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Marine Band Members
Principal Cello
Gunnery Sgt. Charlaine Prescott

Principal Cellist Gunnery Sergeant Charlaine Prescott of Alexandria, Va., joined “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra in December 2013. She was appointed principal in April 2018.

Gunnery Sgt. Prescott began her musical training on piano at age 6 and cello at age 10. After graduating in 2005 from West Potomac High School in Alexandria, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cello performance in 2009. In 2011 she completed a master’s degree in classical cello from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in New York. She studied with Alan Stepansky at MSM, Hans Jørgen Jensen of NU, and Rachel Young of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” she was a Tanglewood Fellowship recipient in 2010 from the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., and received the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award for the 2010 Tanglewood season. She was the S & R Foundation’s 2011 Washington Award Grand Prize winner. She also was principal cello with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and taught privately.

Gunnery Sgt. Prescott performs regularly at the White House for State Dinners, receptions, and other White House functions, and throughout 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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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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Gunnery Sgt. Foster Wang
Violin

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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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