The Eastern Trombone Workshop has become one of the largest annual events for our instrument and regularly hosts participants from throughout the world. It is held at Brucker Hall, The United States Army Band's state of the art rehearsal and training complex located at Fort Myer, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. There are no Workshop registration or fees, and all events are free and open to the public. Activities include concerts, master classes, recitals, scholarly lectures, and clinics by leading guest artists. The Workshop annually features premier performances of numerous new compositions and arrangements for tenor and bass trombones. Jazz night highlights The Army Blues and the workshop's annual Jazz trombone headliner. The Grand Concert features The United States Army Band with guest soloists.

  The ETW is designed to be of interest for trombonists from high school age to professionals, for active players, conductors, observers, teachers, and especially arrangers and composers. For more information please go to our 2004 ETW Contacts page.  



The National Solo Trombone Competition (Jazz and Classical)
The New National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
The Open Public Recital Series
The Army Blues Jazz ensemble

The U.S. Army Concert Band
The U.S. Army Orchestra



The workshop will also welcome every American manufacturer and some foreign.


ANNOUNCING: An Invitation to Perform on a Solo Recital

  One of the events at the 2004 ETW will be an open public solo recital Thursday March 18 at 2:00 p.m. presented by professional players or by high school and university teachers whose major instrument is trombone. If you know a composition for trombone which you feel is a good quality, but rarely performed work, and you would like an opportunity to perform it, submit your suggestion, along with your one page biographical resume, a brief description, and approximate timing to ETW Staff by November 1, 2003. The program for the recital will be selected from the list of compositions submitted, and notification will be mailed to you by January 15, 2004. All expenses in connection with the recital must be the responsibility of the performer, and the performer must provide his or her own accompanist.  

ANNOUNCING: An Invitation to Present a Lecture

  Another event at the 2004 ETW will be an hour lecture on any scholarly research or other topic pertaining to the trombone, We invite any of you who would like to make a presentation to submit a 100 to 150 word synopsis of your research topic to ETW Staff by November 1, 2003. If your suggested lecture topic is selected, notification will be mailed to you by January 15, 2004. All expenses in connection with the lecture presentation must be the responsibility of the presenter.