Public Affairs Specialist
THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
Master Sergeant Brian Sacawa
Master Sergeant Brian Sacawa is originally from Schenectady, New York and currently serves as Saxophone Section Leader and Saxophone Quartet Group Leader. Called “an inventive musician” (The New York Times), “inspired” (The Washington Post), and “brilliant” (Baltimore Sun), his versatile career has led to performances with ensembles such as the Detroit Symphony, New World Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and International Contemporary Ensemble. Additionally, MSG Sacawa is a frequent performer with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and appears on their upcoming recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he studied with Donald Sinta, Gary Louie, and Lynn Klock.
Master Sergeant Lauren Curran
Master Sergeant Lauren Curran grew up in Willis, Texas, and studied with Brian Bowman at the University of North Texas, earning a Master of Music degree in 2007 and a Bachelor of Music degree in 2005. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, she recorded extensively with the North Texas Wind Symphony, performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Houston Symphonic Band, and was an active chamber musician and teacher in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. MSG Curran was a soloist with the Army Field Band Brass Quintet, a member of the International Women’s Brass Conference, and on the Board of Directors for the International Tuba Euphonium Association. She enjoys cooking Cajun food, reading sci-fi and fantasy, and spending time with her family. MSG Curran maintains a blog about her travels at www.laureneuph.com.