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After 20 years of service to the West Point Band as a soldier in the U.S. Army, saxophonist Master Sgt. Wayne Tice retired on Friday, June 19, 2015. Throughout his time in the band, he served as principal saxophonist, section leader, and woodwind group leader. We are thankful for the skills and leadership that he contributed throughout his career.

18985931712_7ddefb7f33_o-2 As Master Sgt. Tice thumbed through the music library one day, he came across a piece that struck his attention, an arrangement of Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice for solo saxophone and winds. On April 8, 2015, the West Point Band recorded the piece, which was arranged by Brian Sparks. Sparks, a classical saxophonist and conductor, was also a member of the West Point Band and U.S. Coast Guard Band. MSG Wayne Tice collaborated with Brian Sparks to help bring this recording to fruition.


Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice

I. Farandoulo di Chatouno

II. Cansoun Per Ma Mio

III. La Boumiano

IV. Alyscamps I’amo Souspire

V. Lou Cabridan

Photos by: Staff Sgt. Torin Olsen

Post by: Staff Sgt. Ashley Mendeke