Bart needs a trombone player; help the poor blogger

Mr. Downtown Hummer, Bart deMalignon, is desparately looking for a trombone player for his 45th Ole reunion this Saturday. Here’s his plea, sent via spam email:

Dear Music Lovers…

I’m in a real bind. For two months, I’ve been looking for a trombone player to sit in with (our) St. Olaf Class of 1963 Dixieland Band, The White Trashers, on Saturday, May 24.  Five guys who had NO plans to come to the reunion (our 45th!) are so fired up about this reunion gig they’re all coming, from California, Washington, Colorado and Wisconsin, to play together once again. They played together at the Yankton, South Dakota Jazz Festival in 1963 and maybe one other St. Olaf reunion gig many years ago.  These guys are fearless! Their original trombone player has passed away. 

I thought I had a student player lined up through Paul Niemisto at St. Olaf College but the student just informed me he’s not available. The gig is at The Northfield Golf Club this coming Saturday, May 24th. There’s a short rehearsal between 2pm and 3pm scheduled on Saturday and a short performance around 7 – 7:30pm. I can offer dinner and drinks (and a bit of cash for expenses if necessary) and a chance to play improv dixieland with some very cool cats! This is all for fun!

I’ve got MP3 files of the Yankton performance if anyone is interested!

Please contact me ASAP with ideas!  – Thanks – Bart

Hey, has blog called, cleverly enough, Bart’s Blog.


  1. Jane McWilliams said:

    How about Mary Dunnewold?

    May 20, 2008
  2. Thanks to Dan Freeman, we’ve found a trombone player: Herb Sellner from Faribault. Thank you all for responding to my request! – Bart

    Bart de Malignon

    May 20, 2008

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