MUCS Colin Wise

MUCS Colin Wise

Principal Trombone


Senior Chief Musician Colin Wise, originally from Hampshire, Illinois, joined the U.S. Navy Band in 2007. Before joining, he earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music with a double major in trombone performance and jazz and contemporary media. Following his studies at Eastman, he completed a Master of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. His principal teachers have included Mark Bettcher, Jay Friedman, Mark Kellogg, Joey Sellers, Per Brevig, John Marcellus, and David Waters.

A versatile performer with a wide breadth of experience, Colin has played with ensembles across jazz, classical, pop, and Latin idioms. He has played with numerous orchestras throughout the country, including those in Washington DC, Baltimore, Rochester, Buffalo, Houston, and San Antonio. An active educator as well, he has served on the faculty at Gettysburg College and George Washington University.

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