Solo Trombone

2016 Bach LT36B
Bach 9

Music Heroes:
My band teacher as a kid: Dale Bigus
My first college trombone teacher: Dr. Bill Richardson
My grad school trombone teacher: Carl Lenthe
Other music heroes: Michael W. Smith, Dream Theater, Chicago Symphony brass section, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dave Holland, Herbert von Karajan, Sarah Sartori

Dan began playing trombone at the age of eleven. Originally he wanted to play trumpet, but decided on trombone instead. Strangely, his family already had two of them at home, even though nobody at his house played trombone. That moment was his life's height of practicality.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Indiana University. In addition to his role in the Chicago Brass Band, Dan is also Principal Trombone with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Second Trombone with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, Trombone with the Andrew Blake Band, Trombone with Second City Brass, Music Teacher in Wheaton CUSD 200, and Instructor of Low Brass at Saint Xavier University.

He recently found love and married CBB percussionist Sarah Sartori. She keeps his beat steady, musically and personally.