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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 05/15/2012

500 trombone players to perform at Nationals Park on June 1


More than 500 trombones are expected to open for the Nats on June 1. (John McDonnell - THE WASHINGTON POST)
A hoard of 500 trombone players is expected to converge at Nationals Park next month in an effort to set the world record for the largest all-trombone orchestra.

Arena Stage announced the ambitious assembling of musicians as part of a campaign to raise awareness about music education in the D.C. area.

The trombone players will perform June 1 before the Nats vs. Braves game that begins at 7:05 p.m.

Arena Stage’s Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the song “76 Trombones,” the signature song from Arena Stage’s upcoming production of “The Music Man” and the inspiration behind the event.

The new orchestration has been titled “7600 Trombones,” but officials say they are just hoping to hit their 500-trombone goal.

Officials are looking for interested musicians to take part in the event. The only requirement is that participants must provide their own trombone.

The music has been divided into seven parts for players of varying abilities, so officials hope anyone who wants to participate will sign up.

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