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Marine Band Members
Gunnery Sgt. David Constantine

Percussionist Gunnery Sergeant David Constantine of Beaverton, Ore., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in October 2011.

Gunnery Sgt. Constantine began his musical training at age 8. After graduating in 1998 from Aloha High School in Beaverton, he attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where he received a bachelor of music degree in percussion performance in 2003 and a master of music degree in percussion performance in 2005. He earned his doctor of music degree in percussion performance from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2012. His instructors include the late Charles Dowd of the University of Oregon, and Anthony Cirone and John Tafoya of Indiana University.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” he performed with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in New York and the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra of Coos Bay. He also served as principal timpani with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Terre Haute Symphony of Indiana.

Gunnery Sgt. Constantine 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. Notable features include his 2018 performance on timpani of Michael Daugherty’s Raise the Roof with the Marine Band, and his 2012 performance of Askell Masson’s Konzertstück for snare drum on the Marine Chamber Series.