Welcome to the summer edition of The Trombonist. While we are in the midst of some changes at BTS HQ, this publication has been put together with the help of your committee, this time led by Jane Salmon, Simon Minshall and Matthew Gee,.
The life of Tony Parsons, a celebrated trombone player and former editor of this publication, is at the heart of this edition. We also share reports on various events including Durham BRASS Festival, Tutti’s Trombone Day and the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
We have news of our own work too, with updates on our Instrument Loan Scheme, invitations to apply for our bursary and we hear from Sam Taber, 2018’s Bob Hughes Bass Trombone competition winner, about his prize of a week with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Our regular slots return, read on to find out what G & T (Matthew Gee and Mark Templeton) are looking forward to, see what our team of reviewers have been enjoying, and play through Rob Egerton’s transcriptions, this time of Trombone Shorty’s Tripped Out Slim.
As ever, we welcome feedback, so if you feel strongly about the magazine, or the direction you would like to see it move, there has been no better time for you to speak up. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.