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Marine Band Members
Staff Sgt. Taylor Fleshman

Harpist Staff Sgt. Taylor Fleshman of Kernersville, N.C., joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2023.

Staff Sgt. Fleshman began her musical training on harp at age 7. After graduating in 2014 from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she attended the University of Cincinnati, where she studied under Dr. Gillian Benet Sella and earned a bachelor’s of music performance in 2018. She then continued her studies with Florence Sitruk at Indiana University where she earned a master’s of music in 2020.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Fleshman was principal harp with The Orchestra Now and was featured as a guest soloist with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy Orchestra, and the Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra. She has also performed with the Cincinnati, Richmond and Virginia Symphony Orchestras.

Staff Sgt. Fleshman is a featured soloist who 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.