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    Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:30 CMT: Check this news & message ticker for MilitaryBandsman.Com website updates, including new band members and band events. New entries for June 2018: We've added dozens of new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here! Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Welcome Philip Koslow US Amy French horn player 1966 - 1969, Robert Davies USMC trumpet player 1997 - 2008, Ron Pry US Navy French horn player 1968 - 1970, Jamie Cary USMC French horn player 1991 - 1994, career US Army and US Navy trombone and bass player, drum major SOM instructor and 1SG Bruce Malone 1983 - 2006 [Bruce served in both the US Army and the US Navy bands. He was an arranger and instructor in music theory & ear training at the SOM in Norfolk. He served with the CinCSouth 'combined services' band in Naples Italy and was 1SG & Bandmaster at the SHAPE Band in Mons Belgium. Welcome Top!]. New entries for May 2018: We've added 5 new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here. Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Welcome Dakota Keller active duty US Navy trumpet player, Gary Caron US Navy trumpet and steel pan player 1973 - 1976 [Gary was assigned to Naval Unit Band 06 at Guantanamo Bay Cuba and also to the US Navy Steel Band in New Orleans], Russ Hunt US Navy tenor and baritone sax player and vocalist 1970 - 1975 [Russ has informed me that the Navy Show Band West was originally at NAS San Diego North Island in the late '60's before moving to NS Treasure Island], Douglas Teeter US Army trumpet player and drum major 1960 - 1962 [Douglas was also lead trumpet at the SOM], Mary Rarden [Smith] US Army 02S Oboe player [Mary's updated her info and added the TRADOC Band to her assignments], James Ellis USAF French horn player 1964 - 1968 [James currently lives in Mesquite Texas and and volunteers for the website FindAGrave.Com posting infos on military musicians whom have passed away. Please visit his website], Jim Probasco US Army trombone player 1970 - 1973, Alan Bush US Army percussionist 1971 - 1973 [Alan had a great time with the 371st Army Band then transferred to Hawaii where things didn't go quite his way . . .], Bob Cole US Army percussionist 1958 - 1971, Edgar Kline US Army trumpet player 1960 - 1962, William Gray USAF trumpet and coronet player 1955 - 1959, Robert Denni US Army percussionist 1988 - 2002, Brandon Avila career US Army trumpeter, vocalist and music production tech 1999 - 2017, John 'Jack' Adams US Army euphonium player 1971 - 1973 and Allen Jones US Navy tuba and bass player 1969 - 1972. New entries for April 2018: We've added 11 new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here. Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Welcome Al 'Speedy' Gonzalez USMC musician 1969 - 1971 [Al served with the 1st Marine Division Band Camp Pendleton CA and was deployed to Vietnam in 1970], Joe Warren US Army trombone player 1965 - 1967, Julia Oliver US Army clarinet player 1958 - 1963 [Julia was the first woman assigned to an Army band other than the WAC Band. Regulation changes in August 1964 allowed her to be sent to Ft. Dix without an assignment. The personnel sergeant called the band and asked if they needed a clarinetist and the 1SG said 'sure, send him over', but was told 'it's not a him it's a her' The band 1SG said 'if it's legal send her over'. Due to Julia receiving proficiency pay while in the WAC Band, she says it was a 'slam dunk!], Bill Gabbard career US Army Special Bandsman with over 30 years of service with the U.S. Army Field Band 1987 - 2018, Jim Lompe career US Army euphonium player 1978 - 1998 and Richard Brant career US Army trumpet player 1974 - 1991. New entries for March 2018: We've added 8 new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here. Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Welcome David Wilkins career US Navy bass trombone and tuba player [David was at the School of Music in Norfolk 3 times], Dennis 'Woody' Woodrich US Navy trumpet player 1958 - 1960 [Woody was stationed out of Long Beach Naval Station in California on the CPO's Forsythe and Patterson as well as Treasure Island Naval Station], Brian Williams US Navy euphonium, tuba and trombone player 1983 - 1988, Ronald Lafield US Army trumpet player 1984 - 1987, George Cunningham US Navy trumpet player 1958 - 1970, John Bloom US Army percussionist 1974 - 1977 and Albert 'Al' Merkel US Navy clarinet, baritone and alto sax player 1960 - 1963 [ Al plays with 2 bands in San Antonio TX and a community band in New Braunfels. He also plays with several community bands in Wisconson where he spends his summers]. New entries for February 2018: We've added 9 new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here. Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Sad news - our 'The Back Of The Bus' feature author and veteran USAF reeds player Fred Robinson has passed away. We're hoping that his stories will remain posting here for a time to come. Fred will truely be missed by all who have read his stories and by those who have served with him in the USAF band field. Click on the yellow Band Bus above to enjoy Fred's accounts of the life and times of being a military musician, reminisced from The Back Of The Bus! Welcome Arthur Littmann US Navy clarinet player 1962 - 1963, Gamaliel Olvera US Army tuba and misc. brass player 1970 - 1972, Richard Foote Air National Guard and US Army clarinet player 1995 - 2007, Dan McGeever career USAF and ANG French horn player 1975 - 1994, Kyle Fischer US Army piano player 1990 - 1992, my old 8th ID Band bandmate and friend in Germany career US Army trombone player Robert 'Butch' Michael 1972 - 1992, Gerald Pitney career US Army and ARNG trombone and tuba player 1964 - 1983, John Kindley US Army trombone player 1966 - 1968, John Ryan career US Army trombonist and bandmaster [who's updated his information and added his assignments with the 145th ARNG Band Oklahoma City 1970 - 1994] and Larry Hanna career US Navy French horn player 1961 - 1983. You can view Reserve and National Guard Band entries and more by clicking on the Other Bands tab in the navigation bar at the left. New entries for January 2018: We've added 12 new members to our seven groups and pages since last posting here. Click on the links at the bottom of this homepage to get reconnected with these vets. Welcome Paul Palmer US Army clarinet player 1967 - 1969, Richard Mitchell US Navy percussionist 1966 - 1970, Gary Dunn US Navy drummer 1976 - 1989, Steven Satone career US Army trombone player 1970 - 1998, Benjamin Palmer USCG Aux Arizona Director of Bands active since 2015, Kenneth Starke US Army trumpet player 1961 - 1964 [Kenneth attended the School of Music at Anacostia Washington DC and was then sent to the Second US Army Band at Ft. Meade], SSG Julia Amadee active duty US Army fifer with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps. [A fife is a small, high-pitched transverse aerophone that is similar to the piccolo, but louder and shriller due to its narrower bore. The fife originated in medieval Europe. Someone who plays the fife is called a fifer. The word fife comes from the German Pfeife, or pipe] Also new to our rosters, welcome Jay Copenhaver US Army trumpet player 1974 - 1976, [Jay would love to hear from band members he served with], Bruce Zeiger career USAF trumpet player 1968 - 1989, Timothy Martinich US Army trombone player 1971 - 1974, James Livingston career US Army trombone player 1989 - 2009 and CSM Ret. Carlos Gama Jr. US Army euphonium, trombone and tuba player as well as 1SG 1983 -2003. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, checkout our entertaining feature TBOTB and read USAF musician Fred Robinson's excerpts from his book series 'The Back Of The Bus [TBOTB] - The Life & Times Of Military Musicians'. Stories we can all relate to, this feature will update every week with the posting of a new story. Enjoy great reading by clicking on the buses above! If you have pictures you'd like to have posted or an event your band or group is planning and you'd like us to post it, email us at one of the contact email addresses below. Enjoy!

     
     

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