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Tennessee Tech University’s trombone players will give two concerts this week in the annual “Pops Nights for Trombone.” In addition to classic waltzes and polkas, students will perform music by pop artist Lourde and the YouTube hit “What does the Fox Say.”

The first will feature solos for trombone and piano, composed in the style of Arthur Pryor, the celebrated early 20th century virtuoso soloist with the John Philip Sousa band. The program will include waltzes, polkas and theme and variations by Pryor, Herbert L. Clarke, E. Brooks and end with Rossini’s overture from “The Barber of Seville.”

Student ensemble Trombones at Tech will perform in Friday’s concert. The program includes the Air from Bach’s Suite in D and several pieces for soloist and ensemble featuring senior trombone majors Dan Bendeck and Jeremy Brown. They will also play Jonathan Holland’s “American Voices,” a salute to Black History Month, and their own versions of pop songs “Royals” by Lourde and Ylvis’ “What does the Fox Say.”

Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. They are free and open to the public.

Wattenbarger Auditorim is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.