We’re proud that three of our members completed advanced degrees this year. Musicians 1st Class Chris Bayes and Tony Halloin both completed their Doctor of Musical Arts, and Musician 1st Class Jen Krupa completed her Master of Music. The Navy Band believes strongly in continuing education as one way for the musicians here to continue to be “The World’s Finest.”
Musician 1st Class Jen Krupa, a trombonist in the Commodores jazz ensemble, joined the Navy Band in 2004. Krupa completed a Master of Music in jazz performance this year at the University of Maryland. Krupa’s previous degrees include an Artist Diploma in jazz studies from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music in jazz studies from the University of North Florida.