SrA Brian Bean, performs on trumpet with the Heritage of America Band and Heritage Brass located at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. A native of Appleton, WI, SrA Bean is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he received his Bachelors of Music in 2013 and his Masters of Music in 2016. His primary teachers throughout his collegiate career were Matt Lee (Illinois Philharmonic), Tage Larsen (Chicago Symphony), Bill Denton (Chicago Lyric Opera) and Matt Comerford (Chicago Lyric Opera).
Before joining the Heritage of America Band, SrA Bean was an active freelancer and educator in Chicago, IL. He has performed with the Skokie Valley Symphony (principal), Lakeshore Symphony, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Chicago Brass Band, and was a founding member of the Red Star Brass Quintet.
2013 Bachelor of Music - Trumpet Performance
2016 Masters of Music- Trumpet Performance
Joint Base Langley-Eustis (May 2017-present)
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon