Trombone Choir Performs in Concert

Trombone Choir Performs in Concert

Event Details

Date: November 23, 2015

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall

Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); free for students (K-12) and those with a valid Augie ID.

Trombone Choir tickets

The Augustana University and Community Trombone Choir, under the direction of Vance Shoemaker, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, in Kresge Recital Hall.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Buy tickets online at or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.

The concert will feature selections from "West Side Story" and the soundtrack from the movie, "The Incredibles," among others. Two choral pieces transcribed for trombone choir will also be performed. Both of these pieces were composed by two different Russian composers during the Stalin era. And both composers were threatened with death if they wrote any more sacred music.

The concert also features the Augie Trombone Quartet consisting of Thomas Norland, Ian Rutherford, Tony Metzgar, and Even Krebs. There will also be a trombone duet featuring Matt Watt and Jacob Fenner. For all trombone and music enthusiasts, it should be a fun-filled concert enjoyed by all.

Members of the Augustana University and Community Trombone Choir:

  • Jacob Fenner '19, Sioux Falls
  • Nathan Ganter, high school student
  • Alyssa Gilbertson ‘18, Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Matt Halse, community member
  • Jonah Kistenmacher ‘19, Holstein, Iowa
  • Evan Krebs, high school student
  • Ben Larson, high school student
  • Jakob Larson, high school student
  • Tony Metzgar ’16, Elk Point, South Dakota
  • Thomas Norland ’16, Sioux Falls
  • Olivia Roers, high school student
  • Ian Rutherford ’16, Grimes, Iowa
  • Trey Townshend ’19, Sioux Falls
  • Matt Watt ’18, Yankton, South Dakota

Vance Shoemaker is a trombone and euphonium instructor and director of the trombone choir. He is the principal trombonist with the South Dakota Symphony and the principal trombonist with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra. He performs with the Sioux City Symphony and Sioux City and LeMars Municipal Bands and spent six summers with the Kansas Lyric Opera Company summer series. He participates in the Brass Section, a professional brass quintet that performs throughout the region. He is the founder of the Siouxland Trombone Festival, which has featured such well known trombonists as Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist with the NewYork Philharmonic. He is a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.