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“Bonehemian Rhapsody” 28-Trombone Collaboration! (from ITF 2018!)

My friend and fellow trombonist Dr. Casey Christopher is also a biblical scholar, professor and department chair at Northwest Nazarene University. I played trombone next to him in his big band … quite literally the peak of my trombone experiences. That’s background.

He told me there is a possibility that biblical translations may have skewed things a bit about Gabriel’s trumpet – it may have been a trombone. Further reinforcement for the opinion that trombones are the musical instruments of the gods.

That was more background for this rendition of song mad popular by the group Queen.

Hmmmm … next International Trombone Festival is in Muncie, Indiana. I keep promising myself that if it is ever close enough … Hmmmm … a mere 1,833 miles each way…