As a member of the US Navy
Concert/Ceremonial Band trumpet section it can be difficult to align schedules
to get to attend other performing units' concerts. There isn’t a better way to
hear the Commodores than to go on tour with them! It has been an enormous honor
substituting in the trumpet section for the Commodores 2012 Tour. Just amazing!
Performing on Veterans Day with my fellow shipmates will be a memory I will
About the Author
MU1 William Dunnis a native of Canton, Ohio and joined the Navy Band in 2006. Prior to the Cruisers, Dunn was a member of United States Military Academy Band at West Point. He earned a Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University in trumpet performance and a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the Manhattan School of Music, studying classical trumpet with Vincent Penzarella, jazz trumpet with Byron Stripling, improvisation with Garry Dial, Afro-Cuban music with Bobby Sanabria and arranging with Manny Albam. Other significant trumpet teachers in his career include Richard Burkart, William Adam, Pharez Whitted, Laurie Frink, Charley Davis and Dave Sheetz.