Don Chilton

Newport, Rhode Island


Music Educator and Professional Musician

​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 throughout New England and nationally as a professional trumpeter. He is a long time member and now leader of the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra