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Williamsburg Consort Conductor

Colonel L. Bryan Shelburne
Retired Leader and Commander
The United States Army Band
Colonel Shelburne's conducting experience includes brass groups at Arizona State University as a Teaching Fellow, high school and elementary school bands in Houston, TX, and professional military wind and vocal groups in Washington, DC, as well as in Europe. He retired in May 2000 as a colonel in the Army, where for 10 years he served as the 6th leader of The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own", in Washington, DC. During his time in Washington, his various groups performed for Presidents: Reagan, Ford, Carter, Bush, Clinton, and for countless foreign heads of state. He previously served as the leader of The United States Military Academy Band at West Point, NY. Colonel Shelburne holds degrees from Arizona State University (Master of Music with emphasis in music theory and composition) and Hardin-Simmons University (Bachelor of Music, applied instrumental degree, trombone) and holds the Texas "all levels" teaching certificate. In 1989, he was selected for membership in the American Bandmasters Association and for ten years served on the Board of Directors for the John Phillip Sousa Foundation. He is a member of the National Band Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the College Band Directors National Association. In 1999, he was inducted into Phi Beta Mu as an honarary lifetime member and before he retired as leader of The United States Army Band, he was recognized by Phi Mu Alpha with a lifetime achievement award. Upon his retirement, the Chief of Staff of the Army awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal, one of the most prestigious peacetime awards available to an active duty colonel. This will be Colonel Shelburne's fifth year with the Williamsburg Consort. We welcome him back to the podium.