About Our Director

Gil Estes

Gil Estes is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he studied with Dr. Paul Mann and Mr. Bill Hill. He graduated from the Florida State University where he studied with Dr. William Cramer and Dr. John Drew, later attended the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Mr. Buddy Baker. Gil is now attending Georgia State University and is continuing his Master of Music in Trombone Performance with Dr. Bill Mann (son of Dr. Paul Mann mentioned above)

As a high school band director in South Florida as well as metro-Atlanta his bands always received high ratings in both marching and concert performance. When he’s not playing in the Orchestra at Georgia State University, Gil is an active free-lance musician, performing in various venues around metro-Atlanta. He also maintains a trombone studio and is the musical director for the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble.

Gil Estes (left) at 2018 International Trombone Festival – panel on “The Importance of Community Ensembles”