About (716) TROMBONES

(716) TROMBONES Accepting New Members!

Are you a trombone player? If so, (716) TROMBONES is accepting new members!

We are an amazing trombone choir in WNY, conducted by Maestro John H. Landis. We have an extensive library of trombone music. 

In many groups, trombonists spend much of rehearsal time counting rests, or playing simple background parts. Our group is much different. We play challenging music, which will actually improve your playing. You will learn new repertoire, gain valuable ensemble skills, and learn from an experienced conductor.

We are trying to find as many qualified trombone players as possible. A large choir will sound amazing, and enable us to play even more interesting music. 

Please share information with any trombone players who might be interested.

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If you’re interested, stop by one of our rehearsals any Tuesday night at 7:30.

St. John the Baptist Church 

168 Chestnut St.

Lockport, NY 14094

Jennifer Landis



Jennifer Landis, Trombone


Jennifer Landis is a freelance trombonist and music teacher in Western New York.  Jennifer is co-founder of the Buffalo Civic Orchestra and (716) TROMBONES.  

Locally, she has performed with Cheektowaga Community Symphony, Orchard Park Symphony, Amherst Symphony Orchestras, and the Ladies First Jazz Big Band.

In Southern California, Jennifer has performed with the Orange County Symphony, Young Musicians Debut Orchestra, Vietnamese-American Philharmonic, Orange County Four Seasons Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, and Topanga Philharmonic.   

Ms. Landis began her musical studies in Buffalo, NY as a pianist and percussionist at age ten, while learning trumpet, trombone and euphonium at age sixteen.  She studied music education and music performance at the University of Buffalo.  

Her journey continued to Long Beach, California, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Trombone Performance at California State University, Long Beach.   As a soloist, Jennifer was featured with at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Festival, under the direction of John Carnahan, and has performed many recitals in the Los Angeles area.  She was a longtime member of the Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Pacific Brass Ensemble, and many other chamber ensembles.

Jennifer studied trombone with Richard Myers of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeffrey Reynolds of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Cristian Ganicenco of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Before moving back to Western New York, Jennifer was enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

In 2013, Jennifer auditioned and was accepted to the prestigious Northwestern University Summer Trombone Workshop, where she studied under Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

She recently attended the 2018 Southeast Trombone Symposium as a performer, working with Joseph Alessi and Steve Lange.

Contact Jennifer

You may contact Jennifer at (716) 940-0646 


Find out more

John H. Landis, Conductor


John Landis, a native of Chicago, was raised in Cleveland. He studied piano, trumpet, timpani, theory and conducting there and at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. He earned a B.M. from the Eastman School of Musicin Rochester, NY.  There, he was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Eastman Philharmonia, often appearing as a conductor of light operas. His principal conducting teachers have been John Farinacci, Orien Dalley, George Szell, Howard Hanson, Frederick Fennell and Josef Blatt.

After military service with the U.S. Air Force musical units in Washington, Mr. Landis headed to New York for a position as conductor and tour manager for the Boris Goldovsky Opera Theatre. From 1970 to 1972, John held the position of Assistant Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  He continued performing with the BPO as a conductor, arranger, percussionist, and keyboard player until 1983. He also taught at the University of Buffalo and was Music Director of the Niagara Falls Philharmonicand the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra.

While in Albuquerque, NM for seven years, Landis was a University of New Mexico music professor, conductor of opera and ballet throughout the southwest and California, and program director for classical radio station KHFM. He returned to Buffalo in 1990 as a program host/announcer for WNED-FM. WNED programs hosted by Landis included the “afternoon drive” program, and a ‘new-releases’ program entitled What's New? Until his February 2009 retirement, he also served as music adviser for Music from Chautauqua.

Mr. Landis was conductor/music director of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra from 1991 to 2015, is currently Music Director of (716) TROMBONES and WNY’s Buffalo Civic Orchestra.

John is widely respected for his vast knowledge of classical music, and is one of Buffalo’s finest conductors, musicologists, and piano accompanists.


Current Members

Tenor Trombone

Jennifer Landis

Peter Karda

Scott Wheeler

Michael Broome

Richard Shenton

Peter Blackwell

Jane Calvert they/them

Jess Noltee

Aden Clemente

Bass Trombone

Alexei Gulakiw

Peter Celentano

Paul Burt

Haydn:Achieved is the Glorious Work

Haydn: Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation.

arranged by Donald G. Miller

Crespo-Bruckner Etude

Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium

Bruckner Trosterin Musik

Rutter Candlelight Carol

Aria et Polonaise, Joseph Jongen

Jennifer Landis, trombone

John H. Landis, piano

performing Aria et Polonaise, by Joseph Jongen

Bruckner Christus Factus Est

Crespo: Bruckner Etude

St. Saens Alleluia from Christmas Oratorio


4 short prayers of St. Francis of Assissi 

Grieg Holberg Cantata

Performance of Grieg's Holberg Cantata at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Viadana: Exsultate Justi, arr. by Richard Myers

Viadana Exsultate Justi, arr. by Richard Myers July , 23, 2017.

Frescobaldi Toccata 3/18/2018