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Musician 1st Class Adrienne Welker Moore,


MU1 Adrienne W. Moore

Musician 1st Class Adrienne Moore, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, joined the Navy Band in 2000. Part of a family of professional musicians, she began her musical studies at age 5 on violin, later adding piano, saxophone and voice. She earned a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University in 1999 where she received a faculty honors scholarship, and was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and the Golden Key National Honor Society. She has performed with the McLean Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared as a Navy Band soloist. Her teachers include Frederick Hemke, Eugene Rousseau and John Sampen, and her late father, Gerald Welker.

Moore has participated in four presidential inaugurals, the state funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and the 2004 Norwegian Military Tattoo. In addition to saxophone performance, she serves as property responsible officer for woodwinds and brass where she manages the procurement of new instruments and maintains the inventory of current instruments held by the Navy Band. She is also the visual information assistant, where she designs programs, Fanfare, the Navy Band's bimonthly newsletter, as well as organizes design specifications for Navy Band compact discs. Moore is the Music in the Schools coordinator for the Navy Band operations office, and assists in planning the annual International Saxophone Symposium.