The Trombone Section


Principal Trombone (Non-Contesting)

Ed March

Ed March

Ed has played trombone and euphonium with a variety of Wind bands, Big bands, Orchestras and most importantly Brass bands! His high point as a player was playing with Wantage brass at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014. He moved into the assistant conductor role in July 2016 after 3 1/2 years of conducting Ocean Brass.

Principal Trombone (Contesting)


We currently are without a contesting Principal Trombone player, if you would like to apply for the position please contact us by clicking on the contact tab or by clicking here.

2nd Trombone

Paul Mathieson

Paul Mathieson

Paul started playing the trombone at junior school in Southampton. He soon joined the training section of the Southampton Youth Brass Band under Mr Llewellyn and having risen through the ranks, joined the main band directed by Mr Smith. The band toured around different areas of Germany, including one to the Rems-Murr-Kreis to celebrate the twinning of Rems-Murr and Southampton in 1991. After leaving school and following a short break from performing, Paul started providing backing brass both on stage and in the studio for a friend’s guitar band. 20 years on and having played in a number of gigging bands covering genres including ska, reggae, soul and funk, Paul went full-circle and joined Hamble Valley Brass in 2014 before moving on to Ocean Brass in 2016

Bass Trombone

Edd Shackleton

Edward Shackleton

Edd started playing Trombone at the age of 7. At this age the Trombone was a few centimetres taller than he was. Edd spent 8 years in the Hampshire County Youth Band set up enjoying several tours around Europe. Whilst at University in 2005 an opportunity to play in Ocean Brass appeared and Edd has been blowing with the band ever since.