The Wedding Band – Music for a Joyful Occasion!

Today is a very happy day; the wedding of a couple from our church, Jess and Cam. A joyful occasion it is going to be! My family are beside themselves with excitement, and my daughters, who have not really had the chance yet to glam up for a wedding look unbelievably beautiful, so much so, that I wonder how they can be mine? Their mothers genes I guess…

Today, my role is as a member of the Wedding Band. I’ve done a few of these over the years, and always love the opportunity to play in a smaller than usual group, either as a brass ensemble, or just a small band. Always fun.

Todays challenge then, is to try and get bass trombone chops, to work on a tenor trombone. We had a rehearsal last night, which was great, but I learned two things:

  1. Sitting to the left of the bass trombone is loud! Sorry to those who normally sit next to me, but in the nicest possible way, tough! I Love it!
  2. As a bass trombone player, picking up a tenor trombone only 3 days before the wedding band gig, is not a good idea, certainly on only 2 or 3 minutes blowing a day!

Still, having done some warm ups earlier and re-lubed the slide, I might get away with it!

So, we’re really looking forward to a great day celebrating Jess and Cam’s special day, enjoying the fun and festivities of the occasion, and finishing off, no doubt with tired legs and tired ‘trombone’ chops!

Most of all though, wishing Jess & Cameron a fantastic day today, and a long, happy and blessed life together!


Best wishes and love from all of us!



Update 12.20am: A really lovely day today…the band was great to play in so thought I’d add a picture of us.



Geek corner:

Trombones mentioned are, Rath R9 bass trombone, and Conn 8H tenor.

© Richard Debonnaire

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