Zachary Hollister has served as bass trombonist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC since 2014, after more than eight years with the Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, MD. A graduate of both the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Maryland, he has performed as a guest with the Boston Pops, as well as with the Baltimore, Vermont, Harrisburg, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestras, the Rhode Island and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. From 2001-2005 he was bass trombonist with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts. Zac has also performed with such groups as the Commodores Jazz Ensemble, Monomoy Theatre, Triton Brass Quintet, Brass of the Potomac, Washington Trombone Ensemble, and the Callithumpian Consort. He has appeared as a clinician and soloist with both the Navy Band and Naval Academy Band. During a 2015 appearance with the Navy Band on NPR’s 'A Prairie Home Companion' from the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Zac was featured in a brief interview with Garrison Keillor and gave a demonstration of the bass trombone to over 3 million radio listeners. His teachers include Douglas Yeo, Matthew Guilford, Murray Crewe, and Carl Jackson. Interests include vegan food, pottery, card games, hiking, watching films, meditation, traveling, and swimming laps at the pool.