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Marine Band Members
Gunnery Sgt. Lucia Disano

Clarinetist Gunnery Sergeant Lucia Disano of Ballwin, Mo., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in January 2014.

Gunnery Sgt. Disano began her musical training on violin at age 4 and clarinet at age 11. After graduating in 2007 from Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Mo., she attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York where she earned a bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance in 2011 and studied with Jon Manasse and Ken Grant. In 2013 she completed a master’s degree in clarinet performance from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where she studied with former Marine Band clarinet player Lauren Jacobson. She also began a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston where she studied with Thomas Martin of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Disano performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, Fla., the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.

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