The Bones of Cincinnatus
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Trombonists from Cincinnati and nearby areas in Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana join talents to perform music for one of the most beautiful sounding instruments, the trombone.  The size of the trombone ensemble varies from 4 to 12 or more, depending on the nature of the event or performance and the availability of the performers.
The name of the ensemble was chosen partly due to the location (Cincinnati was founded by members of the Order of Cincinnatus) and partly because of the model created by the Roman General Cincinnatus.  Cincinnatus was asked by the Roman Senate to leave his farm and lead the army  to defend Rome from invasion in 458 B.C.  After defeating the invaders in 16 days, he resigned from the most powerful position in the army to return to his farm.  George Washington, first president of the Order of Cincinnatus, declined to serve more than two terms as president of the U.S. and returned to his home at Mt. Vernon, following the example of the order's namesake.   The trombonists that make up this group, have temporarily set aside their work to come together for the enjoyment of audiences and the fellowship of making beautiful trombone music.  When the performance ends for the trombonists, they return, like Cincinnatus, to their other responsibilities.

International Trombone Week performances
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, the Bones of Cincinnatus joined with the Lakota Trombone ensemble for a 40+ trombone concert.  Several performances included piano, bass, and drums, a stirring addition for the group.  During International Trombone Week the ensemble has performed at churches, retirement centers, and Arbor day festivities.  You will see pictures of several such events below.  Bob Coil has organized other performances over the last several years for numerous other occasions, but few pictures or recordings preserve memories that can be shared.. 

Bob Coil is a member of the International Trombone Association and is leader of the Polished Brass quintet.  He may be contacted about performances by a trombone ensemble or with questions and comments about this web site.  bcoil@polished-brass.com


Future Performances
Trombone Picnic July 26, 3:00 pm
This will be a celebration of an anniversary and birthday in the form a picnic and pig roast.
contact Bob Coil for details (reservations are needed for the food count) 513-841-2645


May 27 7:00 pm
Hamilton downtown center, 221 High St.
A mixture of Swing, Latin, Classical, and Patriotic music
trombone quartet

The Trombonanza on May 5, 2014 included a large Bones of Cincinnatus group.  Pictures from the rehearsal and from the performance.
rehearsal photo for trombonanza 2014
Terrance Hooker, Greg Chandler, Bill Tipkemper, Terri Dyer, Linda Landis, Mark Doan, Harold Dimond, Norm Parr, Larry Roberts, Jo Wildman, Aaron Holder, Frank Schmitt, Don Bruning, Jim Stelene, Pete Ream, Dave Haldeman, Jim Eastman, Jeff Clymer, Mark Scherer
rhythm Dave Koenig, drums- Jim Schengber, bass - Paul Chiappone, piano - Bob Coil, director (not pictured Gary Johnston, Glenn Bohmer, Jason Daly, Dave Burch, Brian Botdorf, Rich Begel)

International Trombone week 2014
The Bones of Cincinnatus presented a program as part of International Trombone Week and talked about the use of the trombone in music from Bach to the present.
Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, Terrance Hooker, and Keith Stewart.
Llanfair 2014 Bist Du Bei Mir - J.S. Bach arr Miller Procession of the Nobles from Mlada Rimsky-Korsakov arr Kaucher
Scherzo from Zwei Grosse Quartette - Maas arr Talmadge Lone Arranger - apologies to Rossini arr Buttall
Moonlight Becomes You - Burke and Van Heusen arr Erickson Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Band arr Jack Gale
Holiday for Trombones - Rose arr Coil Bill Bailey Won't You Please GO Home - Cannon arr Willens
If I Only Had a Brain - Arlen arr Slechta Harlem Express from Super Bones Jazz Suite - Jack Gale
The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Lutkin arr Tipkemper

Schedules dictated that we have two trombone picnics in 2013, one in July and one in August.  The weather cooperated for two beautiful days.  We had 13 trombonists one day and 9 the next, plus some family members. 
Unforeseeable conflicts come up to prevent another 6 or 7 from attending each time.  We read a lot of great music and everyone played their fill of high and low parts. 
picnic 2013
Dave Marlar helped to organize the trombone quartet performance at the Luthern church in Florence, KY June 2, 2013.
Mark Doan, Bob Coil, Dave Marlar, Frank Schmitt
Luthern Church quartet..
For the finale, trombonists from the audience joined in to play 76 trombones.  During the concert, Tim Anderson was featured soloist for Bayrisch Polka.
Lakota trombonanza 2013

Forest Hills Care Center Christmas 2012, In Dulci Jubilo, Christmas Song, and Hallelujah Chorus finale  (click to hear program excerpts)
Glenn Bohmer, Don Bruning, Dave Burch, Jeff Clymer, Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Wayne Durrill, Gary Johnston, Alan Keller, Linda Landis
other Christmas performers from Ft Thomas Library, and West Chester Church of the Nazarene not pictured,
Ron Arendall, Brandon Booth, Brian Botdorf, Terrance Hooker, Erica Keller, Roger Orth, Rod Rupp, Frank Schmitt, Keith Stewart
Forest Hills Hallelujah Christmas




Boone County Library
Boone County Public Library, ITW 2012 front L-R Gary Johnston, Glenn Bohmer, Jim Eastman, Frank Schmitt (piano), Linda Landis, Dave Haldeman, Mark Doan, Jeff Clymer
back L-R Howard Suid (elec. bass), Don Bruning, Pat Emmett (drumss), Dave Marlar, Bob Coil, Keith Stewart, Dave Burch, Bill Tipkemper
Music performed ITW 2012
After You've Gone    Henry Creamer and Turner Layton Arr. Herb Harrison; A Bone A Fide Bossa    Herb Harrison; Bim Bom    Joao Gilberto Arr. Dave Haldeman; Old Devil Moon    E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane Arr. Ken Tiffany; Here's That Rainy Day     Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen Arr. Dave Wheeler; A Foggy Day    Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin Arr. Jerry Juhnke; Muskrat Ramble    Kid Ory Arr. Herb Harrison; I'm in the Mood For Love    Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh Arr. Dave Haldeman/Bob Coil; Second Time Around    Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen Arr. Dave Haldeman; Dreamsville    Henry Mancini Arr. Tom Senff; Beguine for Bones    Doug Hartzel ; Ceilito Lindo    Quirino Mendoza y Cortes Arr. Jerome Naulais/Bob Coil; Get Me to the Church on Time    Alan Lerner and Frederick Lowe Arr. Matt Neiss/ Bob Coil; Night and Day    Cole Porter Arr.  Nick Nicholson/Bob Coil; It is Well With My Soul – Horatio Spafford / Nick Adams; Achieved Is His Glorious Work – Haydn / Donald Miller; Every Time I Feel the Spirit – Trad/ / Irvin Wagner; Peace In the Valley – Thomas A. Dorsey / David Hughes


2+3
Paul Chiappone, piano; Al Schmidt, bass; Dave Koenig,
drums; Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, trombones
June 2011, Mother Margaret
picnic
back row, Dave Burch, Glen Boehmer, Don Bruning,
front Audrie and Joy Burch, Linda Landis, Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Jeanie Doan
not pictured Terrance Hooker, Jim Eastman.



Christmas Concerts 2010

Here We Come A Caroling - arr. Robert Elkjer
Good King Winceslas - arr. Tommy Pederson
We Three Kings - arr. Tommy Pederson
O Come All Ye Faithful (Christmas Jazz Suite) - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Rise Up Shepherds and Follow - arr. Al Cobine
Deck the Halls -arr. Tommy Pederson
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam, -arr. Tommy Pederson
Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Michael McDonough
Hark The Herald Angels - F. Mendelssohn/ C. Wesley - arr. Michael McDonough
O Christmas Tree - arr. Gary Slecta
Jingle Bells Fantasy - J Pierpont - arr Dick Wetherill
Santa Claus Is Coming to TownJ. F. Coots/H. Gillespie - arr. Robert Elkjer
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks - arr. Robert Elkjer
Christmas SongM. Torme/R. Wells - arr. Robert Elkjer
Winter Wonderland - F. Bernard/R. Smith - arr. Gary Slecta
Toyland - Victor Herbert - arr. Robert Elkjer
Ding Dong Merrily On High - arr. Robert Elkjer
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - E. Pola/G. Wyle - arr. Leidzen, Gates, Bulla
Let There Be Peace On Earth - J. Miller/S. Miller - arr. Cobine
Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano - arr. Robert Elkjer
(links to sound files below)
Adena Area Concert Series, Frankfort, OH
Jim Eastman, Dave Haldeman,  Nate Siler (not pictured),
Keith Stewart,
Jeff Clymer, Bob Coil,
Ron Newport (elec bass),

Carl Grasham (perc).
Adena
Beechwood Home, Cincinnati, OH
Cottingham Retirement Center, Sharonville, OH
Maple Knoll Village (sound links from concert)
Dave Burch, Glen Bohmer, Don Bruning,  Jeff Clymer, Mark Doan, Jim Eastman,
Terrance Hooker, Gary Johnston, Dave Marlar, Keith Stewart, Bill Tipkemper, Bob Coil, director
(click for larger image)
Bob and CarlRon and BillMKV
Cottingham Dave Marlar, Mark Doan, Ron Newport (bass gtr), Bill Tipkemper, Jeff Clymer, Keith Stewart, Bob Coil (director), Terrance Hooker, Jim Eastman, Glen Bohmer


International Trombone Week 2010

ITW 2010
Old Devil Moon
Kansas City
Here’s That Rainy Day
Bim Bom
Tea for Two
My Favorite Things
That’s All
Short and Sweet
Muskrat Ramble
With A Song in My Heart
Beguine for Bones
C Jam Blues
Where or When
Five Others
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Hello Dolly
Trombones: Jim Eastman, Terrance Hooker, Dave Haldeman, Jeff Clymer, Dave Marlar, Bob Coil
Rhythm: Ron Newport, Carl Grasham, Jeff Spaulding
Beechwood Home, Mercy Franciscan, Twin Tower

International Trombone Week, 2009
Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, Gary Johnston, Terrance Hooker, Don Collins, trombones
Carl Grasham, drums: Al Schmidt, Bass; Paul Chiappone, piano
Barrington Retirement Center, Mother Margaret
Hall, Mercy St. Theresa Retirement Center
John Wesley United Methodist Church

ITW2009
Program
Hello Dolly
Amazing Grace
They Can't Take That Away From Me
St. James Infirmary
After You've Gone
Dreamsville
Get Me To The Church On Time
Little Girl Blue
Just The Way You Are
Old Devil Moon
A Foggy Day
Liechtensteiner Polka
Selections
Variations On a William Bradbury Hymn
Ricercare on C
Were You There
Ave Maria
Lamb of God
Ave Verum Corpus
The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Bob Coil, Don Collins, Harold Dimond,
Jim Eastman, Terrance Hooker, Rod Rupp
Bill Tipkemper, Frank Schmitt


Dem Bones Just A Closer Walk - arr. Jack Gale
Amazing Grace - arr. Percy Hall
Canzona Bergamasca
Dry Bones - arr. Gary Schlecta
Golliwog's Cakewalk
St. James Infirmary - Joe Primprose, arr. Mike Forbes
Ave Maria - Josquin des Pres
Wearing of the Green
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen - Thomas Westendorf
Bushes and Briars - Percy Grainger
Tiptoe Through the Tulips - arr. Bill Tipkemper
Take Me Out To The Ball Game - von Tilzer, arr. Robert Elkjer

           Jeff Clymer, Bob Coil, Dave Haldeman, Jim Eastman February 22, 2009 Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Center

Lakota Trombone Concer
Lakota Trombone Concert - Brian Botdorf, conductor  with Bones of Cincinnatus  ITW 2008


Bones with rhythm
MtAuburnPalmSunday
back,Terrance Hooker, Jeff Clymer, , Dave Marlar, , Bob Coil
front, Dave McKinney (perc), Mark Doan Paul Chiappone (kbd) 
not pictured, Tom Koenig (str.bass)
Dave Haledman, Gary Johnston, Mark Doan, Dave Marlar, Jim Eastman, Jeff Clymer, Terrance Hooker, Bob Coil
The photo below was taken December 11, 2007 at Cold Springs Library, program
Cold Springs
l-r Bob Coil, Terrance Hooker, Rolland Dill, Harold Dimond, Gary Johnston, Dave Burch, Dave Marlar, Brian Fowler, Jeff Clymer, Brandon, Booth, not pictured Mark Doan

The photo below was taken August 18, 2007 at the St. William Festival.  High resolution image
11 trombones
top row, left to right, Tim Anderson, Dave Marlar, Mark Doan Brian Botdorf, Walter Cordes, Terrance Hooker
front row, left to right, Dave Burch, Gary Johnston, Bob Coil, Rod Rupp, Jeff Clymer.
<>Candid shotsMusic performed at the festival:
1)    Tip of the Sword
2)    New York, New York
3)    Stardust
4)    Beatles Medley
5)    Yorkshire Ballad
6)    Under the Double Eagle
7)    Fly Me to The Moon
8)    As Time Goes By
9)    Tiger Rag
10)    Poor Butterfly
11)    George M Cohan Medley
12)    Someone to Watch Over Me
13)    St. Louis Blues
14)    Londonderry Air
15)    America the Beautiful




The photo below was taken after a Maundy Thursday performance at St. William Church in April 2007. 
Higher Resolution photo
Music performed during International Trombone Week 2007
Jeff,Dave,Mark,Walter,Gary,Terrrance,Bob 1. Bonafide - Hynds
2. Double Violin Concerto - Bach
3. Fly Me To the Moon – Howard
4. Georgia On My Mind - Carmichael
5. Prelude and Fugue –Bach
6. You Made Me Love You - Monaco
7. Stardust - Carmichael
8. Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
9. Something - McCartney
10. Variations on a Hymn Tune by Wm. Bradbury – (arr. Flora)
11. You Belong to Me - Stafford
12. Were You There - spiritual
13. Londonderry Air – Trad. (arr. Iveson/Coleman)
14. Peace in the Valley – Dorsey
15. Gospel Medley – My Lord What a Mornin’, Down by the Riverside
16. Ave Verum Corpus Mozart - Mozart
17. It is Well With My Soul - Bliss
 Jeff Clymer, Dave Burch, Mark Doan, Walter Cordes, Gary Johnston, Terrance Hooker, Bob Coil 


The photo below was taken during ITA Trombone Week April 2005.
7 trombones
Dave Burch, Jeff Clymer, Andy Badger, Jason Reinhart, John Cell, Gary Johnston, Bob Coil


The following was taken at a the 2003 Trombone picnic in Drake Park.

Drake park picnic
Bob Coil, John Cell, Marco Katz, Dave Burch, Jeff Clymer, Brandon Booth, Ken Harbaum, Brad Goldman, Gary Johnston.

Music by the Bones of Cincinnatus on the web
video
performance
The Preacher - Horace Silver (quintet plus rhythm)
Pleasant Ridge/Kennedy Heights Arts Festival 2009
A Little Jazz Waltz - Bob Siebert (quintet plus rhythm)
They Can't Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin (quintet plus rhythm)
Here We Come A Caroling - arr. Robert Elkjer
Christmas Concert at Maple Knoll Village 2010
Christmas Song - arr. Robert Elkjer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - arr. Robert Elkjer

We Three Kings of Orient Are -arr. Tommy Pederson

Star Spangled Banner - arr. Bill Tipkemper
at Florence Freedom Baseball Game 6/1/12


audio

Feliz Navidad  - José Feliciano - arr. Robert Elkjer  Maple Knoll Village
Jingle Bells Fantasy - J. Pierpont - arr Dick Wetherill
Let There Be Peace On Earth - J. Miller/S. Miller - arr. Cobine
O Christmas Tree - arr. Gary Slechta
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - arr. Robert Elkjer
Winter Wonderland - arr. Gary Slechta
In Dulci Jubilo - arr Claude Smith  Forest Hills Care Center
Christmas Song

Hallelujah Chorus



Bob Coil is a member of the Polished Brass quintet and may be contacted about performances by a trombone ensemble or with questions and comments about this web site.
bcoil@polished-brass.com

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