Slide Rule is a community based trombone choir in the Denver metropolitan area.

Slide Rule is a community based trombone choir in the Denver metropolitan area.

About Slide Rule - Trombone Choir

We rehearse at Emmaus Lutheran church - now renamed "Renewal Church".

3120 Irving St. in Denver. 

Room 118 in the old school part of the building.

INVITE YOUR FELLOW TROMBONE PLAYERS TO COME AND PLAY!!

 
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This is our tentative parts assignment list. Not everyone is listed here and parts are not all accurate but based on what we knew from a couple weeks ago (and a little bit from our rehearsal on the 15th) this is what we've got. Please contact Doug Harris to let him know of differences that you have in your parts for these songs.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Sunday, April 29 - 6 to 8 PM, Renewal Church

Saturday, May 12 - 5:15 to 6:00 PM, Ranum Middle School performance at Thornton Community Band event. This is still in the planning stages. If this works out then we will cancel the May 13 rehearsal. Check back for more information!!!

Sunday, May 13 - 6 to 8 PM, Renewal Church

EXTRA REHEARSAL - Sunday, May 20 - 6 to 8 PM, Renewal Church

Performance - Saturday, May 26 - 5:30 PM (call time will be 4:30 PM) PACE Center, 20000 E Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO  80138. Info about dress and music will be coming shortly.

We are looking into a possible Easter performance or maybe the following week. As soon as something gets firmed up we'll keep everyone informed.

 

Trombone Christmas!! - was terrific! Look for information about next year - December 16, 2018 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in the Galleria.

Fee for performance is $10 paid on site.

Books are $17 and can be purchased at: http://trombonechristmas.org/store/music-books

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHERE is trombone Christmas?
A: Rehearsal is at Emmaus Lutheran Church - 3210 Iriving St., Denver. The Performance is at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Galleria.

Q: WHEN is Trombone Christmas?
A: December ? 2018

Q: WHAT time do I need to show up for Trombone Christmas?
A: Registration at rehearsal starts TO BE DETERMINED.

Q: WHAT do I have to bring to Trombone Christmas?
A: Music stand,  music (available for purchase at the gig) , oh, and a trombone. It also may be a good idea to bring clothes pins or some other types of clips for holding music in the wind.

Q: How much does it cost to play at Trombone Christmas and when do I pay?
A: The day if the gig it is $10 and you pay when you arrive.

Q: What do I get for my 10 bucks?
A: You get a button, the chance to play with us. You should purchase music before you come. There will be some copies available if you can't get music before.

Q: How difficult is the music for trombone Christmas?
A: Our music is arranged for High School ability and above.

Q: What part should I play?
A: There are 6 parts. NOTE: Please only play 1st trombone if you are capable of playing in the high register continuously for hours.

Q: Can I bring my valve trombone?
A: Sure, but you must leave it in the car, Trombone Christmas is for SLIDE trombones.

Q: How about a plastic trombone?
A: Sure, but again, please leave it in the car, Trombone Christmas is for REAL trombones.

Q: Is this kinda like Tuba Christmas?
A: No, we have trombones.

Part Ranges

You can run, but you cannot hide. Trombone Christmas arrangements are written so ALL parts with play the melody at some time during the concert. So please do not worry if you choose one of the inner parts, you will get your turn to shine in the sun. 

1st Trombone - Can play notes from Middle C to High C all day long.  Tenor clef is easy and Alto clef is an annoyance.
NOTE: Please only play 1st trombone if you are capable of playing in the high register continuously for hours.

2nd Trombone - Can play in the staff A to high A all day long.  Tenor Clef is an annoyance.

3rdTrombone - Can play in the staff F to high F all day long.  What is a tenor clef?  F attachment is optional.

4th Trombone - Can play in the staff C to Middle C all day long.  There is no life without an F attachment.

1st Bass Trombone - Can play low F to in the staff F all day long.

2nd Bass Trombone - Can bring the low stuff all day long and with a tone George Roberts would love.