The U-Tubes is a group at UNT consisting of 6 tenors and 2 bass trombones with full rhythm section.
The ensemble performs new arrangements and original compositions by UNT students and faculty as well as selections from the classic trombone-band literature. MULB 1808
Info For Those Interested in Writing for The U-Tubes:
6 tenor trombones (lead line can go up to a D 8VA above middle C, and the occasional high F)
2 bass trombones (can write down to a pedal F)
piano, bass, drums, guitar
Think modern, different, swinging 1:00 Lab Band sounds.
Use 1:00 recordings for inspiration and ideas. You can arrange
a standard, jazz standard, or compose an original. Here are some other great writers to check out for direction:
Groups to listen to for trombone-band style and possibilities:
New York Trombone Conspiracy
CD: "A Matter of Time"
CD: "You Asked For It: Them Bones"
Slide Hampton's World of Trombones
"Spirit of the Horn"
"World of Trombones"
The Capitol Bones
"Cream of the Crop" Bobby Knight's Great American Trombone Company
(All other charts for trombone ranges and textures)