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. IMG_9464


Trumpet Studio F17

A day devoted to high school students of all ages who play a brass instrument including trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba who are interested in learning more about how to perform the prescribed audition etudes for all-region and all-state band.  There will also be information for prospective music majors about the School of Music and its audition requirements for acceptance.

SCHEDULEall events located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building at SFA, 2210 Alumni Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75962

1-2:00 PM All-region etudes clinic for ATSSB students (2A-4A) with SFA professors

Trumpet – Dr. Jake Walburn
Horn – Dr. Charles Gavin
Trombone – Dr. Deb Scott
Euphonium – Dr. Danny Chapa
Tuba – Dr. J.D. Salas

2-2:30 PM SFA Faculty Brass Performance and Information

2:30 PM All-region etudes clinic for TMEA students (5A-6A) with SFA professors (as above)

4:00 PM Performance by Viento Sur, a world-renowned guest trombone quartet from ARGENTINA (free tickets available with pre-registration)


All clinics including the SFA Faculty Brass Performance are free of charge! The 4 p.m. concert is free with pre-registration before November 6 (below).  Regular ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students.


Saturday, November 11

noon-5 p.m. Showcase Saturday for prospective SFA students who wish to find out more about the campus and take a tour. No reservation needed; meet at the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

3 p.m. SFA vs. Nichols State at the Bryce Homer Stadium. Come watch the Lumberjack Marching Band half-time show. Game Tickets not included with Brass Day Registration.  Purchase Game Tickets at 


Trombone Choir Flier S17

SFA’s Trombone Choir to perform eclectic program


NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will celebrate International Trombone Week with a concert showcasing various music styles at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.


The concert will feature a combination of trombone quartets and trombone choir, according to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music and the choir’s director.


The quartets will perform traditional classical music, including Anton Bruckner’s Motet: Virga Jesse, Daniel Speer’s Sonata, J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G Minor arranged by Ralph Sauer, and “In Memorium” by Raymond Premru.


The trombone choir will perform an eclectic program of mostly classical music, including Fanfare for 8 Trombones by Shelley Gurin, composer from “Praise the Lord” by Handel and Hopson, arranged by Jon Bohls and Canzona for Eight Trombones by Walter S. Hartley.


The group will conclude its performance with an exciting Brazilian piece called “Trombocueca,” which is a new piece of music by N. Ernesto Cortes composed for the “Trombonanza” conference in Argentina last summer where Scott was a featured artist.


Marking its 15th year, International Trombone Week is an annual worldwide celebration of the trombone. Since its beginning in 2003, the observance has featured thousands of trombonists creating and participating in grassroots events and performances all over the world.


Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit



Robbie Goodrich

(936) 468-5820

March 24, 2017


Fall 2016 Concert Tour

Posted: December 5, 2016 in Trombone Choir Tour

The SFA Trombone Choir Concert and Dallas Tour was one of the best yet! This great group of students performed so well and also had a fantastic day, enjoying the Dallas food trucks and Museum of Art.


Dallas Food Trucks

Spring Jazz Concert 4/21/16

Posted: April 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

Axes Trombone Section S16Samuel Carlsen, Luke Vacca, Dwight Watson, Carlos Prothow, and Johnny Acevedo killed it at the last jazz concert.  This is a section I won’t forget!



Daniel Ramos of Fort Worth, Megan Massarello of Cypress (Houston), Jordynn Conner of Brownsboro and Samantha Williams of Mesquite (Dallas) finished their outstanding senior recitals and will be student teaching this spring!  This was an extremely talented bunch of seniors, and they will be greatly missed.