Michael D. McGuire is a Bass Trombonist, teacher, arranger and composer. He has arranged and orchestrated music for trombone(s) and other ensembles, including trombone choir, quartets, quintets, sextets and octets; other arranging and orchestration has been for brass quintet, large brass ensemble and full orchestra. Until now, none of it has been published. Michael studied with Henry C. Smith, Dee Stewart and Robert S Harper while at Temple University in the 1960s, and began writing as well as playing during college. He has performed with such diverse groups as The Philadelphia Orchestra (substitute), PA Opera Orch., PA Ballet Orch., The Savoy Opera Orch., The American Society of Ancient Instruments, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, The Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Conductors worked with have included Eugene Ormandy, Aldo Ceccato, George Steinberg, Max Rudolf, Sean Deibler, Marin Alsop and many others. While in Northern CA, he performed with the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Mission Chamber Orchestra, and the San Jose Wind Symphony. Now in Southern California, he plays regularly in several big bands and is a member of Bones West, for whom he has also written several arrangements and original works. He founded and directed Philabone, a trombone choir in Philadelphia from 1982 to 1995, bringing the sound of the trombone choir to the Philadelphia region, where, oddly enough, it hadn't been heard in public much at all.

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