Bass trombone workshop sell-out

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Chris Stearn, Ben van Dijk and Bill Reichenbach are the bass trombone stars leading the workshops and concerts at the Dutch Bass Trombone Open 2006 this October. The event has attracted an amazing 50 bass trombonists from 12 countries and is completely sold-out. Applicants will pay ???249 to spend the weekend in Castle Oud Poelgeest and hear Chris, Ben and Bill lead a wide range of sessions including the likes of 'Waking up with Ben!', 'Flexible bass trombone', 'Studio work/session playing' and 'Contemporary bass trombone repertoire'. The event is organised by Dutch bass trombonists Erwin Dijkstra, Marcel Schot and Bert Damsma, who seem to be real characters. Erwin describes himself as 'in great demand ... when a powerful bass trombone is needed' and Bert 'works for a company which makes special hearing protectors'. Erwin and Marcel are also keen supporters of English-made Michael Rath trombones.

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