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Marine Band Members
Clarinet
Staff Sgt. Samuel Ross

Clarinet player Staff Sergeant Samuel Ross of Russellville, Ark., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2018.

Staff Sgt. Ross began his musical training on piano at age 8, percussion at 11, and clarinet at 15. After graduating in 2003 from Russellville High School, he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2007. He continued his studies at the University of North Texas in Denton where he earned a master’s degree in clarinet performance in 2009 and studied with John Scott. He has also studied with Yehuda Gilad of the University of Southern California and Gregory Raden of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Ross served with the West Point Band at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., from 2012-18, where he also performed with the Academy Wind Quintet. In addition, he has performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock; and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Lone Star Wind Orchestra, both in Texas. Staff Sgt. Ross also taught privately in the Lewisville, Texas, school district for four years.

Staff Sgt. Ross 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.

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Master Sgt. Steven Temme
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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. 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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Gunnery Sgt. Courtney Morton
Piccolo

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