An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Marine Band Members
Saxophone
Gunnery Sgt. Jacob Chmara

Saxophonist Gunnery Sergeant Jacob Chmara of St. Petersburg, Fla., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in November 2007.

Gunnery Sgt. Chmara began his musical training on saxophone at age 10 and bass guitar at age 12. After graduating from Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg in 1999, he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned a bachelor of music in saxophone performance in 2003. His notable instructors include Kelland Thomas from the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, and Donald Sinta and Timothy McAllister of the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Chmara won the North American Saxophone Alliance competition in 2000 and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition in 2002.

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

Members

Master Sgt. Steven Temme
Saxophone

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Gregory Ridlington
Saxophone

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Perry
Saxophone

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Connor Mikula
Saxophone

Read Biography

Master Gunnery Sgt. Nomar Longoria
Principal Saxophone

Read Biography

Master Sgt. David Jenkins
Saxophone

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Otis Goodlett IV
Saxophone

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Stephen Rudman
Bassoon

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Bridget Piccirilli
Bassoon

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Matthew Gregoire
Bassoon

Read Biography

Master Gunnery Sgt. Michelle Urzynicok
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Jonathon Troy
E-flat Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Thompson
Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Samuel Ross
Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Angelo Quail
Clarinet

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Harry Ong
Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Jacob Moyer
Clarinet

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Patrick Morgan
Principal Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Jakob Lenhardt
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph LeBlanc
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Shannon Kiewitt
Bass Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Jacobi
Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Tyler Hsieh
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Grant
Clarinet

Read Biography

Master Gunnery Sgt. Vicki Gotcher
Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Lewis Gilmore
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Gauvain
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Parker Gaims
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Lucia Disano
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Dees
Bass Clarinet

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Harrison Burks
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Alexander Bullard
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Kristin Bowers
Assistant Principal Clarinet

Read Biography

Master Sgt. William Bernier
Clarinet

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Trevor Mowry
Co-Principal Oboe

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Tessa Gross
Oboe & English Horn

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Joseph DeLuccio
Oboe & English Horn

Read Biography

Master Gunnery Sgt. Leslye Barrett
Co-Principal Oboe

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Heather Zenobia
Flute

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Kara Santos
Flute

Read Biography

Master Gunnery Sgt. Elisabeth Plunk
Principal Flute

Read Biography

Staff Sgt. Christina Hughes
Flute

Read Biography

Master Sgt. Ellen Dooley
Flute

Read Biography

Gunnery Sgt. Courtney Morton
Piccolo

Read Biography