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Vocals

Sergeant First Class April Boucher
Sergeant First Class April Boucher, vocals, served 11 years in the U.S. Navy with the Pacific Fleet Band in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Navy Band Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. She studied voice with Carol Marty for 6 years. She also taught voice and served as an ear-training instructor for the Naval Sea Cadets. SFC Boucher has been a featured soloist at various high-profile events, including the film premiere of Pearl Harbor and Jacksonville Jaguars football games.

Vocals/Keyboards

Staff Sergeant Randy Wight
Staff Sergeant Randy Wight, vocals, joined The U.S. Army Field Band in January 2005, bringing more than 20 years of professional musical experience. During his tenure with the Army Field Band, he has performed approximately 1,000 shows as a member of The Volunteers and as National Anthem soloist for such high-profile events as Memorial Day at Camden Yards in Baltimore. In 2007, Wight was commissioned to compose the theme song for the Army Birthday Ball in Washington, DC.
As a civilian, SSG Wight was a permanent fixture as a singing pianist at Bonnie Castle Resort and Turning Stone Casino in upstate New York, and also performed and recorded in Las Vegas, where he worked with Temptations lead vocalist Barrington Henderson. Wight holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Cayuga Community College, and currently performs for VA and children's hospitals in the Washington, DC area with volunteer organization Musicians on Call.

Guitar

Sergeant First Class Thomas Lindsey
Sergeant First Class Thomas Lindsey, guitar and vocals, is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, he served as guitarist with the 9th Army Band at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the 3rd ID Band at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and the 76th Army Band in Kaiserslautem, Germany. SFC Lindsey has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, performing with such musicians as Charlie Daniels, Martina McBride, and The Platters.
Staff Sergeant John Brandon Boron
Staff Sergeant John Brandon Boron, guitar, holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Sound Recording Technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. SSG Boron has toured extensively throughout Europe with the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus (Heidelberg, Germany), and deployed to Iraq in 2010 with the 1st Armored Division Band (Wiesbaden, Germany). SSG Boron also toured with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe International Band (Mons, Belgium), with notable performances at the Guinness Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland), the Chateau de Versailles (Versailles, France), and the Auditorium de Rainier III. SSG Boron joined The U.S. Army Field Band in 2013.

Bass

Sergeant First Class Peter Krasulski
Sergeant First Class Peter Krasulski, bass, joined the Army in 1998. A native of Washington, DC, he has served with the 82nd Airborne's "All-American" Band, the 8th Army Band in Korea, and the 4th Infantry Division Band, with whom he was deployed to Iraq. SFC Krasulski is currently researching various Masters Degree programs in Homeland Security and Psychology. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College in New York. SFC Krasulski has served with The U.S. Army Field Band since 2005.

Drums

Staff Sergeant Glenn Robertson
Staff Sergeant Glenn Robertson, drums, is originally from Spencer, Massachusetts. Prior to joining The Volunteers, he had the privilege of opening for and sharing concert bills with such diverse acts as John Mayer, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Clinton, Soulive, Martin Sexton, Colbie Caillat, Dave Barnes, Brett Dennen, and DJ Logic. SSG Robertson's career has included appearances at venues ranging from the Montreal and Norwalk Jazz Festivals to the Hammerstein Ballroom, and New York City's famous CBGB club. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied with Thom Hannum, Bob Gulloti, Jeff Holmes, and Eduardo Leandro.

Audio Engineer

Master Sergeant John Lamirande §
Master Sergeant John Lamirande, audio, is a native of Baldwinsville, New York. He joined the Army in July 1986 as an electric bass player, and graduated from the Little Creek Naval School of Music in March of 1987. MSG Lamirande was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division Band, and was a charter member of the band when the Division was re-activated in 1987. He served on a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, bass, and vocals. He has also been assigned to the 18th Army Band at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, the 98th Division Band in Rochester, New York, the 77th Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the 1st Armored Division Band in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Since 2001, he has been an audio engineer for The U.S. Army Field Band, serving with the Concert Band, Soldiers' Chorus, and The Volunteers. MSG Lamirande remains active in his community coaching various children's sports, as a youth choir director/accompanist, and as a composer. He attended Cameron University.

Lighting Technician

Staff Sergeant James Little
Staff Sergeant James Little, lighting technician, is originally from Miami, Florida. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, SSG Little served as a Watercraft Engineer and was the Technical Director for the U.S. Army Soldier Show from February 2007 until May 2009. He attended Miami-Dade Community College, where he studied Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design.

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