WTAMU Trombone Octet Tour

Exciting News coming from our Trombone Studio led by Associate Professor of Music, Dr. John Shanks!

The WTAMU Trombone Octet will tour several high schools near Houston and San Antonio between 12/12 and 12/17. This octet was formed by, fully rehearsed by, and directed solely by current WT Trombone Studio members. It is a purely student-run ensemble.

Here’s what Dr. Shanks had to say about the upcoming tour:

"As the trombone professor, I couldn’t be more proud of them for their initiative, drive, and spirit. It speaks so positively to the culture we’ve collectively built in this studio (and School of Music) that current members are voluntarily giving up some of their break to go recruit for us!"


Alarming Disturbance* - Mason Lafferty

Octet - Gordon Jacob

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro

To the Canyons and the Blankets of Stars* - Meghan Brooks

Provence - Jeremy Dibb

Judgement Day* - Trace Bails

* denotes WTAMU student composition specifically for this ensemble


  • James Dewey
  • Brayden Hebbel
  • Cyrus Jackson
  • Corey Nance
  • Spencer Owens
  • Mathew Santiago
  • Justin Slaughter
  • Abraham Wood


Trace Bails

Planned performances:

  • Monday, December 13: College Station High School, A&M Consolidated Middle School, Brenham High School
  • Tuesday, December 14: Hargrave High School
  • Wednesday, December 15: North Shore Senior High School, Dripping Springs High School
  • Thursday, December 16: Floresville High School

We wish the Studio the best on their travels down south and are looking forward to hearing about the success of their tour.

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