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Chief Musician James H. Hicks,

Principal Tuba

MUC James H. Hicks

Chief Musician James Hicks, born and raised in Lake Butler, Fla., joined the Navy Band in June 2007.  He earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Georgia in 2004 and a Master of Music from DePaul University in 2006.  Prior to his appointment to the Navy Band, Hicks was a regular performer in the Chicago, Ill., area and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra among many others.  His teachers include Floyd Cooley, Gene Pokorny, and David Zerkel.

Hicks was appointed Principal Tuba in 2013 and is a member of the Navy Band Brass Quintet and the Tuba/Euphonium Quartet.  In his free time he enjoys running, cooking, and golf.