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Marine Band Members
Staff Sgt. Matthew Gregoire

Bassoonist Staff Sergeant Matthew Gregoire of Dover, N.H., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2020.

Staff Sgt. Gregoire began his musical training at age 9 on flute and began playing bassoon at age 13. After graduating from Dover Senior High School in 2011, he attended the Eastman School of Music where he studied with John Hunt and earned a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance in 2015. In 2017 he received his master’s from the Yale School of Music, where he studied under Frank Morelli.

Prior to joining the band, Staff Sgt. Gregoire was a regular substitute for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts, and a freelance musician throughout New England. He has performed in many music festivals, including the Chautauqua Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Vermont Mozart Festival.

Staff Sgt. Gregoire 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.