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Marine Band Members
Trumpet & Cornet
Staff Sgt. Chris Larios

Trumpet and Cornet Player Staff Sergeant Chris Larios of Overland Park, Kan., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2017.

Staff Sgt. Larios began his musical instruction on trumpet at age 10. After graduating in 2006 from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, he earned dual bachelor degrees in trumpet performance and music composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2011. He earned a master’s degree in trumpet performance in 2013 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. His notable teachers are Keith Benjamin of UMKC and Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler of Rice University.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Larios was principal cornet with the Fountain City Brass Band in Kansas City, Mo., and second trumpet in the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. He also performed with the Spoleto Festival USA in 2014-15 in Charleston, S.C., the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado in 2014, and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colo., in 2012.

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