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Musician 1st Class John J. Martinich,

Percussion


MU1 John J. Martinich

Musician 1st Class John Martinich, a native of Grand Ledge, Mich., joined the Navy Band in 2005. Prior to his appointment to the band, he earned a Bachelor of Music from Michigan State University, worked towards a Master of Music at Cleveland State University, and spent a summer at the Brevard Music Festival.  He has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Lansing, West Shore, Midland, Youngstown, West Virginia and Dayton Symphony Orchestras.  Most recently he has played with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.  His teachers include Alison Shaw, Tom Freer, and Tim Adams. 
                       
Martinich is also a certified personal trainer. In his free time, he enjoys keeping physically fit and spending time with family.