Millbury Sutton Summer Community Band


I founded this group in the summer of 2007, and since then it has become one of the most widely recognized community ensembles in Central Massachusetts. Over the years, I have purchased a running library of over 100 pieces of music that I own through receiving multiple grants. The group specializes in performing music from many genres including Broadway, movies, jazz and classical repertoire. Each year, we have over 50 members that rehearse once a week in the summer to put on a variety of concerts and events. 

Music Arranging

For school and private groups I have done several of my own custom arrangements for the following:
Percussion Ensemble
Marching Band
Pep Band
Jazz Ensemble

Dan Ferreira Music

I am a partner in a music business with my father branched out under the name The Meadow-Larks. I book and play for many different events. Please see the following link if you are interested in more information:

Professional Jobs

At the University of Massachusetts, I studied in the Percussion Studio of world renown Eduardo Leandro and also under DCI Hall of Famer Thomas Hannum. I believe it is an important part of life as a musician to stay active by performing and continuing to study and perfect our craft.

While actively teaching, I have maintained performing in the local area with the following organizations:
Hanover Theater
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Claflin Hill Summer Winds
Assabet Valley Mastersingers
Assumption College Theater Department
St. John’s High School Theater Department
The Meadow-Larks Big Band
Worcester Symphony Orchestra
Nth Stage Theatre Productions
Calliope Theatre
Triboro Youth Theatre
and many other College & High School Drama Productions

Private Lesson Studio

While teaching in a public school setting, I have been able to maintain a private lesson studio in my off time at home. I teach private lessons in the following areas:
Piano/Music Theory

            Drum Set
            Classical Percussion
            World Percussion