Specialist Sharp (or just Steve as we call him), brassing in some holiday (or horriday) cheer with other trombone quartet members (not pictured). Since I was in Costa Rica, the army band picked up yet another trombone player (not pictured), making things quite crowded in the section with six.

Considering our whole band is about 40 strong, that's a hearty amount of sliding low-brass representation. By comparison, this is twice as many trombones as a 100 piece symphonic orchestra usually fields. So, sadly, the double fortes on the music have to be dialed back to a robust mezzo forte. No airing out of the dynamic sails.
But that's just some bandee talk.

Happy Holidays, people.

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