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Slide Action Double Ensemble Win

31 Dec 2020
Alumni News

Congratulations to two Old Wellensian trombonists, Benny Vernon (2014) and Jamie Tweed (2015), whose trombone quartet, Slide Action, has recently won both the Philip Jones Brass Chamber Music Prize for an Outstanding Brass Ensemble and the £10,000 Royal Overseas League Mixed Ensemble Prize in the prestigious ROSL’s 68th annual chamber music competition, held at Princess Alexandra Hall.

Slide Action is a very successful trombone quartet, formed in 2018, whose members met as students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The group comprises Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). 

The members of Slide Action are all professional freelance trombonists working with orchestras, bands and shows all across the United Kingdom and Europe. Josh Cirtina is also Principal Bass Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more

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