Cincinnatus     Music for purchase arr. Bob Coil    Performances listed below     Sample program   Audio and Video

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
Since 2005, performances during the first week of April have been tradition. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, and 2015 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 performs at churches, retirement centers, community meeting venues.  You will see pictures of several such events below.  Bob Coil has organized other performances over the years for numerous other occasions, but few pictures or recordings preserve memories prior to starting this web page that can be shared. 

Bob Coil is a member of the International Trombone Association and is leader of the Bones of Cincinnatus.  He may be contacted about performances by a trombone ensemble or with questions and comments about this web site.

Look for details about the next ITF on International Trombone Association website. If you are not a member of ITA, I can highly recommend it to you. The quarterly magazine is worth the annual dues alone, and if you can get to a Festival, it will change you. Festival plans for 2021 are under way for Columbus State University Schwob School of Music in Columbus, GA, July 14-17, 2021.

Trombone Ensemle arrangements for purchase
A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody - Trombone quartet
A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody - Trombone quintet
Flipping Through The Musical Calendar - Trombone quintet
For The Beauty Of the Earth - Trombone quintet
Harrigan - Trombone quintet
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Trombone quintet w/opt rhythm
I'm In The Mood For Love - Trombone quintet w/opt rhythm
My Way - Trombone quintet w/opt rhythm
Sweet Caroline - Trombone quintet w/opt rhythm
Trees - Trombone quintet
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Trombone quintet

For Brass quintet arrangements visit Polished Brass Publications

Future Performances

Plans for Tribute Concert to honor the contributions of Betty Semple Glover

Concert location: CANCELLED due to quarantine!!!


Date and time:

Plans for a summer picnic are being discussed. An outdoor venue and many people vaccinated should provide a nearly normal day for us. Stay tuned!

Photos and programs from Past Concerts

The Bones of Cincinnatus quintet, "Holidays you missed" March 11, 2021 at the Harmon Museum in Lebanon, OH.
BOC at Harmon Library
They Didn't Believe Me, Harrigan, Were You There, America the Beautiful, Trees, Yankee Doodle/Over There, Holiday Road, Sweet Caroline, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, For The Beauty of the Earth, The Christmas Song, Variations on Auld Lang Syne, Flipping Through the Musical Calendar

While the COVID virus was a concern, we felt the guidelines for small groups in outdoor settings made sense. The lawn in front of the municipal building in Loveland provided a shady location for a noon time concert, August 30,2020.
Loveland 2020
Dave Marlar, Jeff Clymer, Mark Doan, Charlie Jacobson, Bob Coil, Jim Eastman

The Trombone Christmas, December 22, 2019, Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church, Kevin Holzman guest conductor - Program
Christmas Song, Mel Torme-Clymer; Toyland, Herbert-Elkjer; Liberty Jingle Bell, arr. Eric Lutz/Coil; You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch,Albert Hague-Coil; And the Glory of The Lord, Handel/Coil, Silent Night, Gruber-Pederson; Holly and the Ivy, arr. McClean; Three Tunes on Away in a Manger, arr. Flora/Coil; Hanukkah Medley, arr. Allen; O Holy Night, Adam-Pederson; Carol of the Bells, Leontovych-Malmstrom
Bones of Cincinnatus large ensemble

The Bones of Cincinnatus Quintet performance at the Warren County Historical Society Lunch and Learn series on December 11, 2019
Christmas music
- In Dulci Jubilo, Deck the Halls, And the Glory of the Lord, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Here We Come A Caroling, Three Tunes on Away in a Manger, Liberty Jingle Bell, Toyland, I Wonder As I Wander, Christmas Song, Frosty the Snowman
trombone quintet

Picnic at Burnet Woods - beautiful weather, good music, good friends, good food.
Picnic 2019
International Trombone Week 2019
Trombone Solo and ensemble recital at Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community
April meeting of the Warren County Music Club, April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Warren County Music Club concert
Bob Coil - Tango from Espana Op. 165 No. 2 (1890) - I. Albeniz and Berlin Madison (1964) W. Hurth
Mark Doan - Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1998) - E. Ewazen
Terrence Hooker - Concerto for Trombone Mvt. III (1838) - F. David
Charlie Jacobson - Concerto for Trombone Mvt. I,II (1877) - Rimsky-Korsakov
Dan Stenger - Fantastic Polka (1939) - A. Pryor
Adam Wealer - Allegro Maestosto (1993) - J. Koetsier
Melody Wallace (piano solo) - Nocturne in F# major opus 15 no. 2 (1834)
Basin Bridge March (sextet) - M. Cotten
Little Brown Jug (sextet) - J. E. Winner
Trombonanza (sextet) - A Western medley - B. Tipkemper
So Lass Uns Wandern (So Let Us Wander) (duet) - J. Brahms
Christmas Program
Christmas Coincert
Bones of Cincinnatus quartet St. Margaret Hall village, October 20, 2018
Trombonists, Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Dan Stenger, Dave Marlar
Allexander's Ragtime Band, All of Me, Basin Street Blues, Bill Bailey, Bist Du bie Mir, Eleanor Rigby,
Johnson Street Rag, Loch Lomond, Michelle, Puttin' on the Ritz, Stardust, Chanson

Trombone Picnic at Burnet Woods 2018
Trombone Picnic at Burnet Woods 2018 />

William E. Durr Library, Independence, KY June 2, 2018
Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, Joseph Archer, David Haldeman, Dave Marlar, trombones
Scott Bailey, John Matre, Chuck Reihle, Virginia Smith, rhythm and vocal
Selections: After You've Gone - Creamer, Layton/Harrison; It's A Blue World - Forrest,Wright/Coil; Summertime - Gershwin/Coil; Poor Butterfly - Golden, Hubbell/Holcombe; Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington/Senff; I'm In The Mood For Love - Fields, McHugh/Haldeman, Coil; Beguine for Bones - Hartzell; Amazing Grace - anon./Percy Hall, Coil; Big Spender - Fields, Coleman / Christensen; Hello Dolly - Stewart, Herman/Dave Wheeler; Muskrat Ramble - Ory/Harrison; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Young, Ahlert/Wolpe, Coil; The Preacher - Silver/Cone

International Trombone Week 2018
Marjorie P Lee Retirement Community
Jeff Clymer, Keith Stewart, Bob Coil, Charlie Jacobson, Terrence Hooker, Dave Marlar, Jim Eastman, Dan Stenger, David Haldeman
BOC at Marjorie P Lee
trombone octet pieces conducted by members of the ensemble.
Achieved Is His Glorious Work-Haydn/Ralph Sauer, Beauty and the Beast-Menken/Meyer, Beer Barrel Polka-Vejvoda/Decamp, Every Time I Feel the Sprirt-Trad./Irvin Wagner, Fanfare for the Common Man-Copland/Paul Piller, Golliwogs Cakewalk-Debussy/Hornek, Great Lakes Octet Mvt 1-Eric Ewazen, Is This Courage-Eric Macy, Lead On O King Eternal-Shurtleff,Kauflin/Mike Voytek, O Mille Volte-Morenzio/Jay Lichtmann, Perdido-Tizol/DeCamp, Rise Heart, Sweet Art-Keith Davies Jones - World Premiere, Seventy-Six Trombones-Willson/DeCamp, Simple Gifts/Going Home Medley-Trad.,Dvorak/Paul Piller

Maple Knoll Village, Presidents Day 2018
Dennis Clason, Bob Coil, Joe Vetter, Dave Marlar, Dan Stenger
BOC at Maple Knoll Presidents Day
America The Beautiful-Ward, Bates/Elkjer, Dança Eslava #5-Dvoark/Gagliardi, Peg O' My Heart-Bryan, Fisher/Elkjer, Tijuana Taxi-Coleman/Elkjer, Nocturne-Mendelssohn/Ausman, My Way-Francoise, Revaux/Coil, Ac-Cent-Tu-Ate the Positive-Arlen, Mercer/Clymer, The Lonley Bull/Never On a Sunday-Lake, Hadjidakis/Alpert, Variations on a Hymn Tune by William Bradbury-Flora, They Didn't Believe Me-Kern, Reynolds/Pressler, Alleluia-Thompson/Friedrich, Suite quatour pour 4 trombones-Peeters, Spanish Flea-Wechter, Wechter/Elkjer

New Year luncheon at Bayley retirement village December 29, 2017
Dan Stenger, Jeff Clymer, Bob Coil, Keith Stewart, Jim Eastman
BOC at Bayley New Year luncheon
Holiday for Trombones - Rose/Coil, Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach/Miller, The Lone Arranger - Rossini/Buttall, Sunny Face - Gale, No More Blues - Jobim/Scharnberg, I Get Around - Elkjer, Simple Gifts - trad./Thomas, Bruckner Etude - Crespo, Let It Snow - Cahn,Styne/Elkjer, Song For Japan - Verhelst/Coil, Slavonic Dance No 8 - Dvorak/Hedding, Auld Lang Syne - Elkjer, When the Saints Meet Lassus Trombone - Brandon

Bones of Cincinnatus Christmas concert December 9,2017
check out the program (pdf).
BOC at Mt Auburn Christmas concert 2017

Annual Trombone Picnic 2017 -- The weather was beatiful, the temperature comfortable, and the food was deliciious.
picnic 2017

Bayley retirement community celebration of National Nursing Home Week, May 17, 2017
trombone: Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, Dave Haldeman, Dave Marlar, Keith Stewart
kbd: Jeff Spaulding    bass: John Matre  drums: Steve Strider
Virginia Smith, vocalist
Virginia Smith (444K)
Program - links are for YOUTUBE video
After You've Gone
Amazing Grace (Vocal)
Summertime (Vocal)
Cielito Lindo
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Vocal) (piano solo) (trb solo)
A Bone A Fide Bossa (three trb solos)
Hello Dolly (Vocal)
Here's Than Rainy Day
Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen (Vocal)
Beguine for Bones
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Vocal)
It's A Blue World
Muskrat Ramble (trb solo)
I'm In The Mood For Love (Vocal) (trb solos)
Li'l Darlin'
Poor Butterfly
Lush Life (piano solo)
Blues with Love (trb solo)
The Preacher (two trb solos, pno solo)

International Trombone Week 2017 Performance at St Paul Village
Trombonists: Bob Coil, Dan Stenger, Joe Vetter Dave Marlar
Fillmore Quartet (804K)
Germania 2016
performance at St. Margaret Hall
November 16, 2016 7:00pm>
performance at Germania Society Christkindlmarkt
November 19, 4:30pm
Trombones - Jeff Clymer, Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Keith Stewart, Jim Eastman
Rhythm - Jeff Spaulding, Andrew Bairstow, Jim Schengber
programs selected from the following:
Satin Doll - Ellington/ Tom Senff Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen- volkslied/Bob Coil
My Favorite Things - Rodgers and Hammerstein/Tom Senff Amazing Grace - arr. Percy Hall/Bob Coil
Blue Bossa - Dorham/Tom Senff Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington/Tom Senff
Lush Life - Strayhorn/Tom Senff Five Others - Herb Harrison
Serenade in Blue - Warren and Gordon/Tom Senff Beer Barrel Polka - Vejvoda/Bob Coil
Little Jazz Waltz - Bob Seibert Liberty Jingle Bell - Sousa and Pierpont/Eric Lutz, Bob Coil
Never Can Say Goodbye - Clifton Davis/Tom Senff Bier Her, Bier Her - arr. Bob Coil
Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer - Randy Brooks/Bob Coil Liechtensteiner Polka - Lindt and Koetscher/
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Pola and Wyle/Bob Coil German Waltz Medley (Hi Li, Hi Lo, Ach Du Lieber Augustine, Style All the While)
Let It Snow - Cahn and Styne/Robert Elkjer

Mallard Cove Retirement Village, June 14, 2016
Trombone quintet with rhythm
Trombones - Bob Coil, Terrence Hooker, Dave Marlar, Keith Stewart, Bill Tipkemper
Rhythm - Paul Chiappone, Carl Grasham, Jim Schengber
Hello Dolly - Herman/Dave Wheeler It's a Blue World - Forrest/Bob Coil
Blue Bossa - Dorham/Tom Senff Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington/Tom Senff
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Wolf/Tom Senff I'm In the Mood For Love - McHugh/Bob Coil
Killer Joe - Golson/Tom Senff Just The Way You Are - Cosma/Stan Pethel
Satin Doll - Ellington/Tom Senff Li'l Darlin' - Hefti/Coil
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - McCartney/Tom Senff What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - Legrand/Tom Senff
Stompin' at the Savoy - Sampson/Tom Senff

Cottingham Retirement Community April 9, 2016
Cottingham Retirement Community 2016
International Trombone Week 2016
Don't Get Around Much Anymore- Ellington
Rochut Numero Quince - Slechta
Night and Day - Porter
It's All Right With Me - Porter
When He Calls Me Home
Stompin' at the Savoy - Sampson
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Blueberry Hill - Rose
Surrey Wiith The Fringe On Top - Rodgers and Hammerstein
I'm Getting Sentimental over You - Washington and Bassman
12th Street Rag - Bowman
Carl Grasham, Harry Robinson, Al Schmidt, Terrence Hooker, Bob Coil, Jeff Clymer, Michael Ritchie, Frank Schmitt, David Haldeman, Mark Doan, Bill Tipkemper, Dan Stenger, Dave Marlar, John Mooter

Cedar Village February 18 2016.
Christmas Concert Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
December 20, 2015 Program

Mother Margaret Hall
December 30, 2015 Program

Christkindlmarkt 2015
quintet with rhythm
(L-R) Bob Coil, Jeff Clymer, Howard Suid, Jeff Spaulding, Mark Doan, Keith Stewart, Jim Eastman, (Andrew Bairstow on drums)

Trombone picnic at Burnet Woods, 2015
picnic ensemble
(back row) Jason Daly, Jenny Perez, Jeff Clymer, Don Bruning, Frank Schmitt, Aaron Holder Dan Stenger, Mark Doan
(front row)Gary Johnston, Norm Parr, Glenn Bohmer, Bob Coil

Lakota Trombonanza 2015, West Chester Church of the Nazarene, May 11, 2015 (click the picture to hear recording of "The Preacher")
Bones of Cincinnatus

Bones of Cincinnatus
(picture with Lakota students and alumni ensemble taken prior to the finale of 95 trombones playing Seventy-Six Trombones as a farewell to Brian Botdorf)
Christmas Concert December 21, 2014. Program - video excerpt - Do You Hear What I Hear?
large ensemble

The Germania Christkindlmarkt 2014 festivities were great fun again this year.
A trombone quintet with rhythm section rocked the tent with a combination of German songs and Christmas music performed with style and flair.
Bill Jetter drums, Jeff Spaulding piano, Al Schmidt bass, Frank Schmitt, Jeff Clymer, Keith Stewart, Jim Eastman, Bob Coil
Germania 2014

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
Terrence 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, Terrence 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

Bones of Cincinnatus Trombone Recital, ITW 2013
April 6, Marjorie P Lee Retirement Center, 3550 Shaw Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
ITW recital 2013
Trombones: Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Jim Eastman, Terrence Hooker, Linda Landis, Paul Chiappone, piano accompanist
Horn Concerto No. 2 mvt. 3- Mozart, Concerto mvt. 1- Tomasi, Sonata mvt. 1, 4 - Telemann, Stolen Moments - Nelson, Song to Lotta - Sandstrom, Evensong - Uber, This Could Be The Start of Something Big (duet) - Allen/Winding
Quintets: Bruckner Etude - Crespo, Fly Me To The Moon - Howard, My Way - Francois and Revaux

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, Terrence Hooker, Erica Keller, Roger Orth, Rod Rupp, Frank Schmitt, Keith Stewart
Forest Hills Hallelujah Christmas

Bones of Cincinnatus at Seasons Retirement Community 2012 Jim Eastman, Bob Coil, Mark Doan, Jeff Clymer, Dave Marlar, Jeff Spaulding, Ron Newport, Carl Grasham Jim,Bob,Mark,Jeff,Dave,Jeff,Ron,Carl

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

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

Christmas Concerts 2010
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).

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 Town - F. Coots/H. Gillespie - arr. Robert Elkjer
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks - arr. Robert Elkjer
Christmas Song - M. 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)
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,
Terrence Hooker, Gary Johnston, Dave Marlar, Keith Stewart, Bill Tipkemper, Bob Coil, director
(click for larger image)
Bob and Carl Ron and Bill MKV
Dave Marlar, Mark Doan, Ron Newport (bass gtr), Bill Tipkemper, Jeff Clymer, Keith Stewart, Bob Coil (director), Terrence Hooker, Jim Eastman, Glen Bohmer

International Trombone Week 2010
Beechwood Home, Mercy Franciscan Care center, Twin Towers
ITW 2010
L-R Rhythm: Ron Newport, Carl Grasham, Jeff Spaulding; Trombones: Dave Marlar, Jeff Clymer, Terrence Hooker, Dave Haldeman, Jim Eastman, Bob Coil
  1. Old Devil Moon
  2. Kansas City
  3. Here's That Rainy Day
  4. Bim Bom
  5. Tea for Two
  6. My Favorite Things
  7. That's All
  8. Short and Sweet
  1. Muskrat Ramble
  2. With A Song in My Heart
  3. Beguine for Bones
  4. C Jam Blues
  5. Where or When
  6. Five Others
  7. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  8. Hello Dolly

International Trombone Week, 2009
Bob Coil, Jim Eastman, Gary Johnston, Terrence 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
Get Me To The Church On Time
Little Girl Blue
Just The Way You Are
Old Devil Moon
A Foggy Day
Liechtensteiner Polka
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, Terrence 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
George M Cohan Medley, John Henry, My Favorite Things, They Can't Take That Away From Me, As Time Goes By, The Water is Wide, Blueberry Hill, Layla

Bones with rhythm, St Teresa Avila
Mt Auburn Palm Sunday
(2008) back,Terrence Hooker, Jeff Clymer, Dave Marlar, Bob Coil
front, Dave McKinney (perc), Mark Doan Paul Chiappone (kbd) 
not pictured, Tom Koenig (str.bass)
(ITW 2008) Dave Haledman, Gary Johnston, Mark Doan, Dave Marlar, Jim Eastman,
Jeff Clymer, Terrence Hooker, Bob Coil
It Is Well With My Soul - Bliss, Prelude and Fugue - Bach/arr. Bricault, Chalice Song - arr Coil, Peace In The Valley - Dorsey, Air - Bach, Doxology - arr Coil, Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart, Pie Jesu - Faure/arr. Rose, Simple Gifts - arr. Thomas, Give Me that Old Time Religion - trad/Uber
The photo below was taken December 11, 2007 at Cold Springs Library, program
Cold Springs
l-r Bob Coil, Terrence 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, Terrence Hooker
front row, left to right, Dave Burch, Gary Johnston, Bob Coil, Rod Rupp, Jeff Clymer
Candid shots
Music 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 Medley12) Someone to Watch Over Me
13) St. Louis Blues 14) Londonderry Air
15) America the Beautiful

Music performed during International Trombone Week 2007.
The photo below was taken after a Maundy Thursday performance at St. William Church in April 2007. We also performed a different program at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church on April 1.
Jeff Clymer, Dave Burch, Mark Doan, Walter Cordes, Gary Johnston, Terrence Hooker, Bob Coil
Click image for Higher Resolution photo
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

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
Selections performed at Seton High School, the Cincinnati Mills Mall, and at the Barrington Retirement Center.
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Berlin (arr. Gale), America the Beautiful - Ward (arr. Elkjer), Fanfare for a Procession - Debussy (arr. Gearhart), Fly Me To the Moon - Howard (arr. Hughes), George M. Cohan Medley - (arr. Nagle), Just a closer Walk - Trad. (arr Gale), Londonderry Air - Trad. (arr. Iveson/Coleman), Makin' Whoopee - Donaldson (arr Gale), March of a Marionette - Gounod (arr. Lotzenhiser), My Buddy - Donaldson (arr. Holcombe), New York, New York - Ebb and Kander (arr. Gale), Pink Panther - Mancini (arr. Armitage), St. Louis Blues - Handy (arr. Holcombe), Tiger Rag - (arr. Gale), Tiptoe Through the Tulips - Burke (arr. Tipkemper), To a Wild Rose - MacDowell (arr. Wehr), Variations on a Hymn Tune by Wm. Bradbury - (arr. Flora), When the Saints Go Marching In - Trad. (arr. Edwards), Youth's Delight - Schubert (arr. Voxman)

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.

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You still have to make adjustments for variations caused by mouthpiece and instrument quirks, but the calculations give a sense of how much and which direction you might need to the equal tempered pitch. Further adjustments are needed to make chords "ring", as in just intonation (whole number multiples).
Music by the Bones of Cincinnatus on the web
The Preacher - Horace Silver (quintet plus rhythm)
Pleasant Ridge/Kennedy Heights Arts Festival 2009
Here We Come A Caroling - arr. Robert Elkjer
Christmas Concert at Maple Knoll Village 2010
Star Spangled Banner - arr. Bill Tipkemper
at Florence Freedom Baseball Game 6/1/12
A Little Jazz Waltz - Bob Siebert (quintet plus rhythm)
They Can't Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin (quintet plus rhythm)
Christmas Song - arr. Robert Elkjer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - arr. Robert Elkjer
We Three Kings of Orient Are -arr. Tommy Pederson
Feliz Navidad  - José Feliciano - arr. Robert Elkjer  Maple Knoll Village
In Dulci Jubilo - arr Claude Smith  Forest Hills Care Center
After You've Gone - Layton and Creamer
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
Christmas Song
Hallelujah Chorus
Winter Wonderland - arr. Gary Slechta

Bob Coil is also leader of the Polished Brass quintet and may be contacted about performances by a brass quintet with questions and comments about this web site.