UNT Trombonists Fare Well In Paris

UNT trombonists Freddy Ouellette, Evan Sankey and the Maniacal 4 Quartet (Carl Lundgren, Nick Laufer, Alex Dubrov and Matt Jefferson) definitely made their presence known at the International Trombone Festival held July 4–7, 2012 at the Paris Conservatoire.
Freddy Ouellette was named the winner of the 2012 George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition by a distinguished international panel of judges.  Both of his performances were outstanding and garnered many compliments.

Brimhall wins position with the Jazz Ambassadors

Luke Brimhall, a recent MM jazz studies graduate and former jazz TF, just won the solo jazz chair position with the Jazz Ambassadors, which is part of the United States Army Field Band.  The Ambassadors are considered the premiere jazz group of the US Army and one of the highest profile jazz positions in the world.  Luke will begin performing with the band after going to basic training.

Service Band Positions

In the very competitive area of military service bands, UNT Trombone Studio alum have also been successful. Here is an alphabetic list of some major appointments:

David Bandman, trombonist and euphoniumist U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Brass—Washington, DC

Victo Barranco, jazz trombonist US Army Blues --- Ft. Myer, VA

Michael Bravin, trombonist U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors—Washington, DC

Mike Buckley, trombonist U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors—Washington, DC

Joe Jackson, trombonist, USAF Ceremonial Band

University Positions

Daniel Aldag, Trombone Professor
Humboldt State University—Arcata, CA

John Allen, Trombone Professor
Oklahoma City University—Oklahoma City, OK

Tom Ashworth, Trombone Professor
University of Minnesota—Minneapolis, MN

Don Babcock, Trombone Professor
Eastern Michigan University—Ypsilanti, MI

Ron Babcock, Trombone Professor
Portland State University—Portland, OR

Paul Bauer, Music Dept. Chairman
Northern Illinois University—Dekalb, IL

Orchestra Positions

John Allen, trombonist
Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra—Oklahoma City, OK

Robert Blossom, principal trombonist 
Spain

Dennis Bubert, bass trombonist
Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra—Ft. Worth, TX

Jimmy Clark, principal trombonist
Dallas Opera Orchestra—Dallas, TX

Mark Davidson, principal trombonist 
Utah Symphony Orchestra --- Salt Lake City, UT

Wyatt Henderson, second trombonist 
Kansas City Symphony 0rchestra—Kansas City, MO

Mark Holley, second trombonist
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra --- Houston, TX

Past Guest Studio Artists

As part of an on-going mission of bringing world-class trombonists to UNT as guest performers and clinicians, students at North Texas have ample opportunity to meet master musicians on a regular basis. Here is a list of recent artists that have visited our campus and worked with members of the studio:
Since 1990:
Brandt Attema--bass trombonist, Netherlands Radio Orchestra
Ron Barron—principal trombonist, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ian Bousfield—principal trombonist, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
James Box—principal trombonist, Montreal Symphony Orchestra

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