Jazz Trombone Octet Performs for Chicago Fire
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Octet performed Anthems for the Opening of the Chicago Fire Soccer match against the Montreal Impact. For the occasion, they played the Canadian and American National Anthems, both arranged by U of I graduate and current Chief Arranger for the US Marine Band, "The President's Own", Scott Ninmer (Bachelors in Jazz Trombone, 2011). For those keeping score, the match ended in a 2-2 tie.
Pictured L to R on the Toyota Park Field: Professor Jim Pugh, director; Sean Durkin; Peter Tijerina; Austin Seybert; David Fletcher; Connor Frederick; Justin McAdara; Joe Tiemann; Reid Lasley