Patrick Hughes


WPO's premier Irish step dancer

I grew up in Monroe, Connecticut. Listening to Bunny Berigan at the age of 16 is what got me excited about learning to play and listen to trumpet music. I studied music at Temple University in Philadelphia PA.

Upon becoming a member of West Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 27,  I discovered the music of Boban Markovic. It was then that I really started to appreciate and cultivate a style of playing that was new to me, and I continue to challenge myself with what the trumpet can do. When I’m not playing with WPO, I host my own ecclectic house concert series in Upper Darby.