FEATURED STUDENT: Lance Corporal Bartley M. Gallagher, from #Shoreham, NY, is currently enrolled at the Naval School of Music to train as a musician in the U.S. Marine Corps Music Program.
Lance Corporal Gallagher graduated from Shoreham-Wading River High School and furthered his studies at State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelors in Performance. During his time at the university, he performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Hillman Opera and studied trumpet under Alex Jokipii, Principal Trumpet of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. LCpl Gallagher also held an internship with the Brass Department at Eastern U.S. Music Camp in Hamilton, NY, and is a proud alumnus of the fraternity Phi Mu Alpha. LCpl Gallagher was recruited out of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Smithtown, NY, 1st Marine Corps District.
"My grandfather was a Marine, and his life's journey, work ethic, and positive attitude are some of my biggest inspirations. Every day, I am challenged by the physical, mental, and spiritual standards of the Marine Corps. The high expectations of a Marine drive me to become the best person and musician I can be. The Naval School of Music is a fantastic learning environment, full of highly motivated instructors and students who push you to a higher level every day."
- Lance Corporal Bartley M. Gallagher