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Chief Petty Officer John P. Schroeder,


CPO John P. Schroeder
Concert Moods for Trumpet
featuring CPO Schroeder from the online album
Sail Loft Soundss
Christmas in the Islands

Chief Petty Officer John Schroeder, originally from Portland, Ore., joined the Navy Band in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Symphony and the Owensboro Orchestra. Additionally, he served as principal trumpet with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, Chile, and as principal trumpet with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile. He also taught trumpet at the Universidad Catolica de Chile and performed extensively in chamber ensembles and as a soloist throughout the country.

Schroeder has previously served as a leading petty officer for the Ceremonial Band and he has often been a featured soloist with the Concert Band. A founding member and current chief in charge of the Navy Band Brass Quartet, he has composed, arranged and transcribed more than 60 pieces of music that constitute a unique repertoire appropriate for recitals and music in public schools as well as official ceremonies.