International Trombone Festival 2017
The Boise State International Trombone Festival PonyUp campaign has closed, but you can still make a gift and support the program!
Just visit https://give.boisestate.edu/ and use AR292 in the Fund ID space.
What is ITF?
The International Trombone Festival is an annual gathering of trombone players, teachers, students, and enthusiasts. It is a four day event that is packed with over 120 bone-tastic events! We are looking forward to attending trombone recitals by world class artists, master classes with some of the greatest educators from top universities, group warm up sessions led by famous icons, and workshops presented by our field's leading scholars. In addition, we are very honored to have been one of only seven collegiate trombone choirs worldwide that were invited to perform at the festival!
What would attending ITF mean to us?
Traveling to the 2017 Festival in Redlands, CA is a rare opportunity for Boise State students because the festival is often held overseas or on the east coast. In fact, ITF hasn't been held in the western United States since the 2008 festival in Salt Lake City. Since the 2017 festival is a drivable distance for us, we can pack up our horns and suitcases in a van and drive to L.A.! We are looking forward to the opportunity to hear several world class artists perform, including trombonists from the San Fransisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Munich Philharmonic. We will also hear performances by top jazz musicians from around the world. There is no other way we could ever be part of such a large gathering of hundreds of stars from our field.
In addition to these amazing opportunities, we have been invited to perform a recital! We have been practicing since August 2016 for this performance, and we are working hard to prepare a dynamic, engaging product for this international audience. We are proud to represent Boise State at the 2017 Festival!
How can you help?
Donate! Sharing with your friends and family while making a donation will make a huge difference! Every donation is truly appreciated. Even if you can only donate a few dollars, we thank you so much for being willing to support us in this opportunity. We will cherish this experience for years to come, and we are extremely grateful to our generous supporters that will make this trip a reality for us!