Edmonds man participates in setting Guinness Book trombone record

Barry Ehrlich Trombone
Professor Emeritus Barry Ehrlich, who took part in the International Trombone Festival’s successful attempt to beat the world record for the “Largest Mass Trombone Ensemble” is shown to the left of this frame in a light-colored dress shirt. Photo and video credit: New York Philharmonic.

Edmonds musician and trombonist Barry Ehrlich flew to New York this week to take part in the International Trombone Festival’s successful attempt to win the Guinness World Record in the category “Largest Mass Trombone Ensemble”.

To beat the world record 369 trombonists were needed – 384 international musicians, wearing “count-off” wrist bands, assembled under the baton of Joseph Alessi, principal trombone for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the plaza at Lincoln Center.

The event was determined a success with the results confirmed this morning.

A video of the record-breaking event is at this link.


  1. What a fine person and outstanding trombonist to represent our community. Barry is a long-time member of the Cascade Symphony and music educator. This sounds like a delightful event.

  2. It was great to see Barry and spend some time with him in NYC plus see the concert with the NY Philharmonic and Joe Alessi playing a solo piece. Great night seeing old friends! ❤️

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