Tromblow’in 2017  is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 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: Michael Davis, New York-based trombonist, band leader and music educator; and Reginald Chapman, Richmond-based freelance bass trombonist and member of NoBS Brass (among others). Moving back up a week in mid-January, we’re excited to see some new trombonists who may not have conflicts with regional band as in year’s past. 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. We’re giving everyone a T-shirt (included with registration, see design below) 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!


2017 Registration (ONLY) is $25. We have sold out of T-shirts, but we’ll still accept pre-registrations here or walk-in registrations at the door for just $25 (no T-shirt included in that price).

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED: Please register at the door on Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m.



Cancellation Policy

Weather Notice :: The weather forecast for Saturday looks GREAT, but 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 collector’s item as they are now SOLD OUT!

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.