Two Dozen Trombones, Plus Santa Claus

December 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm 1 comment


I’ve heard so much about the Penn State Trombone Choir’s annual Christmas concert, and this year I finally decided to show up. What a great experience: about two dozen Penn State trombone students wearing an assortment of Christmas attire (including pajamas, in some cases) and playing Christmas music over lunch hour in Eisenhower Chapel. The set list ranged from lovely versions of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Gesu Bambino” to funny stuff like “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” The annual highlight of the concert is “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” (you can watch a YouTube video of the 2009 version here).

Instead of Mark Lusk, the director of the Penn State Trombone Studio, Santa Claus himself conducted the concert.

The audience was mostly little kids—the concert is a popular field trip for local day-care centers—and, as you might expect, some of the children were delighted, while others cried nonstop. Not sure if they were reacting to Santa or the trombone music or what.

Below is a slide show of some images from today’s performance.

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  • 1. First Trombones, and Now Tubas | The Penn Stater Magazine  |  December 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    […] Thursday I went to see the Penn State Trombone Choir do its annual Christmas concert in Eisenhower Chapel. The next day, the Alumni Association had its annual holiday party, and the […]

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