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 Chilton 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’s love for music has led him to a strong desire to teach music and to share his passion with students of all ages.

Don Chilton