Tromblow’in 2018  is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 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: Christopher Bill, New York-based trombonist and YouTube sensation; and Dave Lambert, JMU alum and professor trombone at Jacksonville State University. So please, spread the word!

JUST ADDED: Virginia Tech Trombone Professor, Jay Crone will perform a mini recital during the afternoon workshop!

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. We’re giving everyone a T-shirt (included with registration, see design below — UPDATE: Shirts are now SOLD OUT!) and we’re back again with the special raffle of a new pBone, with proceeds to help fund next year’s guest artists.

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


2018 Registration (ONLY) is $24. Note: T-shirts have now sold out, though  few may be available for purchase at the event.




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, 2018 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.