Tromblow’in is a casual, day-long festival where trombone players of all ages — beginning middle school students, high school and college players, professionals, and weekend warriors alike — share their love and enthusiasm for music together. You’ll enjoy a Pre-Session group warmup and Sight-Reading Session; master classes and workshops from professionals; recitals featuring classical, popular and jazz styles; vendors with music and new trombones to try (and buy); and an opportunity to perform in our mass trombone choir!

What to Expect

tromblowin_rehearsalIt’s a full day, so please dress comfortably. Parents and friends not staying for the entire workshop should plan to return for the Grand Concert at JMU’s Forbes Center which starts at 7 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

What to Bring

  • Bring your trombone. Everyone is invited to play and participate in the Mass Trombone Choir [MORE], regardless of your skill level.
  • Pack a lunch: With such a packed schedule, we are encouraging attendees coming for the Pre-Session Warmup and Sight Reading to pack a lunch. Dinner break from 4:30-6:45 is on your own and there are a number of good on-campus meal options available (we will have a map handout at the check-in desk for you).
  • Spending Money: You may wish to bring additional money to purchase books, CDs, sheet music, raffle items, gifts and/or trombone accessories for sale from the vendors. In most cases, you can purchase vendor items with credit /debit cards as well as cash.


 All the events for Tromblow’in 2019 will be held at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Free parking is available in the Warsaw Ave. Parking Deck adjacent to the Forbes Center. :: PARKING MAP ::


 IN THE EVENT OF MAJOR SNOW OR BAD WEATHER (effectively closing the JMU campus), cancellation notices will be posted on this site (bookmark it now), or by calling Dr. Andy Lankford’s studio phone at (540) 568-6650.

Register Now

The cost for the full-day workshop is $35 (as of January 3), or $15 for Middle School Students, which includes all the day’s activities (no meals included) and commemorative T-shirt while they last (if your shirt size is “sold out” please send us an email and we’ll register you at a discounted “no-shirt” rate).


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