Rachel Ewaniuk started playing trumpet in the 4th grade in the school band. By 6th grade, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in music. In 10th grade she began taking private lessons with principal trumpet for the Philly Pops Orchestra, Ken Brader. Under Ken’s guidance, she was able to audition into the music department at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she pursued a degree in Music Education & Music Technology.
While at Mansfield, she studied under trumpet professor Dr. Michael Galloway, who had performed in many ensembles including the U.S. Marine Band. In addition to studying trumpet, Rachel also took secondary lessons on Euphonium with Mr. Stephen McEuen.
Rachel auditioned into the University Concert Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Lab Band. She also performed with the University Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Brass Band and Trombone Choir.
Rachel graduated in May 2011 with a B.M. in Music Education and Music Technology. She spent her first year teaching as a Long Term Substitute teaching elementary general music in the Exeter Township School District. Currently she is a day to day substitute in the Palisades, Pennridge and Saucon Valley School Districts.
Rachel spends her summers marching in the 6 time DCA world champion Bushwackers Drum and Bugle corps where she played lead trumpet and had a solo in this past years show. She also spends her time as a sound engineer for the award winning teen band, Groovitude based in the Lehigh Valley. She worked on their debut album through Sonlight Productions in Quakertown and helps with live sound for their performances.