The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
The United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”
XO Artist Since: 2015
Music Genre(s): Classical, Jazz, Worship
Favorite Venue(s): Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall
Who are your strongest influences?: Brian Bowman, Wanton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma
Don has been an active euphonium soloist, clinician and educator for more than two and a half decades. He began his career as a euphoniumist with The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band at Parris Island, SC in 1980. While at Parris Island, he was a regularly featured soloist. Don served as euphoniumist with The United States Marine Band (“The President’s Own”) from 1987-1991. He was a euphoniumist and soloist with The Dallas Wind Symphony from 1992-1994. He joined The United States Army Band in 1994 and recently retired as Principal Euphonium in the Concert Band and Chairman of The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. He is currently a member of The Dominion Brass and has performed with The Virginia Grand Military Band, The Maryland Symphony, The Harrisburg Symphony and The Sarasota Orchestra. Don has been a guest soloist and clinician with high school, college and community bands. He has been a regular clinician for the Music For All National Concert Band Festival and Summer Symposium. Don’s debut solo CD, “Amber and Musk”, was released in 2014.