David Martin, Director of Bands
David Martin has played and taught trombone for more than 17 years. David attended the University of South Florida where he earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Trombone Performance. While at the University of South Florida, Mr. Martin toured Italy with the USF Jazz Ensemble I, and has played with guest artist such as Gordon Goodwin, Chick Corea, Matt Neiss, Slide Hampton, Keith Oshiro, Charlie Davis, and Conrad Herwig. While getting his Masters at USF, he was the Graduate Assistant to the Orchestra, and the Trombone studio where he was able to conduct the USF Orchestra, Trombone Choir, and taught applied lessons to Undergraduate Trombone Students.
His trombone playing can be heard on the USF Suncoast Jazz, USF Helps Festival, and Trombone Pro Series CD's and DVD. He has a diverse background in all styles of music and has worked as a freelance musician and teacher throughout the Central and South Florida area. David was a member of the All-Colligate Jazz Band at Disney's Magic Kingdom, and is the principal trombonist for the Florida Wind Band, and is the first call substitute trombone player for the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. David is married to his lovely wife Lauren Martin and they have two dogs, Bella and Allegra.