The British Trombone Society1-3 Church Street
Well, if you haven't already guessed by now, the British Trombone Society, formed in 1985, is a properly constituted association for trombonists, organised by a central committee with representation in all regions of the UK.
Are you a trombonist? Then the BTS is for you! The BTS is for everyone interested in the trombone and we make no distinctions based on age, ability, or any other considerations. Membership is also open to non-players, too, as well as amateurs and professionals, teachers and academics.
We exist to promote the trombone and its repertoire in all musical styles. The BTS commissions new compositions, arranges concerto performances, recitals, workshops, lectures and seminars. Once a year, we usually stage a major festival, held at a different location on each occasion, when a full day of trombone education and entertainment is on offer. There are also local and regional events and there is always a massed trombone choir session which everyone is invited to play in.
The BTS magazine, The Trombonist, and website are free to members. The magazine is published in the spring, summer and autumn. It contains articles on every facet of trombone playing - from Early Music to Jazz and Avant Garde - and takes account of the needs and interests of all players right from the beginner to the advanced player in every style of music.
The Trombonist is well-supported by instrument manufacturers and music publishers and contains the latest information in these areas, plus regional and concert news, reviews and letters pages, and members can advertise "For Sale" and "Wanted" items free of charge in the magazine and on the website. Members gain free or nominal charge entry to all BTS events with the chance to meet, listen to, and learn from the greatest players and teachers, plus they also have the opportunity to meet hundreds of trombonists from home and abroad.