

Scotty

I decided to go look at a map to see if anything rang a bell.  It wasn't a two-word town, it was Warren.

I have a few friends with carpal tunnel.  A couple of them - both clarinet players - ended up having surgery on both and it seems to have helped them a lot.  The pain was gone and they're back playing their clarinets.  Unfortunately they're probably beyond trying to convert them to trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 23, 2010, 09:02AM
welcome to the forums, look around, see what trips your trigger and join us in any and all sections.   some get a little intense and don't have a lot to do with trombones - "purely politics", some are just for fun and games and some are to help you be the best you can be

so enjoy and don't be shy


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MuscleMouth on Sep 23, 2010, 04:42AM
Ladies and Gentlemen of The Trombone Forum, it's nice to meet you.  My name is John Lugo, also known as MuscleMouth.  I have over 25 years of playing experience and over 15 years of professional stage experience.  I currently perform with 5 bands in Los Angeles on a regular basis and am a professional studio trombonist.  I've been to The Trombone Forum several times for research purposes, but have never sat down and become a part of it.  Now that I've been self employed with my trombone for several years I feel I can contribute, as well as learn.  I hold a BM in Composition and Theory from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and graduated Cum Laude in 2004.  Though I was not a Performance major, I was Principal in the UTSA Orchestra and Lead in the UTSA Jazz Ensemble due to my prior stage experience and knowledge of the instrument.  I won the San Antonio (SA) News 'Horn Player of the Year' award for 1994, ten years before I graduated from music school.  I'm thankful for UTSA, I went to a good school and got a great education, even if our mascot is a road runner.  I hit the ground running when I got to LA a couple of years ago and haven't had much chance to rest since.  I'm the proud owner of a 1942 Conn 24H, which I personally consider to be the most well made trombone ever, and I play it with a big Schilke 51D mouthpiece.  It opens up the low end and makes the high notes sing.  I'm a composer and arranger, as well as a lover of funk music.  With all of these combinations of experiences in the 2 years I've been in LA I've worked with members of Fishbone, met Sly Stone, worked with members of Parliament/Funkadelic and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, been in music videos with Mary J. Blige and Robi Draco Rosa, and led a horn section on the Vans Warped Tour performing my arrangements.  I could go on and on, but I'm too busy going on and on.  I am a solo artist under the name MuscleMouth and a composer in the classical sense under the name John A. Lugo II.  My music is on E-TIP Records.  I also give trombone, theory and composition lessons, have a beautiful wife named Sandra, and two beautiful daughters named Elizabeth and Samantha.
Hello all you trombonists,
John "MuscleMouth" Lugo


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 23, 2010, 06:47AM
welcome

for the record, I am not acutally related to Sly Stone, nor do I claim any relationship. :) :)


Title: Buddy Morrow
Post by: RIKMIZ on Oct 13, 2010, 01:19PM
New to the site and was looking for any postings on Buddy Morrow. Jamie Parker's was good. "Bend it to your will" Have been reminicising on my days on the Iron Lung with Buddy, Leif, Dennis T. (all the guys from Buffalo), Lyn, TK, Kevin, and the guys back when we earned a whopping $250.00/wk. Maybe I'll dig out my cassette's "Live on the Iron Lung" with some good stories on Buddy's years with his own band. Rick Mizell


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Oct 13, 2010, 08:01PM
welcome

for the record, I am not acutally related to Sly Stone, nor do I claim any relationship. :) :)

And you probably haven't played him on TV either.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kit15 on Oct 13, 2010, 10:02PM
 :hi:

Also brand new to the forums...and semi-new to the instrument.  I'm originally a flute player but I can't really call myself a true convert or claim to "have seen the light" as I've been utterly fascinated by the trombone since I was little and I've always wanted to play it.  Unfortunately I severely misinterpreted some messages I received in my childhood (like being told I couldn't join the Boy Scouts  :razz:) and decided for myself that I should probably choose a more "feminine" instrument to commit to or risk getting shot down again.

Sad right?  I don't feel bitter about it but I'd be lying if I said I've never regretted it.  I did have the opportunity to play 3rd trombone in jazz band.  I was hit with the double whammy of learning slide positions and bass clef at once and I wrote numbers over everything.  But other than my illiteracy I actually didn't stink that badly and I definitely saw myself coming back to this instrument some time in the future.  I'm better at reading bass clef now thanks to a general music minor in college and dabbling with electric bass (I think I'm rebelling against my soprano past).  But getting my own instrument wasn't in the picture....until now.

I got a great deal on a lightly used Jupiter JSL-538.  I've been wanting a 'bone of my own since I was 8 and this is all feeling very surreal right now.  I am very much looking forward to developing our new friendship.

Other than that I am 26.  I am married to very supportive and musically talented man.  We do not have children...yet.  In addition to flute and bass, I can also play a variety of folk flutes and whistles and a little ukulele.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JSBassTrb on Oct 14, 2010, 11:59AM
Welcome! There are plenty of "feminine" players =p


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Oct 14, 2010, 06:41PM
:hi:

Also brand new to the forums...and semi-new to the instrument.  I'm originally a flute player but I can't really call myself a true convert or claim to "have seen the light" as I've been utterly fascinated by the trombone since I was little and I've always wanted to play it.  Unfortunately I severely misinterpreted some messages I received in my childhood (like being told I couldn't join the Boy Scouts  :razz:) and decided for myself that I should probably choose a more "feminine" instrument to commit to or risk getting shot down again.

Welcome!  Great to have you here.

...  In addition to flute and bass, I can also play a variety of folk flutes and whistles and a little ukulele.

And maybe move up to a medium sized and/or a big ukelele eventually.  :pant:

Welcome! There are plenty of "feminine" players =p

Including my wife (who is a member of TTF).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sdjazz on Oct 20, 2010, 08:25AM
I have been posting for a week or so, but I should introduce myself.

My name is Skyler X, and I have been playing trombone since about the middle of sixth grade. I take lessons, and am pretty good at classical and jazz. I am currently in the San Diego Youth Symphony Jazz band, playing as second chair last year.

I'm too young for job offers, save them for people who can use them.  :)




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: badger on Oct 24, 2010, 01:40PM
Hello everyone. From my original post on Sept. 30th I have read several post on various subjects and picked up a few tips. I have done a few warm-ups and a little scale work and things feel satisfactory at this point. My main problem is getting into an established routine, a lot of which is just other things going on.
I did pick up a KORG TM - 40( from suggestions on this site ) last week from Amazon and the price could not be beat and it will most likely be a good tool.
I opted to start out on my 2B instead of the 3B, just for the lack of lung capacity having not played for so long. Does one think that is a good idea or not?
Anyway, I will continue to look around on the site, when time allows, and try to get some pointers. I have used the search function, but I am sure there are things missed.
The Purely Politics section in Chit-Chat appears quite lively at times. I am afraid there is already one strike against me being a Texan. I definitely have thoughts on matters, but will have to decide on entry into that realm.
Thanks for the information provided through the post.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Oct 24, 2010, 04:09PM
Hello Budgie and Badger!

Welcome to the forum! :hi:

We look forward to hearing from you in any of the sections.

I don't have anything for budgies, but we do have badger badger badger....

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/badgers

Of course, it's always good to have your real names.... :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: badger on Oct 26, 2010, 07:39AM
Thanks for the Welcome, RHM.
Quite the interesting and hypnotic video. Could it be that the inspiration for such comes from partaking in a particular type of Mushroom?…just asking. :)
Badger
P.S. Weebles (Weebl) Wobble but they don’t fall down!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Vajgrm05 on Oct 31, 2010, 05:38PM
Hi all!

I'm brand new to the forum as of a couple days ago.  My name's Marty, and I live in Oshkosh, WI.  I'm a fourth year student at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where I study bass trombone performance.  I own a Getzen 1062 with a rose brass bell, but I play on the school's Benge 290 for the most part.  :D  After graduation I plan to go to school for band instrument repair in Red Wing, MN. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sdjazz on Nov 01, 2010, 06:37PM
Welcome, and good luck!

How are those Getzen slides? I'm considering a Getzen trigger sometime along the line as an upgrade to my Yamaha.

While I'm here, how good are the Getzen thayers?
Anybody?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dysdxl on Nov 22, 2010, 05:47PM
Hi,
I registered a few days ago...so...
My name is Daniel.  I'm a junior in high school on
Long Island and this is my seventh year on tenor trombone. 
I've dabbled on bass, but tenor is really my bread and butter. 

God knows where I'll be on trombone in five years though....
I haven't made up my mind what to do about music. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 06, 2010, 12:36PM
Hi Daniel! :hi:

Welcome to the forum.

Never mind about five years' time. Enjoy yourself now. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DSanders on Dec 24, 2010, 07:42AM
Hi All,

My name is Dale and I'm a trombone addict...oh wait, wrong message board. I have been playing since 4th grade in 1972, and when I figure it out, I'll let you know. Switched to bass bone in HS because it's widely known that bass trombone players get all the girls. Bought a Holton TR181 brand spankin new in 1980 for $1,000, and still have it. When I was in college at Cal Poly Pomona, I talked John Sandhagen into taking it apart and doing an open wrap on it. Cost me $60 in parts and a case of beer...thanks John. After having played it this way for the last 19 years, I have decided that I don't like it and am having Kanstul build me a 1662i, which should be done in a couple of weeks. As far as mouthpieces, I have 2 of the original 6 Marcinkowicz GRs...George gave me one at a Bone's West rehearsal a hundred years or so ago, and my roommate had another that I traded something for. The originals had a different blank with more mass than the later ones, and I like it a lot.

I now spend my days yelling at kids, which is always fun, and truly beats working for a living.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on Dec 24, 2010, 09:48AM
Hi Dale, and Welcome!

I guess you missed the 12-step board ;)

One day at a time.

And now you have a week to rest from yelling at the kids (I hope).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sdjazz on Dec 24, 2010, 05:24PM
Hooray! Someone else from good old CA. :D :D :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SlimSlidey on Jan 09, 2011, 09:03AM
Hi Everyone! I wanted to introduce myself to you.

Hi! My names is....
What? My name is....
Who? Myname is....

SlimSlidey


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jan 09, 2011, 11:36AM
Hi, Slim!

Your welcome . . .
You're wellcomm . . .
You are welcome hear . . .

Nice to have you!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Richard H on Jan 15, 2011, 11:31PM
Hello, I'm new here .... and French (this is the trouble begins for me), first I ask you to forgive my rough language.
 About me: Richard, I am 39 years old and I just start playing the trombone for a few months after six years of blackout. I play mainly in brass section: funk, rnb, pop and reggae music but in the past I also played in classical orchestras, brass bands etc. ..... I like all kinds of music (both they are well made, all music is good right?)
 I just sold my Martin Urbie Green, but someone well known to all (DJ Kennedy) will help me find the trombone of my dreams!
 I am happy to read topics within this forum, it helps me and opens my mind because in France we do not have much choice, so I'm learning here ...
 Thank you for reading! Hello  :hi: to everyone from Amiens in France


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jan 16, 2011, 02:34AM
Hello Richard! :hi:

Another European - excellent! Welcome to the forum.

You just can't go wrong with DJ - good choice. :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: The Dutch Guy on Jan 25, 2011, 03:15AM
Hi, I'm new to the forums.
My name is Stefan, and I'm from the Netherlands.
I've been playing the trumpet for about 13 years now.
Our local band has a serious lack of low register instruments (we have precisely ONE euphonium), and as a result can't play any good music. Because of that people quit playing. It would turn into a loop with the endresult being not having the band anymore. I decided to start playing the trombone to make sure we won't lose the entire band, while still playing the trumpet in other bands.

I bought a cheap valve trombone with a mouthpiece that only partly fits... My guess is that it's a euphonium mouthpiece. Anyway, I'll see how it goes.
I read that you people read the music in the key of C while the ting is tuned exacly one octave below a Bb trumpet. Since I don't have anything except my trumpet sheets, I'll be learing to play it in Bb first, to make the transition easier.

That's pretty much everything about me and why I'm here...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RandyMolson on Jan 25, 2011, 05:21AM
:hi:
I play a number of instruments not so well, but I have fun. :good:
I recently picked up a Conn 71H bass trombone and am enjoying the low end.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sgdome on Jan 30, 2011, 07:26AM
HI I am new to the forum, I joined earlier this week. My name is Mary and I am currently pursing a music performance degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Trombone is my life, although I spend some time with the piano. I am very excited to be a part of this forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jan 30, 2011, 09:29AM
Glad to have you here, Mary!  There are a lot of people here you can learn from and a lot of people who will be happy to learn from you.  Enjoy!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mrzman88 on Jan 31, 2011, 11:08AM
Hi everyone.  I've been using this site quite a lot lately as a resource for getting back into trombone and I thought its time for me to post and introduce myself.  My name is Zach and I played trombone throughout my last year in middle school through my first year in college.  I hadn't played for a few years up until the last few months, and now I am working on progressing my playing back to where I was before.  I'm also currently in the market for a horn, as I sold my 88h to help pay for school (Doh), but I'll be looking for a small bore jazz horn as my preference was playing lead in our jazz band opposed to wind ensemble/classical playing.

Anyways, I've greatly appreciated the knowledge present in this forum and I look forward to learning more.
Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Jan 31, 2011, 11:10AM
Welcome to TTF, Zach.  There are sources here for locating instruments, both new and used, and lots of opinions on all of them!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Holman on Feb 04, 2011, 07:19PM
Hi.

I'm Andreas and i have been around for some time but not introduced myself until now...
I'm a freelance trombonist, composer, arranger, conductor etc. living in Stockholm - Sweden.
I play mostly commercial/jazz but when i get the opportunity i play whatever comes in my way.
I play mostly tenor (started out on euphonium) but i recently started doubling on basstrombone (bad timing with a nine-month old son - don't get enough practicetime)


So now you know a little bout me. You may get some more in the posts that might come from now on. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Strivefortone on Feb 15, 2011, 07:50AM
Greetings fellow boneheads.  Michael Joyce checking in.  I used to post back in the early days when this place was the "trombone list" and happened back upon this site while doing a google search for something not directly related to tromboning.  I've poked around a bit in the site and know some of the members or have at least made the acquaintance of a few (Hey, Tom M.!).

I've been playing full time since the late 70s and have performed in every milieu one can think of.  Started off being legit trained, drifted into commercial playing, drifted back into legit playing and drifted into doubling with much of my work being in the theater pits of Chicagoland for last 15 or so years.

It has been an interesting journey to say the least.  I got into the business because I love playing with great players and it has been a distinct pleasure and honour to have done so and, with any luck, to remain doing so.

Cheers senza sordino!



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Swass on Feb 17, 2011, 07:33PM
Hey,
My name is Chris, I'm a senior in high school, and I've been playing trombone for 7 years now. I also play euphonium, tuba, and trumpet when it's needed. Pretty much just preparing for music in college now. :) As far as my instruments:
Trombones:
-Bach Stradivarius 42BO
-Vintage King 3B
-Yamaha YSL-342 (pep band beater horn)
Trumpets:
-Kohlert Bb student (needs to be replaced before college...)
-Getzen G soprano bugle (old DCI horn from the mid '70s)
-JW Pepper imported no name cornet (really old, still plays though)
Euphonium:
-None at the moment, although I currently play mostly on our school's Besson 700. Planning on getting a cheap student horn for myself so I can at least have one around. Don't have a tuba either, although I don't really need one since I rarely perform on anything either than Sousaphone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JSBassTrb on Feb 18, 2011, 12:49PM
Welcome Swass  :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Feb 20, 2011, 02:42PM
I'm sorry to be a bit late, but welcome to all you new members. :hi:

I hope to see you posting all over the place. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: arynearson on Mar 04, 2011, 06:09PM
My turn.

The short version: I play everything, started on trombone some 17 years ago, picked up a lot of others along the way, but still end up coming back to bone.

The long version:

My name is Aaron. I started my musical career in 5th grade playing a brand new shiny Bach student model that my parents bought through a local shop. A couple years later, my school bought some new tubas (after only having old beater sousaphones available) so I started playing tuba. I then became interested in a huge mysterious case in the upper reaches of the instrument storage room, it tured out to be a contra-alto clarinet, thus beginning my tinkering with woodwinds. Started playing oboe in 8th grade, we had plenty of trombones, and got another tuba player, so I wanted to try something a little different... High school comes around, and I was in a unique position of being at a school that had about 30 unique brass instruments donated to the school by a long time instrument collector. There was trumpets in various keys, mellophones of different shapes and sizes, a King tromboniunm, and the Conn large bore counterpart. Through high school, I played oboe and/or clarinet in orchestra, and whatever we happened to need for bands, usually bone in jazz band, tuba for marching, and usually some woodwind or tuba in concert band. I was in regional honor bands on oboe, contra, and soprano clarinets. Played oboe in the local Philharmonic's youth orchestra for 3 years. All state band on contra clarinet, and 1st place finish in the state solo contest on tuba. I also played in a local community concert band all through middle school and high school, trombone, bass/contra clarinet, mellophone, and I think even alto clarinet at one point.


Somewhere along the way, I also tinkered with saxes and flutes, so by the time I was out of high school, I could pick up nearly any wind instrument and play it reasonably well, at least enough to fit in anywhere in a typical community concert band.

I went to a small community college, after having joined the college's symphony and jazz band my senior year of high school (got release from high school after lunch to attend college classes aka jazz band as a dual-enrollemnt deal)

College was much like high school, being a very small music department with only about 15 inbstrumental students, I played in a variety of groups and instruments. I ended up playing way too much music in college, so the homework for the other classes suffered, my GPA dropped, and my scholarship went away, so ending my college career.

After failing out of college, I auditioned for the USMC band program on clarinet, and made it in easily. I dropped out of boot camp as well due to medical problems. After that, I hung around the college town and continued playing in the various groups, but not formally as a college student. A couple years later, I decided on a change of scenery and moved about 400 miles away to a larger metro are (Salt Lake City) and played in several orchestras and bands there.

I'm back home now, 5 years or so after my time in the 'big city' and back playing in the community/college symphony I first joined in high school. All told, I've been in the symphony for 11 years now, minus the couple of years I was out of the area. I started out there as tuba, then went to bass trombone, then principal oboe before I moved away. When I came back, I was back in the trombone section, and have been either principal or bass bone depending on what the needs of the orchestra are and what other trombone players we have around. I'm also the Engligh horn player, as I have been since the college purchased the english horn 10 years ago. Currently, I'm the only trombone, and doubleing on English horn. Primarily taking care of 3rd parts, but I usually have a bass and tenor bone on hand so I can squeak out some high parts when needed.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: datguy on Mar 04, 2011, 07:09PM
Aaron,
 I am just one of many people who have said to you the
equivalent of, "...dude you are intriguing..."

Welcome to the forum and the very best to you as
you determine what your path in this life is to be.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: aleklint on Mar 08, 2011, 04:50AM
Hello everyone, have been a member here for some years, but havent been posting, just reading. :)
Maby a little bit more posts here from me now on, we´ll see!

About me:

Freelance Trombone player, live in Stockholm, Sweden.
Play mostly jazz, often leans towards more free jazz, or in that direction anyway, but I also do other stuff,
horn section gigs, theater, blues, and many more things. No classical stuff though.
Right now I play mostly on my Connstellation 48H, but also Holton 69, Conn 79H.
Other horns I own: King 3B, Holton 65, King 2B, Olds Special.

/Mats


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Mar 08, 2011, 10:48AM
Hello Mats! :hi:

I hope you will start to post here - it would be great to have some more input from the European side of the ocean!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gsmit336 on Mar 13, 2011, 08:13PM
Hi

My name is Gabe. I'm a senior in high school. I play the trombone and the tuba. I plan to attend VanderCook College of Music majoring on the trombone. I've been playing since september and have been putting in the practice hours to be on par with the other trombone players. I play the tuba for concert band and trombone in jazz band.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Mar 13, 2011, 08:51PM
Welcome, Gabe.  You can get lots of help and encouragement here and we'll be looking forward to your input on things.  Best of luck with VanderCook!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TromboneDude on Mar 13, 2011, 09:17PM
Hi i'm new here. I play trombone in the jazz band and symphonic band in high school. I am a freshman. I am going to be in wind ensemble next year, the highest band. I am also in marching band playing the sousaphone. Currently i am in the musical pit for our upcoming musical, Back To The 80's. Also, I play sousaphone in Rhythmic Theater (look up BLAST if you dont know). I've been playing trombone for 1 and a half years now aand i have made big, big progress... My trombone teacher is Bill Tole, leader of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. I also plan on going to Berklee College of Music. And that's about it :)  :D


Title: New Member
Post by: BennyBones on Mar 29, 2011, 11:38AM
Hi All  Just wanted to introduce myself as a new member and figured this was the section to do so.  I'm in the process of buying a Vbone - probably from one of our members, and look forward to learning the horn and having fun with it.  I also look forward to belonging to this forum and getting all the great knowledge and advice that is obviously available here both through the posts and from other members.  If anyone has any advice on V bones they can share I'd appreciate it.  I have started playing trumpet already and figured the V bone is a natural extension of that but with the deeper and fuller voice I like. I also play guitar and sing all by ear.  I have fun mostly with friends and doing a few gigs.  Don't take it too seriously but want to become half decent on the horns.

Cheers, Randy


Title: Re: New Member
Post by: BGuttman on Mar 29, 2011, 12:15PM
Hi, and Welcome. :hi:

You must have missed this thread:

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,5758.0.html

It's where we have everbody check in and introduce yourself.

But don't just put this post in there again!  We have a rule against double posts.  If you want, send me a PM and I'll merge your post in there.  Or we'll just let this sit.

Meanwhile, do a search in the Instruments section.  We have a LOT of discussion about valve trombones.  And some people who seem to like to bash them.  Ignore the bashers.  Read the posts discussing which instruments are good and which are not. 

You have a lot of options. 

You can get a valve instrument shaped like a slide trombone; often with the ability to buy a slide section for it.

You can buy a Bass Trumpet.  Similar length to a trombone, but a little more strident (like a trumpet).

You can buy a Marching Trombone.  This is shaped like a trumpet but with larger valves.  Or a 3-valve Bb tenor bugle.  Or a Marching Euphonium.

Big issue for valve trombones is the valve bore is generally pretty small; you want to find one of the larger ones to sound your best.

Good luck with your search and have fun.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: NBischoff on Apr 08, 2011, 06:04PM
Hi everyone. My name is Nick and I am a bass trombonist from Central Florida. I have been playing trombone since 1999 and switched to bass trombone in 2007 when I started college. I have performed in concert bands, jazz bands, and brass ensembles at Valencia Community College and Rollins College. I was also bass trombonist last season for the Youth Brass Band of Central Florida last season and marched Drum Corps in the summers of 2005 and 2006 with Teal Sound on Euphonium and 2008 with the Glassmen on Baritone. I lived in Gainesville for a little bit where I playing trombone in the University of Florida Concert Band and Basketball Pep Band as well as Sousaphone in the marching band. I am now back in Orlando taking a break from school til the fall but looking into Rollins, Stetson, Florida Southern, and Lynn University. In the past I have studied with Charlie Boston, Brad Hudson, Roy Pickering, and Gail Robertson.

Bass: Holton TR 185 (I am currently in the market for a Getzen 1052 or a Yamaha YBL 830)
Tenor: Yamaha YSL 448G
Euphonium: Yamaha YEP 321


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Apr 08, 2011, 07:42PM
Welcome to the Forum, Nick.  Great to have you here.  Hope you enjoy the discussions here, learn some things, and share your knowledge and experiences with us.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Rob Earhart on Apr 12, 2011, 10:50AM
My name is Rob Earhart, I am a freshman in high school. I play a Yamaha YSL-548 GOAl horn. I march baritone in the summer. I love DCI!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: NBischoff on Apr 14, 2011, 06:26AM
Hi Rob! Where do you march?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bll Bone on Apr 30, 2011, 01:04PM
Hey I'm a new Member to this site, I got so many answers here, I figured I should sign up. there by here I am. Little background, I'm a high schooler starting to go to college, I have two trombones, a intermediate Yamaha, whom I call Bill and a beginner trombone I call Ethel. All in all, I've been the only trombonist at my highschool for two and a half school years, as well as the only improv artist in the jazz band.. ( I got a lot of solos) that's about it for me!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Apr 30, 2011, 11:15PM
Welcome, Bill.  Good to have you!  We'll be looking forward to learning more about you, how you're progressing, and hearing what you have to add to the various discussions here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FPCSoloist on May 06, 2011, 03:16PM
Hi, I am Stephen Slone of the FPC band in Flagler Palm Coast Florida and play Euphonium, French Horn, and my pride and joy Trombone. I strive to be the best while being (hopefully) fair and quite agreeable. I've come to this website to improve on select skills such as secrets that pros use and general tips on trombone playing. I am currently learning Korsakov's trombone Concerto for solo next year along with Lars Erik Larrson's Trombone Solo. The biggest thing I have come here for is tips on jazz improvs and how to create them and NOT sound groggy in my guessing of notes. If anyone has tips I am open to any suggestions  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Sn4zzle on May 07, 2011, 08:52PM
Why hello there fellow bones. I am Sn4zzle and have been playing trombone five years. I practice a lot, love when marching season comes around because I get to blow judges away in marching season, and enjoy music in every aspect. I think it is the coolest thing ever created, the way music works, the sounds we can make, the power that music gives people. I have a King and a Bach Strad. trombone. I am still in highschool and want to major in musical engineering one day, not sure where I would want to go though. :/


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on May 16, 2011, 11:30PM
Hi, Stephen and Tyler! :hi:

I see you're both already posting, so I don't need to encourage you in that department, so I'll just say welcome to the forum. Hope to see lots more of you in the future!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Edward Osburn on May 22, 2011, 12:53AM
Hello people.:)
I'm a 17 year old trombonist from Sydney by the name of Edward. I still attend high school, and have been playing for about 4 years. I'm currently doing my AMEB Grade 8 exam, and am a member of various community bands. I enjoy every genre of music from death metal to Chopin.
I own a 1971 King 3B whom I named Dorothy-Anne, because I found it was funny.
I look forward to being a member of this forum. It feels nice to be around trombone enthusiasts, reminding me that i'm not the only one that thinks the trombone is the best instrument in the world.

Oh, and my two favourite trombonists are Jack Teagarden and Christian Lindberg.:D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DMBtr0mb0nist on May 22, 2011, 09:01AM
Hi everyone! I actually have been on this forum for a while and happened to just come across this thread.

My name is Jasper and I play the bass trombone. I'm from Singapore and I turn 18 this year. I've been playing trombone since 2002 when I was 9. I picked up a small bore in the school brass band. As the years past I started moving to larger equipment, large bore in 2004 and bass trombone in 2007. I now study under Fredi Sonderegger of the Singapore Symphony  Orchestra in a local arts institution. I'm currently playing actively in orchestras, wind bands, a brass band and a trombone ensemble. I play on a Kühnl & Hoyer "Orchestra Signature" Bass Trombone (9.8" bell, .562" slide and in-line Meinlschmidt "Open Flow" valves. All in yellow brass with nickel trim). The mouthpiece I currently use is a Schilke Symphony D6.0. I've been learning loads from this forum and I hope to learn more!

Cheers!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on May 22, 2011, 09:45AM
Hello Edward and Jasper! :hi:

I'm very pleased to see you here. Welcome, and please don't be shy.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jim2014 on May 23, 2011, 06:47PM
Hi my name is Jimmie and my friend who is plays clarinet re comended that I find a trombone four um. I go to Lemoore High school in California. I play in the schools wind ensemble and jazzband currently. When marching season starts it well be marching band. Personally I like concert season more.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JeKohl on May 28, 2011, 05:04PM
Greetings everyone! My name is Jerod and I am currently a trombone Music Education major at Wayne State College. I held my junior recital this past spring with a piano major. My portion of the program included David's Concertino, Saint-Saens Cavatine, and Telemann's Sonata in F minor. This summer I'm working on quite a few things with my playing.  The two main things is breathing and changing up the embouchure.  I'm sure I'll have questions, and I hope to share ideas with all of you. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tstehle on May 29, 2011, 08:24PM
Hi everyone.  My name is Tim.  I started playing trombone at 8 years old and continued through high school.  For a high school player, I was pretty good, but went to an engineering school that didn't have much of a music program, so I quit playing.  In the last two years, my chorus has sung with the local orchestra on some music with great brass/trombone parts and it got me excited enough that I'm starting up again after 20+ years.  I'm not at all happy with my playing (yet), but I'm having lots of fun :good: I play a Conn 88H which my great uncle personally built just before the Elkhart factory shut down;  I'm pretty sure the instruments almost the same age as me :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on May 29, 2011, 09:24PM
Hi, Tim!  Welcome back to trombone playing and welcome to the Forum.  If there's a community band in your area, they usually are happy to have people who are just getting back to playing and it's usually a great place to build the chops back up in an enjoyable way.

That horn of yours isn't likely to help you much.  You should really buy a new Yamaha or something and send the old Conn to me so I can properly dispose of it.   :evil:

Really, that sounds like an awesome instrument!  And to be a product of a family member is even better!!

Happy playing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: simbone on Jun 20, 2011, 10:58PM
Hello everybody, my name is Simone from Southern Bavaria, Germany.
I'm a pastor and a mom of two as my profession.
I sang 26 years in different choirs, even solo - everything but basso, even wanted to study chant. I play the organ, recorder, guitar at intermediate level. Made a break for my children for too many years...
Then my son choose the french horn, later my daughter swapped piano to trumpet and intended to join the same local brassband, so I bought a trombone and just joined in. We play together since January 2010, it's great joy. In February 2011 my daughter and I made the bronze badge for solid basic knowledge and playing skills, and now I'm working on Galliard, Marcello and friends for the next step reaching for silver. I intend to buy a bigger bone soon, as at the exam I was asked why I would play with a children's toy (Jupiter 538RL Ergo) when there were "real horns" out there matching my skills  ;)
If you want to know more just ask *smile*
 :bassclef: b :space3: :line4:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skuagis on Jul 05, 2011, 12:22PM
Hi all!

My name is Holly, I play trombone.  Love it.  I've played since grade school and am now attempting a career.  Thanks to the admins for creating and maintaining this site! 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 07, 2011, 11:40PM
Welcome Simone and Holly! :hi: We're still vastly outnumbered, so it's a great pleasure to see two more female trombone players on the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: simbone on Jul 07, 2011, 11:52PM
In my surrounding there are more women than men, but just a slight difference...
mostly playing after years of childcare (re)starting in their forties and there are young ones, too, from school bigbands...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ebonchase on Jul 28, 2011, 09:14AM
I joined a couple of days ago to expand my trombone knowledge. I am a junior in high school and play a standard Bach Tenor Trombone, and a Nirschl Tenor with F-attachment. This link (http://www.squidoo.com/TrombonePlayers) was a great aritcle I found about trombone players. Enjoy.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RogerC108 on Aug 14, 2011, 02:08PM
Hi everyone.  I found this site the other day while I was doing some research on my old trombone.  I have a 1965 Conn Director 18H that my dad actually played in school band.  I played it from 6th grade through high school, and now my oldest son is going to start playing it in school band (he's in 6th grade this year).  It's kinda cool that he's the 3rd generation to play this same trombone.  It's been stored for the past 20 years in my mom's barn, and is a little beat up.  It took some cleaning to get the slide moving properly again, but it's still a fine trombone.  I'd love to get it refinished at some point, but I doubt that it would be worth the expense.  Here are a few pics

(http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae173/RogerC108/incase.jpg)
(http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae173/RogerC108/bell.jpg)
(http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae173/RogerC108/slideend.jpg)
(http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae173/RogerC108/mouthpiece.jpg)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 14, 2011, 02:17PM
welcome to the forum, I would suggest you get an estimate from a local music shop which does repairs as to what they recommend to make the trombone playable.  I wouldn't worry about strictly cosmetic repairs.  I would also recommend your son sign up his own account on the forum.

here is an interesting web site on older Conn Trombones:

http://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrombone.html

there are some collectors who might be more interested in your Olds 3 mouth piece than the vintage trombone.

you may want to contact forum member Exzaclee who is from Edmond Ok, he may be able to suggest somewhere to take your trombone for an estimate/repair.

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=13303


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RogerC108 on Aug 14, 2011, 03:18PM
welcome to the forum, I would suggest you get an estimate from a local music shop which does repairs as to what they recommend to make the trombone playable.  I wouldn't worry about strictly cosmetic repairs.  I would also recommend your son sign up his own account on the forum.

here is an interesting web site on older Conn Trombones:

http://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrombone.html

there are some collectors who might be more interested in your Olds 3 mouth piece than the vintage trombone.

you may want to contact forum member Exzaclee who is from Edmond Ok, he may be able to suggest somewhere to take your trombone for an estimate/repair.

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=13303

Thanks, fox.  I appreciate the info.  The trombone is actually very playable right now.  All the damage is purely cosmetic.  The slide could use some more cleaning, but slides quite easily. 

That's interesting about the mouthpiece.  I'll have to do some research because I didn't know that there was a market for vintage mouthpieces.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 14, 2011, 08:05PM
I would definitely get the hand slide bow repaired!  That looks like it's severely restricted and will hamper the playability of the instrument.  It may play, but there should be a noticeable difference once it's opened back up.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 14, 2011, 08:12PM
my thought exactly when I saw the photo.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RogerC108 on Aug 14, 2011, 08:24PM
Thanks for the input.  I'll get some estimates on having the damage repaired.  In all honesty, I'd love to have it completely reconditioned, but I just don't think it's in the budget.  It's funny, I've not played it in over 20 years, but now that I have it back out, I'm getting the urge to pick it up again.  I told my son earlier this evening that we'll be fighting over it for practice time  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Aug 14, 2011, 08:43PM
let the kid enjoy the family heirloom, get yourself a nice vintage trombone.  there are a lot to choose from.

do some research on the forums


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 14, 2011, 10:53PM
I don't want the topic to turn into one of those endless repair ones, but just a word of caution. If you do get that slide bow repaired, check beforehand what the guy is intending to do. When I took mine in for a repair, rather than fixing the old bow, the person put in a new one. This wasn't quite the same size as the original and the slide was never as free again.

Enough of that! Welcome to the forum! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RogerC108 on Aug 15, 2011, 09:43AM
I don't want the topic to turn into one of those endless repair ones, but just a word of caution. If you do get that slide bow repaired, check beforehand what the guy is intending to do. When I took mine in for a repair, rather than fixing the old bow, the person put in a new one. This wasn't quite the same size as the original and the slide was never as free again.

Enough of that! Welcome to the forum! :hi:

Very good info to know.  Thanks for that.  I never would have thought of that as being an option, so I'll get that point clarified when I get the work done.

Thanks for welcome.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 15, 2011, 01:47PM
It shouldn't be an endless repair discussion.  If there's any doubt about the local guy, you're safe sending it to a slide specialist like John Sandhagen, the Slide Dr., or Bruce Belo.  If any of them deem the original bow unrepairable, they will make sure the replacement bow fits perfectly and the slide will be in new or better-than-new condition.  If you want more info on this or have other repair questions, you should probably take it over to https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/board,28.0.html, post the photos, and let it go from there.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: skye on Aug 17, 2011, 07:20AM
Hi friends :) I joined a little while ago but never introduced myself.  I'm Skye (female) and am a junior in high school.  I joined to expand my knowledge although I have been lurking for about a year. I plan on studying trombone at the conservatory level, whether it be undergrad or post grad.  I play a Shires tenor with the Thayer valve.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 17, 2011, 07:34AM
Welcome, Skye!  Looks like you have some worthy goals and have some appropriate tools to get you there.  You can learn a lot from the folks here (but you have to sift through it carefully, though) and hopefully you'll have some things to teach us.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Superboneman on Aug 21, 2011, 07:03PM
I've been a member for a while, but I didn't really have time to introduce myself. I'm 15, a Sophomore in high school, and I play a Benge 165f, but I am currently saving up for an Edwards T396-A. I have a 6-octave range from Double Pedal to triple high b-flat. I'm a real audiophile, and a junkie for vinyl and I have a large collection of 24 bit vinyl rips and lots of FLAC and WAV files that I listen to on a reference headphone system. I've trained my ears for a few years and have nearly perfect pitch. I'm currently working on firming up my tongue and free-buzzing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Superboneman on Aug 21, 2011, 07:08PM
Silly me! I can't believe I forgot my name. I'm George, and it's nice to meet everyone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: HungBone on Aug 30, 2011, 08:11PM
Heyo, Eric Hung here -

I really love orchestral music, though bigband blasting (warm tone? baaah) can float my boat too!

I have recently made the conversion into bass trombone, a Bach 503BLGO.

I own a Benge 190 (straight!)
and a King 3B as my jazz horn.

looking forward to this family!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Aug 31, 2011, 04:56PM
Don't feel bad, George.  I keep forgetting my name too.  Old age . ..

A wide range of interests is good, Eric.  Orchestra can be fun, but it can also be boring when you're sitting there for dozens, even hundreds, of measures of rests.  And it can be very frustrating when you've counted a couple of hundred and are about to come in when the conductor stops and goes back to the beginning of them again!  Big band stuff tends to be decidedly more active and, especially in more recent music, the bass trombone gets some really nice parts to play.

Great to see both of you here.  Stick around!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jayd on Sep 04, 2011, 12:05PM
Hello all,

My name is Joe, and I live in Virginia.  I'm a senior in high school, and am looking to continue my trombone studies.  I've played for around 7 years, but I didn't really get into orchestral playing until about a year and a half ago (100% jazz before).  I realized quickly how much I'd been missing out on!  I play vintage (see also: old  :/ ) Conn 88H, and an Edwards T350-E.

It's fantastic to become a part of such a great community, thanks for having me!

-Joe


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 04, 2011, 12:09PM
welcome to the forums George, Eric and Joe

glad you like vintage trombones.  Joe, here is a web site that might have some info on your Conn 88H if it was built in Elkhart In.

http://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/ConnTrombone.html

my son, twcb bone, is also a hs senior and he plays a Yamaha 354, Benge 190 F and the School's bass, currently a Conn 112H while waiting for the School's Getzen Custom bass to be repaired.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jayd on Sep 04, 2011, 12:15PM
Very cool, thanks!

If I read that correctly, that would place my horn in 1972, because it has the "R00000" serial number.   :good:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 04, 2011, 12:20PM
does the bell on your horn say Elkhart???

the time period is right around the move of Conn down south, there is some dispute as to when that exactly took place.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jayd on Sep 04, 2011, 12:32PM
It does not say elkhart.  I've always assumed that it was an Abilene Conn, as that's what my father told me.  He played the same horn through college by the way.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sly fox on Sep 04, 2011, 12:53PM
check out:

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,56411.0.html

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,55748.0.html

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,55298.0.html

perhaps you might want to ask for help in the instruments section.  you should describe as much as possible what engravings are on the bell and else where on the trombone and send pictures if you can.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombone addict on Sep 04, 2011, 01:08PM
Ive been around for a little under a year now, but I've never introduced myself  :cry:

My name is Spencer Chapman and I am a tenor trombonist with the Woodlands Highschool Band. I am currently a Sophomore in HS and am 15 years old. My horn or choice is a S.E. Shires Custom Large Bore Tenor with a Tru-Bore valve. I also have a straight gooseneck for when the valve isn't needed and a lighter sound (usually in the high register) is needed. I plan on majoring in trombone performance in college and my dream is to become an orchestral player. I also am interested in jazz.  :pant:

One day I hope to own a shires Alto, Small Bore, Med. Bore, Bass trombones. Also, a Alexander/Thein bass trumpet and perhaps a euphonium and valve trombone!

I have become very fond of Greg Black mouthpieces and Dennis wick mutes. I am currently in the Houston Youth Symphony, possible trombonist in my HS wind ensemble (auditions arent finished), and I hope to join my local community band when marching season is finished.

I like to be helpful to people on the forum, and I am proud to say that I have tried every large bore horn that was there at this past ITF in nashville.

Feel free to PM me with any questions that I may be able to answer!

have a stupendous one

Spencer


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Sep 22, 2011, 11:23PM
A belated welcome, Spencer! :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jpadron2 on Sep 23, 2011, 07:28PM
My name is Jonathan Padron. I'm a latin american trombone player that ended up taking this path of a musician. My heart and soul is in Latin Jazz and anything dealing with Afro-Rhythms. I definitely appreciate all styles that trombone has to offer.

I'm currently a gigging trombone player and will be pushing 110% for the sake of this beautiful instrument.

I hope to meet great people on this forum! :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: trombone addict on Sep 24, 2011, 12:39AM
Thanks RHM and welcome Jonathan!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Trombone player 14 on Sep 30, 2011, 08:13PM
hello, fellow trombonist my name is Alden ive been playing trombone for around 4 years im 15 and a sophomore in highscool. i love the trombone hearing the name trombone makes me happy. im playing the tenor bone part  this year but im planin on playing the bassbone next year. im in the jazz band,last year i wass in jv band but im planin on being in the top band this year. i think i would do really good at region and stuff if i didnt get so nervous and spaz out.i made all-region 1 out of the 2 times i went. i think my trombone teacher is a robot or an alien or maybe a robot-alien hes amazingly good at the trombone :amazed: :amazed:. i have soft spot for flute players although im not sure why :dontknow:.
 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: abushor on Oct 11, 2011, 08:36AM
Hello Everyone!
My name is Alicia and I joined today. I was online researching some information to write my program notes for my senior recital when I found this forum. I am studying music education in Michigan and I am in my fifth and final year. I am preparing and performing my senior recital this semester and I will be doing my student teaching next semester. Graduation comes in the spring. I am currently thinking, discussing, researching possibilities for grad school. But anyway, that's me, I'm glad to be here!

Alicia


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Oct 26, 2011, 08:29PM
Welcome to the Forum, Alicia!  Glad to have you here.  My mother was born and raised in Jackson, MI.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: flooddude on Dec 03, 2011, 08:27PM
I guess I should introduce myself.
I'm Nick and I am currently a junior in high school. I am currently the co-assistant principal in the Portland Youth Philharmonic which is based in Portland, Oregon. I am currently undecided on whether to go to college for my undergrad in music or a conservatory. I play on a Bach 42BO. I found this site a while ago, and after just lurking for a while, I decided to register.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: normrowe on Dec 04, 2011, 07:02AM
Hi, Nick, and a warm welcome from a fellow Oregonian!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SLewis on Dec 09, 2011, 07:15AM
Hi all,
I am not a new member but it has been a long time since I posted.  I met several ttf members at it'd 2005 I have been playing in community band and brass quintet.  I have two trombones and two euphoniums. 
Sandy Lewis


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Kayla10 on Dec 09, 2011, 07:30AM
Hello im Kayla10,im 2nd trombone(but not for long im going to challage the frist trombone after winter break)!I play a yamaha tenor trombone and this is my 4th year playing trombone.im in 9th grade and im 14(as of tormarrow).I can play the high B(the one way off the staff)and the low E.I joined because i want to get better and learn more about my trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: nahpvfd616 on Dec 09, 2011, 10:28PM
Hello all,

I'm Neil Huss and just started again on Trombone this past summer. I started on Trumpet in 6th grade, switched to Euphonium in 7th grade and have played it ever since. I picked up Trombone in 10th grade for jazz band and didn't really keep up with it until this past summer when I transferred from community college to a four-year college(Roanoke College).

I graduated high school in 2005, then joined the military(Coast Guard) where I spent nearly 5 years. I decided to go back to school in Spring 2010 and am finishing my first semester back in an ensemble. I am currently doing a double major in business(human resources) and music(performance on trombone). Business because I have to and music because I want to.

I currently play a Jupiter 536L that suites me very well but I still use my Yamaha 48 euphonium mouthpiece(12C just sucks :mad:). I am the first trombonist in our Wind Ensemble and just picked up the bass trombonist spot for our Jazz Ensemble.

My director is Joseph Blaha who studied at Oklahoma and is a former bass trombonist for the U.S. Army Band's "Pershing's Own". Some of you here may have heard, seen, or even played his works. I feel that I am very fortunate and honored to study under him.

Aside from that I have a 3-year-old daughter with my girlfriend of 8 years, a flutist. Yes, we met in band way back in the day :) I enjoy all types of music, I love to cook, and I love being outside. I tell my colleagues that I've spent more time standing in the rain than they have sitting on a toilet, which is probably true :D

Glad to meet you all and I look forward to all of the advice that I'm sure I'll see!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Will Kelly on Dec 19, 2011, 05:26PM
Howdy!  :D

New member here... I'm actually a bass player in the USAF, but many moons ago I was a trombonist/bass trombonist and I am getting back into playing now that I don't have to do it for money!

I was a member of the 1999 Texas All State Jazz band on bass trombone, and was horribly addicted to Elkhart Conn tenors. Unfortunately, I sold them all along with my Bach 50B3LO (live and learn, my advice is now is never sell a musical instrument). My wife sold her Lawson french horn too. Ouch.

Anyway, right now the only horns I have are a wall-hanger Olds and a newish Getzen 351 that plays nice. It sure isnt my old 48H.  :cool:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WilliamSalverda on Dec 21, 2011, 10:02AM
 :hi:
I am William; 50+ years old, born and raised in California. Married, no children. Not a good trombone player; I play as a hobby. Technically I am a computer programmer, I do programming and support for those computers measuring smog per applicable Federal and State regs. I am on call 24/7/365; playing the trombone relieves me of a lot of the strain of work.
When I was in 4th grade my dad gave me his trombone as lessons were available at my school. It was a Buescher; the mouthpiece had a very wide lip and was not deep at all. At the time, it was just something else to learn.
In jr high I was in 'A' band, which basically meant that we played for football games and at pep rallies (marches mostly) along with holiday specials. During that time I switched to baritone (broke right arm). I had not been taught how to care for instruments; by this time I had been through 2 trombones. The baritone suffered also. Still, music didnt mean much, it was just another subject. Switched back to trombone when I could make it to 7th position without pain, a brand new bass trombone. I loved it.
In high school I got to play with some really good trombonists - they ended up going professional. It was a challenge to me and I started to really appreciate music.
In college one of the trombone players took it upon himself to 'fix' my embouchure, which really (physically) hurt. That, and I was asked not to play for the christmas special specifically because of my tone.
Then I found a profession (computer programming) and stopped playing altogether for several yrs. When my church expressed the need for a trombone player in their orchestra I stepped in 'just to try it' and have been playing there ever since. Several members of their orchestra are music teachers; I have learned more about music there than any where else I have played, including the class I took in college on Brass Fundamentals .


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Dec 27, 2011, 02:24AM
Goodness, it's been a long time since anyone said "Welcome" to the new members.

So, a very warm welcome to Kayla, Neil, Will and William!

:hi: :hi: :hi: :hi:

I hope you find this place to be an interesting and helpful community.

And a big "Hello again!" to Sandy!

:hi:

It's great to see you back. Where have you been and what have you been up to? Drop into the Bunker and fill us in. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jed12b on Dec 31, 2011, 07:18AM
Hey everyone!
New member here, my name is Martin Gelwasser and I am a junior at Boca Raton Community High-school.
I've been playing Trombone for about 6 years now and am quite undecided as to whether or not I would like to make it my career or not...

I play a Yamaha Xeno 882O with a Wick 4AL for Classical work and an old King 2B Liberty with a DE MT N101/C/C2 for any jazz that I do.

I have made several honor bands througout my years of school playing, including the principal chair in the 2011 Florida All-State Concert Orchestra.

I hope that I can learn a lot from this forum, and that my membership here will bring me closer to the Trombone playing community!  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: afmac on Jan 20, 2012, 10:53AM
If you are new to the The Trombone Forum, welcome! :hi:

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)
I'm Frank, nw to the trombone forum and something of a fraud: I was once a trumpet player (still get it out to blow the cobwebs off) turned author. I'm hoping for some input to a biography I'm writing about Rick Stepton,so if anyone has anything to contribute, I'd be very appreciative to receive it. Thanks.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ChrisBone on Feb 10, 2012, 10:23AM
Hi there
I'm Chris,living in retirement in London UK. I've been playing since 1956, first on tenor, then on G bass until I could afford the bass of my dreams: a Yamaha, in 1970.
I am a BA in Humanities, majoring in Musica History, with Art and Cinema History as subsids.
As an amteur muso, I've been lucky. The Leicestreshire Youth Orch to me to Germany, Norway and Sweden. Over the years, I've played in some spectacular venues: The Royal Festival Hall, Albert Hall, Stockholm Konzerthuset, Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Musikhalle, St Pauls Cathedral etc. I lived in Zambia for 6 years, and a couple of years ago played on the side of Mt Washington NH: I played on 3 continents.
Nowadays I play B. Trb with the Misbourne Symphony Orch and dep around a bit. Just now learning alto 'bone to play Beeth 6th, no b. trb part!
Best moments: playing under Sir Adrian Boult in '62, in the winning band at the Leeds Open Chamionship in '84, training the orch for Man Of La Mancha in Zambia ('73), playing Bruckner 4th and Holst's Planets with my present Orch.
Hi there to you all- keep puckerin'!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Geezerhorn on Feb 12, 2012, 01:36PM
Hello Trombone Nation!

I have started playing slide trombone again at age 63! Last time I played was in high school.  I have found this Forum to be a delightful source of information and am fascinated by reading through the various threads.
I started up a blog to chronicle my efforts at self-teaching. All are invited to visit at:
 http://learntheslidetrombonewithme.blogspot.com/

Thanks for being here and many thanks for all the useful information. Perhaps, by sharing my blog, it can provide inspiration to others out there to take up their horns once again.

Regards,
Charles Brown


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bob M on Feb 17, 2012, 06:32AM
I'm Bob. I live in Sterling Hgts, MI near Detroit. I work as a barber and play with a Latin jazz group LL7. I've played in the Air Force, local big bands, orchestras and such but am really lovin the small group. I play a 32 year old Martin but am on the search for new horn so I do lots of reseach and reading. This forum is good to comb through on equipment issues. I'll probably read much more than I post.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: btaylor1989 on Feb 17, 2012, 10:53AM
Hey there,
I've been on the forum for a couple of months, but I haven't formally introduced myself. My name's Ben and I played from the 6th grade through my first semester of college,  then took a 3 1/2 year hiatus. After graduating about 6 months ago, I started playing again, and I now play in a folk rock band (not the usual place you'd expect to find a trombone, but we make it work) and a ska band. I work as a technical writer to support my unhealthy trombone-buying habit, because people aren't exactly jumping at the bit to pay you for ska gigs (or folk rock-trombone amalgamations, for that matter).

Cheers!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mfoley on Feb 23, 2012, 10:12AM
Hello all,  I'm Mark, 45, from Dallas, Texas and I played from 7th grade through junior college. After that I would just play occasionally off and on, when the mood would hit.  The desire to re-dedicate to playing in earnest has grown recently, so I've been trying to practice regularly, learning from self-observation, and among other sources, the various discussions on the boards here.

At the risk of some gratuitous plugging, I would like to say that I've had the awesome privilege of playing with Joe Jackson back in High School.  It was from reading some of his blogging that got me on the path to discovering this forum.  After browsing the forum for a while I came across and contacted member Eric Edwards concerning alterations on a Bach 12, and the work he did on it totally opened the horn up.

I appreciate everyone's contribution and dedication to this all-things-trombone-from-A-to-Z forum.  It's helped me a lot and hopefully I will be able to contribute in kind down the road.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WaltTrombone on Feb 23, 2012, 12:15PM
Welcome, all of you! :hi: :hi: :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: alanbcoates on Feb 28, 2012, 07:44AM
I'm a new TF member.
Alan Coates
Atlanta, Georgia
Graduated from Stetson School of Music with B.M. in Trombone '71 (Don Yaxley).
Graduated from Indiana University School of Music with M.M. in Trombone  ''73 (Dr. Thomas Beversdorf)
Met my future wife Patricia there (she played Baritone Horn), and was lucky enough to marry above my station.
Freelanced in West Germany for a year.
Played with Chattanooga Symphony very briefly, and the Knoxville Symphony for a year while teaching at Carson-Newman College.
Took up a career in the world of business, laid the horn down for too many decades to count, then recently for no apparent reason brought my Trombone out of hiding to see if still works.  The jury is still out.
My wife and I have been subscribers to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for years.  Free plug:  In recent years, the Atlanta Symphony Trombone section has really kicked it up a notch.  Their performances are always worth the ticket price!  Go if you can.
 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Mar 17, 2012, 05:56AM
bach  12    yaxley    43     business  planets   first  ska   LL7 --wow  new members  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :) :hi: :clever: :tenorclef: :pant: :sing: :idea: :cool: :/
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nice reading the  intros  !!!!!!!!!!!welcome  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: rajeeves on Mar 17, 2012, 12:14PM
My name is Rajeev, I'm a sophomore at Holmdel High School. I'm a bit of a band geek. :D I played piano for a couple of years when I was really young, but I didn't like it and quit. In sixth grade I had a random urge to join band. The director gave me a choice of either trumpet or trombone, and in a split second decision, I chose trombone. Best decision ever. I've loved it ever since. I'm currently in our Jazz Band as well as our Wind Ensemble, doubling on Euphonium, which I picked up last year. Beyond music, I'm also a huge science nerd and tech geek. I look forward to playing music for the rest of my life!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SMunger on Mar 19, 2012, 11:01PM
Hi! I'm Steve Munger and I live in Portland, Oregon. Many years ago, I was a very serious trombone student and went on to get a degree in music composition. However, I took about 25 years off from both, working in the computer field to support my family. The last several years, I've been back playing and trying to write music again. I play in an an amateur orchestra. My current instrument is a King 4B. One claim to fame - a set of trombone duets (for tenor and bass) that I wrote many years ago is listed in Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature. I've been reading the forum for quite a while and finally decided I might have something to contribute so signed up! I'm looking forward to many interesting discussions on anything trombone and music related!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: AxSlinger7String on Mar 29, 2012, 05:19PM
Hi Steve, know where we can get a look at and buy your duets?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: SMunger on Mar 30, 2012, 04:25PM
Hi Steve, know where we can get a look at and buy your duets?
Thanks for the interest! They're still in manuscript! I'm slowly transferring the more worthwhile pieces that I wrote decades ago onto the computer - I'll try and do those duets soon & upload a PDF. It's just 3 pieces.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sukangorok on Apr 15, 2012, 10:37PM
Hi! I'm Arnold and I'm from Indonesia (I think I might be the first one too).
I'm a third grader in senior high school, though not for long now because I'm having my final exam starting today.
I've been around here for a while and found that this forum is a very good place so I decided to join.

I've been playing brass for almost 6 years. Started as a baritone player in my junior high's marching band. Played baritone for 2 years then switched to tuba. Played tuba for 2 years and switched to trombone. It was a coincidence actually, I was just goofing around, trying all of the instruments in my school. When I played the trombone, I fell in love with it. So here I am trying to be as good as I can be with this lovely instrument.

I play in one of Indonesia's best youth orchestra that is Twilite Youth Orchestra (yes,it's twilite not twilight :D ). I'm first chair there. I also played in my school's wind ensemble and sometime I played with other groups who need an amateur trombonist. Please don't compare Indonesia's brass playing to your country's. Most of your college students will be better than Indonesia's professional trombonist.  :evil:

I want to be better and better in my playing so I really appreciate all the stuffs in this forum. Hope I can contribute something to this forum as well. Thanks!

Best regards,
Arnold


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ToneBone on Apr 22, 2012, 12:09PM

Hi all,

This is my first post here and I'd like to introduce myself a little. I'm a 44 year old Irishman who has played around with guitar, bass and latterly, keyboard for a few years. All playing is for my own enjoyment and have never 'inflicted' my music on anybody for various reasons. So anyway, my latest musical quest, is to embark on an unknown journey. That of the Trombone. Having been inspired by watching Tremé, I feel drawn towards it but won't know how strong that draw actually is at least until I pick one up and attempt my first note. There are a couple of things that intrigue me, mainly the 'non-linear' scale. Changing non consecutive positions as a scale is played just seems totally illogical when compared to the keyboard especially, but I guess that's just one of the charms of the trombone.

I'm really delighted to have found such a wonderful resource as this. As is the case with most every forum for instruments, it's a community where I see everyone is pulling in the same direction and helping and wanting others to improve by sharing their knowledge and experience. I'm still a little surprised that I was able to choose ToneBone as a username. I tried a couple before hitting on this, fully expecting it to be already taken.

There's a very real awareness of the notion of 'buy cheap-buy twice', but I obviously don't want to spend a whole lot until I get a handle on things and know whether I'm going to stick with it or not. If and when I get to the point where I know I've been bitten and smitten, then I'll be much more open to the idea of spending a bit of time and money in finding and buying a good quality horn. One option, probably my best, would be to find a pBone and get a few basics down and then I'd always have a good fun instrument as a back-up of sorts. Finding a pBone, however, is something of an issue of late for all wanting one, though.

Whether what follows that will be new, or something a little more 'aged' that will be a choice I'll make at the time. I've no problem with the idea of buying something that's been around the block a few times, as long as it's playing properly and not suffering the ravages of time. I quite like the idea of buying something of my own 'vintage' From 1967. I realise I may be getting ahead of myself here, but that's just an ideal. I am, however, as you can read, thinking positively and being optimistic that I'll be in the position to buy a proper instrument.

Living in Ireland, unfortunately means there's extremely little choice for either new or secondhand models immediately available. There is one specialist woodwind instrument shop in the whole country who only order in trombones when there's a confirmed sale for them. The owner, while knowledgable, was rather dour and prickly, so I don't feel I'm missing anything by not going in there again! Most of the music shops around deal only with the usual ranges of guitars, keyboards and drums, with brass instruments being a very narrow niche. An afterthought, if any at all.

To date, well, yesterday, actually, was the first time I ever held a trombone in my hands. I went around the music shops of Dublin and found the sum total of one singular trombone! The model itself was a Conn-Selmer Prelude which I've searched for here and have not been very encouraged by what I read. The sales assistant was very helpful and gave me a number for a teacher in my area. Having a teacher with nothing to practice on from day to day is a bit mad. But at least I hope to be able to go there and get hands on, or rather lips on contact.


There are online sales, but there's too much at risk where trombones are concerned to be able to make a reasoned and considered opinion. With so much being dependent on feel and hearing, it's not something a learner or intermediate player could do with any confidence when there's a considerable amount of money to be parted with. The only exception I'd be willing to make to that would be to seek the assistance of well respected TTF member DJ Kennedy to find something that fits my criteria. The only issue then would be carriage to Ireland. That could well turn out to be a deal killer.

In the meantime, I've been trying to immerse myself in as much inspirational music as possible and Jack Teagarden and Tommy Dorsey are two legendary performers whose style I like and that I've got to get plenty of.  In the more modern era, Trombone Shorty, who I've seen perform a few times on TV is certainly helping the popularity of the instrument. Watching more and more of Tremé has really stoked my interest, and, as mentioned above, is what brought this on in the first place. The music in every episode is just magnificent, and I would defy anyone to watch it and not move, or be moved with the plight of the many stories emanating from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. A truly wonderful series.

Following on from the Tremé influence, I've been looking for and finding compilations of New Orleans music, which has brought about a great variety stuff, whether trombone/brass related or not. Jazz, Soul, Funk and not least my first love, which is Blues. They manage to bring so many genres together in New Orleans into its own indefinable style. There are so many more artists I want to listen to, but thankfully, iTunes, with its 90 second previews, and Grooveshark are absolutely ideal for checking out new leads without having to pay out hard-earned cash on discovering you may have bought something that didn't deliver on the expectations. I just need to stop buying for a while so I can actually afford an instrument for myself!  :idea:

Anyway, with the help of all here, I'm looking forward to the journey. I'm ready to hitch a ride with all those who wish to impart their knowledge, and do the same for anyone I can help in whatever way I can. Even if that's sharing a laugh at my own expense with some silly mistake I've made and helping some other beginner avoid that particular mistake. Don't worry, I'm not looking to corner the market on that, there's still plenty of their own to make!  :D

I just hope I can stick around long enough to do my username justice.

Yours, in Music

Damien



P.S. A special hello to RedHotMama who assisted me when I registered here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 23, 2012, 12:37AM
Hello, Damien! Welcome aboard! :hi:

I strongly recommend that you get in touch with our member Tomahawk, a computer programmer who lives in - yep - Dublin, Ireland. He owns three trombones and would surely be able to help with tracking down a reasonable one in your area.

https://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4093

I understand your problem about finding a decent music store - there are far more selling guitars, keyboards and drums than anything else. However, if you CAN find one, rather than buying a pBone I would try instrument rental. You can rent a "proper" brass instrument for a number of months and if you then decide to keep it, the amount you have already spent is taken off the cost of buying it. The pBones, fun though they are, lack quality control and their faults can be many and variable. Sometimes, the bell drops off. With mine, it's the annoyance of the slide going "tick" every time it comes back to the closed position (and this is after an hour of careful work with a file!).

You have given an awful lot of information in your post, so I hope that you'll split up your various questions and put them into the relevant sections. You should be aware that (even though I don't understand it myself!!!), not all members read the Practice Break, so you'll get more replies in what I call the "serious sections".

I look forward to seeing your future posts! :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 23, 2012, 12:46AM
Apologies to Arnold!

Welcome to you too! :hi:

I saw your posts about the Hagmann valve - how is it going?

It's great to see a member from Indonesia. As you say, I think you might be the first, and it's always good for a forum, particularly one which comprises a high proportion of one nationality (in this case, American), to interact with people who may have a different perspective on music (both as a hobby and as a profession) and on life, the universe and everything....


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ToneBone on Apr 23, 2012, 06:39AM


Hi,

Thanks for the warm welcome, RedHotMama. By the way, I like your signature, a nice little twist on the classic, but every bit as appropriate.

Great to know there's at least another member from Dublin on here. I thought there would be, but  when I tried to search, nothing came up. I obviously wasn't doing something right.

What you say about the pBone is everything that scares me about buying something unseen. It's a lottery. There are plenty who have got good ones, but they weren't chosen, they just got lucky. It would eventually, if not immediately lead to resentment and disillusionment and ultimately lack of enthusiasm to practice. I don't want to be running down all of them, tarring them all with the same brush, but money's scarce enough without spending it on something that could lead to a dead end.

I wasn't aware that money spent on a rental instrument could be taken off from a purchase. That breathes new life into that possibility. Thank you.

My extensive ramblings (I hope everyone is still awake after that) in my first post are mere observations and thoughts to give some idea of where I'm coming from - and I don't mean Dublin :P I was hoping to find a thread like this so I could introduce myself, rather than jumping in feet first in the 'serious sections'. No doubt I'll have plenty of questions to ask when I get acquainted with some brassware.

Now that that's out of the way, I'll get in touch with Tomahawk and see what he says about the prospect of helping find a trombone, whether rented or otherwise.

Damien



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Oli T on Apr 24, 2012, 03:23AM
Hello there!

I'm Oliver, nice to be here.

Due to an injury sustained last year which put me off my other past-time (Diving) for a couple of months I started thinking about playing the trumpet - and then I came to my senses. :)

I'd played the trombone as a young teen, some 35 yeas ago, so it made sense to pick that back up. Did some good research (on these pages) and carefully bought a bone on ebay. 5 months on I'm a little unsure what I want to do with it other than play it for joy of playing it but I really enjoy playing it and am improving all the time. As a kid I didn't like the odd Oompah music that the town band I played with was playing, though I did like playing, and had no idea how to find the music I did like - if I even knew what music I did like, so ended up dispirited with it and eventually stopped playing. Now with the internet and youtube, and 20 years spent dancing in the clubs of London, I've got a great idea of what I like and how to find it. Found a private teacher, got a neat practice space nearby, and settled into a class at the local adult ed centre...

Sadly I now know that I wont be playing hot latin breaks any time soon, but hopefully I'm on the right track.....
Anything that's got a groove and makes me want to shake my hips is fine by me.
Sadly my hips have a bit of arthritis from having shaken them a bit too much, oh, and falling off mountain bikes, oh - and skateboards..... so the dancing's taken a bit of a back seat for a while - though I still shake a leg every now and then, if the music grabs me.

Gotta go now but hope to contribute in some way in the future.

Cheers!





Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ottisthetrombonist on May 02, 2012, 04:03PM
Good day!  I'm Lee Dise.  Originally, from Newport News, VA.  Lived all over the country.  Done all sorts of things.  Finally settled down across the river from Newport News, in Virginia Beach.  I studied at various colleges, have a degree in music from Wichita State (1976) and did some graduate work in Pittsburgh, where I studied with some of the Pittsburgh Symphony guys -- Bob Hamrick, Bill McGlaughlin, and the late B.B. McCulloh.  Spent four years at the Travis AFB band in Fairfield, CA.  Met my lovely wife there, the former Debbie Wallace from Glendora, CA, and have been happily married for 23 years.  I've been playing trombone for so long, I ought to be good at it by now.  I haven't given up quite yet.
I met Bill on the bus today! Hes a pretty awesome guy


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Allan Hunt on May 04, 2012, 07:28AM
ooops, started a new thread to say hi,


hi again


cheers


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: WilliamMuckle on May 07, 2012, 06:06PM
Hello all,

I am new to this forum. My name is William Muckle. I am a senior. About to graduate and start at University of Tennessee at Knoxville in the fall. I mainly play bass trombone. I am going to UTK under a double major, Music Education and Music Theory/Composition.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TromPhysics on Jun 23, 2012, 10:36PM
Hi all!

I've already posted a bit, but I figured I should properly introduce myself. The name's Andrew Mitchell, from Norfolk, VA. I picked up my first horn 4 years ago as a sophomore in high school, after playing violin for 5 years. l just finished my freshman year as a music education student at Virginia Commonwealth University. This summer I'm performing as the bass trombonist at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. Next september I will be moving to Wales to begin a bachelor's degree in Physics with Music at Cardiff University. Although I'm happily employed as a bass trombonist, before now I had only ever played tenor.
I play a Conn 88HT with a Greenhoe valve, and keep an old Bach Mercedes II for the little jazz I do play.

To sum up:
Horn: Conn 88HT Greenhoe
Time playing: 4 years
Employment: Bass trombonist @ Busch Gardens
Previous School: VCU, Music Ed
Current School: Cardiff University, Wales, Physics with Music.

Nice to meet everyone!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jay1973 on Jul 10, 2012, 10:50AM
hi i joined this site to ask if anyone can offer some info on a trombone i was left by a family member who died its a besson of 198 euston road london,it has flowers all over the bell part and marked with "class A" and prototype but does not have any serial number!its very tarnished so not sure if its silver plate or not and no idea of the age many thanks jay kennard.............


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 17, 2012, 02:08AM
Hello and welcome to Oliver, Allan, William, Andrew and Jay! :) :hi:

Jay, to have a better chance of getting answers to your instrument question, please post it again up in the Instruments section. Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: buzzoff1031 on Jul 25, 2012, 10:18PM
Ok, so I'm technically not new...but I may as well be. I will consider myself a newb. I joined a while back, but haven't really been active at all (this includes with my playing). So, I know there's a lot here, but I'm looking forward to getting acclimated and learning a lot here.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Jul 27, 2012, 05:00AM
Hi Buzz. :hi:

I would call you by your right name, but you haven't provided it....

Welcome as a newb!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: buzzoff1031 on Jul 28, 2012, 10:16PM
Hi Buzz. :hi:

I would call you by your right name, but you haven't provided it....

Welcome as a newb!

'Tis Chris


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dennis Clason on Aug 05, 2012, 01:22PM
Hi.  Thanks for the welcome.

I'm Dennis Clason.  I'm a trombone junkie living and working in southern New Mexico, Las Cruces to be exact.  I support my music habit as a professor of Applied Statistics at New Mexico State University.  I play tenor trombone in the Mesilla Valley Concert Band, the Big Band on the Rio Grande and bass in the Borderland 'Bone Quartet.  In the past I've played in the Las Cruces Symphony and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra.

My favorite playing genre is brass quintet, but I haven't been able to keep a quintet going for more than 2- 3 years.

I've done some transcriptions for the quartet, and that has been fun.

My arsenal consists of a 1972 Bach 36B, which is currently getting an overhaul.  I'll report on the overhaul when I get it back.  For jazz, I play a 1956 King 3B with both valve and slide sections.  My bass is a 1972 Bach 50 (Grendel) that's been so heavily modified (not by me!) that the factory wouldn't recognize it.  Grendel has O.E. Thayer valves 19 and 20.  I guess they belong in a museum, but I'll keep playing them until it's time for Grendel to get an overhaul.




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Basso on Aug 08, 2012, 03:02AM
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum as well. My name is Bart, I'm 25 years old and from the Netherlands (very, very close to Germany and Belgium though).
I'm a freelance bass trombonist, occasionally playing the tenor. Also, I'm pretty active in the early music scene, studying (bass) sackbut at the Cologne conservatory with Wim Becu.
Well, I'm pretty interested in all kinds of historic stuff and am going to do my master thesis on the history and development of the bass trombone and its siblings. Until now, I've already found a lot of interesting things, not in the last place on this forum.
Well, thanks for having me!!  :)

Cheers,
Bart


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Aug 08, 2012, 03:10AM
Hi to Dennis and Bart! :hi: :hi:

We look forward to reading your questions, opinions and information in all corners of the forum. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Aug 08, 2012, 04:28PM
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
STEVE   WEIST  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant: :pant:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JizzKrakenFoo on Aug 09, 2012, 10:21PM
Hello everyone!
Ignore the username, it's a long story.
My real name is Victor!
I have been a trombonist for 4 years.
I play on a 60's Olds Ambassador with a Bach Christian Lindberg Series 13CL Mouthpiece!
I play concert and jazz sometimes, but I love to play Ska!
So much so that I'm in a Ska Band!
That's basically it! :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Aug 12, 2012, 08:02AM
was in santa fe recently  nice community  band  //got invited to rehearsal but left  to  go back  before  the tuesday rehearsal


Hi.  Thanks for the welcome.

I'm Dennis Clason.  I'm a trombone junkie living and working in southern New Mexico, Las Cruces to be exact.  I support my music habit as a professor of Applied Statistics at New Mexico State University.  I play tenor trombone in the Mesilla Valley Concert Band, the Big Band on the Rio Grande and bass in the Borderland 'Bone Quartet.  In the past I've played in the Las Cruces Symphony and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra.

My favorite playing genre is brass quintet, but I haven't been able to keep a quintet going for more than 2- 3 years.

I've done some transcriptions for the quartet, and that has been fun.

My arsenal consists of a 1972 Bach 36B, which is currently getting an overhaul.  I'll report on the overhaul when I get it back.  For jazz, I play a 1956 King 3B with both valve and slide sections.  My bass is a 1972 Bach 50 (Grendel) that's been so heavily modified (not by me!) that the factory wouldn't recognize it.  Grendel has O.E. Thayer valves 19 and 20.  I guess they belong in a museum, but I'll keep playing them until it's time for Grendel to get an overhaul.





Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: catfishpkt on Aug 23, 2012, 11:14AM
Greetings. Returning to trombone after a 10 year absence. Played through second year of college when my trombone was stolen from storage while I was on deployment. Kept putting off buying a new one until now.
Currently taking lessons at local college with a two year goal of applying for 145th OK National Guard Band as was my ambition when I quit playing.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: GerdEdyy on Aug 23, 2012, 01:47PM
Hi!
I am from Latvia, i am playing trombone, for a two years. I was learning in Madonas music school of Janis Norvilis, and there i was learning euphonium for 6 years, than i was learning trombone for a year, and now i am learning in Riga Music high school of Jāzeps Mediņš. I have an old B&S trombone, but i don't know what model  :D But i think, that soon i will get B&S 3065 . Me and my friend want to make an duet (trombone and french horn) but we don't have any notes. Please sorry about my English  :cry: Maybe someone can help with notes or can advise some good pieces? :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MortHD on Aug 24, 2012, 06:38PM
Hey, I'm Matt and I'm working on geting back into trombone.
I marched Baritone with a world class DCI corps this year, and am playing euphonium for my high school's band. I played trombone before that, but wasn't too good, so I got my general brass playing stuff together and am going at it again. I own a Bach 42 BO (I was one of those kids who wasn't that good on a student model, but was still suggested to get one) so that will be my primary instrument.
Eventually I want to be able to play bone in my school's jazz band and any other opportunities that arise.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dennis Clason on Aug 26, 2012, 06:58PM
was in santa fe recently  nice community  band  //got invited to rehearsal but left  to  go back  before  the tuesday rehearsal



I know a few of the folks in the SFCB.  There is also quite a good community orchestra there.  I'm at the other end of the state, down near El Paso, Texas.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: mgstewart101 on Aug 28, 2012, 11:46AM
Hello, My name is Matthew Stewart and I'm new to this forum. Just looking to get acquainted with everyone and get the help that I seek. I'm not sure where to post this or which thing to go to find help. If anyone knows, please let me know. What I'm trying to post is below:

"I'm currently on the search for a Bach 42 trombone slide whether its the standard or LT model. I would like to spend less than $1000 if possible. Any body that knows a place to look at, call for information and prices, or actually has one they are looking to sell please get a hold of me. My current 42LT slide is in bad condition and it's the only option I have right now due to having any replacement slide. It has dents and slide rot already formed and it's just getting worse. The repair tech at my university told me the slide was good as it's gonna get without being damaged any more! If anyone can help let me know, Thanks!!!"


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ottisthetrombonist on Aug 28, 2012, 12:43PM
wow. i just realized that for as long as i have been on the forum (almost 2 years  :amazed: ) i have never introduced myself...so...err...here it goes
My name is Elizabeth Egan
I live in NYC
I am 13 years old
I am going into 8th grade at St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's
I have been playing trombone since 4th grade
I am principal trombone in my school English Brass Band.
I am also Principal Tenor and Bass Trombone in the ISO concert orchestra. i might just be Principal Tenor this year though. last year we had 2 trombones. the other guy would play the 2nd parts and i would switch back and forth from the tenor and bass parts. he switched to bass trombone though...
and i also participate in the MAP @ Juilliard program.
I play a Bach 42BO with a gp 5G mp.
and yeah. thats about it.
with a 2 year delay. yup


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Alvabass on Sep 30, 2012, 06:49PM
Hi everybody.

Well, I'm not that new at this forum, as you can check by clicking on this post (https://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,5758.msg521837.html#msg521837). The thing is, after a long time of thinking about taking trombone lessons but not doing it mainly because...

1. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a decent trombone
2. I didn't want to spend little money on a piece of junk

...I finally pulled the plug after knowing about the pBone (http://jiggspbone.com/), which I think is the absolute best option for someone who wants to get started on this wonderful instrument but also wants the best in a budget since it won't be his/her main instrument (I'm a 26-year experience bass player). Of course, I'll think about getting a brass trombone if I ever get good at it. But in the meantime, the pBone is the perfect practice weapon in my uneducated opinion. A couple days ago I received my red pBone, and since it seems that the included plastic mouthpiece isn't that good according to several reviews, I also bought a brass 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece.

I'll have my first lesson with a professional trombone player next friday. I've been a long time trombone fan and I know many things about the instrument in theory, which I think that's a valuable strength as a beginner. Right now I feel very enthusiastic about learning how to play this instrument. Anyway, I appreciate any advice, motivational quotes and/or suggestions you may have.  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Chasbo on Oct 17, 2012, 08:17PM
Hi,my name is Chuck and I just picked the trombone back up after 30 years of not playing. Man! It doesn't seem possible that it has been that long! I am looking forward to getting back into the instrument and hopefully finding a group to play in in the near future. I am also looking forward to getting to know other players here and maybe expanding my knowledge of the instrument. I play mostly jazz. I also play the guitar and have used that for my music fix for a long time now, but really missed the trombone.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: moldycrow on Oct 21, 2012, 12:18PM
Hello all!  This is more of a return than a new member announcement...I might have even posted somewhere else in the 50+ pages here  :)  Anyway I was a brash young high school know-it-all then, and got into a lot of political arguments which led me to deleting my account as I got older and my views of the world started to change.  And so I'd like to get back in the community in a positive fashion.  It's tough out there for trombone players and we all need to stick together methinks. 

I've had a lot of interesting experiences since then, living in Prague, going to NYU, and studying briefly at Berklee with Phil Wilson.  Ultimately I've decided that I don't want to pursue music as a profession as it seems to take a lot of the enjoyment out of things.  I'm finally on the path to getting my degree in political science and figuring out what I want to do with my life (does anybody know?).  That being said I've decided to sell my bass and switch to tenor....I'm a much better bass trombonist, but if it's not going to be my source of income I figure I might as well play what I have the most fun with.  Shameless plug:  I'll be listing my Yamaha YBL-822G Doug Yeo model with pics in the classifieds pretty soon if anyone's interested.

Alright, I just wanted to reestablish my presence here and say hi to everyone....so hi!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: CPrescottCoog on Nov 03, 2012, 01:59PM
My name is Chase Prescott, I am a music major at Alvin Community College in the process of transferring to the University of Houston and I'm auditioning for  Moore's School of Music in March. I play bass trombone but I've been in a struggle for the last several months in an attempt to find a bass trombone for myself. I currently own a Getzen Custom Series tenor trombone which has sufficed enough for me to practice on. Music is my passion and I won't let anything get in my way.   :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Geezerhorn on Nov 03, 2012, 02:18PM
Hello all!  This is more of a return than a new member announcement...I might have even posted somewhere else in the 50+ pages here  :)  Anyway I was a brash young high school know-it-all then, and got into a lot of political arguments which led me to deleting my account as I got older and my views of the world started to change.  And so I'd like to get back in the community in a positive fashion.  It's tough out there for trombone players and we all need to stick together methinks. 

I've had a lot of interesting experiences since then, living in Prague, going to NYU, and studying briefly at Berklee with Phil Wilson.  Ultimately I've decided that I don't want to pursue music as a profession as it seems to take a lot of the enjoyment out of things.  I'm finally on the path to getting my degree in political science and figuring out what I want to do with my life (does anybody know?).  That being said I've decided to sell my bass and switch to tenor....I'm a much better bass trombonist, but if it's not going to be my source of income I figure I might as well play what I have the most fun with.  Shameless plug:  I'll be listing my Yamaha YBL-822G Doug Yeo model with pics in the classifieds pretty soon if anyone's interested.

Alright, I just wanted to reestablish my presence here and say hi to everyone....so hi!

Im 64 years old and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up - but I have eliminated several things. :) Welcome!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valkyrienomnomnom on Nov 04, 2012, 07:51PM
My name is Chris, I'm in the 10th grade, and I like the trombone! I play in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony. My trombone is a school yamaha bass trombone. I would like to buy a decent used large bore tenor someday, but for now, the bass will do. I'm looking forward to getting to know everybody on the forum!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: suleiken9 on Nov 21, 2012, 02:55PM
Greetings All!

I have been utilizing the tromboneforum for awhile and decided I just needed to sign up.  I studied music ed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Then I enlisted in the Marine Corps as a musician and served four years as a bone player in the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band in San Diego.  After that I played with a local San Diego jazz orchestra (the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra).  Now I live in Toledo, Ohio and play with Jeff McDonald and whatever name he is giving his big band that night (Swingmania, Trotters Tavern Orchestra, Jeff McDonald's Jazz All-Stars, etc.).  I haven't touched my Bach 42B since college.  I haven't touched my Bach 42B since college (the military provides horns), and I am currently playing on an Olds Super from 1948 that my grandfather bought and played when he was in high school.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tao88h on Dec 30, 2012, 03:49PM
Hi everyone! Happy Holidays!

My name is Tao Guthrie. I'm a New York freelance bone player currently on tour with Dreamgirls for the majority of 2013.

I have a performance degree from the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University.

I play on a Conn 88H SGX CL with a custom Doug Elliot mouthpiece (his stuff is the best)
I also have a backup 88H yellow brass bell and a King 3b floating around somewhere in the states.
I played sliver plated Yamaha Xeno tenor and bass bones with Blast!  The bass bone is pretty nice.

Check me out at taoguthrie.com


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: morserotonin on Jan 30, 2013, 08:58PM
Hello,  I am new to the forum and coming back to playing trombone after 20 years of studying and playing guitar as my primary instrument. Saw a pBone at Sam Ash and it brought back fond memories of Band/Orchestra in Junior High and High School... marching, solo and ensemble contests and all county/state band where all great experiences and as the price was so low I grabbed one. After high school I focused on playing guitar in the blues/rock and jazz idioms professionally and semi professionally including spending a few great years studying at Musicians Institute in LA. I am most interested in big band and small combo jazz playing these days in regards to trombone , but  first I need to spend some time getting my chops back in order and just enjoy getting to know the instrument that first introduced me to the joys of making music all over again.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tenorbassbone on Feb 04, 2013, 05:25PM
Hello Everyone,
My name is Eric and I am a senior in high school from Arizona- where you walk outside and instantly burst into flames :good: I have been playing for five and a half years (after transferring from percussion) and absolutely love it. My Getzen 1047F is my main ax but I have a Getzen 300 Series for playing lead in big bands- got it $135 new! Commercial, jazz and legit-classical low/bass parts are my favorite but I can double on any low brass horn if I need to. I also sing and have been fortunate enough to have played with and under some pretty cool kats like Conrad Herwig, Fred Forney, Lewis Nash and Frank G. Dubuy (US Army, LTC Ret.) After I graduate, I intend to study music in college and enter a service band at some point, hopefully ‘retiring’ to studio work and some kind of teaching. That being said, time to go practice!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Feb 05, 2013, 06:23AM
After I graduate, I intend to study music in college and enter a service band at some point, hopefully ‘retiring’ to studio work and some kind of teaching. That being said, time to go practice!

Welcome.  To what schools are you applying?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: tenorbassbone on Feb 06, 2013, 05:30PM
Right now I'm applying to local schools like Arizona State, Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Mesa Community College. I was banking on attending a service academy for a career in the military but life happened and now I'm focusing on music. Doug Yeo and David Vining are in-state but right now I think two years of chop and skill building, theory lessons and gen-ed credits are in order before I join a service band or decide where to go from there.


Title: Introduction/ get to know me/ new to forum
Post by: janikowskijr on Feb 15, 2013, 04:31PM
Hey All
I am new to the forum. I own a bach 42bo trombone and currently have a schilke 51d gold plated mouthpiece and 52e gold plated mouthpiece. I used to be a pretty good young trombone player, took private lessons, Got an outstanding on my individual solo contest, was 1 st chair in my hs honors band as a fr and sophomore and made the all district band as a fr in high school. However, I had to give it up come my junior year of high school because I was also a varsity football player. Long story short I am not currently in a band as I am a college football player however after listening to some great Joe Alessi solos am eager to get back into it and where I left off. I am a placekicker entering my senior season of competition. If you have the time or want to check out some footage check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm0nLkBtqhw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNYrM-aLiaI

Trombone Players are talented!!
Look forward to hearing from ya'll
Trevor


Title: Re: Introduction/ get to know me/ new to forum
Post by: BGuttman on Feb 15, 2013, 04:41PM
Merging this with New Forum Members.  Please hang tight.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JoeyJohansen on Feb 22, 2013, 03:26AM
G'day from a forum Newbie...
I'm Phil, AKA Joey and am actually just moving out of a full time gig. (14 years)
Thought that this would be a good place to talk bone with some like minded individuals.
Currently own a Getzen Bass and a Shires Bass (Getzen was too cheap to pass up), half of a Conn 88HCL (going to mate it to a Bach slide) and a King 3b.
Tried heaps of mouthpieces, settled on a Doug Yeo model, and a Bach 5GB, still on the fence for my small bore...

I have moved more into Bass playing over the last couple of years, but still enjoy playing in the odd Ska or Rock horn lineup.

Anyway - Hi, and hope to read and share some trombone experiences...


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: John the Theologian on Feb 22, 2013, 10:03PM
Hi fellow trombonists.  New member, first post.  Let me tell you a little about myself, as suggested.

I just recently started playing my trombone again after a lay off of a few years-- Conn 48h Connstellation, Marcinkiewicz 8H/6 1/2 AL mp.  I also play a Yamaha YEP 321 euphonium. I also use the Marc on my euph.

I served as a Presbyterian minister for many years (2 pastorates in the OPC and 1 in the PCA)and still do regular pulpit supply where we live in Eastern Iowa (Iowa City).  I also have a PhD in American church history and taught for over 20 years as an adjunct instructor in religion at Kirkwood Community College.  As you might guess I've done a fair number of various brass ensembles in church over the years.

I also played for a number of years in the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, a British style brass band and enjoyed it very much.  My first year was as a trombonist, but the majority of the time I played euphonium.  Time constraints don't currently allow me to play in the EIBB, but I miss it very much and still try to get to their concerts.  This April their hosting the Salvation Army Chicago Staff Band for a joint concert.  They've done this before and it's a wonderful experience.

Although I haven't studied privately for many years, I had the privilege of studying with Jaroslav Cimera while in Junior High and High School.  It was at the very end of his career, after he retired at Northwestern Univ where he taught so many fine low brass players.  I'm really not sure how our junior high band director convinced him to make the trip down to the south suburbs of Chicago from where he lived in Oak Park, but it was a wonderful experience to study with him. 

Most recently I was influenced in ensemble playing by George Krem.  George was a member of our church and the trombone instructor at the University of Iowa for many years.  At the time of his retirement he had rotator cuff problems in both arms requiring surgery and wasn't able to play at that particular time.  However, he acted as a coach of sorts to our church brass ensemble and helped us to gel together and learn to listen to our blend.  That was a very useful experience.

I enjoy a wide variety of music: classical, jazz (especially dixieland, small group swing and older style big bands such as the Basie Band, my personal favorite), brass ensembles as well as various brass soloists, as well as various styles of sacred music, bluegrass, some folk and even a lot of early rock and roll (Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison for example).  My wife just started to develop an interest in  acoustic blues, so maybe I'll add a new style.  Our son tried to interest me in Country, but so far the overwhelming majority I can do without.

I've probably told you too much about myself, but I look forward to learning more about trombone playing through the forum.  I've already read every posting that I could find on small bore Conns, especially the 48h.  However, I'm also interested in the 6h and other classic Conns.  My first horn was a 6h, vintage late 1950s-early 1960s and I had no idea just how good a horn I had.  Unfortunately, like most kids I was hard on my horn and it was pretty beat up when I traded it for my 48h in 1966.

Any way, I'll be reading and perhaps I can post something now and then.

John

johnwiers1@gmail.com


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: DaTrump on Mar 11, 2013, 05:21PM
New member here! My name is Blake, and I'm not a trombone player.....yet. I'm a trumpet player by trade. I'm currently in the trumpet studio at Sam Houston State in Huntsville. My ultimate goal is to own a brass shop, and to me, knowing all things brass is on the top of my list of things to do. I won't be able to contribute much being a doubler but I hope to learn quite a bit while I'm here. I'm learning on a Conn 18H trombone, and currently using a 6 1/2Al but at the suggestion of another doubler, I'm picking up a Bach 12C.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: kurtedsonburnedlip on Mar 21, 2013, 01:50PM
Hi I am Kurt and I truly have burned my bottom lip and will no longer being able to play :( so I have a trombone that was my fathers and then mine, it is what I cut my chops on and I adore it, but I suspect that it is worth alot of money, perhaps you all can help me in identifying it? it is a Conn, Serial # on slide  325*** above that is stamped Artist Special. Above the slide is the matching serial number. There is a 4 stamped on the lead pipe and on the slide shaft. It as nickel trim and a 7" bell. The Engraving on it is nice no Naked ladies but nice scroll work. The instrument has no varnish on it( Don't tell a 5th grader to take there instrument home and give it a hot bath, I was so scared I was going to get into trouble, my dad laughed and said it would be easier to polish. The varnish was peeling anyway. I played in many band through jr high and high school, lots of Jazz and I keep my instrument clean and in good shape, a few mishaps we all have, shooting the slide and my jazz band director resulting in patch to the bottom of the slide tube, dropping the instrument on the tuning bend, patch there as well. I had the instrument aligned and gone over about 20 years ago and have had to troubles until I was severely burned in a accident last labor day. If any one has knowledge about how to ID this Conn I would greatly appreciate the help. oh there is a 90 on the tuning slide and on the bell side of the tuning slide, all numbers and letter are stamped in the nickle.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Cubes on Mar 21, 2013, 02:32PM
New member here! My name is Blake, and I'm not a trombone player.....yet. I'm a trumpet player by trade. I'm currently in the trumpet studio at Sam Houston State in Huntsville. My ultimate goal is to own a brass shop, and to me, knowing all things brass is on the top of my list of things to do. I won't be able to contribute much being a doubler but I hope to learn quite a bit while I'm here. I'm learning on a Conn 18H trombone, and currently using a 6 1/2Al but at the suggestion of another doubler, I'm picking up a Bach 12C.
Hey Blake! This is Matt Im the bass trombone in Jazz Lab who sits next to Alfred.

Interestingly enough thats pretty close to one of my goals, I want to own a shop and repair instruments or failing that repair instruments in a shop.

Ive been teaching myself the trumpet for a while.

Also either mouthpiece works

Nice to see you here  :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: PhilS on Mar 26, 2013, 08:39PM
I posted my hello in the wrong place. Here's a slightly modified repost.

I'm picking up a horn after 20 years. I'm a lawyer.

I had a spotty but long term history before dropping out. I played high school band and pep band, took a couple of years off, played stage bands in college, and stage band, orchestra and symphonic band in law school. After law school I played in community orchestras for a while and took a jazz ensemble class at NYU. I took part in the 1994 brass fair at the Roosevelt Hotel, but then pretty much stopped when I married a professional musician.

Even at my best I was a pretty lazy student, but I did get some solid teaching from Ron Ricketts, then with the Minnesota Orchestra.

I'd like to start playing again. I think I need something to work toward. I'd like to study with someone who could help me get good playing habits and teach me the rudiments of jazz.

I kept one of my old horns (a Yamaha YSL-634II) and will start off with that.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: masonduplissie on Mar 28, 2013, 01:20PM
I've been here a few months, but decided I should put something on this.
I'm currently a 10th year high school student. I play the trombone (duh) among others. I currently play in the jazz and classical programs at my school, as well as bassoon in the local Youth Orchestra, and bass clarinet in a neighboring community band.
I am currently planning to attend college for trombone performance and music education, and hope that my plans won't be altered.
I play on a Silversonic 3b and a Jupiter 536 for when I could use a slightly larger bore/trigger.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bassboneplayer95 on Apr 06, 2013, 05:09AM
Hello. My name is Eli Maffit, or, to the only student I've ever had, Dr. Richard Cranium (PM me if you get it). Although I've admired this forum for some time, I have just recently joined. So, here I am in the section where I blabber on for a couple of lines about myself. Well, here goes nothing. I'm a student of or fine educational system in the Central Ohio area. Trombone is my dream and passion. I live and breathe it. I play bass trombone as my main instrument. The most recognizable en-devours for myself so far in music are as follows: helping my theory student get into college, playing trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium with a semi-pro orchestra, being able to play all five movements of Alec Wilder's "Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano", and playing with a local, mostly adult, community band since the 8th grade. I can play all of the brass instruments, except french horn, proficiently, and I've had a number of people who have helped me in numerous ways make my way so far. My horns are a school owned Bach "Stradivarius" 50B bass trombone, a Jupiter student horn, a red pBone, and, probably the strangest horn for a young student, a Bach "Strad" 42B from 1967. It is an amazing horn, made in a place none other than Mount Vernon, New York. For tenor trombone, my mouthpiece equipment includes, from Bach: a 6 1/2AL, 5G, 4G, and 3G; from Conn: 12C. For bass trombone, my mouthpiece equipment is a Josef Klier 03BK, a Stork 1.5, a Kanstul "George Roberts", and I've been messing around with an original Yamaha "Douglas Yeo". Lastly, I will say that, first of all, I have never liked any Bach "Strad" trombone, tenor or bass, made in Elkhart, and, secondly, my favorite instrument so far is the Kanstul 1662 bass trombone with the "C" leadpipe, and my JK 03BK mouthpiece. I got to use one fro one of my mentors for a couple of months, and I loved it. Thanks for reading this obnoxiously long article about me.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: UofATbone on Apr 09, 2013, 02:05PM
Hello!

My name is Dan Phillips. I have been playing trombone for 13 years now. I have some collegiate music education under my belt but not a lot. However all of that is about to change. I have been accepted to the University of Arizona, the School of Music there, and the trombone studio which is under the instruction of Moises Paiewonsky. I play on an ancient Bach 42. And when I decide to venture into the jazz realm (very rare, unfortunately) I dabble on my old Conn 18h Director. I have also been playing bass for the same amount of time. My musical tastes have very few limits or walls. Classical, jazz, rock, country, and even a little rap every now and again. Nothing's off the table. My favorite composer is Aaron Copland. I am very excited about pursuing a career in music and I can't wait to be playing more regularly. I am also looking forward to being a part of this community of like minded instrumentalists.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RedHotMama on Apr 13, 2013, 07:56AM
Hello and welcome to all new forum members! :hi:

Looking forward to seeing your contributions, either serious or trivial. :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Missouri on Apr 21, 2013, 12:23PM
Hello all!

My name is Bryan and I play tuba. I was a member of the tuba forum but the discussions became hateful and such, have considered taking up bass trombone for fun. You guys seem nice and are not wanting to kill anyone, so you seem like a good group of guys to talk music to!

I am involved in the field of science research. Nice meeting you all and I am so happy to be a member.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: aaronfsmall on Apr 21, 2013, 01:42PM
Hi everyone!  My name is Aaron Small and I have been playing Trombone since the 8th grade.  I only started to get serious about trombone my junior year, and I am now in my senior year of high school.  My first teacher was Richard Townes, a graduate of Indiana University, and my current teacher is Bryan Bourne with the President's Own, who also attended Indiana University. I am very excited to be also be going to Indiana University next year, where I will be studying performance with professor Carl Lenthe!  I play on a Getzen 3047 AFR and I am almost constantly trying new mouthpieces in order to find the one that fits me best; currently it is a Warburton 4GDL.  Other than trombone/brass heavy works(Mahler/Shostakovich/Berlioz/Wagner), I enjoy listening to works for solo piano, especially Chopin, in addition to Cello feature pieces.  It's good to meet all of you!   :hi:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: swtrombone on May 06, 2013, 01:51PM
Hi,everyone. My name is Stefan Wiebe, and I am a freshman in high school. I've visited this forum a lot for advice from what's already here, so I know the use and wanted to make a username for myself. I started playing trombone in fourth grade with a little Conn Director student horn, and since then have acquired two more trombones to my small collection. I have a Benge 190f open wrap that I got a year and a half ago that, after playing it for a decent amount of time, I have gotten to like a great deal. I play it with a Benge Marcellus mouthpiece that fits well with the horn. I also have recently bought a late 70's silver plated King Liberty 2b. Although its not the whole H N White deal, I like it a lot and my private teacher is starting to get jealous of it. I hope to go to college for music and make it my career. I'm looking forward to being a part of the forum.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BariSax on May 11, 2013, 06:13AM
Hi! I'm French, I play bari sax and I'm about to buy a trombone to give it a try because I've always loved it...
Happy to be here, hoping to learn lots of things. I also hope you'll forgive me for being a woodwind player ;)
Off to the beginners' section, now.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BGuttman on May 11, 2013, 06:36AM
Welcome! :hi:

You'll find the trombone fun.  I used to love getting on the Bari's case by playing lower than he could on my bass trombone (after all, you are limited to the Low A, which translates to our Low C; and we have nearly another octave down at our disposal).

You will be in good company.  I remember seeing the Akioshi-Tabackin Big Band and the Bari player pulled out an old Eb alto valve trombone (they were mostly used in the late 1800s and early 1900s) and blow a solo on it.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TenorMarc97 on May 11, 2013, 05:55PM
Hello... It seems as though I've neglected introducing myself.. My name is Marcos Cuellar and I am a freshman in high school. I began playing trombone in 6th grade and I discovered this magical forum last year and finally deciding to join this year. I live in a small border city in Texas just next to Mexico so I am quite fluent in spanish..i play ona Bach 42B and a King 4G mouthpiece.. That's all.. Thank you :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: john.handshoe on May 12, 2013, 07:57PM
I'm John Handshoe. I'm about to start my masters in bass trombone performance at Morehead State University. I just finished my Bachelor of Music Education degree from MSU, with an emphasis on Euphonium. I decided to do something different, so here I am. On euphonium, I played in the KMEA Intercollegiate Band for three years (principal euphonium for two of the three), the MSU Symphony Band (Principal euphonium for three years), and the MSU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. On trombone, I've played with the MSU Orchestra, the MSU Jazz I Ensemble, the MSU Bone Choir, and the KMEA Intercollegiate Orchestra.

So yeah, that's me.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: NKemp on May 12, 2013, 08:27PM
Hi! I'm Nick Kemp, a current high school senior about to enter my freshman year of college at Northwestern. Excited to get to know such a great studio with such great professors - if any current or future members of the studio see this, feel free to hit me up! I play a Shires Custom 7C with a Trubore valve and a TW47 slide on a Schilke Symphony mouthpiece. I play mostly in orchestras, but also in a great brass ensemble and high school band. I currently study with Barry Hearn, Assistant Principal of the National Symphony Orchestra. Hoping to land a paying gig someday.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: hurry on May 13, 2013, 03:05AM
Hi! BariSax,

I play baritone saxophone too as well as bassoon!

hurry in Tokyo


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Hi! I'm French, I play bari sax and I'm about to buy a trombone to give it a try because I've always loved it...
Happy to be here, hoping to learn lots of things. I also hope you'll forgive me for being a woodwind player ;)
Off to the beginners' section, now.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on May 13, 2013, 04:22AM
sounds like  a  4h//////artist special  --the artist  special is  a jazzed up  485  bore  [4h]  --325     --  1947




Hi I am Kurt and I truly have burned my bottom lip and will no longer being able to play :( so I have a trombone that was my fathers and then mine, it is what I cut my chops on and I adore it, but I suspect that it is worth alot of money, perhaps you all can help me in identifying it? it is a Conn, Serial # on slide  325*** above that is stamped Artist Special. Above the slide is the matching serial number. There is a 4 stamped on the lead pipe and on the slide shaft. It as nickel trim and a 7" bell. The Engraving on it is nice no Naked ladies but nice scroll work. The instrument has no varnish on it( Don't tell a 5th grader to take there instrument home and give it a hot bath, I was so scared I was going to get into trouble, my dad laughed and said it would be easier to polish. The varnish was peeling anyway. I played in many band through jr high and high school, lots of Jazz and I keep my instrument clean and in good shape, a few mishaps we all have, shooting the slide and my jazz band director resulting in patch to the bottom of the slide tube, dropping the instrument on the tuning bend, patch there as well. I had the instrument aligned and gone over about 20 years ago and have had to troubles until I was severely burned in a accident last labor day. If any one has knowledge about how to ID this Conn I would greatly appreciate the help. oh there is a 90 on the tuning slide and on the bell side of the tuning slide, all numbers and letter are stamped in the nickle.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: erykwelde on May 16, 2013, 05:07AM
 :hi: Hi my Name is Elias, i live i Sweden.
I have played trombone for...you know what? I have actually lost count.
I am 18 years old so i guess the I have been playing for nearly a decade.
I currently attend: Södra Latin Gymnasieskola with a goal to become a musician.
my trombones currently are: 1 worn out but still going strong Conn 88H and an absolutely fantastic King 2B+, I am also thinking about getting a valve trombone for those jazz solos (tired of letting trumpet and sax have all the hi-tempo fun).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jtrout on Jun 28, 2013, 10:42PM
My name is Jonah.  I am truly honored to have just joined the trombone forum!  I'm an upcoming senior in high school and I play a Yamaha YBL 830 Xeno bass trombone that my school had recently bought and coincidentally I have been looking into buying myself.  I've been playing the trombone since the 4th grade and fell in love with the bass trombone when I played my band director's horn for my high school's performance of Beauty and the Beast when I was in 9th grade.  I currently play bass trombone for a youth brass band and orchestra and have participated in numerous other opportunities that I have found.  I also hope to continue my musical experience into college.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: K.Trinh4213 on Jun 29, 2013, 02:54AM
I've been around for a year, some of the forum members may know me from my occasional questions and comments. ;)

My name's Khoa, about to head into college(gulp!) at Lebanon Valley College in PA (music performance, and music education, if anyone's interested ;) ). Tenor trombonist, looking to get into bass (I just LOVE that sound). Anyone in the central PA area willing to let me give their horn a blow? :D

I started out playing baritone in 4th grade, played until 7th grade when I quit for a while (I'm SOOO sorry), came back the next year. Played euphonium freshman year of high school for half the year. Then the school musical (Beauty and the Beast) came around and I learned bone just in time to play in the pit, and I've loved trombone ever since. It's just so fun! I still pick up the euphonium every now and then, and now I'm also an amateur cornet player (cornetist?) at my church.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ah64pilot on Jul 01, 2013, 11:08AM
Hey all...

I have recently picked up a horn again after being away from it for 15 years. I was on a scholarship at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas when I decided to join the military. I sold my horns and went off to flight school.

Last year I began missing music and talked to the warden (wife) about getting a horn to play on. Money wasn't right and I couldn't justify buying a horn to "test" my ability to make a comeback. Fast forward to Feb. 2013.

My church's orchestra director found out I used to play and ask if I would like to join them on the next rehearsal. He lent me the church's beginner Yamaha and off I went. After familiarizing myself with reading music again, I was offered another horn to borrow. It was an Olds with an F attachment...and then I was offered another to borrow, a King with an F attachment. Fast forward again to June 30, 2013...we just completed our patriotic weekend performances.

I am really enjoying myself, but I believe God is calling me to step up my game...I have been ask to teach at the School of Performing Arts at my church. I am nervous, but at the same time I am thankful that I have been able to regain my ability and in some cases, exceed my previous abilities. I am currently on the lookout for a new (or new to me) horn that I can call my own.

Steve


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Livestrong50 on Jul 19, 2013, 07:44PM
I probably should have done this sooner...seeing as I've made a few posts already, however, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to reflect on my own accomplishments as well as see others.

My actually name is Jeff,

I graduated high school this year, 2013, and will be headed up to Boston University this fall.  I began playing tenor trombone in 4th grade and barely managed to stick through it.  It wasn't until 9th grade that I really made improvement and started to get into it.  I eventually upgraded from a student horn to a Bach 42BO, which helped me drastically improve my playing.  I joined a youth orchestra, the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra in 11th grade, which isn't much of an accomplishment, reflecting on that now, but it certainly got me to take my playing more seriously.  I think my biggest accomplishment with that orchestra was Schumann's second symphony.

In May of 2012 I officially, permanents, and exclusively switched to bass trombone, and upgrading to a Getzen 3062AF.  It's an absolute quality horn, but frankly all that was affordable.  That summer of 2012 I had the pleasure of touring Europe with the American Music Abroad program (the silver tour actually).  We went to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Switzerland.  I will never forget that trip, it was life-changing. 

In the spring or fall of 2012 I auditioned for the Philadelphia Youth Ochestra and was successful in getting in on bass trombone!  That was the high lit of my musical career so far.  We played pieces this season that included Bolero, Schumann's third symphony, Bruckner 4, and to top it all off, Mahler's second symphony (plus a few others ;).  The experiences there were life changing and extremely valuable.  Thanks to that youth orchestra, my skill level increased, I learned more excerpts, and I was presented with the opportunity to study with Blair Bollinger of the Philadelphia Orchestra privately.  Studying with Mr. Bollinger was huge for me, and my playing skyrocketed for a time, however my lessons had very high peaks, but once or twice I had a few deep valleys, so to speak.  Either way, I couldn't be more thankful to all the knowledge he, and all my other teachers prior, have imparted. 

The youth orchestra season ended in early June, and my lessons with Mr. Bollinger ended a month or so before, due to conflicting schedules.  Still, I was lucky to have 8 months with him.  Now, it's the summer of 2013 and I hang out with friends, read up on the trombone forum, practice more than I ever have in my life, and hang out with the family.  I also put some extra cash in my pocket by giving middle-school trombonists lessons and cutting grass.  It's amazing how much better the teachers playing improves ehen you teach kids...everything you say you must do, so you can't be a hypocrite and demonstrate improper playing.  I use all the knowledge from my lessons in the most appropriate ways to help the kids improve...and seeing them progress is very very satisfying. 

I haven't had many gigs because I haven't been able to get my name out very well, although I wish I had so more to do over the summer.  I'm helping out with a trombone octet of middle schoolers with one of my old teachers, he needed a bass and his students play at a pretty high level, so it's fun. 

The summer has also given me a lot of time to think about the future.  I wonder where trombone might take me and what the fruit of my labor will be.  I'm not going to school for trombone...I'm undeclared right now, but moving toward an engineering major of some type.  I love to play and I probably love equipment even more sometimes, but I don't know if I can truly envision myself being a performance major or technician, just for the fear that the income wouldn't be sufficient for the lifestyle that I want to live in the future.  However, I fear that I won't be able to stop myself from pursing my dreams and end up playing gigs and putting my name on an instrument or two...  And there certainly isn't any good reason that I couldn't do both on the side. 

In the meantime, I'm having a lot of fun, I'm excited for college, and I look forward to sorting things out. 

And that's about it.  I might be able to scrounge up more stuff about myself, but I'm not going to.  I could talk the balls off a Christmas Tree.  That being said, if you ever see me doing something that catches your eye on the forum, PM me, I'd love to talk.  I've acquired too much information for someone my age, and I have an insatiable appetite for more!  And thanks, TTF for all the stuff I have learned and seen in just the few days that I've been a member. 

I didn't check this post for typos.......   :evil:


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: prettyawesome16 on Jul 20, 2013, 11:36AM
:hi:OK, i guess to start this off, Hi my name is Mikayla. I'm currently entering in my third year of high school at the Sultan High School(In Washington). It's a fairly small school, it's barely a 2A(all schools sizes are determined by As, 1A is tiny, 2A is small, 3A-5A are big). The sport department sucks, but Music department wins 1st place,or close to, trophies every year; and that makes all of us "band geeks" the most popular group in the school and that about a 1/3 of the entire school population is in it. Anyways, I'm in the band, hopefully soon to be again in jazz band, the choir, hopefully I make show choir this year(the choir that sings well known music from whatever genre/decade that is related to the theme  and dance simultaneously, it's also our honor choir :clever:), I'm in the marchingband, and I hope to land a role in the school musical. For marchingband, I hope I become Drum Major my senior year. If you don't know what a Drum Major is, it's the people who lead/conduct the band; it's also the highest rank (as I like to put it) in the marchingband that anyone going into their senior year can receive. I play the trombone and I no idea what kind of trombone it is :dontknow:.I own 2 trombones, one actually belongs to my brother but he thinks he may not pick it up again, so I'm holding on to it for now. And the other one belonged to my deceased grandfather who passed away in 1975, so I have no idea how old it is but it is in great shape. For marchingband, I was switched to the marching trombone(or baritone)because my music teacher needed more of them and she thought that I was a strong horn player for it. I think this is enough about me. If want to become my friend and want know more then reply to this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: jdfloyd1995 on Jul 30, 2013, 08:05PM
Hey! My name is John David, and I am a senior in high school. I am a 2 time Texas All State Trombone player, hopefully 3 it will be 3 years later this year! I am looking forward to pursuing trombone performance and music education as dual majors in college. I come from a small town, but it is very supportive of the band which is 250 strong. I hope that some of y'all will offer guidance as I ask your opinion on colleges and stuff later because I know I will need all the help I can get!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: MajesticGent on Aug 16, 2013, 11:32AM
Oh my I just found this link and never properly introduced myself. 

I am MajesticGent, but my government name is Jason Heard. I'm in the Atlanta, GA metro area, I'm a programmer by profession.  I played trombone from 6th grade - 12th and then put it down, and decided to pick it up in July of this year (2013).  I love music, and I regret that I stopped playing my trombone as much, but I still try to dabble in it when time permits. 

I would love to arrange music, play in gigs with other wind instruments, or just in general. I may go to classic route again; time permitting. 

Nice meeting you all.  Look forward to conversing with you all!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: budtrom1 on Aug 20, 2013, 08:06PM
My name is Brad Lord, and I am a trombonist and composer in the Houston area.  I have a degree in trombone performance from Texas Tech, and I am currently employed in the oil/gas industry.  I am looking for opportunities to play in Houston, suggestions?


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Hammer on Aug 26, 2013, 04:12PM
Oh hey, I just found this link, so I guess...HELLO! My name's Christian Giunta, and nickname really is Hammer (couldn't believe that username wasn't already taken by the time I registered on this forum). I'm 23, graduated last year with my Bachelor's of Music from SUNY Fredonia, and majored in music education, with a jazz concentration (kind of like a minor). I'm really a tenor player, but now that I picked up a bass bone for doubling up, I'm dabbling in the bass bone world (interesting dimension). I gig around the Hudson Valley in New York wherever I can, working a million weird part time jobs, and being a substitute teacher, all in hopes that my band teacher career will take off soon so I can work 1 main job that I love. I'm only a year out of college, and I'm REALLY patient, so I'll just keep applying EVERYWHERE.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Aug 26, 2013, 05:08PM
I gig around the Hudson Valley in New York wherever I can, working a million weird part time jobs, and being a substitute teacher, all in hopes that my band teacher career will take off soon so I can work 1 main job that I love. I'm only a year out of college, and I'm REALLY patient, so I'll just keep applying EVERYWHERE.

Yeah, the job market for new teachers has been brutal.  How administrators decide who gets interviews is a mystery to me.  I suppose my situation would be better if I were willing to relocate, but I didn't become a teacher to uproot my family.  Best of luck to you (and the rest of us).


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Hammer on Aug 26, 2013, 07:50PM
Yeah, the job market for new teachers has been brutal.  How administrators decide who gets interviews is a mystery to me.  I suppose my situation would be better if I were willing to relocate, but I didn't become a teacher to uproot my family.  Best of luck to you (and the rest of us).

Thank you! I hope your position doesn't get cut and that you can easily make it to retirement.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Cba on Aug 28, 2013, 02:14PM
Hello everybody!!

I live in Bolivia. A few years ago I started playing trombone by "accident". But time later I began to appreciate it and enjoying a lot.



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Aug 29, 2013, 08:45AM
I live in Bolivia. A few years ago I started playing trombone by "accident". But time later I began to appreciate it and enjoying a lot.

Cool!  In what types of groups do you play?  (I don't think I've ever played at high altitude.)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Cba on Aug 29, 2013, 08:47PM
Well, I played in a little wind orchestra, and now I play with three friends( they also play trombone) but just for us.

I live in a place that is not too high.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gailya36 on Sep 14, 2013, 12:01PM
Hello, I am new to this forum and I am trying to get information on an Olds Trombone that we bought for my son some years ago.  I have been trying to date this instrument so that I can see if it is even worth selling, but I am having trouble locating information on this serial number.  Any information that anyone here can give me would be greatly appreciated. The instrument is an Olds Trombone serial number 478236.  Thank you for your help.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Sep 14, 2013, 07:24PM
 :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi:WELCOME ALL YOU NEWBIES TO THE TROMBONE FORUM  :pant: :pant: :pant:

and you serious ones  please consider  joining THE INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE ASSOCIATION [if you havent already]

i wish some sort of  merger  w the ita could progress
 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Sep 14, 2013, 07:57PM
post this request  on  INSTRUMENTS  SECTION --


Hello, I am new to this forum and I am trying to get information on an Olds Trombone that we bought for my son some years ago.  I have been trying to date this instrument so that I can see if it is even worth selling, but I am having trouble locating information on this serial number.  Any information that anyone here can give me would be greatly appreciated. The instrument is an Olds Trombone serial number 478236.  Thank you for your help.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Mendez on Sep 15, 2013, 04:18PM
Hi Everyone,
My name is Dan. My user name is Mendez. I chose that name because my trumpet that I have had 30+ years, since grade school, is an Olds Mendez.
I have a weakness for brass.
I joined this site because every time I search for information I seem to end up here. Thanks in advance for your help.
Dan


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bruce the budgie on Oct 02, 2013, 09:22AM
Hi, all,

I intend to lurk and learn. We will see how that works out. Registered an account so I can see attachments. Many thanks to the experienced players and teachers who contribute here!

I played cornet from age 12 to 17, and still have the 1960 Conn Director in mostly dent-free playable shape with the Bach 10-½C mouthpiece my HS band director gave me, though it does not get played much. Nowadays I am an amateur string player, a parlor fiddler who occasionally touches a cello, viola, and octave mandolin.

Found a Bach student tenor bone with what I think is a .500" bore, in a local guitar/drum/keyboard shop. On the advice of a local teacher, I got a 6½AL, and am exploring what can be done with that, along with the 12C that came with it. Been playing slow airs from my fiddle rep, and having a blast. She Who Gets My Undivided Attention even says it sounds good coming from the basement.

The budgie sometimes sits on my shoulder— not while I'm playing... yet. I don't know what his real name is, but he doesn't mind being called Bruce.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: carltongreen56 on Oct 02, 2013, 02:25PM
Hi 'Bruce the Budgie',

I'm sure you will get a lot from playing the trombone. You have made a good choice with the Bach small bore and the 6 1/2 AL ( the 12c gives an easier high range but I find sound quality/richness diminished).

I take it you are learning in the bass clef, if so then I think some of your cello music should be OK to practice with. To start with avoid anything without flats as B natural ( :bassclef:  :line2: ) can be a challenge in the needed 7th position. 

Enjoy, the trombone is a very simple instrument. It's just playing it right that can be a mite tricky  :evil: .


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bruce the budgie on Oct 02, 2013, 04:14PM
Cheers, Carltongreen! I'm finding it's true what you say about mouthpiece choice. Brighter with the 12C, and easier highs. When I first tried the 6½AL, the change in sound felt a bit like putting a new set of strings on a violin.

I'm familiar with bass clef from my singing and cello playing, so no prob with that. I'm actually learning mostly by ear, using treble-clef "dots and lines" to remind me how each melody goes, but playing an octave down.

The tunes I'm playing haven't gone much beyond fifth position so far, with only an occasional reach to sixth and seventh. (Next week I'll do slow scales, I promise!) Coincidentally I tried Willie Nelson's "Crazy" in three flats this morning, with an accidental B natural near the end. It worked well enough for my present standard.
 :/
It's a whole new mental geography I'm discovering, quite different from strings and their harmonics.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: gmk05 on Oct 02, 2013, 08:06PM
My name is Steph, amatir Trombone Player. Live in Jakarta. Father of 3 children.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: carltongreen56 on Oct 03, 2013, 03:09AM
Cheers, Carltongreen! I'm finding it's true what you say about mouthpiece choice. Brighter with the 12C, and easier highs. When I first tried the 6½AL, the change in sound felt a bit like putting a new set of strings on a violin.

I'm familiar with bass clef from my singing and cello playing, so no prob with that. I'm actually learning mostly by ear, using treble-clef "dots and lines" to remind me how each melody goes, but playing an octave down.


It will help you to have a few lessons with a regular trombone player. The lessons will get some more basic trombone skills in place for you to add your other musical experience to.

As a tutor book I think Runbank Elementary Method for Trombone will help (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RUBANK-ELEMENTARY-METHOD-TROMBONE-BARITONE-BOOK-/380470020936?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5895c7cb48). And Mel Bay do a book called fun with trombone which will give you some simple tunes to play ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mel-Bays-Fun-with-the-Trombone-by-William-Bay-1971-Book-Other-/251271928688?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item3a80f95b70 )

If you are to ever play with others it is important to learn to read and play in the bass clef first, other clefs can follow later.

Hope this helps you get a good start. Enjoy.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bruce the budgie on Oct 03, 2013, 06:36AM
:good: Carltongreen, you must be a mind reader. That Rubank elementary method came home with me the same day the horn did. I'm planning to start regular lessons after the new year, with the same fellow who was kind enough to point me in some useful directions at first. One thing I hope the teacher will do is help me connect with some other geezers to play in a group. You're lucky to live in a place with a live tradition of brass bands. There may be some such here in New England, but I haven't yet gone looking. I've a ways to go building up skill, first.

I've attached an example of the kind of thing I'm playing around with, Tom Anderson's "da Slockit Light" on a bass staff in C.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: carltongreen56 on Oct 03, 2013, 08:50AM
:good: Carltongreen, you must be a mind reader. That Rubank elementary method came home with me the same day the horn did. I'm planning to start regular lessons after the new year, with the same fellow who was kind enough to point me in some useful directions at first. One thing I hope the teacher will do is help me connect with some other geezers to play in a group. You're lucky to live in a place with a live tradition of brass bands. There may be some such here in New England, but I haven't yet gone looking. I've a ways to go building up skill, first.

I've attached an example of the kind of thing I'm playing around with, Tom Anderson's "da Slockit Light" on a bass staff in C.

You're well on track with organising lessons and the Rubank, it might be worth your while getting the intermediate book too. It would be an idea the have a few lessons (rather than non) before the New Year and then get more serious if you still want to. Buy yourself / use a digital tuner as well, for some of your practice time.

"da Slockit Light" is a good test IMHO, the high range will be a challenge for a beginner. I don't normally need to play that high - it's good to be able to - and aim to have good sound quality first and range second.

I wouldn't automatically recommend brass bands to you though I have played happily in them for many years; I moved to a wind band 9 months ago for more variety. Brass Band tenor trombones play in the treble clef (but pitched in Bb not C) rather than the bass clef; trying to be good at both bass and treble clef is too much of a challenge for a beginner - the conversion to bass clef has been a major challenge to me  :( ...., but then I'm not that good a musician.

Edit. Brass Band Pitch.  :trebleclef: :space3:  or  :lowerledger1: is read and understood (by bandsmen) to be a C played in first position, what they actually play is concert pitch Bb.

You need to find some target music groups to join and then pick the right clef for them. Your teacher might have a few contacts if that helps to start with. I'm not certain about US geography (New England is the North East seaboard states?) but there will be a stack of groups to join once you start digging on the web and asking about. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Bruce the budgie on Oct 03, 2013, 10:45AM
Aye, I'm working on sound and breath, letting the range come as it may. There's another tune I want to play, the Boy's Lament for His Dragon— set in D, that tune goes to the A above middle C. I can sometimes get it clean when the lip is fresh, but I don't want to push it.

I think I could play the attached Dark Isle all day, since it only goes to the D  :trebleclef: :lowerspace1: when taken down an octave. That's one of the tunes for me to memorize and play endlessly, trying to get the horn to sing, and with all the notes in tune.

Reading over that bass transposition of da Slockit Light just now to make sure all the spots were in the right place, I realized that I actually do need to spend time playing from bass staves to build fluent reading. I've printed out the melody line of The Ash-Grove in tenor clef with the same idea in mind: play a tune my ears already know, while the eyes get familiar with a new clef.

New England includes Boston (Massachusetts) and Providence (Rhode Island), both within longish day-trip distance for me. (Boston is where British subjects once made tea without heating the water first, or putting in milk.) I seem to have ended up in a small city with a thriving music scene. I haven't yet mapped out the rest of my musical journey— so far it's included hymns, a cappella madrigals and chanteys, and the occasional contra/square dance. I'll probably never swing in a big band, but if I could fit into a small Dixieland group, I'd be happy as the famous clam at high tide. Bold words for someone who's been transplanted here to Yankee-land, but stranger things have happened. Looking for good-time music, me, amongst the kind of folks who say, "When in doubt, play something by Hank Williams."


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Phteven on Nov 20, 2013, 05:13PM
So after lurking for a solid year here on the forums, I figured it was time to finally get an account an introduce myself.

I'm Steve, an amateur trombonist in the Augusta, GA area.  I say amateur with just a twinge of regret, as I had been studying music with an eye towards the big leagues, but alas due to a lack of maturity, hardiness, and so many other of those "soft skills" that a person needs to have to be successful in any pursuit, I crashed and burned.  And by crash and burn, I mean I dropped out of college (I was studying at the University of Louisville with Richard Cryder), and ran off and joined the circus...I mean Navy.  Where I have been ever since (nearly 13 years now).

Between the years 2000 and maybe 2011, I never touched a trombone.  But I've taken back to it with a vengeance.

It proved difficult at first (partially because of the fact I was deploying heavily between 2010 up until about six months ago, and there's not much room for a trombone on a submarine), but now that I have some time at home, I actually am able to practice, and believe I'm about 85-90% where I used to be at my peak.

It's funny, playing the trombone at age 33 after years of neglect, vice age 18 at my peak, I encounter some interesting phenomena.  I am by no means old, but even at this age, I think the current thinking is we have less plasticity in our brains, for learning things like music and language (side note, my job in the Navy is as a linguist).  So technical passages come a bit more difficult then they used to.  But many things come easier.  I have a far better ear for intonation then I ever did when I was in high school/college.  I have a much more complete concept of the sound I want (maybe even time for a horn upgrade?  we'll see).  My appreciation for MUSIC, and therefore for musicality is far more developed.  Overall, it's good times!

Sorry this is so long, but I have a lot to say, and am holding back quite a bit.  But that's what the forums are for, right?  So I'll be posting more.  I am happy to be here, because I really am seeking a sense of community with my music, and hopefully maybe even a little mentorship (I may even be restarting my private lesson regiment, that is if I didn't already irk my new potential teacher with a last minute cancellation of my first lesson due to work).  Anyway, I look forward to getting to know all of you.  Cheers!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Burnout154 on Nov 24, 2013, 07:04AM
 :bassclef: Hi guys, my name is Josh and I am a student at the University of Mobile. I have been playing trombone for seven years and decided to join the forum so that I may seek guidance from people more experienced than I.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: bhejna on Dec 12, 2013, 02:24PM
Hey guys,

My name's Ben and I'm a junior in high school. I've played since 5th grade, but to be honest, I've really only started developing a passion after getting put in my school's highest band my sophomore year (freshmen aren't allowed in), and I play in that and the school's full orchestra during the school hours. In addition to that, I'm a jazz addict. I can't remember the last time I wrote a paper for an english class without listening to jazz during it. I play in my school's highest jazz band, 2nd chair to a senior. I play on a barely-a-year-old Conn 88H


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: dj kennedy on Dec 19, 2013, 06:41PM
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Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: The Sackbutist on Dec 19, 2013, 08:03PM
 :hi: Im new! I've seen this website pop up in my search bar for years then I finally decided to check it out. Fell in love.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: RidingTheElkhart on Dec 20, 2013, 05:06AM
Hello! My names Raul and I joined about 2 days ago and I've learned so much so far! I play Trombone in Miami Dade College studying with an amazing teacher and getting things done! I love to be social and meet new people and get as much information as possible! So that's mainly why I made this account  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: FerhyaSlide on Dec 20, 2013, 05:14AM
Hello! My names Raul and I joined about 2 days ago and I've learned so much so far! I play Trombone in Miami Dade College studying with an amazing teacher and getting things done! I love to be social and meet new people and get as much information as possible! So that's mainly why I made this account  :)

Basically, that's what we will try to provide everyone with.
-Fun
-Facts
-Fear :evil:
-Free time waste.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sigsoupf on Jan 03, 2014, 09:11PM
Hello, everyone my name is Joseph, I picked up a trombone about 2 months ago and have been practicing 1-3 hours a day since. I'm using a yamaha 446g with a few different mouth pieces bach 5g , artisan 11c and a artisan 6.5al. I plan on getting a getzen 4147ib eventually. I'm a tenor sax player but originally started with trombone back in 1997. I have been lurking these forums everyday and thank many of you for all the free info.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: OzShires on Jan 25, 2014, 07:04PM
Hi all,

My name is Michael, username is OzShires, I am from Perth in Australia.  I've been playing since I was about 8 yrs old (now 23 yrs old).  I'll get onto the interesting stuff now.  I have a S.E Shires.  The specs are as follows TB47 Slide, 1G Bell, Rotary Valve using a Bach 6-1/2AL mouthpiece and a 2 leadpipe.  For those of you who are interested and aren't sure what they all mean check out the Shires website or send me a message.  I also inherited a Huttl Line 800 small bore with valve and slide attachments which I'm trying to find out a bit more info about.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: TromboneHero22 on Feb 08, 2014, 06:02PM
Hey guys,
My name's Nate and I'm from Cape Girardeau, MO, where I recently graduated with my Music Ed degree. In a couple of months I will be leaving for the Marine Corps Basic Training. I auditioned for the Marine Band on Trombone and got in the program, but first I have to go through Basic.
In college I was in as many ensembles as I could be in: Marching, Jazz, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and the Trombone Choir.
I have been snooping around this forum and reading a lot of great stuff, so I thought I would join and meet some new people and make some good contacts!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BBTbone on Feb 15, 2014, 11:50AM
Hi my name is Brian I live in Cape Town and was a trombonist throughout high school and attended beau soleil music school.  On leaving school I stopped music and sold my trombone.  Biggest mistake of my life.  Now years later I am making a come back, have bought a blessing btb88 open wrap from the states and have joined a music school in Cape Town again with the hope of training beyond my levels when I left school........what can I say it's in your blood then it's in your blood.....  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Feb 20, 2014, 06:59AM
Hey Brian!  When you get your chops back, you will probably find that you are a better musician than you ever were before.  I don't know why this works, but for many of us it turns out to be true.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: VanessaJRS on Feb 26, 2014, 05:11AM
Hi everone!

My name's Vanessa and I'm a tenor trombonist.

I'm actually from London (UK), currently studying at Trinity Laban in the 1st year of my degree. It's very nice to meet you all. :hi:

I really like playing in orchestras, but I also enjoy playing in big bands, chamber groups, etc. My two favourite composers are Stravinsky and Mahler and one of my favourite trombonists is probably Ian Bousfield. I also play piano and a bit of bass guitar.

First post, woo!  :D


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Gandalfe on Mar 06, 2014, 02:07PM
Greetings. Like a lot of you here, I returned to music performance, and in my case after a ~30 break. That was in 2002. Now I create bands like the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, now in it's tenth year of providing great dance music in the Seattle area.

A woodwind player, I have admin'd on the Sax on the Web forum, and now admin on the Woodwind Forum. I am called upon to help parents with young musicians, hobbyists looking for that killer instrument, and family find that perfect instrument, locate that hard to find music arrangement, and/or recommend a great music instructor or repair tech.

I look forward to getting to meet the people on this august forum so that I can point my peeps here for those questions that are beyond my expertise.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Dan31117 on Apr 02, 2014, 12:03PM
Hello, my name is Daniel and I have been playing trombone for about 6 years. I have seen a lot of helpful information from this forum throughout the years and am glad to finally join this wonderful community.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: ConnBone18 on Apr 14, 2014, 02:06AM
Hello, my name is Luc, i'm from Belgium.
I play on 2 Conn trombone's.
My first is a Conn Director 18H Coprion Bell from 1962.
My 2nd is a Conn Director 18H in nickel-silver.

My daughter (11 years young) and my son (8 years young) are playing on a Yamaha 350-C, a trombone for young childrens.

We playing sometimes on pBones for fun.




Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: moondoggy on Apr 28, 2014, 06:59PM
Hi, I'm Avi,

Right now I'm a Physics major at University of the Pacific, but I am auditioning in a week to double major with a BA in music!

I see this forum a lot whenever I google trombone questions, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have some okay horns,
King 606 - needs a little work but I use it for lead in Jazz Band with a Wick 10CS
Holton 602F - my all around horn, I use a Giddings & Webster Harry Waters m'pce with it. I used this horn almost exclusively for 3 years.
Blessing B-88-OR - just got this (for $250!), still need to fully get used to it and it needs a little bit of slide work. Right now using a Bach 5G with it. Plan to use for Wind Ensemble.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Frankieabbott on May 24, 2014, 05:04AM
Hello everyone. I'm from York in the UK. I am 56 years of age and with retirement imminent, I seem to have acquired a tenor trombone. I believe that I have always wanted to play trombone from around the age of 11. I asked if I could play in the school band at this time and progressed from cornet, flugel horn, tenor horn and euphonium.....but, probably due to lack of musical talent....and no disrespect to all tuba players out there, I ended up playing BBb bass (tuba).  (I still can't understand why they didn't try me on trombone). Anyway...I was happy with my lot...and even joined a British military band playing BBb bass when I left school. Left the military band in 1986....and have never blown a note for nearly 28 years.......until I succumbed to my 'mid life crisis' and bought a trombone on an internet site.  And I love it!!  Me....the trombone that I have hankered to play for as many years as I can remember and my tune a day for trombone beginners tutor book. It begs the question, 'Why didn't I decide to do this much earlier'?

I hope to glean as much help and information that I can from this fab forum. 


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: KingMan on May 24, 2014, 08:30AM
Welcome to the forum from York (Pa) in the US. You found the best place on the web to learn from and contribute to the world of trombone enthusiasts. Best of luck on your journey!

Joel


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: davdud101 on Jun 20, 2014, 09:23PM
Hi, everyone!
I'm Dave, a high school senior who tries to play in every musical ensemble and group that I can, and I've been playing t-bone for 6yrs. I record my own music alongside, sometime incorporating the trombone sound. Just wanted to say hi before I began asking questions and things. Thanks!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: sjh904 on Jun 25, 2014, 09:24PM
Hello everyone,

I've come to the trombone in kind of a roundabout way.  I've actually focused on playing the (French) horn more in my life, but I have had an interest in being able to double on multiple instruments for a while.  Recently I've become a member of the Crescendo Amelia big band (http://www.crescendoamelia.com), playing trombone with them, so I figured this would be a good place to start learning more about the instrument.  I've finally decided to stop merely lurking and actually become a member of the forum, so I look forward to learning a lot more about being a trombonist.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Valerone on Jul 19, 2014, 11:41AM
Greetings,

My name is Desmond, and I come from Malaysia. I started playing the trombone when I was in the school marching show band.

Now, I have a full-time job as a civil engineer. As for the music scene, I currently play for the semi-professional state orchestra, and occasionally I go back to my ex school band and teach whatever I could to the kids on the trombone.

My knowledge in playing the trombone isn't extensive - learned the basics from my school band's music director, and tips from professional guest musicians around Asia (we were a pretty competitive band). Stopped for a few years after school, and got back to playing again when I went to UK for my master's degree. In UK I have played with a wind band, a big band and a brass band (for non-competition pieces - couldn't read treble clefs well and the difficulty level of the pieces is like heaven and earth, but they were very kind to let me in to gain some experience!)

I really like playing the trombone, and always look forward to playing it after a hard day/week's work. My aim is to upgrade myself to become a better musician, a better trombone player. As I do not have a proper professional trombone coach around my area (currently I am back to my hometown), I try my best to learn them online, so occasionally you may see some really basic/odd questions from me.

I look forward to learning more from you lot  :)


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JD.proDM on Aug 01, 2014, 11:41AM
Hola everyone!,

I figured I would finally join the trombone forum as throughout the years, on multiple occasions I have sought information on here about my equipment, techniques and such.  And on that note I thank the whole trombone community for the helpful knowledge.  I've been playing trombone for about eight years now, and I enjoy it very much, even though I've had my ups and downs with it due to financial stability to upgrade my equipment. 

I currently own a Jupiter student model junker that I only use for marching band.  And all the other times I primarily use a wonderful Edwards that is owned by my director. 

Next year I'm hoping onto bass bone full time for Jazz and Symphonic band.  My goal currently for my trombone 'career' is to gain wisdom of the entire "trombone realm' and hope to spread it to around me. 

I plan on picking up a new bone real soon, maybe today.  I have my eyes on an old Reynolds Emperor and my focus is to develop a better upper range for the cases I may have to play lead.  If anyone would like to help me on my decision I'm about to make, or advise me to look for something else, it would be very much appreciated!  Just PM me.

Anyways, I hope to gain a lot of knowledge from the community in the future! Thanks!

-JD


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: PieWizard on Aug 10, 2014, 05:27PM
Hello fellow Trombonists! My name Jonah Mallett and I am a tenor trombonist attending Lafayette High School in Louisiana. I play in the marching band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz band. I play on a Yamaha Xeno YSL-882GO and also have a straight Yamaha student line horn (don't know model). I really love jazz and marching band, but I much prefer the subtleties and beauty of concert music. I look forward to discussing and learning with other trombonists.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: estking598 on Aug 15, 2014, 03:22AM
I am new here. I have joined last week. I am starting to explore this forum site and I am enjoying it. I am Estella King.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: CircusBandMan on Oct 14, 2014, 06:10AM
First of all, I love this site. I've already picked up a lot of good information here. And the enthusiasm and all the good spirits I see are really helping to encourage me.
I'm trying to get my chops back on a beat up old Buescher Aristocrat with a bad slide, and shopping for a cheap decent used horn. I'll eventually want to put out some serious money for a good horn, but not until I'm sure I'll stay committed to playing again.
My early training was geared to a career in classical music. I studied at LSU with Irvin Wagner and Larry Campbell, both Remington students. My goal was to play in an orchestra. I had a 20 year career as a trombone player, doing the usual gigs along the way, but I never got that orchestra job I dreamed of. My most notable gig was 3 years with the Ringling Brothers blue show. After I moved to New Orleans, I found myself getting more and more burned out. I was playing a lot of bad music: wedding bands, dixieland, ... It wasn't what I had envisioned when I spent all those hours practicing when I was a kid. So, when all my horns were stolen in 1985 (That still hurts.), I decided to quit.
Over the years, I've often thought of picking up the horn again, and I'm finally making the effort. Wish me luck. :)
Richard Rusk



Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: scottandrewrogers on Oct 31, 2014, 10:37AM
My name is Scott and I'm in Atlanta.

I am returning to the trombone after 25 years off.  I played in elementary through high school and a very little bit in the army.  After about six months, I'm playing in a church orchestra and attempting to be a part of a trombone choir.  Fun stuff!

Thanks for this great forum I have learned a tremendous amount!

Scott


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: redsaw on Oct 31, 2014, 01:02PM
Hey everyone, my name is Eric and I'm mainly a bass trombone player currently in my last year of my undergrad. I play in just about any ensemble that needs a bass trombone from jazz to band to orchestra. I just try to play as much as I can and take on whatever opportunities end up my way.

My main instrument is a Yamaha YBL-612RII and a G&W Karif mouthpiece, although I have a 1.5G I use for especially high parts that come my way.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: morelsbone on Nov 03, 2014, 09:42PM
Hello Fellow Trombonists!
I am a high school (freshman) trombonist, section leader. I play alto and tenor trombone, my tenor is unfortunately a school horn, a Yamaha 648. I do however get my own tenor this year and I hope for a Bach Stradivarius 42 or a Conn 88H.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: boneheaded518 on Nov 12, 2014, 07:11AM
Greetings!

I'm in my senior year of a music education degree at Utah State University.  And when I say senior, I mean it's my fourth year, not that I'm anywhere close to graduating...  :dontknow: I play the tenor trombone primarily, although I have dabbled in bass and alto and really enjoy them.  I play on some Gerhard Baier intermediate horn that I got in high school when I didn't know squat about different instrument makers or components or anything.  It's a great intermediate horn, but I'm hoping to upgrade soon before I move on to grad school.

Nice to meet you all!


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: Steven on Nov 12, 2014, 09:13AM
After about six months, I'm playing in a church orchestra and attempting to be a part of a trombone choir.  Fun stuff!

It's hard to beat the sound and fun of a trombone choir.  I wish I had more opportunity to play in trombone choirs, but at least I get to do it twice a year.


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: BoneRob on Nov 12, 2014, 09:33AM
Just saw somebody else post to this "New Forum Member" thread and realized I should probably do the same. I discovered and joined the forum a couple of months ago and have really been enjoying reading.

I am 58 years old and almost 6 years got back into trombone playing after probably 25 years of very little playing. I have played primarily bass trombone since my senior year of high school. I joined a big band almost 6 years ago and have loved it! Our 3rd chair player is also really a bass trombonist, so about a year ago, we switched parts. I love playing bass, but I wanted to try out something different and I really enjoy the challenge of finding those inner harmony parts on some tunes. I also enjoy trying to improve my range. When playing bass I use a Schilke 59 mouthpiece, but switch to a smaller one for playing 3rd (and occasionally 2nd) parts. I recently sort of "rediscovered" my old student horn - an Olds Ambassador - and that set me on a path of trying to find a good used tenor trombone. I like the sound of the Olds, but it's pretty beat up.

My "real" job is as a video producer and I love doing recording projects on the side. My "legitimate" instrument through school was always trombone, but I am also a drummer (and probably have all the annoying qualities of players of both instruments)!

Anyway, this is a cool place and I'm glad to be here.

Rob


Title: Re: New Forum Members!
Post by: JoePaski on Nov 13, 2014, 10:12AM
I've been silently stalking the threads here for a long time now, I finally decided to join when I found an alto in the classifieds that i wanted.

I'm Joe, I'm from Lansing MI, did my undergraduate at Oakland University in Detroit, and am currently a Masters Student at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, studying with Jay Friedman. I am primarily a tenor player, but I also double Bass and Euphonium.

Horns:
Bach 42BO (Gold 5G): It has a gold brass bell and a standard rotor, I know a lot of people hate Bach rotors but I love everything about this horn and am yet to play anything I like better, this is my work horse horn and probably will be for the rest of my career.

Bach 39 Alto (12C): i think its from the mid 80's, its raw brass and plays beautifully

King 3B (6.5AL): I just picked this up for pretty cheap about a week ago. the slide is in rough shape and needs work, but other than that its in awesome shape. I'm looking forward to doing some gigging on it once i get the slide fixed

King Duo Gravis Bass (1.5G): This thing is seriously a gem, my mom got it for me when i wanted to step up in middle school (neither of us had any clue what we were doing haha, definitely got lucky though). I've played modern basses that don't even compare to how this thing blows. I've used it in concert bands, jazz bands, orchestras, chamber groups... there is nothing this horn can't do. I love it

So that's pretty much me!

Cheers,

Joe