Bass (and Contrabass) trombone studies

By Ben Robertson

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Bass (and Contrabass) Trombone Studies

Project 2014-01-27 02:57:00 +1300

Personal Statement

I’m Ben Robertson, an ordinary bloke who through music has seen and achieved some extraordinary things! I am currently fundraising for my final installment of fees for postgraduate studies in bass trombone at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. I have been studying in the UK since September and need the support of friends, family and complete strangers to make sure I can complete what has so far been an amazing year of learning.

I am seeking $2160 to help cover tuition fees and general living costs. I have sacrificed a lot to chase this dream but it is because I genuinely believe that this experience is truly worth it and will help me in my quest to become an orchestral musician. I am the first NZ bass trombonist in a number of years to attend an overseas institution and my specialist project is in the contrabass trombone, an instrument which has very limited study options in NZ.

 

The College

Trinity Laban is the rebranded version of the old Trinity College of Music, whom many will associate with the graded music exams in performance and theory. My current teacher is Roger Argente, bass trombonist of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra for the past twenty three years. The great thing about Roger's lessons are that we aren't just looking for a good mark in an exam but what it takes to win an orchestral audition

 

Past Experience

Music has allowed me to perform in a number of varied and sometimes exotic locations these include:

  • The Edinburgh Military tattoo (with the NZ Army Band)
  • The Coronation of the King of Tonga
  • The opening of the NZ Memorial at Hyde Park corner with the Royal family in attendance (NZDF Band)
  • In rehearsal with the NZ Symphony Orchestra
  • On television with the Rodger Fox Wellington Jazz Orchestra for Telethon
  • As part of the Wellington Brass Band who won the 2013 National Brass band championships of NZ

 

The Road So Far...

Fees have been the biggest financial burden on my course with one year costing £8050. To date I have managed with the help of a number of trusts and foundations to pay two installments towards this.  I intend to keep applying for other grants and scholarships to help but your support will put me in good stead towards completing the academic year.

 

Comments

Updates 3

Thanks!

14/03/2014 at 5:49 AM

Hi everyone,

Just a short video to say thanks to all those that contributed towards my project and made it a success.

Cheers,

Ben

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First Update

07/02/2014 at 1:06 PM

Hi everyone,

The project is going great guns so far! We are well over half way. Heres a wee thank you video for all the pledgers so far along with another music example (this time on the bass trombone) If you could keep the promotion up with shares on Facebook etc. that would be awesome.

Thanks all so much!

Ben

    Pledgers 37

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-03-08 11:54:09 +1300
    Jo Mason-Sievers
    2014-03-06 15:09:34 +1300
    Jo Mason-Sievers
    2014-02-24 19:48:56 +1300
    Ruth Simpson
    2014-02-23 14:04:21 +1300
    Kirsten Simpson
    2014-02-21 10:37:14 +1300
    Jean Ballantyne
    2014-02-21 10:14:40 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-18 11:36:09 +1300
    Bronwynne
    2014-02-18 11:34:00 +1300
    Emma Kirkland
    2014-02-17 07:14:23 +1300
    Roberta Hickman
    2014-02-16 13:49:17 +1300
    Nutzynz
    2014-02-15 16:43:52 +1300
    Leigh Martin
    2014-02-15 15:46:51 +1300
    Roseanna Dale
    2014-02-15 12:40:33 +1300
    Abbey
    2014-02-15 12:05:01 +1300
    Rebecca Fiu
    2014-02-15 10:50:01 +1300
    April Chapman
    2014-02-15 10:24:29 +1300
    Cathy Biddington
    2014-02-10 15:10:32 +1300
    Ben Hunt
    2014-02-09 22:50:22 +1300
    Anthony Smith
    2014-02-09 09:53:43 +1300
    Trish Wills
    2014-02-06 21:41:00 +1300
    Stacey
    2014-02-06 08:42:50 +1300
    Matt
    2014-02-05 17:30:57 +1300
    Jemma Hurley
    2014-02-04 20:31:35 +1300
    Todd Robertson
    2014-02-04 19:37:38 +1300
    Matt Gregg
    2014-02-04 18:19:01 +1300
    arlene
    2014-02-04 17:22:22 +1300
    Hamish Begg
    2014-02-04 16:59:11 +1300
    Liam Begg
    2014-02-04 16:56:03 +1300
    Roger Argente
    2014-02-04 12:53:18 +1300
    Jackie McCaughan
    2014-02-04 11:14:44 +1300

    Followers 6

    Followers of Bass (and Contrabass) trombone studies

    Bass (and Contrabass) Trombone Studies

    Project 2014-01-27 02:57:00 +1300

    Personal Statement

    I’m Ben Robertson, an ordinary bloke who through music has seen and achieved some extraordinary things! I am currently fundraising for my final installment of fees for postgraduate studies in bass trombone at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. I have been studying in the UK since September and need the support of friends, family and complete strangers to make sure I can complete what has so far been an amazing year of learning.

    I am seeking $2160 to help cover tuition fees and general living costs. I have sacrificed a lot to chase this dream but it is because I genuinely believe that this experience is truly worth it and will help me in my quest to become an orchestral musician. I am the first NZ bass trombonist in a number of years to attend an overseas institution and my specialist project is in the contrabass trombone, an instrument which has very limited study options in NZ.

     

    The College

    Trinity Laban is the rebranded version of the old Trinity College of Music, whom many will associate with the graded music exams in performance and theory. My current teacher is Roger Argente, bass trombonist of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra for the past twenty three years. The great thing about Roger's lessons are that we aren't just looking for a good mark in an exam but what it takes to win an orchestral audition

     

    Past Experience

    Music has allowed me to perform in a number of varied and sometimes exotic locations these include:

    • The Edinburgh Military tattoo (with the NZ Army Band)
    • The Coronation of the King of Tonga
    • The opening of the NZ Memorial at Hyde Park corner with the Royal family in attendance (NZDF Band)
    • In rehearsal with the NZ Symphony Orchestra
    • On television with the Rodger Fox Wellington Jazz Orchestra for Telethon
    • As part of the Wellington Brass Band who won the 2013 National Brass band championships of NZ

     

    The Road So Far...

    Fees have been the biggest financial burden on my course with one year costing £8050. To date I have managed with the help of a number of trusts and foundations to pay two installments towards this.  I intend to keep applying for other grants and scholarships to help but your support will put me in good stead towards completing the academic year.

     

    Comments

    Thanks!

    14/03/2014 at 5:49 AM

    Hi everyone,

    Just a short video to say thanks to all those that contributed towards my project and made it a success.

    Cheers,

    Ben

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    First Update

    07/02/2014 at 1:06 PM

    Hi everyone,

    The project is going great guns so far! We are well over half way. Heres a wee thank you video for all the pledgers so far along with another music example (this time on the bass trombone) If you could keep the promotion up with shares on Facebook etc. that would be awesome.

    Thanks all so much!

    Ben

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-03-08 11:54:09 +1300
      Jo Mason-Sievers
      2014-03-06 15:09:34 +1300
      Jo Mason-Sievers
      2014-02-24 19:48:56 +1300
      Ruth Simpson
      2014-02-23 14:04:21 +1300
      Kirsten Simpson
      2014-02-21 10:37:14 +1300
      Jean Ballantyne
      2014-02-21 10:14:40 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-18 11:36:09 +1300
      Bronwynne
      2014-02-18 11:34:00 +1300
      Emma Kirkland
      2014-02-17 07:14:23 +1300
      Roberta Hickman
      2014-02-16 13:49:17 +1300
      Nutzynz
      2014-02-15 16:43:52 +1300
      Leigh Martin
      2014-02-15 15:46:51 +1300
      Roseanna Dale
      2014-02-15 12:40:33 +1300
      Abbey
      2014-02-15 12:05:01 +1300
      Rebecca Fiu
      2014-02-15 10:50:01 +1300
      April Chapman
      2014-02-15 10:24:29 +1300
      Cathy Biddington
      2014-02-10 15:10:32 +1300
      Ben Hunt
      2014-02-09 22:50:22 +1300
      Anthony Smith
      2014-02-09 09:53:43 +1300
      Trish Wills
      2014-02-06 21:41:00 +1300
      Stacey
      2014-02-06 08:42:50 +1300
      Matt
      2014-02-05 17:30:57 +1300
      Jemma Hurley
      2014-02-04 20:31:35 +1300
      Todd Robertson
      2014-02-04 19:37:38 +1300
      Matt Gregg
      2014-02-04 18:19:01 +1300
      arlene
      2014-02-04 17:22:22 +1300
      Hamish Begg
      2014-02-04 16:59:11 +1300
      Liam Begg
      2014-02-04 16:56:03 +1300
      Roger Argente
      2014-02-04 12:53:18 +1300
      Jackie McCaughan
      2014-02-04 11:14:44 +1300

      Followers of Bass (and Contrabass) trombone studies

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 08/03/2014 at 11:54 AM.