Update:  The rain on June 1 canceled the ball game, but the trombonists made it onto the field — 376 trombones, to be exact (based on the turnstile count).

By Sheila Wickouski

All trombone players out there are invited to join Ian Berlin and cast members for a rousing performance of The Music Manʼs signature song “76 Trombones” at Nationals Park at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, prior to the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves.

The event, sponsored by Arena Stage in partnership with FAME (Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) is an attempt to set the world record for the largest all-trombone ensemble ever by bringing together 500 trombone players.

Interested participants need to arrive at Nationals Park by 5:15 p.m. for the 6 p.m. performance. Participants must provide their own trombone and are expected to learn the music in advance. Participation is free, but advanced registration is required. Sheet music and detailed info will be provided upon registration.

Afterwards, participants may stay and watch the game (starting at 7:05 p.m.) for free. There will be a special ticket price for family and friends of participants starting at $10.

For more information or to register, visit www.fameorg.org.

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