Sanders replaces Matthew Kraemer, who is relocating to Cleveland this summer.
Sanders was selected following a six-month-long search and was one of 10 finalists, each of whom had a try-out with the BPO during the past few months.
“The BPO and the entire Buffalo community are so very special to me,” Sanders said.
Sanders began his professional career in 1999 after winning a trombonist slot with the BPO while still a student at the Julliard School of Music. He remained with BPO through the 2016 season. Read more.