HSU Trombone Ensemble Shines at Performance

April 11, 2019 Lucila Decia, Staff Writer

(ABILENE, Texas)—Hardin-Simmons’ spring music season has been a great success, as HSU’s music students continue to delight the Abilene community with their last events of the semester. Playing pieces in a variety of styles, the HSU Trombone Ensemble performed a concert last Monday at the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall.

The trombone recital featured different classical compositions, as well as different styles of music like country, R&B, and rock. For the show’s opening, Brandon Allen, Austin Elliot, Diehlman Estes, Logan Herring, Joe Hutto, Tyler Lambert, Tim Shafer, and Austin Young performed “Allegro Con Brio” by Carlton Colby.

Following the classical performance, the ensemble performed “Oh Bury Me Not” arranged by Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell, associate professor of low brass and theory. After, the ensemble played “Concerto for Trombone III: Maestoso Furioso” by James A. Beckel, Jr.

Cottrell was then in the lead of a solo performance of “Prelude” by Lawrence Weiner and “Sarahnade” by Matt Finders. Following him, Elliot and Herring performed “Who Wants to Live Forever” by Queen and “Swing” by trombonist Matt Finders.

Shafer and Young played the final piece “And When I Die” by Laura Nyro. Following the concert, women’s social club Sigma Alpha Iota hosted a reception at the Caldwell building.

Events for the rest of the semester include:

April 13, 7:30 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church
Concert Choir, Mozart Requiem with the Abilene Philharmonic.

April 16, 7:30 pm at Woodward Dellis Recital Hall
COFA Honors and Awards recital

April 22, 7:30 pm at Behrens Auditorium
HSU Concert Band

April 23, 7:30 pm at Behrens Auditorium
HSU Jazz Ensemble

April 29, 7:30 pm at Woodward Dellis Recital Hall
Choral Showcase