Louie Lugo originally hails from West Palm Beach, Florida. Louie performed lead baritone with the Concord Blue Devils. During his drum corps years at DCI’s Individual & Ensemble Competition, he earned 1st place in the Baritone, and 1st place in Mixed Ensemble competitions. Louie also participated in drum corps on the instructional side. He served as Brass Caption Head for the 2004 Court of Honor Drum and Bugle Corps from Atlanta, Georgia. That season, the corps placed 3rd in then-Division III competition and went undefeated in the brass caption. In 2005, Louie was asked to serve as Brass Caption Head for Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps from Jacksonville, Florida. That year, he and his team were able to lead the drum corps to a 3rd place in the brass caption (then-Division II). Louie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Jacksonville State University, and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Florida State University. Additionally, at FSU he completed coursework for a Doctor of Music in Trombone Performance (ABD) with emphases in Educational Psychology and Brass Pedagogy.
Louie has performed in 40 states, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. For several years, he taught several private studios in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida producing some of the region’s finest young low brass musicians ranging from 5 th Grade through undergraduate college students. Among some of his students’ accolades include top placements in All-District, and All-State Bands, and a finalist in a solo competition at the International Trombone Festival. Louie is also a published arranger of trombone choir music through Kagarice Brass Editions (KBE). After several years as a professional musician, and music educator, Louie transitioned into the field of Human Resources. Louie resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Annie, and currently serves as Chief People Officer for Gallus Medical Detox Centers. He holds the highest level of HR certification, the SHRM-SCP. In his free time Louie enjoys paddleboarding, travel, and Buddhist meditation. He also has earned accolades in the bodybuilding activity, earning two Top 5 medals in NPC Men’s Physique bodybuilding competition.