Boston Wedding Musician & Ceremony Music Specialist - Trumpet Soloist Richard Waddell (617) 524-3410

Richard Waddell

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  Richard Waddell: Ceremonial Trumpeter & Wedding Music Expert

Thank you for stopping by my web site. My name is Richard Waddell and I am a professional musician, music instructor, and ceremonial trumpet soloist.

I perform for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions (typically over 100 each year), memorial services, special events, or just about any occasion.

How can I help you?

  Wedding Music

I perform the classical wedding music you are probably considering for your wedding ceremony and I've played for hundreds of brides and grooms throughout the Boston area and across New England. 

You probably have an idea of what you're looking for already. Some of my favorite selections include: 

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire -- J. S. Bach

Sleepers, Wake! -- J. S. Bach

Ave Maria -- Franz Schubert

Prince of Denmark's March -- Jermiah Clarke (also known 
 as the Trumpet Voluntary of Henry Purcell)

Make no mistake, the music you select for your wedding day sets the stage for your entire celebration. From the prelude to the processional, through to the recessional and postludes, the music you choose is the glue that holds it all together.

As a lifelong professional musician and trumpet soloist, I love what I do. Adding that special touch which is remembered for a lifetime means as much to me as it does to the newly married couples I perform for. 

Here are just a few of the comments I've recently received from brides and grooms:

"You blew me away..."

"You did an unbelievable job..."

"Everyone at my wedding was thrilled..."

"It was worth every single cent..."

"You truly are an amazing talent, thanks for being a special part of our wedding..." 
[ More testimonials ]


I travel all throughout New England and am central to the Greater Boston area. 

Here is just a partial list of Boston area wedding venues, reception sites, locations and places I am familiar with or have performed at in the recent past. 

I am available for locations throughout the Greater Boston area and also available for travel throughout New England.

  • Boston Marriott Long Wharf
  • Seaport Hotel, Boston
  • Omni Parker House, Boston
  • Mechanic's Hall, Worcester
  • World Trade Center, Boston
  • Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury
  • Swissotel, Boston
  • Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester
  • Castle Hill Mansion, Ipswich
  • Lake Pearl Luciano's, Wrentham
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge

Click here for more information about my wedding services as well
as my FREE downloadable "Guide to Wedding Music"

  Ceremonial Music

I am also called frequently to perform at funerals, funeral ceremonies, memorial services, special family events, holiday events, anniversary celebrations, and business events. More information about ceremonial music, including funeral performances is available here.

  Trumpet Lessons

As a music teacher, I teach private lessons on trumpet.  My students typically come from Boston, Brookline, West Roxbury, Belmont, Milton, Abington and throughout the greater Boston area.

I teach young beginners, intermediate and advanced players, as well as adult beginners and "come back" players (adults who played in their youth or have not played in several years). 

As a result of my years of performing with Boston Brass, I am able to offer insightful guidance to ensembles in need of coaching. More information about trumpet lessons is available here.

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Richard Waddell - Wedding Planning Consultations & Music Expert
Boston, Massachusetts: (617) 524-3410