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Marine Band Members
Saxophone
Master Sgt. Gregory Ridlington

Saxophonist Master Sergeant Gregory Ridlington of Spokane, Wash., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in April 1999.

Master Sgt. Ridlington began his musical instruction at age 10. After graduating in 1991 from Mead High School in Spokane, he attended the University of North Texas in Denton where he received a bachelor’s degree in music in 1995. His instructors included Jim Riggs and Eric Nestler. In 1999, he earned a master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Kenneth Radnofsky and George Garzone.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Sgt. Ridlington toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and performed on the Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines.

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

Some of his notable performances include John Williams’ Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me If You Can in 2003 as a tour soloist and during the Marine Band’s 205th anniversary concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the composer conducting; An Ellington Tribute on tour in 2003; and the Concerto for Stan Getz with the Marine Chamber Orchestra in 2001. In addition, he has soloed on William Bolcolm’s Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble and a world première performance of Curtis Hughes’ Quartet for Saxophones. Master Sgt. Ridlington has also appeared with a Marine Jazz Combo at the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival in Alaska in 2007, 2012 and 2016.

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Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Perry
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Staff Sgt. Connor Mikula
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Nomar Longoria
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Master Sgt. David Jenkins
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Master Sgt. Otis Goodlett IV
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Gunnery Sgt. Jacob Chmara
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Staff Sgt. Stephen Rudman
Bassoon

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Staff Sgt. Bridget Piccirilli
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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. Samuel Ross
Clarinet

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Staff Sgt. Angelo Quail
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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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