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Staff Sgt. Manuel Ramos


Staff Sergeant Manuel Ramos joined the West Point Band in February of 2018. As an orchestral musician, Staff Sgt. Ramos has performed with the Hilton Head Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Columbus Ballet Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony and Northbrook Symphony. As a soloist, he has performed with the Columbus State University Philharmonic Orchestra, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, and the South Loop Symphony in Chicago. Staff Sgt. Ramos has participated in programs at the Brevard Music Center, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Decoda/Skidmore Chamber Music Institute, and was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago during their 2016/2017 season. Additionally, he performs chamber music regularly with the 10th and Broadway Clarinet Quartet and flute/clarinet duo, Sol-Klang with Chicago flutist, Jennifer Shanahan. An advocate for music education, Staff Sgt. Ramos previously worked at the Merit School of Music in downtown Chicago as an administrator and substitute instructor. Staff Sgt. Ramos holds his Masters of Music in Clarinet Performance and Literature degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Music Performance in Clarinet from Columbus State University. His teachers have included Steve Cohen, J. Lawrie Bloom, Leslie Grimm, and Lisa Oberlander.