THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
Master Sergeant Michael Klima
Master Sergeant Michael Klima is a native of Sartell, Minnesota and joined The U.S. Army Field Band in 1999. He holds a Master of Music degree from Kent State University in Ohio, where he was the graduate trumpet assistant and member of the Kent Faculty Brass Quintet, and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. MSG Klima has performed extensively in the Cleveland and Akron areas as a freelance artist and with such groups as the Metropolitan Brass Quintet, Great Lakes Brass Quintet, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. MSG Klima also holds a military motor coach license, and enjoys woodworking and home improvement projects during his personal time.
Sergeant First Class Matthew Gunderson
Sergeant First Class Matthew Gunderson calls both Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home. He holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina. He also pursued graduate studies in music history at University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Capital Seminary and Bible College with a concentration in Christian Care. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, SFC Gunderson was stationed at Ft. Monroe, Virginia, serving as a clarinetist and administrative specialist with the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band. He has worked in the music libraries at both University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of South Carolina. He currently resides in Linthicum Heights, MD with his wife and three children.