Peachtree Band of Jazz
Peachtree Band of Jazz is an ensemble within the Peachtree Symphonic Winds organization. We're a big-band style ensemble, with saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and a rhythm section of bass, keys, drums and guitar. We love to play diverse styles of jazz music, including Latin jazz, funk, swing, progressive jazz, and even a few jazz-based movie and TV show themes.
If you play an instrument used in big bands and are looking for a group to join, contact us and tell us which instrument(s) you play. We'll get back in touch with you to follow up.
Raymond Castleberry is the Music Director of Peachtree Band of Jazz and Director of Bands at Youth Middle School in Loganville, GA. Mr. Castleberry earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from The University of Georgia where he was a member of the UGA Redcoat Band, UGA Men's Glee Club, and various other musical ensembles.
While attending UGA, Mr. Castleberry studied conducting with Dwight Satterwhite, Mark Cedel, and Yoel Levi, then Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Castleberry lives near Athens with his wife, Karen, and daughters, Emma and Ava. Raymond and Karen are members of several performing ensembles in the Atlanta area.