United States Marines Search for Recruits of Different Kind; Deliver Award at Jackson Memorial High School
By Sue Rogalsky
Jackson–Today, when the students arrived at the Jaguar Band room, they had 3 special guests in the room.
Sgt. James R. Wallace-Washington DC, Captain C.W. Simpson-Earle Weapons Station, Colts Neck, assisted by Sgt. Bott
Sgt. James R. Wallace is responsible for all of the Band Auditions in the United States Marine Corps Ensembles, including “The President’s Own” Band, and other various musical ensembles including the “United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.”
Sgt. James R. Wallace flew in today from Washington DC., in particular to meet two of our students: Seniors: Dave Montgomery – Trombone and Brian McLane – Tuba. The United States Marine Corps Band are very interested in finding a Trombone and Tuba player, and has the talent and ability to accept the challenge of what the Marine Corps Music Program has to offer. Sgt. Wallace is very, very interested in both of our members from our band.
Sgt. Wallace is no stranger to the Jackson Memorial Band as he has recommended our Band to his colleagues in Washington DC as one of the top music programs in the State of NJ over the past 3 years, and Sgt. Wallace is responsible for the North Eastern Region which includes states – Maine to Virginia, and out to Ohio.
Captain C.W. Simpson also, presented the Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band with a plaque of excellence at the Jaguar Band preview night, and the plaque is currently on display at the Shoprite in Jackson.
He also spoke to approximately 120 students on what performing in “The President’s Own” Band could do for you as far as a possible career choice, or life style. The Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band was selected as 1 of 3 Bands, that Sgt. Wallace was going to visit today in New Jersey.
They had a 4pm appointment with Bergenfield High School later in the day.
Congrats to all Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band Members, as you make us proud.