Turning the Trombone Into a Horn of Plenty.
"He played with beautiful tone and consummate musicianship. The performance was spectacular."
— Ed Roberts, Washington Post
About the 1890s re-enactment: "He tells about playing with Sousa and other bands in the 1890s, and Shelsta's trombone solos were stupefying."
— Paul Carpenter, Chicago Tribune
"Scott Shelsta is a superb musician who is able to perform the most difficult solos with ease. He thrills an audience with his blazing technique and possesses an affable demeanor which endears him to his listeners. It is a joy and a pleasure to conduct him in concert. He truly ranks among the finest soloists of our time."
— Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel, USAF (Ret)
"You have developed a great niche to showcase your tremendous talents, and more people who appreciate great trombone playing should have the opportunity to witness your artistry."
— Colonel Verne Campbell, USA (Ret)