Lucas Brown is a percussion player hailing from Lafayette High School, and is incredibly excited to be a full-time member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is 18 years old, has been playing percussion for 8 years, and this is his first year playing in the SLSYO. Brown is the percussion section leader of the Lancer Regiment, his high school’s marching band, and will be a member all 4 years of high school. He was also a member of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra at the Community Music School at Webster University, as well as his school’s Tuesday Night Rock Band on drumset. His favorite musical memory is when the Lancer Regiment went on a trip to Oahu, Hawaii, where they performed patriotic arrangements on the USS Missouri.
Brown was born in Seattle, Washington, before moving to Naperville, Illinois for much of his childhood, and then finally moving to St. Louis. In addition to listening to and playing music, Brown enjoys playing games like chess and Catan, working out or running, and playing with his dog Lincoln.
Brown would like to thank his multiple band directors and percussion instructors over the years for helping him to achieve his musical goals and improve as a musician: Dr. Carroll, Mr. Frendewey, Mr. Menner, Mr. Long, Mr. Schierbecker, and Mr. Balog from his public schools, as well as Mr. Michael Faris, his private instructor from Webster University’s CMS. Also, Brown would like to thank his parents and sister for supporting his dreams, and dealing with the constant noise coming from the basement.