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Marine Band Members
Chief Recording Engineer
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ducassoux

Chief Recording Engineer Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ducassoux of Norwood, Pa., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in February 2016.

Gunnery Sgt. Ducassoux began his musical training on percussion at age eight. After graduating in 2001 from Interboro High School in Prospect Park, Pa., he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and jazz studies in 2007. While at Temple, he studied classical percussion with Glenn Steele, jazz percussion with Erik Johnson, and jazz studies with Terell Stafford. In 2014, he earned a master’s degree in music technology-production track from the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pa.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Ducassoux started a production company in 2011 where he recorded and composed for academic ensembles, composed music for film, and designed sound systems. He is also an active percussionist and has performed throughout the East coast in various styles and settings. Gunnery Sgt. Ducassoux has been a guest clinician and commissioned composer at the middle and high school level for jazz and percussion ensembles, music technology workshops, and recording/live sound workshops. Most recently, he taught band, orchestra, jazz and general music for nine years at Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School in Berwyn, Pa., in addition to teaching high school marching bands, indoor drum lines, and maintaining a private teaching studio.

As Chief Recording Engineer, Gunnery Sgt. Ducassoux oversees the recording and sound reinforcement of Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra performances, as well as preservation of the band’s recorded archive collections.

Members

Master Sgt. Richard Dickerson
Stage Manager

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Master Gunnery Sgt. Charles Terry Jr.
Chief Stage Manager

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Cpl. Jerry Herrera
Supply Clerk

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Cpl. William Cooks
Supply Clerk

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Lance Cpl. Jacob Harpe
Supply Clerk

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Master Sgt. Kathryn Woltanski
Supply Chief

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Lance Cpl. Guillermo Martinez
Administrative Clerk

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Staff Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp
Administrative Chief

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Cpl. Omar Andres
Administrative Clerk

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Gunnery Sgt. Jamie Schwendinger
Information Systems Administrator

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Staff Sgt. Dahrion Johnson
Information Systems Administrator

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Staff Sgt. Christian Thesken
Digital Content Creator

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Master Sgt. Brian Rust
Creative Lead / Assistant Communication Strategy Chief

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Staff Sgt. Isaac Mei
Communication Strategist

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Master Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali
Communication Strategy Chief

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Staff Sgt. Tucker Broadbooks
Communication Strategist

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Staff Sgt. Chase Baran
Senior Communication Strategist

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Staff Sgt. Aram Piligian
Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Ophir Paz
Assistant Chief Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Claude Lumley
Video Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Fookson
Video Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Jacob Cypher
Recording Engineer

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Staff Sgt. Elena Specht
Librarian

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Gunnery Sgt. Charles Paul
Chief Librarian & Historian

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Gunnery Sgt. Tilden Olsen
Assistant Chief Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Tammy Lau
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Bradley Geneser
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Philip Espe
Librarian

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Staff Sgt. Anya Brodrick
Librarian

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Master Sgt. Steven Williams
Operations Chief

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Staff Sgt. Jacob LeJeune
Operations Specialist

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Master Sgt. Jennifer Jensen
Operations Specialist

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Gunnery Sgt. Scott Ninmer
Arranger

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