• Registration


    Interested in being a part of SoCal Trombone Day?  Registration will open via the Mt SAC Box Office very soon.  Please check back or follow us on socal media for updates. In the meantime, here are the registration fees for 2019: Student registration: $20.00 (Student ID required) Competitor registration: $10.00 (Must obtain code; email Len Wicks at len.wicks@yahoo.com) Regular registration: $30.00 See you on March 02!

  • Educators


    Educator Track: Professional Development at SoCal Trombone Day We are thrilled to announce that SoCal Trombone Day has added an Educator Track to the 2019 schedule!  Attend SoCal Trombone Day with your students, and get something for yourself too!  Educators will benefit from classes geared specifically toward their needs, presented by Mt San Antonio College faculty members, Dr. Karen Marston, and Dr. Gregory Whitmore.  In addition, our Educator Track allows time for you to visit the Exhibit Hall, where you can speak directly with trombone/brass vendors and industry specialists, and attend main schedule classes and events, such as reading sessions (feel free to bring a trombone!), and classes on topics…

  • Competition

    Trombone Quartet Competition

    High school students are invited to compete in the SoCal Trombone Day High School Trombone Quartet Competition.  The winning group will receive a check for $200 (as a donation to their high school band program), and have the opportunity to perform as an opener for the Trombone Day Finale Concert, featuring Bones West and guest. Rules: In order to compete, ensembles must be a complete trombone quartet (4 trombonists, any combination of bass/tenor), comprised of high school students (college students are not elligible).  Trombone Day does not organization quartets to compete – groups are pre-organized by students, and/or sponsoring band directors. All quartets must prepare two pieces: Required repertoire: Allegro Maestoso,…

  • Schedule


    SoCal Trombone Day, Saturday, March 02, 2019 High School 1: Freshmen/Sophomores High School 2: Juniors/Seniors   High School 1 High School 2 College & Adults Educators 8:00am Registration opens (Pre-registered?  Pick up your wristband at the Box Office) 9:00am Group Warmup with Dr. Karen Marston (M108) Group Warmup with Michael Hoffman (M200) Group Warmup with Bob Sanders (Feddersen) Observe a group warmup 9:45am Opening Concert, Featuring combined collegiate trombone choirs, Directed by Dr. Karen Marston and Michael Hoffman (Clarke) 10:45am Exhibit Hall Artist Masterclass: Marshall Gilkes (Feddersen) Trombone Choir Reading Session with Bob Sanders (M200) “Concert Programming for Artistry,” with Dr. Gregory Whitmore (M104) 11:45am Artist Masterclass: Marshall Gilkes (Feddersen)…

  • Artists

    2019 Artist: Marshall Gilkes

    The SoCal Trombone Day team is excited to announce our 2019 guest artist, Marshall Gilkes! New York based trombonist Marshall Gilkes is a multi-style virtuoso whose energetic playing and technical brilliance set him apart on the world stage.  Educated at the Juilliard School, Marshall has been active internationally for two decades, and has performed with such jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, and Edmar Castañeda.  His skills as both a composer and a soloist can be heard on the 2015 release, Koln, from the WDR Big Band, and he is in high demand as both a performer and a clinician at jazz festivals and schools around the world.  In…

  • About


    SoCal Trombone Day is a one-day, annual event taking place at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.  Trombone Day features student ensembles, exhibitors, and world class artists in a dynamic, full-day program of concerts, master classes, and competitions, culminating in a performance Bones West, SoCal’s premiere trombone choir.  Open to students, teachers, professionals, vendors, hobbyists, and enthusiasts, SoCal Trombone Day is truly all things trombone – you’re sure to come away inspired! The Trombone Day Team Dr. Karen Marston, Professor of Music, Mount San Antonio College Joining the Mt San Antonio College Music Department in 2016, trombonist and educator Dr. Karen Marston currently works with brass players in both applied and…