Byron Herrington has lived in Albuquerque since 1981 but was born and raised in the dusty flatlands near Lubbock, Texas. He attended schools in Port Isabel, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma. After attaining a trombone performance degree at the University of Oklahoma, where he studied trombone arts with Dr. Irvin Wagner and conducting with Guy Fraser Harrison, Byron won a position with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He performed with the NMSO and occasionally conducted them for 30 years until the orchestra’s demise in April 2011. He is a founding member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and is Principal Trombonist with the Santa Fe Symphony.