Education / Trombone Specialist, Bobby Powell


Bobby is the Music Education Coordinator for Musical Innovations. His responsibilities include connecting musicians and educators to the resources they need, serving as a liaison between educators and instrument manufacturers, overseeing instrument repair, and supervising the education team for Musical Innovations. He also performs a large portion of our in-house repairs.

In addition to his position at Musical Innovations, Bobby is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Upstate Winds Concert Band and Co-Founder and Principal Trombonist of the Corridor Brass.

As an active freelance trombonist, he performs regularly in concert halls, churches, and other performance venues. He has performed as a member of the Palmetto Concert Band and the Palmetto Posaunen. He currently plays and conducts as a member of the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass, the Corridor Brass, the Upstate Winds Concert Band, and the Foothills Philharmonic. Performance opportunities have taken Bobby to many places including the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the American Bandmasters Association Convention, the Music Educators Association Conventions of South Carolina and North Carolina, the Spoleto Festival, the International Trombone Festival, and the Eastern Trombone Workshop.

Prior to his arrival at Musical Innovations, Bobby enjoyed a very successful career as a school band director, in which he guided his ensembles to critical acclaim at music festivals and competitions both at home in South Carolina and across the country. His bands were consistently recognized for their excellence in musicianship as well as their discipline and character.