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Sergeant Major Jeremy Schlegel

Staff Group Leader | Human Resources

Sergeant Major Jeremy Schlegel, from Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, joined the West Point Band in August of 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance and music education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. In 2012, he was awarded a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College in New York, New York, with a concentration in human resources management, and is a member of the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association. He recently earned the Professional in Human Resources Certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Sergeant Major Schlegel began his enlisted career in August of 2005. Prior to his assignment at West Point, Sergeant Major Schlegel was assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Command Band at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served as the personnel and administration branch chief and performed as principal trumpet in the Concert Band, Jazz Combo, and Rock Band. Sergeant Major Schlegel earned his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (Process Improvement) in 2016, and is actively involved in building the process improvement community at West Point. He also volunteers with local community organizations such as Higher Ground Men's Group, Men of St. Joseph, and the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Choir.

Sergeant First Class Carla Loy Song

Operations

Sergeant First Class Carla Loy Song became a member of the West Point Band in 2007. Before joining the band, she served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Music, where she also earned her Master of Music in trumpet performance. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, where she studied both trumpet and voice. Sergeant First Class Loy Song has played in the Concert Band and Jazz Knights trumpet sections, was a founding member and lead singer of the Benny Havens Band, and is now a member of the Support Staff. She has served as Operations NCOIC since 2017.

In her free time, Sergeant First Class Loy Song is active in the music ministry of her church where she sings in the choir, plays trumpet on special occasions, and directs the children’s choir. She enjoys playing poker and catching Broadway shows with her husband when they’re not busy going on magical adventures with their two incredible sons.

Sergeant First Class Brandie Lane

Audio Engineer

Sergeant First Class Brandie Lane of Columbia, South Carolina, joined the West Point Band in October of 2010. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining the band, Sergeant First Class Lane served as head audio engineer at Grammy Award-winning Sono Luminus, a record label in Northern Virginia specializing in classical and jazz music. Her accolades include a Grammy Award for "Best Engineered Album - Classical," engineering and mastering credits on multiple Grammy-nominated albums, an "Award of Excellence" from the Audio Engineering High Resolution Recording Competition, and a Downbeat Award for "Best Engineering for a Live Recording." Sergeant First Class Lane's professional affiliations include membership with the Audio Engineering Society and voting membership with The Recording Academy (Producers and Engineers Wing).

Sergeant First Class Ehrin Anthony

Supply

Sergeant First Class Ehrin Anthony joined the West Point Band in August of 2014. He previously served as the NCOIC of supply at the U.S. Army School of Music. Sergeant First Class Anthony has also served as a percussionist with the 9th Army Band in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band in Augusta, Georgia.

Staff Sergeant Chrissy Rivers

Publicist/Graphic Designer

Staff Sergeant Chrissy Rivers joined the West Point Band in September of 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Prior to joining the West Point Band, Staff Sergeant Rivers studied with designers such as James Victore, Paul Sahre, and Joe Marianek. She also interned at Billboard Magazine and Knopf Publishing. In 2009, she created a stress-relieving event called “Play Day,” which received press from Time Out New York, Gothamist, 101.9 RXP, and various other New York media outlets. She has freelanced as a designer for local musicians and as a web designer.

Staff Sergeant Noah Taylor

Arranger

Staff Sergeant Noah D. Taylor of Columbus, Ohio, joined the West Point Band in May of 2015. He previously served as Music Arranger and NCOIC of Sound, Staging, and Lighting at the 113th Army Band "Dragoons" in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Staff Sergeant Taylor also served as a trombone player with the 323d Army Band "Fort Sam's Own" at Fort Sam Houston.

Staff Sergeant Taylor is an accomplished composer whose works have been internationally published and performed. He graduated with a Master of Music in composition from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Music in composition from the Capital University Conservatory of Music.

Staff Sergeant Paul Hadwiger

Lighting Designer

Staff Sergeant Paul Hadwiger, from Kirksville, Missouri, joined the West Point Band in July of 2018. He previously served in the 282nd Army Band at Fort Jackson as head light designer and percussionist, performing in the Jazz Combo, Rock Band, and Concert Band. Prior to serving in the Army, he was a high school percussion instructor and earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Truman State University in Missouri.

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