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Alumni, IUP Ensemble Mark Trombone Day

Trombone Day full group

On Trombone Day in October, nine alumni joined the IUP Trombone Ensemble, directed by Christian Dickinson, in concert at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Center in Pittsburgh’s North Hills. Alumni who performed were Dennis Cramer ’75, M’82, Steve Poff ’76, Tim Cramer ’00, James Mauck ’00, M’02, Walt Sposkoski ’01, Rob Keith ’02, Ryan Moser ’02, Rebecca Wojtaszek Showalter ’12, and Michael Waddell ’12. Several others, including store manager Larry Conway ’77, were in the audience, which was treated to music arranged and composed by Dennis Cramer, Ron Hickey ’70, Roy Mitchell ’89, and Jared Clark ’13. Special guest James Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was a soloist.

Trombone Day rehearsal