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Marine Band Members
Violin
Gunnery Sgt. Foster Wang

Violinist Gunnery Sergeant Foster Wang of Douglaston, N.Y., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra in August 2016.

Gunnery Sgt. Wang began his musical instruction at age 4. Upon graduating in 2006 from Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, N.Y., he earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 2010 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., where he studied privately with Lynn Chang. In 2012, he earned his master’s degree in violin performance at The Juilliard School in New York, where he studied with David Chan, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Staff Sgt. Wang has also studied with Rafail Sobolevsky and Naoko Tanaka.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Wang performed as a fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami from 2012-16. In addition, he took part in the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra in Germany and the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado.

With the orchestra, Gunnery Sgt. Wang performs regularly at White House State Dinners, receptions, and other functions and appears with the Marine Chamber Orchestra in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Members

Master Gunnery Sgt. Alan Prather
Guitar

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Staff Sgt. Kevin Thompson
Double Bass

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Master Sgt. Eric Sabo
Double Bass

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Clay
Principal Double Bass

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Staff Sgt. Clayton Vaughn
Cello

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Gunnery Sgt. Caroline Bean Stute
Assistant Principal Cello

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Gunnery Sgt. Charlaine Prescott
Principal Cello

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Master Sgt. Tam Tran
Viola

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Shieh
Viola

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Gunnery Sgt. Sarah Hart
Viola

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Gunnery Sgt. Sheng-Tsung Wang
Associate Concertmaster

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Staff Sgt. Ryo Usami
Violin

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Gunnery Sgt. Chaerim Smith
Violin

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Master Sgt. Erika Sato
Violin

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Staff Sgt. Sara Matayoshi
Violin

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Gunnery Sgt. Karen Johnson
Concertmaster

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Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Franke
Assistant Principal Violin

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Janet Bailey
Violin

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