Music Educator and Professional Musician

Don Chilton

Newport, Rhode Island


​DON CHILTON is a retired Navy Musician with over 30 years experience as a professional musician.  While in the U.S. Navy Music Program, he traveled extensively world-wide serving as a trumpeter, vocalist, band leader, conductor, drum major, and administrator. He earned his BA in Music from Thomas Edison State College while serving in the Navy. 

Don completed his teacher certification at the University of Rhode Island and is currently the band director and general music teacher at Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Don Chilton performs as a professional trumpeter throughout New England and is the leader of the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra.