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The British Trombone Festival will be taking place 29–30 October 2022.

The weekend will be hosted at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR.







The festival promises to be a true celebration of our wonderful instrument. Packed full of performances, masterclasses, competitions, massed blows, group warm-ups, trade stands, and more. This is a chance to meet old friends and new, learn from the experts and most importantly . . . play together! 

Confirmed featured artists include: 

Ian Bousfield, Callum Au, Chris Augustine, Emily White, Katy Jones, Chris Thomas, Tony Boorer, Slide Action and The Royal Air Force Trombone Ensemble.

More to come...

Saturday Night Jazz Club featuring 'Rory Ingham’s Trombone Assembly!' An all ticket event. £10.00 each.

All our competition finals will take place during the weekend. More details to follow. 

We have made sure that something is planned for everyone, of all ages, abilities and styles of playing. 

Watch this space for more information over the next few months.

Saturday 29 October
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Group Warm-Up
Massed Blow
BTS Youth Day, details tbc
Guest Artist Sessions
Callum Au: Writing for trombone
Big Band Section Playing
Live podcast with Melissa Brown
Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition
BTS Trombone Quartet Competition
BTS Trombone Choir competition
Secret Lessons, details tbc
17:30 - 18:30 Showcase concert featuring guest artists, Slide Action, RBC Choir
20:00 Jazz Night (Tickets available separately) featuring 'Rory Ingham’s Trombone Assembly’ 

Sunday 30th October
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
Group Warm-Up
Ian Bousfield: Masterclass
Tony Boorer: Trombone and Electronics
Chris Augustine
Lunchtime Recital: Chris Thomas (Principal Trombone, Cory Band)
Emily White: Discovering Early Music
Recital: Emily White and Katy Jones
Andy Clennell: Trombone Maintenance
BTS Sackbut Competition
16:30 - 18:00 Closing Concert featuring the RBC Brass Band, Ian Bousfield, other artists (tbc)

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