Biography

Wes Lebo is currently Second Trombone of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee, Second Trombone of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee, and Assistant Principal/Second Trombone of the Spartanburg Philharmonic in SC. He was formerly the Principal Trombone of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as well as a trombonist in the King’s Brass. In addition to his performing positions, Wes currently holds a Teaching Fellowship with the Memphis Music Initiative in Tennessee where he coaches and mentors young musicians in the Memphis community. He is also Adjunct Trombone Professor of Music at Visible Music College. In 2011 Wes was invited by Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Joseph Alessi, to attend the Alessi Seminar as a Fellow.

Wes has also performed regularly with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, the Savannah Philharmonic, the Macon Symphony, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Philharmonic, and the Western Piedmont Symphony in North Carolina, the Richmond Symphony and the Roanoke Symphony in Virginia, the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, and the Mobile Symphony in Alabama. Wes is also the trombonist for The State Theatre of North Carolina (Flat Rock Playhouse), and has been hired to perform with several national touring musical theatre companies including Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, and White Christmas. Wes has also backed up Jonny Mathis, and the Irish Tenors.

Wes also does master classes and coaching sessions at universities and high schools across the country including the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and the University of Memphis.

As a soloist, Wes recently appeared with the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra, and in March 2017, premiered a new trombone concerto in Singapore that was written for him by Mr. Kangy Zhang. Wes will solo with the Jackson Symphony this spring as a part of their subscription concert. He also performs solo recitals and chamber concerts around the country.