THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND FROM WASHINGTON, DC
Colonel Jim R. Keene
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Colonel Jim R. Keene became the Commander of The United States Army Field Band in January 2015. Prior to this assignment, he served as Commander of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York; Commandant of the Army School of Music at Norfolk, Virginia; and at The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC, the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Army Ground Forces Band in Atlanta, Georgia.
COL Keene has led numerous performances for international military and civilian leaders, dignitaries, and heads of state. During his time as Commander of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, he led performances for the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, co-directed the music for A&E’s and the National Park Service’s “A New Birth of Freedom” special for the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, and directed a one-hour music special holiday production by the West Point Band aired on Fox News, “A West Point Holiday.” COL Keene led The U.S. Army Chorus in performances at the interments of former Presidents Ronald Reagan in Simi Valley, California, and Gerald R. Ford in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has performed for seven U.S. presidents, at the 1996 Summer Olympic and Para-Olympic Games in Atlanta, the dedication of the National WWII Memorial, the one-year anniversary of 9/11 at the Pentagon, the “Kennedy Center Honors,” and the Military District of Washington’s production, “Spirit of America.” He has worked with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Chorus and the National Symphony Orchestra, and has conducted the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
Prior to joining the Army, COL Keene served as Assistant Conductor of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Symphony, Orchestra Conductor at the SMU International Conservatory Summer Festival in Taos, New Mexico, and Music Director of the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera. He holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico. He is a violinist, fiddler, pianist, accompanist, and songwriter, and is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Command Sergeant Major Matthew Kanowith
Silver Spring, Maryland
Command Sergeant Major Matthew Kanowith is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He joined The United States Army Field Band in 2000, and served as clarinetist, soloist, and small group leader in the Concert Band for 15 years. He was a member of the Pentagon Winds Woodwind Quintet from 2006 to 2015.
After his time with the Concert Band, CSM Kanowith served as Army Field Band Budget Analyst and Organization Defense Travel Administrator from 2015 to 2018. During this time, he also served as Management Decision Package (MDEP) Manager for the Program Objective Memorandum process, ensuring long-term resource planning for Army TRADOC and Special Bands. CSM Kanowith also served as NCOIC of Operations for special courts martial in 2013.
CSM Kanowith earned a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University.
Lieutenant Colonel Domingos Robinson
Lieutenant Colonel Domingos Robinson currently serves as the Deputy Commander of The United States Army Field Band. Prior to this assignment, he served as Commander of the Eighth United States Army Band stationed in South Korea; Deputy Commandant, Director of Training, and Commander of The U.S. Army School of Music; Army Music Liaison Officer for U.S. Army Central Command in Kuwait; Commander of the Army Ground Forces Band in Atlanta, Georgia; The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC, and The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
LTC Robinson’s ensembles have performed for significant events throughout the United States and Asia, serving as a key communications tool for the Senior Mission Commander while providing music in support of our Allied Partners. During his four years in Washington, LTC Robinson’s ensembles participated in such events as the 44th Presidential Inauguration, the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, the State Funerals of President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford, the nationally televised “Christmas in Washington,” the Kennedy Center Honors, and “A Capital Fourth,” as well as performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Hartwick College and a Master of Music in Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Frank Battisti. LTC Robinson is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association.
Captain Joel DuBois
Captain Joel A. DuBois is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Since August 2018 he has served as an Associate Bandmaster at the United States Army Field Band at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. CPT DuBois began his Army career in 2007 as an enlisted musician, serving with the First Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas, and deploying with the band in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his selection to become an Army band officer he attended Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, graduating in July 2011 as a distinguished military graduate. From 2011 to 2014 he served as the Executive Officer at the U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, Virginia, where he facilitated the training and operations of students attending Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Advanced and Senior Noncommissioned Officer courses, and Warrant and Company Grade Officer courses. In 2014 he was assigned as an Associate Conductor at The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” headquartered at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia, where he led the Army Concert Band. Upon completion of Captains Career Course he took command of the 1st Armored Division Band at Fort Bliss, Texas. As commander of the 1AD Band he led successful deployments of music teams to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Army Central strategic outreach initiatives.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Captain DuBois holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Euphonium Performance, a Master of Music degree in Church Music, and a Doctor of Arts degree in Choral Conducting. He and his wife Jeanine have four children: Chloe, Will, Lauren, and Emma.
Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Pick
Bandmaster, Conductor/OIC, Jazz Ambassadors
Originally from New Windsor, New York, Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Pick earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College. Before joining the United States Army, CW2 Pick spent five years as a public school music teacher in New York and Ohio, and since then his assignments have included the USAREUR Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany, the 323D Army Band in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and most recently at the 392D Army Band at Ft. Lee, Virginia, where he served as Commander and Bandmaster.
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