Monday, December 21, 2009

Carol of Lights - Texas Tech Trombone Style

Special CD Available of the Spectacular Seasonal Music associated with the
Carol of Lights!

The Texas Tech Trombone Choir, under the direction of James T Decker, has created a recording of holiday favorites often heard at the annual Carol of Lights Celebration as well as other popular seasonal music for trombone choir. These rich, sonorous trombone sounds are soothing to the ear!

The CD makes a great stocking stuffer! We can offer this recording for the special price of $15.00, which includes shipping

To purchase a CD, please mail a check for $15.00 (payable to Iota Tau Alpha) to:

James T. Decker, Assistant Professor of Trombone
Texas Tech University School of Music
Box 42033
Lubbock, TX 79409-2033

Phone: 806-742-2270x247

The CD is also available online at

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Larry Zalkind
New Sousa Band
perform at Midwest Clinic

I strongly encourage everyone here in the Chicago area this week to go hear Larry Zalkind play with the New Sousa Band. He will be performing Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie, as well as a special encore. The New Sousa Band is lead by Keith Brion.

There are two performances this week.

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2009 at 7:30pm
York High School Auditorium
355 W. St Charles Road
Elmhurst, IL
Tickets at the door, $10 for adults, or phone (630) 617-2462

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2009 at 7:00pm
McCormick Place West Convention Center
Skyline Ballroom W375 DE

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Home for the Holidays

I am very happy that we are back at Hemmons Auditorium for our Holiday concerts this year. Nothing against the Sears Center, but orchestra concerts don't really have a place in stadium evironments.

The ESO is Home for the Holidays! By popular demand, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra returns to the Hemmens Theatre to fill your Holiday season with timeless music and festivities for all of your family and friends to enjoy!


Fun Trombone Video of the Week

I love this performance! First of all, La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi is one of my favorite overtures. Secondly, this arrangement for trumpet, trombone and piano works so well and is very exciting. It helps that it is performed by Christian Lindberg and Haken Hardenberger.

This video is originally from A Night at the Opera. I believe that the video is out of print, but you can still find it on Amazon. And yes, it is also the name a very famous Marx Brother film...

My posts during the month of December will be somewhat sporadic. This is always a very busy month for most freelance musicians.

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