OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
Master Sergeant Nicholas Althouse
Master Sergeant Nicholas Althouse is a native of Salem, Ohio. He attended the University of North Texas for Doctoral studies and has earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Baroque Trumpet Performance from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. MSG Althouse has performed throughout the United States and Europe in ensembles and as a soloist on both modern and baroque trumpets. He performs in the Concert Band trumpet section and the Chamber Brass as well as serving as the band’s Production Manager. Prior to joining the The U.S. Army Field Band in 2008, he served with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, the United States Air Force Europe Band, the 106th Army Band, and as a paralegal in the Air Force Reserve.
Sergeant First Class James Little
Sergeant First Class James Little, is originally from Miami, Florida. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, SFC Little served as a Watercraft Engineer and was the Technical Director for the U.S. Army Soldier Show from February 2007 until May 2009.
Sergeant First Class Jared Morgan
Sergeant First Class Jared Morgan came to The U.S. Army Field Band from the New Jersey National Guard. Originally enlisting as a French horn player, SFC Morgan played with the 63rd Army Band for 12 years. While with the 63rd Army Band, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from Montclair State University. At the time, his civilian career was his focus, and SFC Morgan worked as an editor at networks like CBS Sports Network and Major League Baseball Network, where he would eventually win an Emmy Award. In 2009 SFC Morgan was assigned to The United States Army Soldier Show as an audio engineer, and his work there would eventually lead him to the Media Producer position he holds with the Army Field Band today.
Staff Sergeant Trent Urquhart
A native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Staff Sergeant Trent Urquhart attended Troy University, emphasizing jazz trumpet performance. He
joined the U.S. Army as a trumpet player in 2012. He served both with the 25th Infantry Division Band at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the 323d Army Band “Fort Sam’s Own” at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as a trumpeter, unit public affairs representative, and video producer. SSG Urquhart then won a position as a media producer with The U.S. Army Field Band in 2018. In his free time, he is a grass aficionado and is known for having the greenest lawn in the neighborhood.
Sergeant First Class Todd Sturniolo
Sergeant First Class Todd Sturniolo earned his Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Steve Witser. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, where he studied with James Erdman. SFC Sturniolo is an active trombonist, performing in the trombone section and as soloist with the Concert Band. He has also appeared as a guest artist and soloist with the Jazz Ambassadors. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band in 2003, he was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (Ohio) and performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Band. SFC Sturniolo has served as an adjudicator for International Trombone Association trombone competitions.