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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Recording Lab
Master Gunnery Sergeant Karl Jackson

Chief Audio Technician Master Gunnery Sergeant Karl Jackson joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 1995.

MGySgt Jackson graduated in 1991 from Buena Vista High School. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in music emphasizing sound recording technology, with minors in mathematics and microelectronics from DePaul University in Chicago in 1995 and a master of science degree in management from the University of Maryland University College in Adelphia in 2007.

As Chief Audio Technician, MGySgt Jackson provides sound reinforcement for performances and serves as recording engineer for various Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles recording projects. In addition, he is responsible for the recording studio and the preservation of the band’s recorded archive collections.

Staff Sergeant Evan Sonderegger

Audio Technician Staff Sergeant Evan Sonderegger joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2006.

SSgt Sonderegger began his musical training on percussion at age 10. After graduating in 1999 from Amity High School in Woodbridge, Conn., he attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He then transferred to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music industry in 2003 .

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” SSgt Sonderegger interned at Windmark Recording Studios in Virginia Beach, Va., worked as technical director and creative services producer for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Va., and worked as the director of operations for the show “Janet Parshall’s America” which aired on the Salem Radio Network in Washington, D.C.