Mathew Raymond has been playing trombone for 9 years. He graduated from Vero Beach High School, where he had the opportunity to attend the Music For All Festival as well as a winter band clinic at the University of South Carolina. Mathew went on to get an Associate of Arts degree at Indian River State College. While at IRSC, he was the Principal trombone player for the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and the Port Saint Lucie Community Band. At IRSC Mathew was able to travel to Jacksonville twice to take part in a Winter Symposium at the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University. Mathew has performed with groups such as the Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble, Treasure Coast Symphony, Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, and Jordan Thomas Odyssey.