Power, Grace & Excitement!
  Upcoming Rehearsal Schedule

  • none currently scheduled

The Bones of Intention regularly rehearse on the first Monday of each month starting at 7:15pm.  We rehearse in the sanctuary of Woodland Hills Community Church in the Irmo / Woodland Hills area. 

Woodland Hills Community Church
2626 Ashland Road
Columbia, SC 29210
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Some of our members also play with other organizations:

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  Previous Performances
  • Feb 20, 2011, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Lexington
  • Dec 16, 2009, Reedemer Lutheran Church, Columbia
  • Aug 30, 2009, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lexington
  • Aug 3, 2009, The Heritage at Lowman Home, White Rock, SC
  • Nov 9, 2008, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Columbia
  • Sep 30, 2007, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Irmo (accompanying The Three Baritones)
  • Sep 23, 2007, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, Lexington
  • Jan 14, 2007, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, Lexington
  • Dec, 2006, Lexington Intermediate School Winter Concert, Lexington
  • Sep 10, 2006, "Elsa's Procession" at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Columbia

Some of our members also play with other organizations:


Latest News

We are saddaned by the recent passing of John Cell, a treasured friend and collegue to many.  He was a talented musician and uncommon intellect and will be missed.  Services for John were Sunday, February 20, 2011 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Lexington.  In celebration of John's life, a joyful sound was made.  If you have pictures from the service, or the "celebration of life" performance afterward, that you would like to share here, please e-mail them to Alan Partis at the address below.

  Who We Are -- Our Intention

The trombone is a symbol of divine presence, the voice of the angels, and an instrument of the last judgement.

The Bones of Intention Trombone Ensemble is composed of amateur and professional trombonists from Columbia, SC and surrounding areas.  We all enjoy making music and sharing it with others.  We're dedicated to making the most of all our years of training and practice (and making our teachers proud).

The group performs publicly 2 to 4 times per year in a concert/recital setting for the enjoyment of our audiences and to help raise money for worthy causes -- mostly in support of charity groups that help children.  Additionally, we (or subsets of us) have been known to participate in the regular Sunday or holiday services for various churches in the area.

We play a wide range of music from classical to traditionals and jazz arranged from quartets to 12-part choirs.  Sometimes we have incorporated other instruments (such as organ) and other special guests.  We ensure that a good time is had by all!

We do not charge any fees for our appearances or performances through we do hope that donations will be made to the various causes that we support.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    - Alan Partis
      founder, Bones of Intention
      alan (at) sctrombones.org