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Marine Band Members
Gunnery Sgt. Brigette Knox

Horn Player Gunnery Sergeant Brigette Knox of Albuquerque, N.M., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in December 2013.

Gunnery Sgt. Knox began her musical training on piano at age 7 and horn at age 12. After graduating in 2003 from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Ohio where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2007. In 2009 she completed a master’s degree in music performance from The Juilliard School in New York. She has also pursued doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Ohio. She studied with Rick Solis of CIM, William Purvis of Juilliard, and Randy Gardner of CCM.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Knox was the band and choir director for Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Lafayette, Ind. She was also a freelance musician, performing with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Indiana, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in Newport, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

Gunnery Sgt. Knox 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.