Project Description

Join us for a day of holiday music… performed exclusively on TROMBONE!

Trombone Christmas Harrisonburg

Event Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019

Rehearsal Location: Skyline Middle School, 470 Linda Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Registration and Warm-up opens at 8:30 a.m.
Rehearsal Downbeat: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon (then break for lunch on your own)

Performance: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Performance Address: Valley Mall (JC Penney’s Court), 1925 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Trombone Christmas is open to High School-level trombonists or above. The musical arrangements are written so ALL parts will 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 glow of the mall’s Christmas Tree! PLEASE NOTE: We WILL ask some players to change their requested parts in order to get the balance we need on every part — so thanks in advance for being a cooperative team player!

UPDATE 12/5/19: We will close registrations when we reach 48 players, or by December 10, whichever comes first. Currently, 32 players are registered.

As this is the first year we’ve done this, we will have one-time costs for purchasing the bound music books. We’re asking players to consider making a donation of $5 to $10 to help us offset these costs. Any additional monies over our expenses will be donated to our 2019 charity partner, CASA for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates). CASA will have table setup next to us in the mall to accept donations and sign-up volunteers.

Thanks to Doug Grieve and the team at Bones West for nationwide coordination of Trombone Christmas!

Trombone Christmas Harrisonburg is being organized by Mr. Jefferson’s Bones, sponsoring partner of the Tromblow’in Workshop at JMU — scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2020 — featuring special guest artist, Carol Jarvis. More information can be found at here.


Trombonists: Wondering What to Wear for Trombone Christmas?

We’re hoping to look as festive as we sound (maybe even more so) so please don’t hold back: ugly sweaters,  Christmas ties, loud jackets, Santa Hats, elf socks . .  you name it!  And if someone is looking for a great wardrobe idea, a quick search turned this gem up on Zazzle:

Trombone Sweatshirt for sale on