Brandon recently wrote a piece for 8 trombones titled “Firethorn.”

The octet is one of eight pieces composed by eight Texas composers for the Red River Trombones, a group consisting of trombone professors from eight universities in Texas and Oklahoma, for their new series titled “8x8x8.”

Bass trombonist Dennis Bubert, professor at UTA, asked Brandon to contribute a new composition for the program. "‘Firethorn’ shows Brandon's deep affinity for the trombone, which he continues to play,” Bubert says.

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The Red River Trombones are attending the 2019 International Trombone Festival in Muncie, Indiana and takes place this July 10-13 at Ball State University. The “8x8x8” performance is at 1:30pm at Sursa Performance Hall on Friday July 12th.

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