Prentiss Hobbs

Principal Trombonist, Huntsville Symphony

Prentiss Hobbs is the Principal Trombonist in the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. He is also Second Trombonist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. Hobbs has also held positions with the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Ohio Light Opera, the Tuscaloosa Symphony, and the Knoxville Symphony, as well as one-year positions in the Alabama Symphony and the Nashville Symphony. He is also a substitute musician with the Louisville Symphony and the Grant Park Summer Symphony in Chicago.

Hobbs is also in demand as a recording session artist and has played bass and tenor trombone on over a thousand recordings. Some of his highlights include recording with Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Ben Folds, Wynona Judd, Alan Jackson, The Nashville Symphony, and many others. Hobbs has also played on many movie soundtracks, including the Last Witch Hunter and Hoodwinked, and video games such as Halo, Madden Football and Star Wars. He is listed on the AMG website with close to fifty credits to his name.

Hobbs’ first teacher was his father, David Hobbs, who at the beginnings of his musical path started him down the road to success with his vast knowledge of music and his wonderful ability to teach. He later continued his studies with Larry Campbell at L.S.U. and Dan Drill at the University of Alabama. Both of these fine teachers helped him to become the musician he is today.

“This trombone produces the most beautiful and colorful sound I have ever played! It responds so quickly in all registers. It blends easily with everyone I play with, yet lets me change the color with no problems in order to play solos and get my sound above everyone else with ease! Thank you, Edwards, for such a fine instrument!”

Prentiss Hobbs