Presidio Brass, Santa Barbara Symphony, Disneyland Band, Freelance
Instrument: 1700S Piccolo Trumpet, 1600i Bb Trumpet
XO Artist Since: 2017
Music Genre(s): Classical, Marching, Studio/Session
Who are your strongest influences?: Previous educators (band directors and private instructors), Current colleagues
Miles McAllister is a Southern California-based performer and educator. He is currently a member of the XO Brass sponsored Presidio Brass, a nationally and internationally touring brass quintet. He is also 3rd trumpet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and a member of the Disneyland Band at the Disneyland Resort. Miles is an active freelance performer and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (including at the Hollywood Bowl), Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Pops, New West Symphony, California Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, Golden State Pops Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Pacific Brass Ensemble, and many other groups throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
He can be heard on Star Wars: Rogue One and With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. From 2011-2013, he played lead trumpet for Carnival Cruise Lines in numerous showbands performing in their full-scale production shows and live variety sets. He appeared as a soloist with the Redlands Symphony where he performed the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto and at the Redlands Bowl Festival performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. He has also performed with Persian pop singer Shahkar, Mannheim Steamroller, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
He earned his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance at California State University Fullerton in 2015 and graduated from the University of Redlands in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance.
Miles loves spending time with his wonderful wife Tina, who he married in 2014. He enjoys cooking and has an affinity for terrible jokes, to which his wife can attest. He has no other marketable skills other than playing trumpet.