Concert Band Bass Clarinet
THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND FROM WASHINGTON, DC
Master Sergeant Chad Martin
Master Sergeant Chad Martin calls Madison, South Dakota home. He received a Master of Music degree in Wind Instruments from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College. Prior to serving with The U.S. Army Field Band, he served with the U.S. Army Europe Band in Heidelberg, Germany. MSG Martin has performed with the Annapolis Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Adrian Symphony, and the Blaeserphilharmonie Heilbronn, and has taught with the Michigan All-State Program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His teachers include Beverly Gibson, Christopher Hill, and Deborah Chodacki.
Sergeant First Class Kevin Walko
Sergeant First Class Kevin Walko earned a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Steven Cohen and J. Lawrie Bloom. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Duquesne University, where he studied clarinet with Jack Howell and jazz studies with Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. SFC Walko performs with the Capitol Clarinets, and is an active private teacher, composer, and copyist in central Maryland. He has performed with Sean Jones, Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Mintzer, Yo-Yo Ma, Eddie Daniels, and William Preucil. In his free time, SFC Walko captains ultimate frisbee teams for the Central Maryland Ultimate Association.