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The trombone and it’s ancestor the sacbut date back to the late 1400’s in Europe where it was used to herald important events and accompany worship and festivals.
The SantaBones founder, Dru Stowe, started the ensemble in 1987 to continue the tradition of trombone choir caroling he had enjoyed in college.  To fill out the group he has brought together some of the area’s finest trombonists. With performance backgrounds with the Virginia Symphony, our fine military bands and from show orchestras at Busch Gardens, they have entertained thousands of people with their holiday melodies. 
When the Moravians came to America they brought with them the tradition of the trombone choir that is still in use today in Western North Carolina, Pennsylvania and  California.