Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The results were released yesterday. In addition, four members from the Naval Academy Band were selected for advancement, along with 10 musicians from the Navy Music Program. Overall, the Navy advanced 3,532 sailors to chief petty officer.
Bayes is the principal flutist of the Harp/Flute Duo, and has been a featured soloist with both the Concert and Ceremonial Bands. As an active recitalist in the metropolitan area, she has performed eight solo recitals featuring modern music and has performed at the National Flute Association’s National Convention. She is an avid freelance performer and a contributing author, featured in the international flute publication, Flute Focus. Bayes is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance at the University of Maryland where she studies with Dr. William Montgomery.
Bruning has performed "Taps" for numerous high-profile funerals including the interment of President Gerald Ford in Grand Rapids, Mich., in January 2007. He has also served as a faculty member at the Washington Conservatory of Music in Bethesda, Md. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, hiking, and spending time with family.
Lopez has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Cedar Rapids Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Midland/Odessa Symphony, the San Angelo Symphony, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, and the Russ Morgan Orchestra. He has also toured with the Gershwin musical revue “American Rhapsody.” In May, he was a featured soloist at the International Trumpet Guild Convention in Harrisburg, Penn.
Lopez currently serves as a leading petty officer in the Ceremonial Band and is also an operations assistant. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.
Revell has appeared with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, has performed with such notable musicians as Lennie Cuje, Bob Butta, Chris Bacas, Roy Hargrove, and Loston Harris, and has also made appearances at Blues Alley and the One Step Down. In addition, he has performed at the highly-respected Montreaux Jazz Festivals in Detroit and Montreal. A versatile musician, Revell has performed with all of the Navy Band’s performing ensembles. He has also performed for the International Saxophone Symposium and the Midwest Clinic, and has performed on 15 national concert tours.
In addition to his performance duties, Revell is a national tour manager, responsible for booking and managing national concert tours. He also manages the Navy Band's uniform locker, outfitting the entire command with all of its performance attire, ensuring the most professional appearance at both public concerts and ceremonial functions.
Turner is a featured artist on a Stereophile production of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Hyperion Knight and has performed and recorded with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Annapolis, Md. She currently serves as a Ceremonial Band leading petty officer and command operations assistant. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Tyler is actively involved in choral music in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He is a vocalist with “Brethren,” an all-male contemporary Christian ensemble, and “The Potomac River Chorale,” both comprised of professional singers from the Washington area. In addition to his duties as a vocalist, Tyler has worked as a church musician for nine years. He was a cantor at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., for three years and is currently the staff piano accompanist at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.
Wolverton spent three summers at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, winning the concerto competition in 1993. She also won the 1993 Atlanta Music Club Young Artists’ Concerto Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition. Since 2003, Wolverton has been a member of the McLean Orchestra. She is also the author of “Clarinetists in Uniform,” a regular column in The Clarinet magazine which spotlights the activities and achievements of clarinetists serving in our nation’s military bands.
Congratulations to these musicians on their important career milestone, and for their continued dedicated service to the United States Navy Band and the United States Navy.