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music-noteTrombone Day

On Sunday, January 24, 2016, UW-Whitewater will host its third annual Trombone Day from 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. at the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Building. Middle school trombonists (grades 7-8), high school trombonists (grades 9-12), college trombonists, adult-amateur and professional level trombonists are all eligible to participate in University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Trombone Day. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni are also welcome to participate in the day’s events. Trombone Day 2016 will feature trombonist Kirk Ferguson.



  • Participate in one of the Trombone Choirs
  • Recital by Kirk Ferguson
  • Master class by Kirk Ferguson
  • Group warm-up session with Dr. Michael Dugan
  • Shop the exhibit area for instruments, sheet music and accessories
  • Final concert featuring the Participant Trombone Choirs.


Skill Levels

imgEnsemble placement for the final concert will be based on ability level (i.e. middle school, high school, college, adult-amateur, professional).


What to Bring

  • Trombone
  • Friends and Family
  • Bag lunch or money to purchase lunch. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance of the Center of the Arts



9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Check In and Registration
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Group Warm-up Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Rehearsal
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kirk Ferguson Recital
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Kirk Ferguson Master Class
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Visit Vendors
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Final Concert


Cost Information

$25.00 covers your ticket to Mr. Ferguson’s recital, master class, materials and all of the day’s events.



J. Michael Allsen

J. Michael Allsen teaches Music History I (Medieval/ Renaissance) and several General Studies courses offered by the Music Department. An active performer, he is bass trombonist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and freelances with other classical and jazz ensembles in Wisconsin. Allsen received the College of Arts and Communication Excellence Award for teaching in 1998 and 2005, and in 2004 he received the College’s Excellence Award for research. Since 2001, he has served as an artistin-residence (sackbut) and music historian at the Madison Early Music Festival.

Michael Dugan

Michael Dugan, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, is one of the newest faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Michael teaches applied trombone, plays with the Whitewater Brass Quintet, directs the trombone ensemble and jazz ensemble two. In addition to his teaching duties, Dugan is an active freelance artist in the Upper-Midwest. Dugan has recently performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Isthmus Brass Ensemble. Dugan is an artist/clinician for Edwards Trombones.

Alex Rambo

Alex Rambo, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus, is the band director at South Park Middle School in Oshkosh. Alex is also one of the instructors at the UW-Whitewater Summer Band Camp and formerly the instrumental music teacher for the Fall River School District. It is Mr. Rambo’s desire for every student to develop a lasting appreciation of music, and to use music as a recreational and emtional outlet. Mr. Rambo resides in the Fox Valley area with his dog Bailey and wife Molly



Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.


Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.