Bob Sanders grew up in Costa Mesa, California where he began studying the trombone at the age of 11. His teachers have included Don Kimble, Jeff Reynolds, Robert Simmergren and Roy Main. His professional career began when he was 21, playing with the Disneyland Band. After three years there, he moved on and has stayed busy performing ever since. He has been a member of Pacific Symphony since 1986, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since its founding, the Opera Pacific Orchestra for its entire life and the Long Beach Symphony for more than a decade. He has played on a freelance basis with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, numerous traveling ballet and opera Companies, has played for hundreds of motion picture scores and has spent considerable time in the pit at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. He teaches trombone at California State University, Fullerton. He is president of Local 7, the American Federation of Musicians in Santa Ana, is the President of the Southern California Chapter of the Theater Musicians Association and serves on that organization's National Board of Directors.