Why hire Christopher Lewis?
Christopher is a talented musician who has been playing trumpet for 12 years and Bagpipes for 13. He has competed in Scotland in the World Pipe Band Championships on 3 separate occasions, and has performed all over the United States. Christopher was a finalist in the IMEP International Brass Competition in Namur, Belgium in 2012, and can be heard on 2 CD under the MSR Label playing trumpet. Christopher has experience as a freelance musician teaching and playing weddings, funerals, party's, and other events.
Christopher is a freelance musician and teacher throughout West Chester and the surrounding area. As a performer, He is a founding member for the Jericho Brass out of Langhorne, PA and the Varsity Brass out of West Chester, PA. In 2013 he received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from West Chester University. During his time at West Chester, Christopher has played principal trumpet in all of the top ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Big Bands while studying under yamaha performing artist, Dr. Jean-Christophe Dobzrelewski.
As a teacher, Christopher has maintained an active studio in Wilmington, DE and West Chester, PA for the past 5 years. He has given clinics on brass performance, and lectures on pursuing music after high school throughout the East Coast and is in demand as a guest performer/ conductor with many summer music programs.
Christopher can be heard on multiple CD's, ranging from Wind Literature, to Bluegrass and Metal. He played Principal trumpet with the West Chester University Wind Ensemble in 2010, and can be heard on a CD released in 2013 by the christian rock band Upward Way, and another by the metal band August Burns Red on their recent release, Rescue and Restore.
Chris Lewis: Bagpipes, Trumpet
I am influenced by all types of good music, from the great bagpipe bands and solo players, to legendary musicians such as Maurice Andre.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 120 minutes
You can expect to work with a professional who works with you to get exactly what you want for your event.
Nothing needed, I can bring all equiptment
Nothing is needed, I can bring everything with me.
I can play music for any occasion, including most personal requests!
2008: 5 gigs
2009: 10 gigs
2010: 15 gigs
2011: 25 gigs
2012: 40 gigs
2013: 45 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Church Service, Competition, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Other, Parade, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception