Calling all trombone players!!

Friday 1 June 2018

Trombone players from across Scotland are invited to be part of the trombone orchestra ‘Beautiful Bones’, a new street theatre and music spectacle to be performed in Glasgow this coming August.

The event will feature internationally renowned trombonist John Kenny performing with his Pandora's Box ensemble, alongside the Aeris Brass Quartet and London Metropolitan Brass.

Beautiful Bones is directed by Alan Richardson from ‘Surge’, Scotland’s circus and street theatre development agency, designed by inspirational artist, maker and performer Alex Rigg, with original music created by award winning composer Stephen Deazley.

Trombone virtuoso John Kenny


The music draws inspiration from ‘Mardi Gras’ and Mexico's ‘Day of the Dead’ festivals. It is written in parts to accommodate different levels of skill and experience and is suitable for players from grade 4 to professional standard and for those over the age of 14. The performances will take place outdoors. These are not paid positions.

Rehearsal and performance details are as follows:

Sat 30 June - Rehearsal – 1.00pm to 5.00pm, Glasgow

Sat 11 Aug - Rehearsals and performance – 9.00am to 5.00pm, Glasgow

Sun 12 Aug – Performance – times to be confirmed, Glasgow

For full information and to apply to be part of the orchestra please visit before Friday 15 June. Any questions can also be directed to Ruth Siller at

'Beautiful Bones' is supported by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, and will be delivered in partnership with Surge and Merchant City Festival.