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Naval School of Music The Naval School of Music provides specialized training for selected personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps. It is the first stop after basic training for instrumentalists and vocalists seeking to join the ranks of the U.S.

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Naval School of MusicPresentsProfessor Anthony MaielloPlease join the Naval School of Music as we host a musical event o...
02/25/2022

Naval School of Music
Presents
Professor Anthony Maiello

Please join the Naval School of Music as we host a musical event on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Anthony Maiello, Professor of Music and University Professor at George Mason University (GMU), will be our guest clinician providing a masterclass and conducting instruction to advanced course students and local band directors.

Professor Maiello teaches applied lessons in Conducting, Aural Skills, and classes in Instrumental Conducting. From 1996 to 2009, he conducted the GMU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Under his direction, the ensembles at both Crane and GMU commissioned new works, made numerous recordings and appeared at national and international conferences.

Professor Maiello was awarded the title of “University Professor” by the Board of Visitors, the highest rank given to faculty members at GMU. He also served as Associate Conductor of the McLean Orchestra, McLean, Virginia, has been appointed an Honorary Conductor of the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C. and is presently conductor of the American Festival Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Wind Symphony, Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story at the Gator Theater (3504 Gator Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA) from 7:55 -10:45 a.m. and 12:40-4:00 p.m. For base access, please call 757-462-5715 before 2pm on February 28, 2022. Masks are required.

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Naval School of Music Team Photo, November 2021:  To provide U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and partnering nation student...
02/23/2022

Naval School of Music Team Photo, November 2021: To provide U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and partnering nation students with world-class instruction and comprehensive military training to prepare them for the challenges of performance in any military music ensemble and for success in essential leadership positions.

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Congratulations to Seaman Aaron P. Wright on his selection as theNaval School of Music Student of the Month for November...
12/10/2021

Congratulations to Seaman Aaron P. Wright on his selection as the
Naval School of Music Student of the Month for November 2021!
Wright, a native of Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2021 for the opportunity to experience financial stability while getting the chance to travel the world doing what he loves, making music.

Before joining the Navy, he worked as a freelance musician, taught
private lessons, and as an instrument repair technician. He received both his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and his Masters of Music in Music Performance from Michigan State University and was pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University when he joined the Navy. He has been a trombone instrumentalist student in our basic course for three months.

While at NAVSOM, Wright has benefited most from learning the bass trombone. Someday, he would love to double on both tenor and bass.

The music of Beethoven, Mahler and John Williams have all served
influential roles throughout his musical career.
In his free time, Wright enjoys amateur astronomy, hiking and reading.

“Bravo Zulu” to Seaman Wright on this noteworthy accomplishment!

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Congratulations to Seaman Matthew T. Gordon on his selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for Octob...
11/19/2021

Congratulations to Seaman Matthew T. Gordon on his selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for October 2021!

Gordon, a native of Mount Pleasant, Illinois, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2020 for the great career opportunity as an euphoniumist and to see the world while honoring naval traditions over the course of his career. Before joining the Navy, he received his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Georgia.

He has been a euphonium student in our basic course for three months.

While at NAVSOM, he has benefited most from the improvement and a sense “digging deep” that all lessons are providing him before joining a fleet band.

His musical influences are David Zerkel, Brian Bowman, Ben Pierce, Yo-Yo Ma, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Miles Davis.

In his free time, Seaman Gordon enjoys chess, watching football, and playing video games.

“Bravo Zulu” to Seaman Gordon on this noteworthy accomplishment!!

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Congratulations to Seaman Kevin T. Clancy on his selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for Septemb...
10/20/2021

Congratulations to Seaman Kevin T. Clancy on his selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for September 2021!

Clancy, a native of #Valrico, #Florida, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2021 to honor the military legacy of his family and to make a career for himself doing what he loves. Before joining the Navy, he received his Bachelor of Trombone Performance at Florida State University and his Masters of Music in Trombone Performance from Michigan State University.

He has been a #trombone instrumentalist student in our basic course for two months.

While at NAVSOM, he has benefited most from the improvisation course as well as brass band, where he has played styles of music that he has less performing experience with.

His musical influences are J.J. Johnson, John Coltrane, Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Chopin and Stravinsky.

In his free time, Seaman Clancy enjoys fitness, video games, arranging, and content creation.

“Bravo Zulu” to Seaman Clancy on this noteworthy accomplishment!!

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“Welcome aboard!  Please help us welcome Musician 1st Class Colin Greggs, our newest staff member, to the Naval School o...
09/22/2021

“Welcome aboard! Please help us welcome Musician 1st Class Colin Greggs, our newest staff member, to the Naval School of Music! Greggs, a native of #Portsmouth, #Virginia, is a #guitar instrumentalist who came to us initially from Navy Band Northeast in January 2021 as a student in our Unit Leader Course. Upon graduating from the course in August 2021, he reported onboard as a staff instructor. Greggs holds a bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance/Jazz Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Welcome aboard, MU1! We are excited to have you as a member of our team!”

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Congratulations to Lance Cpl. Amanda C. Sealock on her selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for A...
09/15/2021

Congratulations to Lance Cpl. Amanda C. Sealock on her selection as the Naval School of Music Student of the Month for August 2021!

Sealock, a native of #Columbus, #Nebraska, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2021 out of love for her country, to gain the self-discipline of a Marine and to have a job as a musician with benefits.

Before joining the U.S. Marine Corps, she attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she obtained her Masters of Music Performance. She has been a #percussion student in our basic course for three months.

While at the Naval School of Music, she has benefited most from the percussion techniques class with MU1 David, GySgt Parks, and Sgt McManaway. The class has given her a much better grasp on how to count and play more in time.

In her free time, LCpl Sealock enjoys reading and running. In June 2021, LCpl Sealock completed a challenge to run 100 miles for PTSD awareness.

#@Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music

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We're #hiring #trumpet players! Here is a great opportunity to join the Navy Fleet Bands!
Just email [email protected] for complete information and audition requirements. Recordings are due Sept. 14, 2021. Help us spread the word by sharing this post or tagging a friend!
#audition #militarymusic

The USS Monmouth County (LST-1032) passes Mount Vernon, carrying School of Music students and equipment on its way to it...
08/12/2021

The USS Monmouth County (LST-1032) passes Mount Vernon, carrying School of Music students and equipment on its way to its new home at Little Creek, August 12, 1964. (Photo from the National Archives, USN 1108772).

08/12/2021

Sometimes moves don’t go as smoothly as you would hope. You are entitled to receive compensation for lost or damaged property as well as expenses incurred due to a lapse in service. You are highly encouraged to file claims in these instances. For more information visit the link below.

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While Fleet Week New York takes place later this month, Navy Band Northeast is striking up the band at Battleship New Jersey during Navy Week #Trenton. Naval School of Music Naval War College #NavyMusic #musicians #ambassadors #bandsmen #USNavy
Unit Band 43. '71/'72 cruise to WesPac. We flew off of the Chicago via the Ranger in country to Saigon and DaNang. That's me on the left in Saigon Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut airbase. We flew north to DaNang either that day or the next. US Navy. I was 20 years old. I am now 70. From left to right the other three are Rich Dupont, a retired Navy musician, percussionist, Todd Kaye, baritone sax, and Gordon Loose, tenor sax.
Jazzing things up! After all, it is Jazz Appreciation Month. Navy Band Northeast Naval School of Music Naval War College #NavyBand #Jazz #Band #music #musicians #shipmates #USNavy
Please join us in congratulating Musician 3rd Class Kaitlin Miks on a successful tour with the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band! Miks' inspiring musicianship and outstanding leadership will be missed here in Pearl Harbor, but we wish her the best as she attends the Live Production Technician Course at the Naval School of Music and then transfers to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band in Naples, Italy. Fair winds and following seas, MU3!
Congrats to Naval School of Music’s Senior Chief Musician Christopher Sams who was selected as Naval Education and Training Command’s 2021 Senior Enlisted Military Instructor of the Year! Bravo Zulu Senior Chief!
Marine Music Minute Did you know that after Marine Combat Training majority of our musicians go on to Virginia Beach and attend the Naval School of Music? This training is typically 4-6 months long consisting of music theory, ear training, jazz improvisation, field drill, private music lessons, and getting ready for the fleet. We talked with Lance Corporal Peter McCarty about his recent experience of the school house. Semper Fi! Check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvewjwkysH26lO6bTEwC6DA And follow us on Instagram: @ 3rdMAWBand #3rdMawBand #MarineMusicProgram #knowyourmil #3dMaw
Please join #CPFBand in welcoming our newest percussionist, Musician 3rd Class John Melton! A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Melton attended the The Hartt School before enlisting in the Navy in 2017 and is a graduate of the Basic Music Course from the Naval School of Music. He comes to us from Navy Band Southeast. Aloha and welcome aboard, MU3! 🎉🌴
Please join #CPFBand in welcoming our newest vocalist and saxophonist, Musician 2nd Class Brent Mitchell! A native of Centreville, Maryland, Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management from Frostburg State University. His previous duty stations include the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band and Navy Band Northwest and he is a graduate of the Basic Music Course from the Naval School of Music. Aloha and welcome back, MU2! 🎉
Please join #CPFBand in welcoming our newest trombone instrumentalist, Musician Seaman Aaron Wright! Hailing from Traverse City, Michigan, Wright earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Michigan State University. He enlisted in the Navy in 2021 and he is a graduate of the Basic Music Course from the Naval School of Music. Aloha and welcome aboard, MUSN! 🎉
Please join #CPFBand in welcoming our newest trumpet instrumentalist, Musician 1st Class Matthew Kinnaman! A native of Mesa, Arizona, Kinnaman earned a Bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance from Biola University. He enlisted in the Navy in 2006 and his previous duty stations include Navy Band Southwest, U.S. 7th Fleet Band, and U.S. Fleet Forces Band. He is a graduate of the Basic and Intermediate Music Courses from the Naval School of Music. Aloha and welcome aboard, MU1!
WELCOME ABOARD! 🎉⚓️ Lieutenant Justin P. Strauss is joining us after a successful tour as the Training Officer at Naval School of Music. Originally from Marietta, GA, LT Strauss attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor's of Music. In his free time, he likes hiking, running, and spending time with his family. He is thrilled to be a part of this organization and we are so excited to have him! Welcome to U.S. Fleet Forces Band! #NavyMusic #navyband #usnavy
Please join #CPFband in welcoming our newest trumpet instrumentalist, Musician Seaman Brian Boydston! A native of Keller, Texas, Boydston holds a bachelors of Music Education and Trumpet Performance from @SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2020 and is a recent graduate of the basic music course from the @Naval School of Music. Aloha and welcome aboard, MUSN! 🎉