Sergeant First Class Nicholas Caluori joined the West Point Band in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University as a student of William Capps, and a Master of Music from Southern Methodist University as a student of Gregory Hustis. His principal teachers have also included Sylvia Alimena, Kevin Reid, and Edwin C. Thayer. He earned a Master Teacher Program Certificate from West Point in 2014.
Sgt. 1st Class Caluori has spent summers with the National Repertory Orchestra and National Orchestral Institute, and has also performed with the Albany Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and The Who. He also won second prize in the University Division of the 2005 International Horn Competition of America.
Some highlights of his time in the band include performing with the New York Philharmonic, playing for the openings of Yankee Stadium, Sarasota Patriot Plaza, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, and performing in ceremonies at Ellis Island.
Sgt. 1st Class Caluori went into the family business of music. His father and uncle were career horn players in the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” in Washington D.C. He is proud to carry on that tradition with his wife and SMU alumna, West Point Band principal horn, and Drum Major, Sgt. 1st Class Nicole Caluori. Both Sergeants First Class Caluori's enjoy spending time with their three children and their dog, Coda.