Intrepid Brass
Scott Abrahamson - An  alumnus of Gettysburg College (PA) having earned a Bachelor of Science  in Music Education, Scott also holds a Master of Science in Education  from the University of New England (ME). Additionally, he has completed  post graduate study at The Hartt School of Music, University of  Hartford (CT), Rhode Island College, the University of Phoenix (AZ) and  Loyola Marymount University (CA).​ Although a classically  trained trumpeter, Scott has proven versatility in a range of styles,  and has performed extensively throughout the East Coast. His trumpeting  has also taken him to the Mid-West, Canada, and Europe. As a freelance  musician in Southern New England, Scott has performed extensively in weddings, sacred services, and pit orchestras. He is a  past member of the Ocean State Pops Orchestra and Kindred Brass, and now performs with the Greenwich Bay Brass, D-Caf Jazz  and Intrepid Brass.  Most notably, Scott is proud to be a Trumpet Artist/Educational  Clinician for XO Professional Brass by Jupiter Band Instruments,  a leading manufacturer of  world class quality instruments. 

As a music educator, Scott has enjoyed a long tenure as a very successful middle and high school band director.  Under his baton, his bands and jazz ensembles continuously earned superior ratings at state level band festivals as well as top honors at regional festivals.  Scott also worked in education at the district adminstrative level as a director of fine arts.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of music at Fisher College and Bay State College in Boston, MA.  His educational skills subsequently proved invaluable in the retail music industry, where he worked as an education and sales director with focus on supporting school programs through outreach initiaves  including teacher mentoring and professional development.  He also created opportunities for clinicians and artist-in-residence programs within the schools before recently accepting an offer to return to the classroom where he is developing outstanding programs for disadvantaged urban yoth.
Rachel Daly received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in horn performance and Masters of Arts degree from Columbia University, Teachers College in music education. She studied horn under David Jolley, William Brown, Laura Klock and George Lessard. Rachel also studied conducting with Dino Anagnost.

Specializing in chamber music, Rachel is a founding member of Hornithology Ensemble and the Lakeside Brass Quintet performing recitals, private and corporate functions.  Hornithology Ensemble received many grants over the last two years from the Massachusetts Cultural council for school, summer and community programs. An active freelancer in the New England area and has performed with many area orchestras and chamber groups including the Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, Plymouth Philharmonic, New Bedford Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Clafin Hill Symphony and Charles River Sinfonietta.

Rachel, a native of southeastern Massachusetts, is deeply committed to music education, teaching horn and coaching chamber music to area middle and high school students. Her students regularly participate in the Southeast and Central District Music Festivals, Massachusetts All State Festival, All Eastern Music Festival, Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Worcester Youth Symphony, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and New England Conservatory Preparatory Groups. Along with a home studio, Rachel teaches at lessons programs at Hopkinton High School and King Philip High School. She is also a visiting lecturer at Boston College and Bridgewater State University teaching both horn and Introduction to Western Classical Music.
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Miles F. Davis has been playing the trumpet for over 50 years. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, received a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance from Michigan State University.

Mr. Davis has an extensive background performing in a wide variety of musical genres including orchestral, jazz, latin, opera, funk, reggae, chamber, contemporary classical, and pop. He was a member of the Lansing (MI) Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Brass Quintet for nine years. He was a founding member of the eclectic world music septet "Bop (Harvey)". Miles helped manage the group as well as performing on trumpet, trombone, percussion and vocals in over 1000 shows and on multiple recordings. For the past 11 years he has been a member of the Latin-jazz group "Carlos DeLeon and the U.N. Band" performing on trumpet, auxiliary percussion, and vocals.

Miles is heard on numerous recordings and commercials. He has performed with such diverse artists as Zubin Mehta, Ziggy Marley, Henry Mancini, Buckwheat Zydeco, Frederick Fennell, Gregg Bissonette, David Amram, Carlos DeLeon, Martha Reeves, Karel Husa, UB 40, William Schuman, "Blue" Lou Marini, Jessye Norman, and Eugene Ormandy.

In addition to teaching privately for over 40 years, Miles has served as instructor of trumpet at Michigan State University, Alma (MI) College and Providence College. He has also taught classes on jazz history and appreciation.
Native Rhode Islander, Tom Gregory began playing the tuba in the Tiverton High School band. Tom was awarded a scholarship to attend Boston Conservatory where he studied with Chester Schmitz, principal tuba of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (ret.). While in Boston he played with many fine groups including; Symphony Pro Musica, The Newton Symphony, Cityside Brass, The Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra as well as being principal tuba of all the major ensembles while at the conservatory.

After a few years of freelance work in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston and New Hampshire, he enlisted in the United States Navy music program where he was frequently a featured soloist and clinician. In addition to performing on the tuba he also played electric bass and trombone on occasion.

Tom was offered a position with Boosey and Hawkes Musical Instruments and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1999. While with B&H, he served as Brass Product Specialist and on occasion soloist and clinician. He left B&H to finish his master’s degree.

Upon graduation from Rhode Island College , he was offered the position of adjunct professor of tuba in 2003. He now teaches elementary music theory at RIC as well. In addition to his duties at RIC he teaches history of jazz at the Community College of Rhode Island as well as
tuba and euphonium.

Tom has always felt the need for proper music education at all levels and in 2008 was hired to start a beginning band program Good Shepherd Catholic School in Woonsocket. Tom is in demand as freelancer, soloist and clinician. He has performed as soloist with the Farmington Valley Symphony in Connecticut, the Narragansett Bay Symphony (where he servesas principal tuba), The Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble and the Rhode Island Wind
Ensemble. Tom has also performed with The Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Harry Connick Jr. He has performed in England, France, Iceland and 38 out of the 50 United States.
Loralee Swanson (b. 1985), a native of Rapid City, SD, earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wyoming.  She has held a positions in the Black Hills Symphony and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and has performed and recorded with professional jazz and reggae bands.  Since joining the United State Navy in 2009, she has performed in North, Central and South Americas, and Europe with diverse ensembles including wind orchestras, brass quintets, rock bands, big bands, and New Orleans style brass bands. Ms. Swanson is also interested in arts advocacy and is currently pursuing an online Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky.