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, and the Trombone Choir. Dr. Weaver also teaches applied low brass lessons.
Dr. Weaver is an active arranger of athletic band and brass choir music. His work has been performed by several universities in the Midwest, west, and south. Dr. Weaver’s writing has been published in the second volume of Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band, and he has presented workshops on the use of vocalization and singing by instrumentalists.
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 brass ensemble music. Under his direction the FHSU Brass Choir commissioned compositions by Jeff Jordan and Nathan Brown and premiered many of Dr. Weaver’s arrangements of works by the likes of Philip Sparke, James Curnow, and James Meador. The FHSU received invitations to perform by the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Kansas Music Educators Association. Dr. Weaver was recently 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 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 Masters of Music in trombone performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Kentucky. He is married to Elizabeth Weaver (USU '99 - Early Childhood Education) and has three children - Luke, Grace, and Daniel.