Lucas Swanson, Trumpet
Lucas Swanson, a Rhode Island based trumpet player, is originally from northern Wisconsin. He relocated to Rhode Island in 2017 after performing eight years as a trumpet player in U.S. Navy bands based in Norfolk, VA and Naples, Italy. Lucas has performed on four continents with professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, musical theater productions, jazz ensembles, and reggae bands. Most notably, he was a member of the Greeley Philharmonic and the University of Wyoming Faculty Brass Quintet, performed a six-week run of the musical Midnight at The Never Get in Provincetown, MA, performed as soloist with the Aurora (CO) Symphony, and has subbed with the Virginia Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony and La Crosse Symphony. Currently, he is a member of Newport-based "Your Favorite Brass Quintet" and the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble. Lucas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in trumpet performance at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance at the University of Wyoming.