Brian Johnston joined the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in 2018. In addition to being Principal trombone of the Philharmonic, Brian is a former regular-member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, current Substitute with the New World Symphony in Miami Florida, & is a Trombone Artist with S.E. Shires Company. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony, Canton Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and is also a substitute for the Houston Symphony Orchestra & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Brian's teaching experience includes the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) & the Fort Wayne Youth Orchestra (YSO). Brian's primary teachers have included; Jay Friedman, John Rojak, John Faieta, Andy Malloy, Reed Capshaw, and Eric Reynolds.