OSU Trombone Octet Wins 2019 IWBC Ensemble Competition
The Ginger Turner Brass Ensemble Competition took place at the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University from May 21-25. The competition was open to all ages and to all like instrument brass ensembles of three or more. There were 17 ensembles in the preliminary round of competition, and 6 of these groups advanced to the finals. Following the final round of competition, the OSU Trombone Octet was awarded the $5,000 First Prize! The members of the octet were Jason Wolfe, Jason Potts, Garrett Martin, Kyle Hunt, Nicholas Losos, Elizabeth Toles, Jordan Davenport, and Spencer Hudson.
In addition to the success in the ensemble competition, three OSU trombonists won prizes in the Category 1 (ages 23 and under) solo competitions. Elizabeth Toles won Second Prize for Bass Trombone, Spencer Hudson won Third Prize for Bass Trombone and Jason Potts won Second Prize for Tenor Trombone.