Musician 1st Class Thomas Brown, trumpet, is a native of Sparta, Michigan. He was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra in 2001 and 2002. In 2001 MU1 Brown performed the Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto as the winner of the Brevard Summer Festival Concerto Competition. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance and received a Master of Music degree from Indiana University in 2001. He has studied with Charles Daval, John Rommel, Arnold Jacobs, and Adolph Herseth. MU1 Brown joined the United States Coast Guard Band in July 2002.