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A new season for the Mesilla Valley Concert Band – and its trombones!

Oct 11, 2015

Mesilla Valley Concert Band trombonist Tom Wildman and conductor Dr. Bill Clark
Credit Leora Zeitlin

They may not have the fabled 76 trombones in their brass section, but the Mesilla Valley Concert Band does have nine, and they will all be featured in the opening concert of the season this weekend. Trombonist and arranger Tom Wildman, who has played with the MVCB for some 25 years, has arranged a version of Meredith Willson’s “76 Trombones” for the entire ensemble. He and conductor Dr. Bill Clark came to KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the program, which includes music by Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Jules Massenet, and a special arrangement of music from the Wizard of Oz.