Lane Weaver

Music (Trombone)

Director of Athletic Bands & Professional Practice Assistant Professor


Lane Weaver

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: FA 120
Phone: (435) 797-0756
Email: lane.weaver@usu.edu

Biography

Dr. Lane Weaver is Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Utah State University where he directs the Aggie Marching Band, the Basketball Pep Band, the Low Brass Choir, and the USU Alumni Band. He also assists with the Symphonic Band and Cache Wind Symphony and teaches applied trombone lessons.

Dr. Weaver is an active arranger of athletic band and brass choir music. His work has been performed by several high schools and universities around the country with recent publications through Cimarron Music Press. He has presented workshops on the use of vocalization by instrumentalists and practice techniques.

Prior to his appointment at USU, Dr. Weaver served as Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. During his tenure the FHSU Athletic Bands earned a reputation among the most active and exceptional athletic band programs in all of Division II athletics. Dr. Weaver is an advocate of new music for brass ensembles. He has commissioned compositions by Jeff Jordan and Nathan Brown and created arrangements of works by the likes of Philip Sparke, James Curnow, and James Meador. Dr. Weaver was featured as soloist for the world premiere of Nathan Froebe's Lucid Dreams for Trombone and Concert Band. International concert performances as a conductor and trombone soloist include appearances in Australia (Sydney Opera House), New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, England, Ireland, and Canada. Dr. Weaver has also served as an Assistant Band Director at the University of Notre Dame and as a music pastor.

Dr. Weaver maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and adjudicator and always enjoys visiting high school and junior high band programs.

Originally from southeast Idaho, Dr. Weaver holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Utah State University, a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Kentucky. Outside of his professional career, Dr. Weaver enjoys taking care of his yard, leading worship music with his family at his church, studying and speaking on Christian apologetics, and dad jokes. He is married to Elizabeth Weaver (USU '99 - Early Childhood Education) and has three children - Luke, Grace, and Daniel.