POWELL, Wyo. ─ The Northwest College Trombone Choir and musical friends welcome spring with a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium. NWC’s low brass instructor Rick Parmer encourages everyone to attend this “Trombones with Friends” brass celebration.
The Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of NWC associate professor of music Robert Rumbolz, opens this perennial event with “Fanfare for Two Trumpets” by Persichetti and “Guillaume Tell Ouverture” by Rossini.
The “Usual Suspects” brass quintet will perform several selections including “Alley Cat,” a popular instrumental favorite from 1962, and “That’s a Plenty,” a Dixieland tune which has become a jazz standard. Fans of “Masterpiece Theatre” may find themselves humming along to “Rondeau.”
Parmer’s Trombone Choir, combining the talents of NWC students and area community musicians, will offer up a repertoire that spotlights a solo performance by John Henderson from Greybull. The choir closes with selections including “Four Little Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi” and “Suite Brève.”
Admission is free and open to the public.