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"The President's Own"

 

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Stage Crew

The Stage Managers and Stage Crew are responsible for loading and transporting musical instruments and equipment, setting the stage for performances locally and on tour, managing the stage crew, and maintaining the facilities of “The President’s Own."

Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Terry, Jr.

Stage Manager Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Terry, Jr. joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 1999. Master Gunnery Sgt. Terry graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., in 1981. He joined the Marine Corps in January 1996, and following recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C., he attended Utilities School in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Upon graduation, he reported to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Gunnery Sgt. Terry served in Washington, D.C., on the Inspector and Instructor staff at Anacostia Naval Air Station and as an electrician at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

Gunnery Sergeant Richard Dickerson

Assistant Stage Manager Gunnery Sergeant Richard Dickerson joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2004. Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson began his musical training at age five. Upon graduating in 1992 from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In November 1992, following recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, he reported to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band in El Toro, Calif. After one enlistment, he separated from the Marine Corps to attend the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where, in 2000, he received a bachelor of music degree in French horn performance. Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson’s instructors include David Bakkegard of the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra associate principal horn Peter Landgren, also of Peabody Conservatory, and recording artist Barry Tuckwell.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Dickerson served as a stage crew member and stage manager for the Peabody Conservatory Opera Department from 1996-2003 and assistant stage manager for the Baltimore Opera Company from 2002-2004.



Lance Corporal David Currie

Stage crewman Lance Corporal David Currie joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in February 2017. After graduating in 2015 from Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, Ill., Lance Cpl. Currie enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Marine Security Forces School in Bangor, Wash. He then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., for assignment with “The President’s Own.”

 

 

Private First Class Chase Johnson

Stage crewman Private First Class Chase Johnson joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in January 2018. After graduating in 2017 from Dawson Bryant High School in Coal Grove, Pfc. Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. He then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., for assignment with “The President’s Own.”

 

Corporal Timothy Murray

Stage crewman Corporal Timothy Murray joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in June 2017. After graduating in 2014 from Park Vista High School, Cpl. Murray enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Kings Bay, Ga.

 

 

 

Lance Corporal Blake Thomas

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Blake Thomas joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2016.After graduating in 2015 from Burnsville High School, Lance Cpl. Thomas enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., prior to his assignment with “The President’s Own.”

 

 

Lance Corporal Ronald Workman

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Ronald Workman joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in February 2017. After graduating in 2016 from Avon Grove High School in West Grove, Pa., Lance Cpl. Workman enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. He then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., for assignment with “The President’s Own.”

 

Lance Corporal Daniel Wurzer

Stage crewman Private First Class Daniel Wurzer joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in February 2017. After graduating in 2016 from Campbell-Savona High School in Campbell, N.Y., Pfc. Wurzer enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. He then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., for assignment with “The President’s Own.”

 

Lance Corporal Jieyou Yin

Stage crewman Lance Corporal Jieyou Yin joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in February 2017. After graduating in 2016 from Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Md., Lance Cpl. Yin enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, S.C., the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C., and Marine Security Forces School in Chesapeake, Va. He then received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., for assignment with “The President’s Own.”