Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Shenandoah Valley Band Members Converse with Member of USMC Band

Junior High students from the Shenandoah Valley High School Band were provided with a unique opportunity to converse by way of a video call with Master Gunnery Sergeant Leslye Barrett, the Principal Oboist, who is a member of the prestigious United States Marine Corps President’s Band. 

Master Sergeant Barrett spoke to the students about not only being a musician in the elite President’s Band but also a woman serving in the USMC.

The program was coordinated by SV Music teacher and Director of Bands John Shoener. 

Shown is photo Front Row L-R: Jasmin Hurtado Olayo, Joseph Mitchell, Toby Gudinas, Luz Rodriguez-Ramos, Alondra Ramos, & Emily Vallderruten. Back Row: Robert Shannon, Victoria Hernandez, Mareli Arias, Valeria Hernandez, Amber Lauffer, Valeria Coronado, Mr. John Shoener SV Director of Bands.

Photo and Story Courtesy of Robert Yudinsky/Shenandoah Valley School District