For Sale: S.E. Shires TruBore Custom Bass Trombone

S.E. Shires TruBore Bass Trombone

Double In-line: F-Gd/D

Bell: Pick one:

    Bell 1: B11, 2G, 10″
    Bell 2: B11, 8G, 10″

    Slide: Dual Bore: .562/.578, Nickel bow

    Lead Pipe: Sterling Silver 2.5

    Tuning Crook: CN (Nickel)

    Valve Section Serial #: 3550

    Shires’ list price for a TruBore these days is $6,245. There’s some lacquer wear on the slide, plus small pits on the bells from mutes. Make on offer to me at:
    matt@matthewguilford.com

    I just have too many horns! My National Symphony section plays Edwards, so I’ve been back to my dependent setup there for the past few years. This Shires TruBore is simply too nice a horn to be collecting dust. Oh, it’s also the one played on a couple of my most recent CD’s: University of Maryland Brass Trio and Road Not Taken with Washington Trombone Ensemble….and it saw several years of use in the NSO.
    In short, it’s an extremely versatile instrument for solo, chamber and symphonic use.

2014 Events Calendar

2014 is already filling up with several exciting events and happenings for trombonists and lovers of music everywhere.

While there is no date to post regarding this first entry, I am able to report that a new and significant composition for bass trombone has been commissioned. Composer John Stevens has been recently commissioned by a consortium of bass trombonists, myself included, to write a sonata for bass trombone and piano. This effort, brilliantly spearheaded by Alan Carr, carries the backing of many friends and colleagues of the bass trombone persuasion. We all look forward to the birthing of this new composition at some point in the future.

The John Stevens Commission Consortium

Zachary Bond
Dennis Bubert
Alan Carr
John Engelkes
Matthew Guilford
Randy Hawes
Brian Hecht
Gabe Langfur
James Markey
Steve Norrell
Gerry Pagano
Nick Schwartz


Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Eastern Trombone Workshop
Ft. Myer, Arlington, Virginia
The University of Maryland Trombone Choir
Matthew Guilford, conductor

The Eastern Trombone Workshop will feature the University of Maryland Trombone Choir in a program devoted to works selected from the Milton Stevens Collection. This special collection of material is archived within the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland at College Park.

This is a free performance and is open to the general public.


Thursday, May 22, 2014
International Trumpet Guild Conference
Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

I will join Chris Gekker as guest trombone soloist on Eric Ewazen’s Double Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone at the International Trumpet Guild Conference 2014.


June 4 – 7, 2014
International Trombone Festival
The Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York

I will be a featured artist at the 2014 International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music. Events will include a solo recital, master class and solo appearance with The Eastman Wind Ensemble.