How best to describe this group? A young group of gentlemen trombone players—as described by Sarah the “best looking we’ve ever had”—who’ve played together for more than 12 years. They were incredibly dynamic players, had amazing and impressive technique, and their balanced blend of sound was absolutely amazing to hear. The descriptions of the types of trombones was a great fit for all the audience. They were good storytellers, however a few too many stories to the point that the audience grew anxious to hear them play. Their modern arrangements were wonderful showpieces for an instrument known in some circles as the "sackbutt." They would be great to have back in Merrill again after they get a few more years of experience. All in all, another great artist for Merrill's season.