The Colorado School of Mines Trombone Choir performed last Friday in the Boettcher room of the Arthur Lakes Library for the weekly concert in the library. The group, composed of Myles Martinez, Breian Wells, Andrew Richards, and Sarah Ivey, played a wide range of holiday music. It varied from “Come all ye Faithful,” to “Frosty the Snow man,” to “Silent Night.” This performance proved to be a great way to start off the holiday season.
The most impressive part of the performance was the fact that the group had not had an opportunity to practice all of the music as a group. It was the first time that the four of them got to play these particular pieces together. Even with this challenge, all four performed extremely well, and made the event a success.
Hearing four trombones by themselves without a band proves to be fascinating. It is difficult to believe that the trombone can produce so many notes. The music was very full and distinct, providing for a unique sound in every song.
Richards, on why he plays the trombone said, “I like playing because it gives me a creative outlet. With all of the stuff we do at Mines, this helps me to relieve stress.”
The trombone choir will potentially be performing at the Denver Zoo Lights on December 26 along with the CSM Tuba choir.