FEATURED STUDENT: Lance Corporal Connor M. Hazelrigg, from #Fresno, CA, is currently enrolled at the Naval School of Music to train as an instrumentalist in the U.S. Marine Corps Music Program.
Lance Corporal Hazelrigg graduated from Clovis North Educational Center, where he performed as a trumpeter with the Clovis North Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Brass Quintet. Additionally, he had the experience of playing in the Fresno Madera Counties Music Educators Association Honor Band in 2017 and 2018 and with the Honor Orchestra in 2019. LCpl Hazelrigg's instructors and musical influences include Head Director of the Clovis North Wind Ensemble, David Lesser, and Clovis North Jazz Director, Erik Dewhirst, who is a former Marine Bandsman. Before joining the U.S. Marine Corps, LCpl Hazelrigg planned to attend college but changed his mind after being inspired by the musicianship and discipline of his Jazz Director, Erik Dewhirst. Lance Corporal Hazelrigg was recruited out of Marine Corps Recruiting Clovis, CA, 12th Marine Corps District.
"What I like about studying at the Naval School of Music is the instructor-student relationship. The instructors are always working towards the improvement of the student, and it is apparent in their work ethic, willingness to answer questions, and in the high standards they place upon us. I feel that I have improved drastically not only as a musician, but as a Marine during my time here."
-Lance Corporal Connor M. Hazelrigg