Master Sgt. John Manning

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I was born in Poughkeepsie and grew up in Ebensburg, PA. I attended college in Indiana, PA and Denton, TX. 16 years in as a Hellcat bugler and counting!

Teachers:

Keith Johnson, Calvin Weber, Gary Bird, Bill Stowman, Bryan Edgett, Michael Sachs, Jeff Curnow, Chris Gekker

Influences:

All types of music and my parents.

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When did you join the Army?

October 6, 1999

Current Projects:

Creating Bugle Section Continuity Book, so all the diverse aspects of the job are codified for all to see; practicing to get better every day!

Off-Duty:

Volunteer firefighter for 28 years; Go Steelers!; all things Irish

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I knew I wanted to be a musician when…

I’m not sure of any specific event, but I started trumpet in 4th grade, and have known since 6th grade that I wanted to be in music. I just fell in love with the trumpet as a kid.

An Army performance highlight:

Highland Military Tattoo at Ft. George, Inverness, Scotland! Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Academy’s bicentennial celebrations in 2002–on a bugle!

Dream Group:

Tower of Power

Did you know?

I wore lederhosen playing polkas at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Awesome job!

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