WEATHER UPDATE: Looks like snow will be falling during Tromblow’in this year. How much and how quickly it falls is the big question. However, we are going ahead with the event anyway! Please monitor the weather before you decide to drive to Harrisonburg. Your safety is our #1 priority! Any registrants who divide to stay home: don’t worry, we will mail your T-shirt to you.

Tromblow’in 2019 — our 11th edition —  is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at JMU’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. This year, we’re excited to welcome back some old friends as well as some brand new clinicians and guests artists, including: Brett Baker, UK-based trombonist, music educator and renowned soloist with the award-winning world famous Black Dyke Band. Brett’s Grand Concert set will feature JMU’s award-winning Brass Band as well! The Trombonistas por Puerto Rico will also perform on the Grand Concert, sharing stories, photos and music from our November 2018 performance trip to Puerto Rico. So please, spread the word!

This year we’re continuing to offer extra “face time” for you and your horn. Come early (10 a.m.) for a pre-session warm up and sight reading session, or take as much time as you like to test new horns and browse the sheet music before the Afternoon Session starts with the Mass Trombone Choir rehearsal (12:30 p.m.). The afternoon promises some great workshops, talks, and a few recitals, too. 

Beginners, High School Students, Professionals and Weekend Warriors — everyone is welcome!


2019 Registration is open.  




Cancellation Policy

Weather Notice :: The weather has historically been cold but hasn’t ever shut us down. However, in the event that something last-minute happens weather-wise (which would effectively close the entire JMU campus), cancellation notices will be posted on this page (bookmark it now), or by calling Dr. Andy Lankford’s studio phone at (540) 568-6650.


Sure to be a collector’s item and included in this year’s registration — everyone registering by January 2, 2019 gets a shirt!


First-class Facilities

Experience JMU’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts as a student and a performer! You’ll spend the day in the largest rehearsal hall on the main floor of the Forbes Center, room 1115. Then we move upstairs to the state-of-the-art Forbes Concert Hall, where (and your friends and family) will have great seats for the featured performances. Then you’ll take the stage as we finish the Grand Concert with our 80+ member Mass Trombone Choir.