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Dear friends, Summit Records has agreed to produce the WTE’s debut album – will you please help us over the finish line?  Thank you!
Dear friends, Summit Records has agreed to produce the WTE’s debut album – will you please help us over the finish line? Thank you!
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The Washington Trombone Ensemble’s debut album is “in the can” and set to be released in late March by Summit Records!  This CD introduces no less than six world premiere recordings, including the title track “The Road Not Taken”, by James Stephenson, written specifically for National Symphony bass trombonist Matt Guilford and the ensemble.  In addition, we have the three “B’s” (Bach, Brahms and Bolter) as well as bass vocalist Jonathan Deutsch singing Wagner the way it was truly meant to be – with an all-trombone orchestra!  

This album is the culmination of a vision that started in 2008, when a group of dedicated musicians got together to perform a concert in memory of the legendary Dr. Milton Stevens, long-time principal trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra.  Judging by the result, it’s only the beginning for this unique ensemble, and we have many exciting projects still to come. 

In the meantime, we need your help to make this CD a success.  All the work has already been done, and now your support will help defray the cost of the first printing.  And although we can practically hear you protesting that virtue is its own reward, we still offer wonderful gifts to our benefactors!  Backers can receive free CDs, reproductions of the beautiful cover art, suitable for framing, and many items signed by the artists.  Please see our suggested giving levels for specific rewards, and know that however much you contribute, you will have our deepest gratitude as well the satisfaction of having aided a worthy project.  Thank you!

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