Trumpeter Dwight Tibbetts recieved a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Southern Maine. He has his Masters in Music from the American Band College in Ashland, Oregon. He was a recipient of the Willie Maiden Award for excellence in composition and arranging. Dwight taught instrumental music in grades five through twelve for thirty-two years in Augusta, Maine. He has performed throughout Maine, most recently with the Manchester Brass Quintet. Dwight has studied with Chuck Winfield (formerly of Blood, Sweat and Tears), John Foss, and Dr. Tim Weir (lead player from the University of Miami). He has been coached by members of the Canadian Brass, Fred Shautter (principal trumpeter of the Oregon Symphony), and famed trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti. Also an accomplished pianist, Dwight arranges most of the music performed by the Downeast Brass.
Over the years, Dwight has performed in many orchestra pits in Maine and Florida. Recently, he retired from teaching and spends his winters in Melbourne, Florida performing with the Central Florida Winds, the Swingtime Orchestra, and the Melbourne Community Band. He has also been hired to play for the Norwegian Cruiselines.
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