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Marine Band Members
Video Recording Engineer
Staff Sgt. Daniel Fookson

Video Recording Engineer Staff Sgt. Daniel Fookson, of Glenview, Ill., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in March 2021.

Staff Sgt. Fookson began playing piano at age 6. After graduating in 2015 from Glenbrook South High School, he attended DePaul University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in film and television production in 2019.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Fookson shot and edited short films, music videos, and commercial work for private clients, and freelanced for Whitehouse Post in Chicago. In 2019, he served as the lead videographer for Festival Mosaic under the direction of conductor and violinist Scott Yoo. In 2018, he interned at Jim Henson Music – Cutting Edge Group in Los Angeles, where he assisted in content publishing and Muppets internal media.

As Video Recording Engineer, Staff Sgt. Fookson records and edits video of Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra concerts and other performances.