Southern California
Trombone Day 2018 Workshop

is scheduled for Saturday February 3, at MT. San Antonio College.

With expanded advertising and extended coverage to include all of Southern California, we are looking forward to a record-breaking event. We have exciting day planned including jazz workshops, a master class, and chances to win great door prizes.

We will be presenting concerts throughout the Day featuring the High School Quartet Contest, reading sessions, and the combined Fullerton College, CSUF and MT. Sac Trombone Ensembles

There will also be workshops and a master class by the guest artists throughout the day with a final concert by the guest artists and Bones West.

There will be an exhibit hall filled with trombones and trombone gear.

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Schedule Subject to change

  • 8:30 Registration
  • 10:00 Opening concert – combined Trombone Choirs of Mt. SAC, Fullerton College and Cal State, Fullerton
  • 11:00 Split sessions – Adult Improvisation Workshop Session and High School/College Trombone Choir Reading Session
  • 12:00 Lunch at local restaurants
  • 1:00 High school quartet competition
  • 2:00 David Rejano Master class
  • 3:00 Split sessions – High School/College Improvisation Workshop Session and Adult Trombone Choir Reading Session
  • 4:00 Sweepstake winners announced
  • 4:30 David Rejano Recital
  • 5:30 Concert with Bones Westl
  • 6:00 Trombone Day ends


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Trombone Day Fees
Trombone Day Fees include all events of the day.

Adult: $25.00
Student: $15.00
Active Military: $15.00

Seniors 65+: $15.00
Afternoon Concert Only: $10.00

Free Parking

Each Festival attendee will receive 5 tickets to be used for entry to the events throughout the day. These tickets will be put into a drawing pool for eligibility to win sweepstake prizes. Attendees must be present at the announcement of the prizes to be eligible to win them.

David RejanoFeatured Guest Artist: David Rejano

DAVID REJANO is the Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 2016. Before that, he served as Principal Trombone with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Navarra from 2002 to 2007, Principal Trombone with the Orquestra del Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona (Barcelona Opera House) from 2007 to 2010, and Principal Trombone with the Münchner Philharmoniker from 2010 to 2016.

He has also performed as a guest with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de France, Seoul Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks or the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris.

David Rejano appears frequently as a soloist at the Festival Européen du Trombone, Concours National de Trombone de France, Sapporo Festival, Summer Brass Festival or the International Trombone Festival, as well as with top orchestras like the Vancouver Symphony. He frequently works together with Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel and Valery Gergiev.

As a sought-after teacher, David gives Masterclasses as well as coaches youth orchestras all over the world in Japan, France, Germany, South Korea, Austria, USA, Guatemala and China.

David Rejano (1982) was born in Badajoz, Spain, and initially studied music at the Conservatory in Madrid. Then he moved to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, with professor Gilles Millière, where he graduated with the "Diplôme de Formation Supérieur - Mention très bien à l'unanimité" and the "Prix Spécial du Jury". He was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra -EUYO- and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra -WEDO- (with Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez).

Mr. Rejano is a Bach Performing Artist

Accompanist: Mitsuko Morikawa

MITSUKO MORIKAWA has been an active soloist, coach accompanist and chamber musician in United States as well as in Asia. She has collaborated with highly acclaimed musicians from a wide variety of genres spanning instrumental music, opera, musical theater and choral ensembles. Some of the artists that Ms. Morikawa has performed with include Julia Migenes, Rodney Gilfry, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Timothy Mussard, Michel Debost, James Walker, Denis Bouriakov, Leone Buyse, Carol Wincenc, Jean Ferrandis, Marianne Gedigian, Martin Chalifour, Roberto Cani, Megumi Kanda, Randy Hawes, and Timothy Higgins. Ms. Morikawa has also recorded music for the New World Records label and has been featured on radio programs such as KUSC, WCLV, Cleveland and NHK-FM, Japan.

Apart from her accomplishments as a performer, Ms. Morikawa has also distinguished herself as a unique and highly regarded coach/accompanist. She has served on the faculties at Occidental College, Santa Monica College, the Meadowmount School of Music, Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program, National Flute Association Annual Convention, National Cello Institute, Oberlin College Conservatory, the Oberlin Flute Institute, Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory and the ENCORE School of Strings. She is currently working as an accompanist at the Colburn School, UCLA and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.

Ms. Morikawa’s degrees consist of a B.M. in piano performance from the Toho School of Music, Japan, an M.M. in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Professional Studies Certificate in piano performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music and a D.M.A. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California. Some of Ms. Morikawa’s teachers include Alan Smith, Norman Krieger, Sergei Babayan, Cheng-Zong Yin, Paul Schenly, Sara Davis Buechner and Hisako Ueno.

Improvisation Workshops: Joey Sellers

Joey SellersJOEY SELLERS was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1962, He is recipient of the Gil Evans Fellowship In Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Award. An accomplished composer in both jazz and classical idioms, Sellers has written for Doc Severinsen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, symphony orchestras in Tulsa, Long Beach and San Antonio and several works commissioned by the St. Louis Brass. Warner Brothers, Advance Music, and Hal Leonard have published his music and transcriptions. He has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sellers attended Arizona State University where he studied trombone with Gail Wilson and improvisation with Chuck Marohnic. In 1980, he formed the Tempe Jazz Workshop, an 11-piece ensemble to perform his original music.

Sellers moved to Los Angeles in 1985, where he performed actively on piano and trombone. The 11-piece ensemble manifested itself there as the Jazz Aggregation, and that ensemble's recordings and performances garnered critical praise. The Los Angeles Times says of the ensemble, "[Joey Sellers'] Jazz Aggregation is one of the most exciting new surprises of the decade." The Penguin Guide to Jazz states of the Aggregation's 9Winds release Pastels, Ashes "Sellers blends structure and surprise with a deftness that should leave other arrangers genuflecting." In Los Angeles, Sellers played and recorded with the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble, Joe LaBarbara, Bruce Fowler, Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew. He studied improvisation with Warne Marsh, and jazz composition with Bill Holman. During this period, Sellers also served as music director, trombonist and pianist for the Side Street Strutters, reworking and adapting the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson and other seminal jazz figures for that ensemble's six recordings for StopTime Records.

Moving to New York in 1996 to pursue more intense musical endeavors, Sellers played and recorded with Conrad Herwig, Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi's Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin, Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii Orchestra, Mike Formanek and Tony Malaby, among others. The New York incarnation of the Jazz Aggregation was well received, with the New York Times commenting, "Sellers is one of few composers whose ideas actually press into new shapes; it's not just a half dozen soloists coloring a big band core." The Village Voicestates simply, "There's little typical about his pen."

A short list of Sellers' commissions includes: "Three Fantasies for Steelpan and Orchestra" for Liam Teague, "Concerto for Jazz Piano and Orchestra" for Chuck Marohnic, Odd Children: Piece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble for Robert Chappell,"Three Essays/Four Saxophones" for the Northern Illinois University Saxophone Quartet, "Aperitif, Tale, Digression and Entrée for Tuba and Clarinet" for Sam Pilafian and Robert Spring, Requiems for Wayne Bergeron, and "Miss Rogers' Boots" for the Airmen of Note.

Sellers was assistant professor of music at Northern Illinois University; he is currently Director of Jazz Studies at Saddleback College. He lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, clarinetist Susan Sellers, and their children, Corissa and Benjamin.

High School Quartet Competition

One of the highlights of Trombone Day this year is the high school trombone quartet contest. Quartets will compete in a “Trombone Idol” style venue to be judged by a panel of professional trombonists and educators. All quartet members must be high school students participating in their school’s music program.

The contest will consist of an onstage performance of two pieces. The music for the competition will have one required piece, "Prelude from Te Deum", and one piece of their choice that is approximately three minutes in length. The panel will comment on the performance of each quartet and eventually choose a winner from each division.

The quartet contest winner will receive a $200.00 prize to be allocated to their school’s music department. The prize for 2nd place will be $100.00. All participants will receive free admission to Trombone Day.

To sign up for the quartet competition, please email Len Wicks at


To download "Prelude from Te Deum" click the following links >  Parts (PDF)  Score (PDF)



Kanstul Musical Instruments

Yamaha Musical Instruments

Ferguson Music

Bertrand’s Music and Horn Improvement

B.A.C. Musical Instruments

Courtois Musical Instruments

Sweepstakes Prizes

1 Yamaha Silent Practice system

2 2 Kanstul design mouthpieces

Trombone Ensemble Pieces

1 $100.00 gift card

1 $100.00 gift card

1 Hercules Trombone Stand

5 CD's: David Rejano

4 CD's: Joey Sellers

4 WoodwindBrasswind gift certificates:
each package containing 3 Jo-Ral trombone mutes of the winner’s choice.

Donated by BonesWest
1 Protec Tenor Trombone Gig Bag

1 K&M Standard Trombone Stand
1 Protec Tenor Trombone mute bag


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Trombone Day is co-sponsored by Mount San Antonio College