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Ray Splawn

We are delighted to introduce Ray Splawn as the Slide Doctor. Ray is a professional trombonist, who studied with Bill Hill at Georgia State University and who continues to freelance in the Atlanta area. Ray has done an apprenticeship in the Slide Dr. shop for five years and has now taken ownership of the business. …

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John D. Upchurch

The title of “The Slide Dr.,” was given to John Upchurch, by Buddy Baker. When John completed his D.M. at Indiana University in the summer of 1970, he moved to Potsdam, NY to teach low brass and play trombone in the Potsdam Brass Quintet.  With 24 (sometimes more) trombone students at the Crane School of Music …

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