D/FW Trombones for Houston:
A Concert Celebrating Texas Trombone Culture for Harvey Relief is an initiative to benefit the ailing band programs throughout the greater Houston area after suffering the disaster of Hurricane Harvey. A star-studded collection of both local players and ensembles, as well as world-class professional players with Dallas origins, has committed to donating their time and artistic services in a concert that will be FREE and open to the community at large. We plan on raising funds to be donated to those Houston-area band programs in dire straits; those that suffered capital losses in the tragic flooding due to this catastrophic storm. We are working on getting a livestream of the concert going as well, in hopes of bringing it international! SO EVEN IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND, PLEASE SHARE AND TUNE IN!
Funds will be raised in person at the recital, as well as online via CrowdRise: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/dfw-trombones-for-houston
We have partnered with The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and their Music Rising Initiative to raise funds earmarked specifically for Houston-area band programs. This 501(c)3 fund has a fantastic, established grant program in place that helps music education programs in need after suffering from natural disasters.
Playing at the event will be:
John Kitzman, former Principal Trombone, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jeff Dee, Principal Bass Trombone, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
John Sebastian Vera, Principal Trombone, Pittsburgh Opera
John Romero, Principal Trombone, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Derek W. Hawkes, Assistant Principal Trombone, Nashville Symphony
Slideshow Trombone Ensemble
Rebecca Pacheco, collaborative pianist
Please help us to spread the word, fill the house, and take this effort worldwide! Let's change lives together in Houston, restoring the excellence in the band world that makes Texas THE state to be raised in bands, and especially as a trombonist.
Very special and heartfelt thanks to Houghton Horns, RC Health Services AHA Training Center and EMS Academy, and Professor Ross Sloan for their crucial support in making this initiative happen.