• Schedule

    Schedule

    What happens at SoCal Trombone Day? We’ll post a detailed schedule in early January, but until then, here’s what you can expect at SoCal Trombone Day! Concerts, Reading Sessions, Master Classes, Exhibits, and a Competition! The opening concert (usually at 9am), will feature a collegiate honor choir, hosted by Michael Hoffman and Dr. Karen Marston, and comprised of outstanding college trombonists from across Southern California!  After that, attendees will move in groups through a schedule of artist master classes, trombone choir reading sessions, and exhibit time.  After lunch, the high school quartet competition will be on the Recital Hall stage, while exhibits remain open.  Afternoon presentations will be followed by…

  • 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

    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…