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.

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Slide Rule Trombone Choir

The Slide Rule Trombone Choir is the sponsor of the Denver TROMBONE CHRISTMAS. More details will be here later so check back.

 

Upcoming rehearsals:

Sunday, Oct. 8 - 6 to 9 PM - Emmaus Lutheran

Sunday, Oct. 22 - 6 to 9 PM - Emmaus Lutheran

Sunday, Nov. 5 - 6 to 9 PM - Emmaus Lutheran

Sunday, Nov. 19 - 6 to 9 PM - Emmaus Lutheran

Sunday, Dec. 3 - 6 to 9 PM - Emmaus Lutheran

Sunday, Dec. 10 - Georgetown performance, time to be announced.

Sunday, Dec. 17 - TROMBONE CHRISTMAS, 11 AM rehearsal at Emmaus -  performance at Denver Galleria at 2 PM

Fee for performance is $10 paid on site. Cash only - no checks or credit cards.

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 17. 2017

Q: WHAT time do I need to show up for Trombone Christmas?
A: Registration at rehearsal starts 9:00 am, we start rehearsing at 10:00 am. The performance begins at 2:00 PM with registration there beginning at 1:00 PM.

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 can purchase music at the performance.

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.