Other ALUMNI in the musical military
John Clanton '82.
Conductor. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Clanton conducted some of the military's finest musical ensembles, including the U.S. Army Orchestra
and U.S. Army Soldier's Chorus
. In his career, he has also conducted the
National, Tuscaloosa, Annapolis, San Francisco, Grant Park, Naples, Detroit, Ravinia Festival, Cincinnati Pops and London Symphony Orchestras and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Pictured at right with Queen Elizabeth II and President George W. Bush at a White House State Dinner.
Staff Sergeant Selena Adams, horn,
hails from Nicholson, Georgia. Prior to
joining the U.S. Army Field Band
in 2013, she was a band director at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado and Spartanburg High School in
Spartanburg, South Carolina. SSG Adams was a member of the 2008 Japan
Touring Cast of Music Motion Theater's Odyssey, the Terre Haute Symphony
Orchestra, the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, and the Cadets Drum and
Bugle Corps. She has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra,
Orford Summer Music Academy, and Hot Springs Summer Music Festivals, and
has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Colorado
Chamber Orchestra, Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra, and numerous regional
ensembles. SSG Adams earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree at
Furman, her Master of Music degree at Indiana University, and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado. Adams is also a member of the Pentagon Winds.
Daniel Falter '08. Percussion, US Army Ground Forces Band, Fort Bragg, NC. MM from University of Louisville.
Roddy Terrell '08. Clarinet, US Army Band (42-R), Ft. Bragg, NC. Earned masters in clarinet performance from LSU.
Mike McGinn '10. Bassoon, Specialist with the 389th Army Materiel Command Band, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Sergeant Brian Bonhannon '06. Trombone, 3rd Infantry Division Band from Ft. Stewart, GA; formerly with the 9th Army Band based in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.
Staff Sergeant Josh Calloway '00. Tuba, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band at Cherry Point, NC; tuba section leader of the Parris Island Marine Band.
Carey Cannon '00. Former bass vocalist with the U.S. Army Soldier's Chorus, now serving as a minister of music in Houston, TX. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from UNC-Greensboro, Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from George Mason University, and his Bachelor of Arts from Furman.
Gunnery Sergeant Otis (Ivy) Goodlett IV '98. Saxophone, joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in June 2000. He earned a bachelor’s degreein music education from Furman and received a master’s degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Prior to joining “The
President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Goodlett taught music at the American
Renaissance Charter and Middle Schools in Statesville, N.C., and taught
private music lessons.
Master Sergeant Michael Brown '84. Composition/theory/trumpet. MSG Brown serves as Staff Arranger with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Prior to joining “Pershing’s Own,” he served as the Chief Arranger for The United States Military Academy Band at West
Point, NY. His arrangements have been heard on The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in
Salt Lake City, UT, and with the National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy
Center Honors in Washington, DC. He has over 200 arrangements published
by Hal Leonard Corporation and the FJH Music Company. Prior to enlisting in the Army, he worked as a freelance arranger and trumpeter, having performed with Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Robert Goulet, Lou Rawls, Sam & Dave, the Temptations, and others. He earned a Bachelor’s in Music degree from Furman and a Master’s in
Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin.