Trombone Tuesday: How It All Began [PHOTO]
Every now and then I get the question, "Are you really playing the trombone?"
The answer is yes.
I once was very good at playing trombone. I sat first chair in the Durand Symphonic Band and marched first chair in the legendary Durand Marching Railroaders. (Can you actually march "first chair?")
Anyway, that was a long time ago.
But yes, I still (attempt to) play the trombone.
Since the inception of Trombone Tuesday (2008), there has only been one instance that I can recall that I took the trombone on the road. We're probably due for another live event.
In the meantime, this photo will have to serve as the proof.
Trombone Tuesday: How It All Began
Sometime in December of 2008 I was at Meridian Mall for a live broadcast in advance of the holidays. Also making a special appearance at the mall that day was the Okemos High School Marching Band. As they marched through the mall, it occurred to me what a horrible shame it was that my trombone had been sitting in the garage for years. I decided that day to do something about it.
Since December 2008, Trombone Tuesday has been one of the most popular elements of Josh Strickland in the Morning!
(PS - Thanks for listening!)