Go hear the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble at the main stage platform in Glover Park. The concert is free and open to the public and will coincide with the weekly Farmers Market on the Square.
The Atlanta Trombone Ensemble was established in 1997. “We’re originally an offshoot of the Atlanta Wind Symphony. It was a summertime quartet that grew into something that continued,” said Musical Director Gil Estes.
The group plays a variety of music, but Saturday’s concert will consist of mostly jazz pop that will appeal to everyone. The ensemble has 24 active members who are both professional and semi-professional including a member with a master’s degree in trombone, as well as those who only played in high school.
“(The ensemble) really is a crosscut of everything. It’s a broad spectrum of people,” said Estes, a native of Atlanta where he studied with Dr. Paul Mann and Bill Hill. He graduated from the Florida State University where he studied with Dr. William Cramer and Dr. John Drew. Estes later attended the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Buddy Baker.
The concert is a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
“It’s a beautiful venue. It’s a different type of presentation of music because it’s held in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market. You can go to the Square and have breakfast or go shopping or just sit in the park and listen to music,” said Estes, a software consultant who taught high school band for 10 years. He is an active freelance musician, playing in various venues around metro-Atlanta. In addition to playing, he maintains a trombone studio.
“We’re awesome. It will be different. It will be enjoyable,” Estes said.
Glover Park is at 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta.
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