The Fall 2021 semester is off to a great start for this large trombone studio in this large School of Music! There are so many ensemble opporutnites to choose from: three concert bands, the symphony orchestra, three jazz bands, the trombone choir, the marching band, the trombone octet, the SFA Trombone quartet, the Ladybones quartet, the junior quartet, and the freshmen quartet! Updated pictures and bios of everyone are coming soon!
The SFA Trombone Studio students were extremely busy this fall semester. The marching band did three full shows. The jazz bands had a guest trombone artist from the Marines, Gunnery Sergeant, Ken Ebo. We hosted Houston Grand Opera trombonist, Thomas Hulten, for a studio masterclass. The concert bands performed a major concert and also hosted famous composer, James Syler. The trombone choir held a concert and went to an elementary school to perform. The choir used trombones in their final Masterworks concert. The orchestra performed West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet. Several students recorded for competitions. The SFA Trombone Octet was featured at a major concert. The freshmen had a weekly techniques class. A big thank you to Kyle Manuel and Chris Cannon for all your contributions to the studio over the years! Congratulations on your graduation! And, now, over the break, students are planning to attend the Big 12 Trombone Conference.
Kahlil Wyatt recently won an audition for a position and scholarship to perform in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee!
The SFA Wind Ensemble Trombones returned late Tuesday evening, Feb. 5 from playing six concerts in two days. They sounded fabulous and had a great time! The Faculty Brass Quintet from SFA was able to perform a few pieces as well.
Congrats to this section on a great performance of Wagner and Gregson. Continue reading “First Orchestra Concert of the Year”
Proud of these students who performed as part of the “best brass section SFA has ever taken to TMEA”. The concert was truly phenomenal, so much so, that one of the players fainted onto the floor and couldn’t get up.