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Marine Band Members
Staff Sgt. Lewis Gilmore

Clarinet player Staff Sergeant Lewis Gilmore of Eugene, Ore., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in March 2017.

Staff Sgt. Gilmore began his musical training on piano at age 5, voice at age 8, and clarinet at age 11. After graduating in 2007 from South Eugene High School, he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he earned a bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance in 2011 and studied with Daniel Gilbert. In 2013, he earned an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where he studied with Joaquin Valdepeñas, and in 2016 he earned a master’s degree in clarinet performance from Northwestern University in Chicago where he studied with Steve Cohen.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Gilmore freelanced, taught privately in the Chicago area, and performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, the Racine Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.

Staff Sgt. Gilmore 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.