• 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,…

  • 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…