Scott Colley (Trombone):   Born in Charlottesville, Scott was introduced to the trombone by elementary school band director Rush Stancil, who had played in SJ.  Scott continued with the trombone at Lane High, and after performing in various all-state and college bands, he stopped playing for more than 40 years to concentrate upon graduate studies and then a career.  He picked up the trombone again just before retirement to play alongside students in a brass group at a college where he was serving as president.  In recent years he has taken private lessons at UVa and has played in the C’ville Symphony Orchestra, the Municipal Band of Charlottesville , the Orange Community Band, and Leo Mallek’s big band.  He has played in pit orchestras at UVa for a number of musicals.  He agreed to become manager of SJ because nobody else would do it.

Steve Sanford (Trombone):  Steve was born in Fredericksburg and attended Blue Ridge School and Woodberry Forest before graduating from Orange County High in 1969.  He has a BA in music and later earned a MS in public school administration.  He is married to Norma Lynn Hill of Charlottesville and together they raised four sons.  In 2005, he retired from public school administration, sold his real estate business in Fredericksburg and retired to Orange.  He continues to work in real estate and the farm business in the Orange area.  Furthermore Steve directs a 17-piece big band — The Fredericksburg Big Band – with which he has performed since 1975. Steve also plays lead trombone for Leo Mallek’s big band.

Larry Swift (Trombone):   Larry was born in a small village in Szechuan, China and grew up in Turkey.  His parents were missionaries for the Congregational Church and consequently his early musical influences were church hymns, Turkish folk songs, and the tunes his parents sang to his brothers and him while driving for hours in their radioless Jeep.  He learned piano from his mother and trombone in middle school.  Larry has lived in Crozet since the seventies and has played the keyboard and trombone in many musical venues including the C’ville Municipal Band, community theater companies such as the Four County Players, local rock and soul bands like Deep Blue Jones and the Soul Shakers.  He currently plays blues with Pure Blind Luck, classic rock with Failure to Yield, and soul with Soul Transit Authority.  He says he gets his jazz fix from SJ!  Larry is a self-described musical junkie.

Frank Boone (Trombone): Frank is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in music education. He taught instrumental music in Akron, Ohio for several years after college before jumping ship and moving to Charlottesville to start a record store. Being involved in business and subsequently other careers did not allow time for practicing, which for 43 years fell to the bottom of the list of things to do. As retirement approached, Frank picked up the horn again, started practicing and became a member of the Charlottesville Municipal Band (now the Charlottesville Band). He has also performed with Salute to Swing (Leo Mallek’s big band), the Orange Community Band and the Rivanna Winds, as well as playing for local church services and community events.