1. April 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm | permalink

    I’m thinking that this will only increase the number of people who wind up at The Chronicle’s website who are looking for information on “how to hold a trombone.” [Weirdly, there's a lot.]

  2. By John Floyd
    April 29, 2013 at 12:42 am | permalink


    Isn’t it the III V I Orchestra, rather than the II V I Orchestra?

  3. By Dan Ezekiel
    April 29, 2013 at 6:58 am | permalink

    II V I is correct; a well-known jazz chord progression.

  4. By Rod Johnson
    April 29, 2013 at 7:48 am | permalink

    II V I is the classic jazz cadence, where the root moves downward by a fifth twice to get to the tonic. The band is named after it.