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Hello trombone players and music fans from all over the world.

Thank you very much for visiting this page.
This project , "A Song For Japan" was started by Japanese trombone players living outside Japan in collaboration with a group which has deep connections to Japan and includes Japanese members. The project is open for all trombone players and music listeners to participate, no matter where you live, or what level you are: professional / amateur or individual / group.

The East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, occurred on the 11th of March 2011, hit Japan - the most well-prepared country for earthquakes - with the magnitude 9.0 which was highest in the history of Japan and tens of meters high-Tsunami waves. It was not just a one day thing - there were 262 more quakes (magnitude 5.5 or higher) during the first seven days and numbers of big quakes are still happening in many areas of the eastern Japan every day. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing so far and still counting. Many cities and towns have been completely destroyed. Many survivors and evacuees have no access to life’s basic necessities and been facing serious lack of food, water, oil for heating, medication and medical equipment.

The devastation by earthquakes and tsunami, as well as the nuclear accidents, is so deep that the entire country still doesn't know the full impact of the disaster. People have no idea how many years it will take to rebuild their homes and lives, and for their smiles to return. We can hardly imagine what they would have to get through in the processes - more earthquakes, dealing with the loss of family members and friends, the loss of homes, towns, offices, jobs and much more. It is very important that support and prayers are given not only right now, after the biggest quake but ongoing until everyone in East-North Japan has rebuilt their lives.
We musicians can do it. Especially trombone players, who can sound good outdoors, produce beautiful music, play many different styles of music and love to gather to play together, can collaborate without borders and raise awareness.
This webpage compiles tools that might help your playing for charity. Please use them to start your own charity.

We would like to pray all the victim's souls may rest in peace. Our sympathy and warmest wishes are with people of Tohoku Area in Japan.

Project Organization Members


Play & Support

Trombone players can create various opportunities to play for and support Japan. In concerts in halls, theaters, lobbies, foyers or schools. Short performances as a part of general charity events or a concert of your belonging band. If allowed, street lives, too. Share a moment with audience and think together about people of Japan.
You can put some memorial pieces in the program of your concerts. Click "sheetmusic" for free download.

Upload a video of your performance and spread this to all over the world!

Record your performance of this piece and put it on Youtube with your message!!
Put it on Youtube with your message to Japan. When you do this, please show the name of the composer and a link to this website, for example, on the program books of your concert, by your speech, and/or with descriptions or tags of your Youtube movie, so people who saw your playing will be able to find this site and various versions of the sheetmusic and this song will be performed and heard again and again all over the world! If you have collected money of donations, please let us know by Email, how the event went, how much money you collected and where you sent it. We would like to introduce your activities on this site!

Information of Any Memorial Music Wanted

We are looking for any new composition or arrangement written in thoughts of the East-Japan Earthquake Tsunami and the people of Japan. By share the information of the repertoire with the rest of the world, many people can also play those music in their concerts.Existing piece or arrangement which is good for performing for the same purposes is also welcome.
If you know anything, send an E-mail to with the information of the piece and how to get the sheetmusic of it.


Reliability and Policies

You can download and use everything on this website for free.
It is strictly forbidden for anybody to use it to get or try to get any economical profit for an individual, a group or a company without any doings for charity.

After you collected some donations by, for example, playing this piece, please send the money to any institution of your choice. It would be great if you could report to us by Email, how your event went, how much money of donations you collected and where you sent it, so we would like to introduce your activities on this website. Anyway, please do not forget to record your performance of this piece and put it on Youtube.
You can, of course, send us the money that you have collected. We will send it to the Japan Red Cross Society with our full responsibilities. The money that we collect by selling the goods (T-shirts, stickers etc.) will be sent to the Japan Red Cross, too.



Project Manager (in charge) :Takashi Shinagawa (Japan / Netherlands / Germany)
Composer: Steven Verhelst (Belgium)
Technical Coordinator:Martin Schippers (Netherlands)
Sound Engineer : Martin van den Berg (Netherlands)
Japanese Painting (Shodo) : Keiko Shinagawa (Japan)
Special Support : International Trombone Ensemble (Netherlands)

Kostas Alexandris (Greek)
Victor Belmonte Albert (Spanish)
Diana Byazarti (Russian)
Yasuko Limoge (French)
Philippe Limoge (French)
Ben Schultz (Englisih)
Klaas van Slageren (Netherlands)
Yuzo Soma (German)
Barbara Varassi (Spanish, Italian)
Noel Wallace (English)
Johannes Weidner (German)

Telephone: +49(0)176 7602 9893 (Takashi)
Youtube Account: asongforjapan