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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Cello
Master Gunnery Sergeant Marcio Botelho

Principal cello Master Gunnery Sergeant Marcio Botelho joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra in July 1989. MGySgt Botelho began musical instruction on piano at age 3 and on the cello at age 14. After graduating from high school in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1978, he attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in cello performance in 1985. He continued his education at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., where he earned a master’s degree in cello performance and literature in 1987. His teachers included Zygmunt Kubala of São Paulo, Peter Wiley of the University of Cincinnati and Steven Doane of the Eastman School of Music.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Gunnery Sgt. Botelho performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in New York.

As principal cello with the Marine Chamber Orchestra, Master Gunnery Sgt. Botelho performs at the White House for State Dinners, receptions and other White House functions, and on several occasions has been featured as a Marine Chamber Orchestra soloist.

Watch MGySgt Botelho's interview in Portuguese about the 2013 Inauguration.

Staff Sergeant Charlaine Prescott

Cellist Staff Sergeant Charlaine Prescott joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in December 2013. SSgt Prescott began her musical training on piano at age 6 and cello at age 10. After graduating in 2005 from West Potomac High School in Alexandria, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cello performance in 2009. In 2011 she completed a master’s degree in classical cello from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in New York. She studied with Alan Stepansky at MSM, Hans Jørgen Jensen of NU, and Rachel Young of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Prescott was a Tanglewood Fellowship recipient in 2010 from the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., and received the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award for the 2010 Tanglewood season. She was the S & R Foundation’s 2011 Washington Award and Grand Prize winner. She also was principal cello with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and taught privately.


Staff Sergeant Caroline Bean Stute

Cellist Staff Sergeant Caroline Bean Stute joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 2014. Staff Sgt. Stute began her musical training on piano at age 6 and cello at age 14. After graduating in 2002 from Harrison School for the Arts in Lakeland, she attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cello performance in 2006. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree in cello performance and literature from Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington. She is currently pursuing a doctorate from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York where she was the recipient of a teaching fellowship. She has studied with Steven Doane at Eastman and Janos Starker at IU.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Stute was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla.; the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra in Cleveland; and the new music ensemble Hotel Elefant in New York. She has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut; the Aldeburgh Festival in Snape, England; and the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., and has taught at Queens College and the Harlem Opus 118 School, both in New York. In 2012 and 2014 she volunteered in Central America as a guest teaching artist for the Honduran National Youth Orchestra, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa.