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Marine Band Members
Master Sgt. Michael Metzger

Percussionist Master Sergeant Michael Metzger of Lilburn, Ga., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2005.

Master Sgt. Metzger began his musical training at age 3. Upon graduating in 2001, from Parkview High School in Lilburn, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2005 from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He studied with Chris Lamb of the New York Philharmonic, Duncan Patton of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and Erik Charlston of New York.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” he was the drummer/background vocalist for southern rock band OverflO and drummer/lead vocalist for BBCB, the Beach Boys Cover Band. He also worked as a freelance musician in New York and performed with the Columbia University Orchestra and Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, both in New York.

Master Sgt. Metzger 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.