Bobby Guess

Bobby Guess is an honor graduate of the University of Houston, and he is currently the Band Director at Wertheimer Middle School in the Lamar Consolidated ISD and is a top call free-lance Bass Trombonist in the Gulf Coast Area. He performs in many venues and all styles ranging from The Symphony and church orchestras to big band and R & B funk.

Bobby has completed his twentieth year as a music educator in the State of Texas. He has taught in the Cypress-Fairbanks, Houston, and Lamar Consolidated Independent School Districts and under his direction, his bands have received numerous local, state, and national awards. In 2004, Bobby was the recipient of Houstonís Channel 2 Sunshine Award, an award for educators nominated by their students and community. Bobby was featured as a presenter at the Texas Music Educatorsí Association and the Texas Bandmastersí Association Conventions in San Antonio, as an expert in trombone pedagogy. Bobby Guess is also an active brass clinician; engineering clinics for brass performers of all ages and disciplines.

Bobby was a bass trombonist for Walt Disney Entertainment Productions in Anaheim, California, and he has played for Broadway touring shows such as West Side Story, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Fair Lady, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hello Dolly, and Singin' in the Rain. He has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra on contrabass trombone in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder.

Mr. Guess has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to play with such great artists as Aretha Franklin, 10,000 Maniacs, the Irish Tenors, the Texas Tenors, Casey Abrams (from American Idol), Ray Charles, the Mills Brothers, the Platters, Lee Greenwood, Chris Vahdala, Kay Starr, Steve Tyrell, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, Conrad Herwig, Bill Watrous, Jamie Abersold, Carl Fontana, Tom Kubis, Mavis Rivers and Matt Cantigub, and Frank Mantooth. Bobby actively performs with the Ricky Diaz Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Ronnie Renfrow Big Band, the Dean Artall Big Band, the Bill Ledbetter Big Band, the Baytown Symphony, Bayou Funk Experiment, Full Coast Swing, and the Second Baptist Church West Campus Orchestra.

Having taught and performed in every socioeconomic level and demographic population, Bobby believes that music is a tool educators use to teach students lifelong skills that transcend the music classroom. Without music, life is absent. Even with the numerous awards and accolades presented in his professional career, Bobby still feels the highlight of his life is his family. Bobby is very happily married to his wife of 8 years, Anne and has three amazing children: Zachary, Zoe, and Vasileia.