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News from BTS Annual BTS Bursary Still Open The British Trombone Society are inviting bursary applications, open to members who are looking for financial support in any trombone-related endeavours. This might include funds towards an instrument, equipment, music and events. Applications are open for funds up of to ÂŁ250 and open on May 1st each year and close on 31st August. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. The British Trombone Society administers the fund, which has been established to help any Member of the Society in need of financial assistance. All applications will be considered and grants are to be awarded for anything trombone related. This includes instrument purchases, sheet music, commissions, events and music courses. The BTS has the right to administer multiple bursaries in any given year. All information supplied will be confidential to the committee of the British Trombone Society. Enquiries and completed application forms should be sent to: secretary@britishtrombonesociety.org. Alternatively, please follow this link to apply, today!

Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition Prize The 2018 winner of the Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition, Sam Taber, has enjoyed his prize of a week with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Please read on to page 26 for a full report of his experience.

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Loan Scheme Success Our Instrument Loan Scheme has been well received and all three of our instruments are out and being played around the UK. BTS members, Jack Holmes, Sam Lewis and Evan Kinnear are all enjoying making use of the scheme. Applications for these instruments will open again in 2020, so please keep an eye on our website and social media profiles and take advantage of this opportunity.

BTS Events We have all been busy organising exciting events where Trombone players from far and wide can come together, play and learn. November 17th with be the Annual General Meeting and Trombone day at Oundle School. November 24th sees a BTS Youth Trombone Day organised by our fantastic Welsh Representative, Jo Bartley. This day will feature students from the RNCM and RWCMD alongside WNO’s Roger Cutts. There are a few more events in the pipeline and we invite you to checkout the website and social media in order to keep up to date and for further information.

Profile for British Trombone Society

The Trombonist - Summer 2019