Staff Sergeant Katrina Owens joined the West Point Band as a piccolo player in May 2014. Originally from McLean, Virginia, she holds performance degrees from the University of North Texas and George Mason University, and has studied with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, Dr. Elizabeth McNutt, and Judith Lapple. While at the University of North Texas, Staff Sgt. Owens performed with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra, Flute Choir, and NOVA new music ensemble. In addition to performing as a soloist with local high schools, universities, and community bands, Staff Sgt. Owens has been featured on the West Point Band’s Holiday Show and Labor Day concert.
Before joining the West Point Band, Staff Sgt. Owens performed in the Dallas area with the Madera Wind Quintet and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. She has also performed with the Ohio Light Opera and the Franco-American Vocal Academy Orchestra in Perigueux, France. Part of numerous recording projects, Staff Sgt. Owens can be heard on Naxos, Crescent Phase, Troy, GIA Publications, and Mark Custom labels.