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Congratulations!  You’ve been selected to play the TROMBONE!

Students will begin playing their instruments on the second week of school.  It is wise to make arrangements now to secure all of the materials and supplies your child will need.  At the beginning of the school year, the music stores are extremely busy and the lines can be very long.  If you make plans now, your child will have all that he/she needs to begin band with the rest of the class.

What does my child need?

A solid, good quality beginner trombone and some supplies.  Many of these supplies will last for years, but as with any new activity, there are some necessary supplies to get for your beginner musician.

Trombone Brands & Models:

Yamaha YSL 354
Bach TB300
King
***Brand is important.  If you are interested in getting a trombone that is different than what we suggest, please contact Mrs. Rogers and let her give you her professional opinion.  New or used doesn’t matter, but the brand does matter!

Music Store Supply List:

Bach 6 ½ AL mouthpiece
BERP Mouthpiece #4 adapter
Trombotine Slide Lubricant
Trombone Cleaning Rod
Polishing Cloth, Slide Grease
Tuner with pickup microphone cord ***can substitute the app “Tonal Energy” along with a pickup microphone cord and adapter that will allow it to work with the student’s phone
Wire Folding Music Stand for home practice
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Trombone

General Supply List:

Black 1” binder with pockets
Pencil pouch
3 working pencils
Page protectors (optional)

Famous People Who Played Trombone:

Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft)
Nelly Furtado (singer)
Bill Engvall (Blue Collar Comedy)
Tony Stewart (NASCAR driver)
Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek actor)
Jason Biggs (actor)

Amazing Trombone Players to Explore on YouTube:

Joseph Alessi
Frank Rosolino
Denis Wick
Bill Watrous
Christian Lindberg

Some Interesting Trombone Links:

International Trombone Association:  http://www.trombone.net/
How a trombone is made:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5LqrMcq1QE
How a mouthpiece is made:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC-6Yf_mYmg

Some Cool Trombone Videos:

Trombone Go Pro Video while playing the Imperial March from Star Wars:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwWQUXnD0oo
Carry on Wayward Son Trombone Quartet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaX4ZpfULM
Trombone Shorty:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yRhacGLGEs