Master Sgt. James Barnard
I am from Chesapeake, Virginia. My music education includes attendance at East Carolina and Old Dominion Universities and later, Purchase College.
Graham Ashton, James Searl and Stephen Carlson
Everything—I have a difficult time separating music from everyday life.
When did you join the Army?
I am constantly finding something new to tackle. Over the last three months I have been focusing on improving my piano technique and singing ability. I am always looking for a non-trumpet piece to adapt for trumpet (and my use).
What do you enjoy doing off-duty?
I ski, hike, rollerblade, bike and run.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when…
I was in eighth grade, and I beat everyone in my trumpet section.
An Army performance highlight:
A combined concert in Vienna, Austria—The venue and audience were tremendous.
Did you know?
Prior to entering the military I was a public school teacher.