Today is my birthday. Joyous times! And as a gift I have been given an Alto Trombone. Mainly because I am playing Schumann 3 (Rhenish) in a couple of weeks, but also because I fancied something a bit different. Anyway, I've been thinking - could I use it in a band concert? Or should I say, how could I use it in a band concert. Which solos would work well? So any suggestions, please let me have them. For those unfamiliar with Alto Trombones, they are in Eb at the same pitch as a Tenor Horn, so Tenore horn solos would be ideal, provided they are not too fiddly. Alternatively a trombone solo or Bb instrument solo which is written for the top end of the instrument - Had a blow through Wind Beneath My Wings (Tromb solo - Darrol Barry version) and it is sooo much easier (when played at the same pitch)!! Alternatively any of you budding composers fancy writing a peice for Alto and band or even for Alto, Tenor and band with a clever swap in the middle!