Bix Swerman – trumpet
Bix Swerman is recently retired as Band Director at La Crosse Central High School, where his groups performed at the State Conventions for both Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) and National Band Association (NBA). He has been a member of the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra since 1983. Bix also performs with the La Crosse Concert Band, Grumpy Old Men Swing Band, La Crosse Wind Ensemble, as a member of the pit orchestras for musicals at both UW-La Crosse and The La Crosse Community Theater and as a soloist or small ensemble member at St. James Church and St. Joseph Cathedral. He also subs for the La Crosse Symphony and the La Crosse Brass Quintet. Swerman has served as trumpet coach for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) High School State Jazz Honors Band and serves as an adjudicator and clinician with WSMA. Bix holds a Masters of Music Education degree.