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Marine Band Members
Piccolo
Gunnery Sgt. Courtney Morton

Piccolo player Gunnery Sergeant Courtney Morton of San Jose, Calif., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2013.

Gunnery Sgt. Morton began her musical training at age 10 and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2000. She attended San Francisco State University (SFSU) and transferred to the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in flute performance in 2004. In 2006, she earned a master’s degree in flute performance and literature from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She studied with Linda Lukas of SFSU, Bradley Garner of CCM, and Walfrid Kujala of Northwestern and formerly of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” she served with the U.S. Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Md., from 2010-13 and performed with the Annapolis Symphony; the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla.; the Quad City Symphony in Davenport, Iowa; the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Ocean City, Md.; and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Gunnery Sgt. Morton was a prize winner in the 2012 National Flute Association Piccolo Artist Competition and the 2013 Walfrid Kujala International Competition. She was also an adjunct flute professor at North Park University in Chicago.

Gunnery Sgt. Morton performs with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour.

Members

Master Sgt. Steven Temme
Saxophone

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Master Sgt. Gregory Ridlington
Saxophone

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Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Perry
Saxophone

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Staff Sgt. Connor Mikula
Saxophone

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Nomar Longoria
Principal Saxophone

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Master Sgt. David Jenkins
Saxophone

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Master Sgt. Otis Goodlett IV
Saxophone

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Gunnery Sgt. Jacob Chmara
Saxophone

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Staff Sgt. Stephen Rudman
Bassoon

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Staff Sgt. Bridget Piccirilli
Bassoon

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Staff Sgt. Matthew Gregoire
Bassoon

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Michelle Urzynicok
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Jonathon Troy
E-flat Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Thompson
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Samuel Ross
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Angelo Quail
Clarinet

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Master Sgt. Harry Ong
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Jacob Moyer
Clarinet

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Master Sgt. Patrick Morgan
Principal Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Jakob Lenhardt
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Joseph LeBlanc
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Shannon Kiewitt
Bass Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Jacobi
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Tyler Hsieh
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Grant
Clarinet

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Vicki Gotcher
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Lewis Gilmore
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Gauvain
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Parker Gaims
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Lucia Disano
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Dees
Bass Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Harrison Burks
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Bullard
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Kristin Bowers
Assistant Principal Clarinet

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Master Sgt. William Bernier
Clarinet

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Gunnery Sgt. Trevor Mowry
Co-Principal Oboe

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Gunnery Sgt. Tessa Gross
Oboe & English Horn

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Master Sgt. Joseph DeLuccio
Oboe & English Horn

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Leslye Barrett
Co-Principal Oboe

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Gunnery Sgt. Heather Zenobia
Flute

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Gunnery Sgt. Kara Santos
Flute

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Elisabeth Plunk
Principal Flute

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Staff Sgt. Christina Hughes
Flute

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Master Sgt. Ellen Dooley
Flute

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