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Marine Band Members
Master Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Tiedeman

Tuba player Master Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Tiedeman of Tacoma, Wash., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 2002.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Tiedeman began his musical training at age 7. After graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma in 2000, he attended the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in New York, where he studied with Don Harry. He also studied with Ivan Giddings of Tacoma.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” he won the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference’s Young Artist competition in 2000.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Tiedeman 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.