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Marine Band Members
Saxophone
Master Sgt. Steven Temme

Saxophonist Master Sergeant Steven Temme of Phoenix joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 2003. He was appointed assistant principal in August 2005.

Master Sgt. Temme began his musical training at age 10. Upon graduating in 1997 from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where in 2001 he earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance, after studying under Eugene Rosseau. In 2003, he earned a degrée superior in saxophone and chamber music from the Conservetoire à Rayonnement Régional Cergy-Pontoise in Paris, France, where he studied with Jean-Yves Fourmeau.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” he performed a solo recital for the American Church of Paris’ “Ateliers Concert Series” and won first prize in the YoungArts National Arts Competition.

Master Sgt. Temme 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. Notable performances include both William Bolcom’s “Concert Suite” in 2005, Jennifer Higdon’s Soprano Sax Concerto in 2011, Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Band in 2016, and Frank Ticheli’s Saxophone Concerto on the Marine Band’s 2019 West Coast tour.

In addition, as a member of a Marine saxophone quartet Master Sgt. Temme has performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and given master classes and clinics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York, the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has also provided musical training to fellow Marine musicians in the Marine Forces Reserve Band, New Orleans; III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, Okinawa, Japan; and the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, with whom he performed John Williams’ “Escapades” from Catch Me If You Can. Master Sgt. Temme was also responsible for organizing a joint forces tribute to Adolph Sax on the bicentennial of the saxophone inventor’s birth with a chamber performance at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in 2014 and he performs annually at the Navy Band’s Saxophone Symposium.

Members

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. Samuel Ross
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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